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post #69 of Old 04-16-2019
cdy
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Re: Boat People Scum

I had a Pearson 26 moored in Cocoa for 2 years - there were 20 boats on the west side of the intracoastal before Irma - 4 after, however over the last 2 years - the anchorage has filled up again - only a handful of boats get used - a few are livaboards that nver sail - others are just using it to park their boat for free - which is fine if they are in decent shape - but what I have found their are a number of owners without 2 nickles to rub together - they pick these boats up for free or for very little - wit the intent to fix them up and sail away or flip them - but reality sets in - very hard to work on a boat when on a mooring - they put a little effort into it at first then the boats just sits - they can't afford to fix it , and no one will give them anything for it - eventually the next hurricane or strong storm drives it ashore - they have no money for removal - county drags it out and takes it to dump and the whole process starts over
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