I didn't miss it, it's right there in my quote of the thread title. A question mark is a very small fig leaf that doesn't cover the assumption behind the title. By your logic, you'd be okay with me starting a thread titled, "Does user mstern cheat on his taxes?"
For some reason beyond my understanding, you have chosen to assume that I did not intend for that question mark, nor the writing in the actual post, to mean what it says. I've reread my original post and my follow ups, and I don't think I could be clearer on what I wrote. By sheer chance, I noticed something that I thought interesting: a concentration of large boats didn't have valid registration stickers. I wondered why.
In my original post, I wondered if it was because they were transients and therefore wouldn't have a CT sticker; I also thought that at least one of the boats looked like it was just launched and therefore wasn't fully outfitted (including affixing the sticker) for the season. I also wondered if they just weren't paying their fees. All reasonable guesses to my way of thinking. And, in line with the question I posed in the title, I asked if any of you noticed the same thing in your marina. No general indictment of the "rich"; no blanket condemnation of those who own larger boats. None stated; none intended. For those of you who inferred that is what I meant or implied, all I can say is that you are wrong. For crying out loud, all of us who own sailboats are wealthy by virtually anyone's measure (anyone except maybe other yacht owners).
And IStream, if you titled a thread "Is mstern cheating on his taxes?" that would be a personal attack, and no, I wouldn't be ok with it. Apples and oranges. On the other hand, if you started a post that asked if Oday 23 owners (a group that I belong to) fail to pay their taxes, included a listing of why you thought it was true, included a recitation of some alternative explanations, and maybe asked others for their opinions, then, yes, I wouldn't be "ok" with it; "ok" in the sense that I'd think you were within your rights to post it, not that I'd agree.