Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
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Re: Boat People Scum
The liveaboards we have in our area are not very well liked, although I would hesitate to call them "scum", (with one notable exception!) One particular boat is a young family.
The problem is there are so many of them, and they have congregated in our little cove as they have been chased out of other areas. There are limited places to anchor, and they have taken up all those places so there is nowhere for visiting boats to go. This impacts the local businesses that miss out on the summer tourism revenue from the water. There are many users of the Cove in the summer, with kayak rentals, junior sailing, rowing etc and the live aboard clutter causes a lot of congestion.
Another problem is water quality. The Cove does not have good tidal flow, and the fecal coliform count sometimes gets to unsafe levels. I am the first to admit that there are other factors other than boater sewage that can cause this, but the fact remains, most of them never pull up their anchor, so how could they NOT be dumping their sewage in the Cove? They claim they use shore facilities, but I call BS on that. There is no way they dighy to shore and go to the public washrooms on the other side of the park every time someone has to go. Plus, the washrooms are locked after 10pm. What do they do at night? Hold it until morning? Right. They also claim they don't stuff all their garbage in the park garbage cans.
I could go on, but you get the idea. As far as I'm concerned they are squatters, and the sooner they are moved on the better.
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