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This story has nothing to do with San Francisco.
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Re: San Francisco cracking down on people living in boats

This is old news. Sausalito and the other municipalities surrounding Richardson Bay have been on this crusade since the sixties that I am personally aware of, and perhaps even before.
In the '60s when the farms and factories up the rivers were dumping poisons like DDT and heavy metals in large quantities into the waterways that fed into the bay, the dozen or so liveaboards in Richardson Bay were being hassled as the major polluters of SF Bay.
Of course, it was classic that the guy on the us$450,000.00 motor yacht was complaining about paying 8k a month for an apartment!
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This is old news. Sausalito and the other municipalities surrounding Richardson Bay have been on this crusade since the sixties that I am personally aware of, and perhaps even before.
Yeah but Fox News and those who watch it love to make a big deal about the Bay Area's homeless situation. Doesn't matter if what they report is true or relevant or not.
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I recently read in another forum about some restrictions on anchoring in Georgia's waterways, which may have been targeted towards liveaboards. And then I saw this article today, so I didn't know how widespread this might be or just isolated. I live in a cold climate and not in a large city, so liveaboards aren't a big thing here.
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Re: San Francisco cracking down on people living in boats

there Are many different types of liveaboards

A few might be
1- those who stay in marinas
2- those on cruising trips with short term anchoring in an area
3-those who just want or can afford to live on a boat in comfort
4- minimalists
5- those who just want to escape the world And its associated financial costs

You can just peg liveaboards as a homogenous group or even put them into the general classifications I posted.
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Living on a boat is just living like in a trailer that floats. It will have all the same groups as a trailer parks. From the rundown trailer falling apart with trash all around it, to the $1.5M superbus RV.

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Yeah but Fox News and those who watch it love to make a big deal about the Bay Area's homeless situation. Doesn't matter if what they report is true or relevant or not.
Is it ever?
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Of course, it was classic that the guy on the us$450,000.00 motor yacht was complaining about paying 8k a month for an apartment!
You can get a $450K loan for a lot less than $8K per month. So being able to afford the boat doesn't mean you can afford 8k rent every month.
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Re: San Francisco cracking down on people living in boats

Old news...with as many people who live in the Richardson Bay area, people will find ways that suit them for accommodations. I just did an apartment rental search in the Sausalito Area, and there were very few places available. What was available ranged from $2900 for a 1bdr 1ba studio to $10,000 for a 3 bdr 2 ba apartment(maybe a house). Who can afford this...??? Certainly not the blue collar, or the vast amount of everyone who works retail or make less than 50K a year...or 150K a year for that matter.


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