Breamerly

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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Well after all they did pay for it
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    That's not actually how public lands work. Broadly speaking they are available to all for shared, temporary use, but to none for exclusive long-term use. Have you ever been camping? Have you heard of a national Forest or park? Clearly there are a few types of public lands where camping is not allowed - namely road rights-of-way and local/muni parks. But camping is explicitly allowed (even encouraged) on the vast majority of state and federal land.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Actually what I said was: And: And: Ah´╗┐, Bainbridge, the nice place. Honestly, that sounds like a pretty good system´╗┐. I can simultaneously believe the current system (in the PNW) is flawed AND that in abstract, hogging a bay with buoys is a bit contrary to the spirit of public lands AND that in practice, the best idea is probably to improve upon the current system, rather than abolishing it. These beliefs are not mutually exclusive, even though they are in tension. What is so hard to grasp about that?
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    This seems like a very good idea. Another good one
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Lmao that's obviously not what I'm saying but go off, King. If you want to mischaracterize what I'm saying and then ridicule the thing you're pretending I'm saying, that reflects on you not me. I've repeatedly clarified myself here, at length, but you keep on this 'so you want to BAN MOORING BUOYS HAHAHA OH MY GOD DID YOU HEAR THAT HE WANTS TO BAN ANCHORING' thing and cool, I guess. Do your thing.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Obviously there's a balance. I can't say exactly what the perfect solution is, but given that this is an internet forum I sure as hell can complain about the problem ;-) Seriously though, it's not an easy question. But I can say that no, even if it is 'traditional', I don't think it makes sense to allow people to use public space for the long term storage of private property, beyond a certain point. See the earlier analogy about national forests. And I can say that yes, the photo you posted does represent a 'tragedy of the commons' situation. I think we have arrived at the eternal impasse: one person saying the status quo isn't good enough/could be better, and one person saying change is too hard/risky/complicated.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    The word is 'entitlement' I think this is pretty close to the 'blue sky' scenario. A well administered buoy/permit system would serve numerous goals and groups, and probably ultimately reduce zombie fleets by limiting the ability of private individuals (of the bum or wealthy variety) to use navigable waters as their personal long-term parking lots. Obviously, though, we're a long way from that being possible, in terms of either political sentiment in general or the capacity of the relevant administrative bodies in particular. Come on. I never said it was a crime. I said that in its current form the system is open to abuse, as evidenced by public harbors being used essentially as parking lots for private boats. This is annoying whether the boats in question are shiny Benoceanis 47's named Billable Hours or mossy half-sunk hulks named Dreamer. You raise a good point that the question of how to enforce something different is very tricky. I'm not denying that. I'm just saying that the current system kind of sucks and had led to many harbors being crapped up.
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    Ed, u gonna lead the counter parade?

    Beat you to it. Actually by almost every metric Seattle is one of the best places to live in the nation. Clean air, beautiful mountains and wild areas that haven't been destroyed by sprawl and unregulated resource extraction, and one of the highest median incomes in the country, thanks to the skilled tech and manufacturing jobs we've attracted seemingly despite the policies you chide. Somehow I even made it to the grocery store today without being menaced by liberal thugs or having my taxes stolen by Obumgler and the DemonRats, nary a mobof antifa in sight. Must have been dumb luck.
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    Boat Crash - majorly !

    The world sucks
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Practice is often trickier than theory. Yours is a very friendly, rational approach, and good on you for it. You've set your ball on the edge of things - it could barely be argued it's even taking up a regular anchoring spot. Certainly not the way it would be if it were another 75 feet out. All of that said..... As benevolent as you're being in sharing the part of the bay you've staked out, you've still staked out a part of the bay. If everyone were as good as you about it - and especially if they left anchorage space the way you have - allowing such staking-out wouldn't be an issue. But most people are clearly not so benevolent, and the fact that the current system assumes they are leaves it open to the abuse we see in places like Port Madison - another where buoys block the majority of the bay. On a broader level I'm not convinced it's fair for you to have the right to stake out some of the water - which beyond the MLW line is treated as commons - just because you live on a nearby shore. So I commend you for your behavior within the bounds of the system, but I still say the system itself is in the abstract unfair and, like so many laize fair systems, in practice essentially invites abuse by the wealthy, to whom it gives wide latitude.
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    Thinking about living aboard-what to get?

    Don't mind the common turd, they're a bit thick around here at times
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Mooring buoys are listed later in the document Do you have this marked on the buoy though - somehow indicating it's available? Because if you don't, that offer isn't good for much (no offense). Maybe one in a thousand cruisers might see a buoy and consider knocking on the door of the nearest waterfront home to ask if they can use it. For the other 999 it might as well be for your own personal use, since that's what everyone will assume and how they'll treat it.
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    Ed, u gonna lead the counter parade?

    Yeah, you are a rebel. A true patriot freeholder citizen. Go get em tiger.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Turns out marinas are fetid hell pits tho
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    Ed, u gonna lead the counter parade?

    It's a chick thing, you wouldn't understand! Sorry couldn't resist. I mean, I think I could close the deal, if you could be genuinely open minded about it. But it appears you're pretty set in your thinking, and I don't really feel like arguing with someone just for the sake of it. Plus, from a distance it looks like you're riding a strain of either small government traditional conservative thinking or libertarian/tea party/independent-conservative thinking, with conspiratorial elements thrown in - so I'm guessing that beyond being used to/set in your thinking, you're also emotionally attached to your positions. Which makes 'closing the deal' with you even moreso not a rodeo I want to ride at the moment.
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    Ed, u gonna lead the counter parade?

    Yeah the media company owners, they're the ones pulling the strings. The cabal! The Rothschilds! Q!
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    It me lol
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Thought of an example from recently: Doe Bay, and the associated bight just south of it, behind Doe Island. What could be a pair of lovely little nooks with space for 2-3 boats to swing on anchor are instead parking lots for the water toys of the various rich fellas who live on the adjacent shore, to the point where at least in Doe Bay there's not a single remaining spot to anchor (unless you did some sort of medievally complicated Bahamian Moor or stern tie over a long sand beach into someone's yard). In the little bight just south there might be space for one tenuous hook, but that looked to be it from what I could see passing by (I went into the bay, not the bight).
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    There's rules and then there's reality. In WA you need a permit, but property owners can get them pretty directly, and others without too much more trouble I think. And of course, if you've got a buddy who dives, or a boat with a big enough pick to yard a 350 small block over the side with a chain around it, you can just 'go for it' - which I think in practice ends up happening... maybe a quarter of the time?
  20. Fair wind and following seas, Marv. Sounds like you were a man who met the challenge of living a life to its fullest, as only one driven by a love of the world can.
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    Bottom Paint stripping/repainting in Van

    Interesting indeed. Well, I will look it up but sounds like not something to be worth stripping and redoing, since it's already done. But I will keep that in mind next time I do heavier-duty stripping, and am trying to talk myself out of more hours behind the sander. It must have been growth that slowed me down before. I kept the hull pretty scrubbed but had a good handful of hard stuff on the very middle of the bottom of the keel (hard to reach with just a mask). In future I'll take a few extra breaths and try to reach it.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Ah, Bainbridge, the nice place. Honestly, that sounds like a pretty good system. In the rest of the sound though it would seem theory varies from practice by a fair bit.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Interesting about Maine. Our tidal range runs ~13 feet, but maybe the geography is more permissive of Marinas here. And alas, in the weeds is where you end up, sometimes, if you try to figure the right and wrong of things. I only hope one day they'll unearth these writings and we'll assume our place in the pantheon of philosophers: piroclese, demosthenes, breamerly and kent-island-guy.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Obviously we're getting into ambiguous territory. The majority of balls I see are empty. Even many of the actively used ones are empty a good chunk of the off season, and I'd bet sit empty a numerical majority of the day of the year If we go with your logic, are we also condemning people who pull their boats in winter, but leave their mooring? If not, why is storing it off-mooring okay on land, but not on water (if having a morning and a slip isn't okay)? And by that logic, why is it okay to leave your mooring sitting taking up space while you're out cruising for a month, but not while you're in a slip/hauled out? That said, I can see the argument that it saves the seabed to have them, and for that reason think public buoys at parks and such are great. And I can (barely) see the argument that private buoys are fine when they're being used. But the instant a private buoy is sitting empty, it's taking up often scarce public space for no reason. I'm shouting into the wind here, but I'm skeptical that private individuals should have the right to do that.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Interesting. When there's one taking up a nice anchoring spot, empty, it's not much of a balm to me personally to think, 'well at least this is the only nice little spot this fellow is blocking up.' OTOH, I suppose the inverse *would* be more annoying: if I pulled up and saw it said, 'Bob's buoy, number 3 of 7'.