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Old 07-30-2019, 10:42 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by shore things View Post
Getting back to the initial question, I don't see why leaving your boat tied to a private dock you don't own would be viewed any differently than leaving your car parked in a private driveway you don't own. You shouldn't be surprised if it gets towed. Yes the dock is in public waters but the end of my driveway is in the road right of way and I'm pretty certain that doesn't mean someone can park in the end of my driveway and block it off. Does anyone know what the legal ramifications would be, if any, if one were to have that boat towed away? Where is Skip to weigh in on this issue?
This was answered in the prior thread provided by Kamper. Difficult, if not impossible to find someone to tow the boat. Marine patrol won't do it. Private tow boats won't either. Also, I'm not sure how it works with a car parked in a private driveway. If I call a tow company to tow a car parked in my parking space without permission, does the tow company automatically just tow the car? Again this is a civil issue, not criminal. My guess is that you would have to get a court order to tow the vehicle.
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