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Old 06-15-2019, 04:53 PM
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Angry Large boat parked on side of house

I recently had new neighbors move in next door. We live in a quiet neighborhood in Hollywood, FL, single family homes, no HOA, . I came home to find a massive 33' Grady White on a trailer parked just on the lot line between my house and his, in the front yard. Does anyone know if there are any codes on this or if I should bother to say something to him directly? I think the biggest issue that bothers me is that it's in the Front yard and not behind the house or behind the gate, also it kind of hangs over into my lot, it's really crammed in there like prob 3 inches away from my gate at the hull. I walk out of my front door and there's a 20ft tall wall of boat to my left. He seems like a nice guy but there is a bit of a language barrier and it just seems a little inconsiderate. I don't want to come off as an asshole but it's a real bummer.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:06 PM
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Last l knew Hollywood does not have many boat ordinances in place. They are one of the more boat friendly municipalities in Broward. Even as a huge boater l don't want to see them in the front yards. Call Hollywood to verify current regs before creating an issue with him would be my advice.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:22 PM
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Found this on the city website:

[color=left=#414042]"Parking on the lawn is not permitted. All vehicles, including boats and RV's, must be parked on a hard, improved surface. Boats and RV's must be parked in the side or rear yard, where accessible, and must be screened from the view of adjacent properties by a fence or hedge. A boat or RV not exceeding 25 feet in length may be parked on the front driveway, if the rear is not accessible. Only one boat, RV or trailer per property is permitted. Special-purpose vehicles such as race cars, swamp buggies and the like must be stored in a wholly enclosed garage". [/color]=left
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:32 PM
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Your neighbor has a boat that’s awesome!!! Maybe you can fish together one day.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:38 PM
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Shit I wish my neighbor had a 33 foot boat,instead of the drinking and drug problem.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:19 PM
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I live on an oversized corner lot. My back side yard is my neighbors front yard. 25 years ago I got permission from city to cut curb and build a driveway and pole barn. Barn is 16’x36’ x 15’ high. It sits 2’ off property line I use to keep my Grady 330 express in it. My neighbor wasn’t to keen on it when I bought the 33 in 05 I told him I paid 50 grand for the house and 150 grand for the boat. I feel sorry for him but if he doesn’t like it move to a deed restricted neighborhood.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:24 PM
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So you come on a boating website with 2 posts and complain about your neighbors boat? No sympathy from me, you need to move to a golfing community.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:34 PM
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Another post sure to incite debate by a new poster and user. Shocking.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:12 PM
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My advice. Move somewhere more in keeping with your delicate sensitivities.
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:30 AM
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You should consider buying all of the houses on your block, and that way you can control everything that goes on next-door.
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by boatsandhose View Post
Found this on the city website:

[color=left=#414042]"Parking on the lawn is not permitted. All vehicles, including boats and RV's, must be parked on a hard, improved surface. Boats and RV's must be parked in the side or rear yard, where accessible, and must be screened from the view of adjacent properties by a fence or hedge. A boat or RV not exceeding 25 feet in length may be parked on the front driveway, if the rear is not accessible. Only one boat, RV or trailer per property is permitted. Special-purpose vehicles such as race cars, swamp buggies and the like must be stored in a wholly enclosed garage". [/color]=left
Then I guess you answered your own question.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:24 AM
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Does it run and will he use it? It would probably make it a tiny bit more acceptable for me as opposed to a broken down boat that will sit there deteriorating for a decade looking like crap. Any space to plant some screening with arapeca palms or something like that?
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:46 AM
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I wish I could park my boat in my front yard next to my neighbors lot line, or anywhere in my yard for that matter
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No HOA in my neighborhood, just a regular city lot, where most people live by the "live and let live" like I do. One day a neighborhood asshole (2 streets down) dug up an old city ordinance about recreation vehicles (boats apply) and the overall length and height. Started a code complaint on me because it was in my driveway. I wished like hell I could have put it in the back yard or side but I was a corner lot, wasn't possible. So, there I went, now in a battle over my beautiful 25' SeaVee that all my other neighbors had no problem with.......
petitions from my neighbors.....about 1K dollars later......variance hearing in front of city council......and I asked the asshole right to his face what the problem was.......in the end, I won the hearing, full rights to keep the boat there and made him look like the asshole he was.
Ever since then I have a different outlook on things like this......just leave me the hell alone.
I hope you and your neighbor work this out.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:59 AM
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Can't believe no one asked, let's see the pictures.
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:44 AM
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that is the photos of his wife
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:01 AM
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Talk to your neighbor. There's no harm in that.
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:11 AM
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I’d rather look at his boat than his house and I’m sure he’d rather look at his boat than you.

BTW - a 33 Grady is not massive.
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:20 AM
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This guy is probably just a troll, but I’ll take a minute to share something I’ve learned about HOAs that might be of benefit to those in this thread... (I realize OP is not in a HOA)
FL has a “selective enforcement” law for HOAs that basically outline if the HOAs aren’t enforcing all of their laws, they can’t enforce any of them. This means they can’t come after you for your boat if they don’t go after your neighbor for painting his house an unapproved color. It’s all or nothing.
To me, this follows the “those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” mentality. HOA or not, If you are going to go after your neighbor for breaking some rules, maybe think about if you are breaking/bending any yourself?
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:26 AM
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OP, you said that the new neighbor just moved in. A 33' Grady White is a rather large boat to be trailering all the time. Are you sure the neighbor intends to do this and the boat will be there all the time or is this just a temporary situation where the boat will be ultimately residing in a slip somewhere?
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