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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:23 pm 
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I just came back from Lewes Beach, DE, where I noticed a bunch of beach cats which "lived" on the beach.

Lat/Long: 38.782863, -75.137801 http://goo.gl/maps/KYNb0

Does anyone on this forum know the rules for keeping a Hobie on the beach through the Summer? Is it free? Safe? Thanks for any info you can share.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:32 pm 
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If someone in the know doesn't reply to this, you could try contacting someone at Lewes Yacht Club. They are located at the north end of the beach you posted a link to.

http://lewesyc.com/home/contactus.html

As far as "Safe?" goes, I have lived here for nearly a decade and have never heard of any problems.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:20 am 
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I can't speak for Lewes Beach, DE, but when I lived on Cape Cod, leaving a boat on the beach like that was typically a "deeded beach rights" or a "homeowners association" controlled thing. I would generally expect those boats to belong to whoever owns that first row of houses (or friends of theirs). If they weren't owned by the people in those houses, I would expect those homeowners to (sooner or later) be pitching a fit about the boats obstructing their ocean views. As to "safe", I kept a boat on the beach all summer for 6 or 7 years and never had a *major* problem. About once a year, some minor piece of rigging would disappear (a sheet usually), but no major vandalism, and if people were bringing their own sails and joyriding on my boat, I was unaware of it.


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