Originally Posted by scbeng80
If you talk first and fast no one will get upset....."Sorry for being on your boat but the storm hit and we had no place to go,again we are sorry" bet your answer is no problem come on in and get dry.
I bet you are exactly. Guy would have to be a complete butt if he made us get out in that mess
"...This morning on Moultrie...."
That pic looked like some good two footers. More than manageable in a medium sized boat, but a "widow maker" in a jon-boat.
"...what if somebody comes down and tells us to leave their boathouse?..."
I've never had anyone do it, and I've slipped into a couple of boat houses in my day. If I did have an issue, then I would take my chances with the police and a ride to jail, not to metion "the boat won't start". My attorneys could get a trespass charge dismissed under those conditions, especially if I never left the boat.
Under SC law you may tie off to a dock or boat house under emergencey condtions and not be tresspassing...you would still be liable for any damage you boat causes. So make sure your first words are we were afraid for our lives in the storm...then no chance of tresspassing.
Originally Posted by WylieCat
You may not touch or tie up to a dock or boat house in normal condtions for any reason....bathroom needs do not constituite emergency.
Boat sinking, Boat fire , storm (wind hail tornado lightning ) constituite permissible reasons. Owner calls local law enforcment to report tresspass and then signs complaint at magistrate and a aress will happen.