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Old 03-12-2011, 09:17 AM   #21
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RE: Thinking of wintering in Charleston SC - thoughts?

Jack,
where are you based out of now? There seem to be a dearth of clothing there, based on your avatar pic
Maybe I should move THERE....
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:16 AM   #22
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I live in St Augustine , Fl. The tug is based in New York. That picture was taken in Norfolk ,Va.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:00 PM   #23
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Well, I usually refer to the civil war as the war of northern aggression, and I love grits - with just butter and salt, and I hate how we do things up North - hence my moving south
Oh and I don't have a Boston accent, either!

How much is the tax on the boat if I keep it there over 180 days? Can't be more than here in MA...
Last time I checked, the SC boat tax is set by the municipality or county at the local real property tax rate.* This can be significant.* The only state that we will leave our boat in for a period over 6 mos. is FL.

NY Gin, Virginia has passed a law allowing local municipalities to collect a tax on boats.* I understand the city of Hampton is trying to attract marine business, so their tax is miniscule.* Worth checking out.* It is also a good, sheltered place to stay with lots of stuff around.

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Old 03-13-2011, 06:29 AM   #24
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Some are still fighting the civil war

There never was a "Civil War" as the South was only looking to escape the taxation and import export rulles placed in it for the Yankee manufacturers.

Escape is not "take over" so be definition it was never a civil war and only after the south lost did it become about slavery..

In FL there are minimum boat taxes , and if the boat is over 30 years old , its about $10. or so.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:49 PM   #25
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RE: Thinking of wintering in Charleston SC - thoughts?

Tiger, I am originally from New England, have spent time with my boat in Boston. NOW live in Fl,east coast,Port Canaveral. There are many outstanding places between North Carolina and Key West. Untimely, it is*what you want. If it were me, I would look at a lot of places, and the market is perfect for boaters. There are empty slips and deals to be had everywhere. Here in central,east coast Fl. the marina's are haveing a price war,who can go the lowest. Shop around. By the way,I love Charleston, one of my favorite places for visiting. Having said that, i would go a little farther south and try Savannah. Can't get enough of this area, great shopping, eating, sightseeing etc.

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Old 03-14-2011, 05:59 AM   #26
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Last time I checked, the SC boat tax is set by the municipality or county at the local real property tax rate.* This can be significant.*

The personal property tax rate on boats is 10.5% of appraised valeue, 6% of appraised value for boats that qualify for a "second home".* THe typical trawler would meet this qualification but you can only have one "second home".

The key to this is, the value of the above calculation is multiplied by the local county' "millage rate".* An example of a millage rate is .2196* but that varies by county and can be changed by the county without changing the tax rate.

In the example above, you would pay about one fifth of 4% of your boat's appraised value.* Each year.

If you live in SC, the tax is paid to the county you live in.* If you live outside of SC, the tax is paid to the county the boat is kept in.* The owner of a well known mega yacht paid nearly $300K in taxes last year.

There is a local citizen who has made it his personal quest to see that all yachts are taxed properly.* He rides around collecting information and turns it in to the tax assessor.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:53 AM   #27
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I don't like these Tax stories one bit---Sounds awful to me and my boat is not even worth much.

Of course they probably don't have the high realestate taxes we have in the Northeast and have to get there money somewhere.

Sounds like a dirt house in the South and a boat in the NorthEast for the Summer would work for me.

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Old 03-14-2011, 07:27 AM   #28
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I don't like these Tax stories one bit---Sounds awful to me and my boat is not even worth much.

Of course they probably don't have the high realestate taxes in the Northeast and have to get there money somewhere.

Sounds like a dirt house in the South and a boat in the NorthEast for the Summer would work for me.

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JohnP, if I calculated right, leaving our boat another 60 days in Beaufort County, SC, would result in a tax of between $4 and 5,000.* We headed back to FL.* As I said, the only place we leave our boat for an extended period of time is FL.* FL has its problems with insurance.* Pay your moneyand take your chances.

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:12 AM   #29
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"FL has its problems with insurance. Pay your money and take your chances."

Simply find a Hurricane Hole and forgetabout FL hurricane insurance.

Yes ,its a pain to go and put the boat that far inland , but its either time or currency.

In my area docks can be had for dead boat ,with battery charger line ,for about $200 a month.

IF you want some phone numbers I will send them PM.

IF your boat height is under 46 ft and you draw less than 8FT its a snap from Stuart.

If your boat is 55 high and needs 10 ft , you need to get here from Ft Myers.
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Some are still fighting the civil war

There never was a "Civil War" as the South was only looking to escape the taxation and import export rulles placed in it for the Yankee manufacturers.

Escape is not "take over" so be definition it was never a civil war and only after the south lost did it become about slavery..

In FL there are minimum boat taxes , and if the boat is over 30 years old , its about $10. or so.
I think it should be called the War of Secession.* No one in he South wanted to take over the North.* They just wanted to be rid of it.* I don't think that Phil Harris ever sang "Thats What I lLike About the North".

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Old 03-14-2011, 09:23 AM   #31
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Low real estate tax in the Northeast? Are you kidding? My 800sq ft apartment (in a bad part of Boston... I'm surrounded by Section 8 [Welfare] housing) costs me $3,000 a year in real estate tax.
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I edited my post,* I meant to say they (The South) doe's not*have the high real estate taxes we have in the Northeast.

NJ Is one of the top in Tax Burdens.

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Old 03-14-2011, 06:51 PM   #33
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Ah ok John, that makes more sense. I was about ready to move to NJ
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Ah ok John, that makes more sense. I was about ready to move to NJ
********* Funny thing,* One of the lowest tax states is our neighbor to the South.

********* Delaware.* Keep a boat in the C&D Canal* and cruise the Chesapeake.

********* You could cruise the Chesapeake for many Seasons and still not do it all.

********** No sales tax, low realestate tax, and no personal property tax.

********** Why don't I live there?** Family obligations---but in the future we may.

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