I lucky in that I don't live in a "deed restricted" neighborhood. My driveway it too steep to park the boat so, living on a corner lot, I move it around to different spots on the yard, so's not to kill the grass too bad. In my little neighborhood of about 35 houses, probably about six maybe seven other people keep their boats, though smaller, that also keep their boats either in their drive or side of the house or whatever. My across the street neighbor who's totally cool, has had his old jet boat on blocks for about fifteen years now. He keeps claiming he's going to get it back together.
After about living here for two months I had a around the corner two houses down neighbor come up one day and said he didn't particularly enjoy looking at my "big" (311 Formula, right ) boat. I said fine, all you've got to do is buy my house and you can do whatever you want. Other than that get the f*^k off my property and don't come back. He started to give me some chit and I just told him straight out, walk away or I'll walk you away, now leave. He stormed off and apparently went around to the other neighbors with a petition to get me to move my boat off the property. Not one other people signed. So now whenever I run the motors I make sure ( especially with my new "no silent thunder" exhaust) that the tips are pointed straight at his house.
About a year later this guy comes up to me and tells me he didn't like me being rude to his father. I told him I wasn't. I told him "he made a statement and I made a statement" end of story and I wasn't going to discuss it with his ***got azzed son. Gave him the same option, walk or be walked. He walked.
Never got a xmas card from either of them. Can't figure out why...