HOA has broad authority on community-access rules

Question: I live in a gated community with access to the Intracoastal Waterway. I have a boat behind my house. I employ a young man as a fishing mate. This individual works only on my boat. Our POA insists that, since he is paid a wage, he should be considered a vendor or a contractor. As a friend, the mate can have 24/7 access to my boat (which I need), but as a vendor or contractor, he cannot be put on my permanent gate list. Is my HOA overstepping its authority?    Read the Q&A……………..

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