Thanks Sailguy42! That's basically what I needed to know...whether I should just move in, be my sweet self and hope for the best. I figured I'd have a tough time getting in announcing that I wanted to live aboard. My other half insists that we be up front in telling the marinas our intentions of living aboard but I don't think she really wants to be homeless or adrift when it comes right down to it.
Good to know about Ventura Andrew. I'm really quite open to any So. CA location but I do business three or four times a week in Orange County so it would be convenient to be there. If anyone has rave reviews of any marina in So. CA, I'd love to hear them. I wont hold my breath but go ahead, surprise me!
Thanks again for the great info everybody!