We are living aboard on a mooring in Catalina. During the winter it is buy 2 nights get 5 free. What a deal! You can guest dock in Marina del Rey 7 days a month (only $21/night) and at some of the other marinas as well. One of the beauties of a sailboat is the ability to move around at will and I'm not sure i want a permanent slip anywhere. When the Catalina mooring rates (and demand for moorings) go up in the summer, it will be time to anchor! I can not tolerate the rules, prices and scrutiny of most of these marinas!