Not sure what happened there, didn't mean to post unfinished. Anyway, I'm in Marina Del Rey CA and still working on the boat, but it's very comfortable for me. Someone previously said the life is not for everyone, I second that and am glad of it. I don't want or need another boat, and I love the peace that comes with living in the marina. I'm getting older and dreams of Tahiti are fading, but trips to Catalina and a shorter working week are becoming more realistic, so life is good. Legal livaboard status is not easy to get and I consider myself lucky to have it, after being a "sneakaboard" for 2 years. Rent went up, but where else can you live in beautiful surroundings for less than $600 a month?
Good luck to all of you in similar situations, and to those that want to be.