What are these strict California "Liveaboard rules? Are they state mandates? Liveaboard rules are few in Florida, but that doesn't mean that liveaboard slips abound. We have been at marinas that don't allow personal materials on the dock; is this the "crap collection" you spoke of? We bought our first liveaboard boat in 1971 and for twenty of these liveaboard years (1982 to 2002) we were at the same marina, but the only thing ashore was our car in the parking lot. I don't understand why you must keep moving in California,-let us know. One common liveaboard rule in much of South Florida is a pump out attachemnt hose must remain attached while the boat is at the dock.