"CaptainForce, you mentioned living aboard in MA as if that were absolutely unheard of."
I don't recall anything said about MA....Massachusetts? We know liveaboards in Boston, Provencetown, & Onset. Georiga is the only state I know of that seems to have direct statutes outlawing livingaboard, but, even there, some are managing to remain aboard by interpretations that are in their favor. After retiring in 2002 Nancie and I have been cruising from Maine to the Bahamas with the seasons and we have often "lived aboard" at transient docks for an open-ended stay. We never stayed more than a couple months, but knew we were welcome to extend iftit was our choice. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew