We're just daysailors/weekenders, but who doesn't entertain the thought of living on a boat full time?
It got me to thinking, if you live on your boat, what do you do when it has to be hauled for larger maintenance items and repairs? Do you stay with friends, a hotel, climb up and down a ladder on the hard?
My wife and I always stay on board. We usually do most of the work ourselves or at least supervise closely.
There have been times when it has been a challenge. For example, after lightening damage and installing new electrics (ourselves). The wires need to be run under the roof or under the floor so many roof panels off and floorboards up. At one stage when trying to take a coffee break there was not one place left we could sit down on the whole boat
Overall however life on the hard is still much better than a day in the office.