Originally Posted by wingNwing
This is pretty much what we see here, also - your dinghy on deck or jerry cans lashed to the stanchions, no problem. Random items left on the dock for others to walk around (or trip on after dark), legitimate problem. Even if your odds and ends or pieces from that half-completed refit are contained on your own deck, loose things can become missiles in high wind like we are experiencing here today.
I guess that someone had already nailed the problem: You can't live in a boat the same way you live in a house that is 10 times bigger. That is not like a different option in what regards living in a house or a boat but, unless we are talking about a 30m yacht, a different option in what regards life stile.
If someone is trying to live in a boat the same way he lived in a house, well, he should not live in a boat unless he has the money to buy a big yacht.