We have a Catalina 30 that we sail on Barnegat Bay. Mostly day sails with the occasional night on the hook (hopefully a lot more nights this year).
We live aboard most weekends from April through November. I've had her on the Chesapeake and work permitting we'll be doing some longer coastal trips this summer. A lot of our improvements and upgrades have to do with making the boat more comfortable and reliable because we spend so much time aboard.
I've also been following the production boat thread. What gets lost in a lot of those discussions is the reality that most people use their boats for day sailing and coastal cruising for a few days at a time, not crossing oceans.
Gary congrats again on your ICW trip, I'm envious. Hope the weather in Marathon is a little warmer than we're getting up here