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I'm wrestling with this questions myself.
It seems to me that if you have the trailer, then what you need is permission from your liveaboard-friendly marina to park your car and your trailer, and then whether or not they'll allow light DIY work in the parking lot.
If not, then the other option is a nearby storage unit as others have mentioned. However, most storage units only have a single light bulb run to the unit, on a very low amperage breaker, so you're not going to plug a lot of power tools in to do any real work. A circular saw or space heater would be enought to trip the breaker.
At this point, I think you'll need to add a small generator to your tool kit, so that you can have enough power for tools, air compressor, etc so that you can do any meaningful work in your storage unit.
My experience is that most storage unit companies don't mind if you work in your storage unit as long as you're not working with noxious chemicals like petroleum products (fuel, engine oil), and anti-freeze. They're pretty cool about dry mechanical work and carpentry as long as you clean up after yourself and don't burn the place down.
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