During one winter, my father decided that he would live on his boat. He was sure that this would be the most cost affective option. I’m sure that it was, since he had the mooring for free, but it was the coldest option as well. He got to know the other people who were often at the marina. He got to know the guy who was in the slot next to him really well.
My father’s boat was a little one compared to the boats that were normally moored there. His neighbor had a really large boat. He was always giving my father advice. He would recommend Evinrude XD50 oil, or tell him how to do some sort of maintenance on his boat. My father learned a lot from him, but sometimes he really just didn’t want the advice.