My wife and I bought a Cal
39 last summer. I'm bringing it up from North Carolina
in May, and we plan to live aboard on Lake Champlain over the summer. We have a mooring
in Shelburne Bay. But come Fall, I'll be heading south again with the boat. Having lived in the Burlington area for almost 50 years I can tell you: unless you are downright masochistic, you don't want to try to live on a boat during the winter here. Lot of people don't even want to live on land here during the winter! You wouldn't believe
how cold it gets; and try enduring 2 or even 3 weeks without seeing the sun one time, even for a minute! By all means, live on your boat during the summer and enjoy Burlington, but 'get out of dodge' by mid September.
PS:The season is 5 months at best, unless you just like to suffer.