been there overnight on a boat...TOOOOOO cold, one of the first places in the city to get socked in with fog
. It is smelly and a total pain in the arse to park in the area. I wouldn't....San Rafael Lock Lomond is a good spot, marina bay for cheapest best proximity, Vallejo YC for warmer waters (easy bay and delta
day cruises and Napa river).
South beach Is THE BEST! BUT good luck on a liveaboard
. Last Summer I could barely get on the sub let list! you get to move your boat around the harbor until you get kicked out finally or a slip opens (which is tough...but times are a changing). If you need to be near the city consider Sausalito?
I used to live in SFO and when SFO was fogged in, especially the odd Summer weather
(fall is warmer and clearer for SF proper it seems) you drive over the goldden gate...still barely seeing the car ahead of you, go through the tunnel and BAM you open up to Saulalito and it's little micro climate of partly couldy skies, warmer temps and softer winds....if you can afford it and not be stuck on living in the city GO THERE man!