In my experience, most boatyards
specifically state that you are not to live aboard when on the hard
, but they generally look the other way if you are quiet, neat, don't advertise the fact you are there, and pay your bills on time. If you are constantly grinding your hull
or power sanding
after hours, you will get kicked out quick. One way I have found to "grease the skids", so-to-speak, is to walk into the boatyard carrying your checkbook or a wad of cash in your hand and saying you'd like to be hauled out for say the next 30 days and you'd like to write a check up front for a month's storage
. Doesn't hurt to get chummy with the yard manager by offering him a cold beer
once in awhile either.