You should ask Gemini
owners about Geminis. Other people will probably have opinions but not facts. I own a 1993 Gemini 32. It's a fantastic boat - great for live aboard use. 5-6 months - no problem! I've got a friend who's lived on his for at least 5 years. The newer ones - 105s - are even nicer. To hold all the stuff a live-aboard needs, you may want to take one quarter berth out of commission and use it for a pantry/storage area. (Ours holds 4 big tubs of food
& stuff, 2 tool boxes, 2 folding bikes and a Honda
2000 generator). The site you need to check out is the Gemini users group on Yahoo. I honestly think every current
Gemini owner is on the group! Every possible question will be answered promptly by someone, and the search function is great for collecting all answers to any keyword. Btw - I've never had any problem with the centerboards, with junk in the trunks, and I've never heard of such an issue. There just isn't that much clearance to spare between the board and the trunk sides for junk (or even barnacles) to become an issue. The boards come up using a regular winch
handle, and lock into place using a big nut to create friction. Works great. Never a problem.