out, it should be easy..LOL.
First off ALL of the various county governments in the SF bay
area have time limits for anchoring
out. Mind you enforcement is a wee bit spotty, but it's there. Salano is rabid in enforcing a 4 day limit. Mind you liveaboard's in theory have a 30 day limit at any location.
Contra Coasta has the exact same laws as Salano, sends the sheriff boat
out at least once a week, they also have a 4 day/30 day limits. They have ticketed liveaboards in marina's too, even though the liveaboards paid a liveaboard
fee and county laws allow it. That thanks to a county commissioner with a bee under his bonnet. Marin will pester you and will give tickets. SF cops will come a call'n too.
Second most of the central bay is not protected from winter storms with winds 50-70 mph. It's a drag, specially without a motor
Then there are the constant fast ferry
wakes. It's 5:30 AM Goooood MORNING as the dishes fall off the stove
. this repeats every 15 minutes till 10 am.
Where are you docking
to get to shore and then where do you park a car overnight in cities that REALLY don't like cars parked overnight on public streets. The only real dinghy
docks are along Sausalito and no parking on public streets over night..
There are a few folks that pull dinghy's up the beach at china
camp, but china
camp can be rolly and it's still Marin so the ever so nice water
cops will come by every so often. I'm anchored there now for a day or two.
Best bet buy an old 30-40 sailboat or powerboat and join the anchor
outs in Richardson bay. There are a few houseboats out there, but it's a rough life with the winter storms and the afternoon winds all summer long. Holding can be quite poor. I can't see the attraction myself.....
You cound buy river front property with a dock
. Except there is a law against living at your own dock
too. It's California
I do it, but I move about between the bay and delta
and never overstay my welcome in any one place. Others do that too.