Our decision to put the boat in sooner is based on the timing of our slip lease expiring here in Atlanta. The Lake Lanier lease ends in March. From April forward, we would have to pay transient slip rates until our boat moves out. The cost of the Lake Lanier transient rates is very close to the slip rates we would pay at Sail Harbor Marina.
Now the pressure is really on. Instead of having 7 months to get everything ready, we have only 1 1/2 months. To make this happen quickly, Bill and I need to sit down ASAP and make a list of all of the things that we need to do before the transporter comes to pick up the boat. Good thing we LOVE making lists ;)!
An additional benefit of moving the boat in April is that we have the opportunity to take weekend sails, on the ocean, a full 6 month earlier than the previous plan.