Originally Posted by TrueBlue
Whenever we plan an extended cruise with invited crew, I advise our guests to spend the night before onboard. Aside from the reasons stated above, there will be no risk of a late departure due to someone getting to the boat too late.
I like to leave at first light, to provide as much daylight as possible upon anchoring for the night after the journey's first leg.
Could you talk to my wife and kids? Their preference for their own beds the night before tends to turn planned 6:00 or 6:30 departures into 9:00 or 9:30.