Originally Posted by toben
I met a guy who lives aboard 2 weeks ago who told me it was a bad idea to sail the boat you live in. It takes hours to get ready and everything gets tossed around from the sail. Since he lives in the Marina he know tons of people with sailboats and goes sailing all the time on other peoples boats. His advice: "Never sail your home."
I live aboard. Although I haven't been sailing much on my boat this summer (weekends have been full racing OPB and I work during the week), I keep everything ready for sailing. I maintain a "15 minute rule:" it shouldn't take more than 15 minutes from decision to leaving the dock. At the moment it's probably 25 minutes due to sun awnings ... have to do something about that.