Yep, I know about the 22 knots rule. We'll see how it shakes out. If the wind is reasonable and expected to pick up, I'll go with a short course and try and get everyone home before things get ugly.
We're OK with staffing for the RC duties. You are, of course, welcome to come with us. I'm planning on running the cabin heater!
Offer still stands to look at your starting problem. Hope's probably not going, so I expect to be at the marina before 9, trying to figure out what's going to happen.
1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"
"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown