I like the way you think.... My slip fees are very reasonable, so I'll probably leave her in the water. But you are absolutely right about viewing this as a great opportunity rather than a task. I spoke with Bubb (Mike) yesterday and he gave me the low-down on what I definitely needed to take care of before heading south. I must say that contemplating this as something that I need to do has been a bit of an eye-opener.
Sounds like you've been through here! Next time give me a shout....
Thanks for the post.