Sometimes you have the luxury of choosing your weather window, sometimes you don't. When I moved my boat from Kemah to Port Aransas, it was at the end of January last year. The weather gave me a three day window of what looked like near perfect conditions sandwiched between bad conditions. My window then deteriorated into a 3 knot wind on the nose for most of the trip. Needless to say we motored instead of sailed for all but the last 2 hours of a 34 hour trip.
"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz
Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.
s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375