Squidd ... should have added ... we are 15 minutes from boat so travel is not an issue. I'd also note that we are essentially without families. we've never had children, the Wombet only has a brother, I only have a mother who does not live nearby and a brother interstate. The weekends we don't get down to the boat are the weekends spent visiting family. My guess is that the more family you have and/or the closer they live to you the more they will get in the way of your boating.
We get away so much largely because of somewhat selfish attitude which puts our time spent on board as the most precious.
"Those who do not observe the impulses of their own mind must of necessity be unhappy." Marcus Aurelius