My boat has been on the hard for 3 years in a marina. Had I ANY idea it was going to be that long I'd have been so much better off having it hauled! It has cost me a ton of money in yard fees, and a ton more in travel costs, an hour each way, trying to work on it. Life interferes too, prostate cancer, spend time with the grandson or work on the boat. Then there are the two speeding tickets I got, driving slow in places with a really slow speed limits. For a 26 footer 1000 bucks each way looks like a real bargain now.
30 years ago I spent about $500 building a trailer and hauling my Hunter 27 home. Rebuilt the entire insides working a couple hours each night after dinner. Painted the decks, built new bow and stern pulpits. Got the bottom done before launching, and spent not a nickel in yard fees during the off season. Really should have done it that way again. But who knew?
Gary H. Lucas