I have the same feeling with respect to having to haul my boat each fall and waiting the 6 months before it is lifted in. This year was no exception as I hauled my boat two weeks ago and the weather has been excellent this fall so far. I also feel relieved as well that I can take a break and do some work around the house. My wife was talking to some of the other ladies in our club and they have the same problem getting us guys to work on something other than the boat. The only time they seem to get any work from us is from the end of October to February. Being involved with the activities of the club over the winter months, reading lots of sailing magazines, going on this site helps a lot. One of my daughters made an observation about lift out time in which she never saw so many depressed faces on the men who have sailboats, together in one place before. She thought it was hilarious. Oh, Oh, I am already getting the itch to put her back in the water, it is going to be a long winter.