Re: how long does it take you leave?
I'm with Islanderguy....
Time is inversley proportional to the number of people coming along...
I'm on a trailer at the marina (2.5 hr from home)...I can get there, get loaded, launched, park the truck and out the harbor in 30-35min (just did it this week end)
Bring the wife (or a buddy) along and it's an hour easy to get loaded...bring my two girls with the wife and it's a good two hours to load, pack and organize, potty breaks, launch the boat, park the truck, go back to the truck for more stuff, load that, potty break, and then head out the harbor...
"Might as well cast off...If anything bad is gonna happen...It's gonna happen out there..."