Re: For those of us who have to haul out...
You've nailed it Welshman! I have both of those feelings every fall for the same reasons. Sad that the season is over, but also some relief that I can take care of things I've neglected for a few months.
I suspect once I've retired there will be more time for the other things during the summer and consequently less relief at the end of the season, but by then maybe I'll be able to extend my season a little.
1977 C&C 30 Mk 1 hailing from Port Clinton, Ohio