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with a "sealed bid" sale that means nothing gets sold before the date of the auction. You put your offer in a sealed envelope and throw it in a box, and on the auction date they open all the envelopes. Highest bid for each boat wins, unless there is a reserve value that hasn't been met, in which case the boat stays unsold.
Bear in mind you are probably buying "as is" and you can take a bath on a used boat if you, or a surveyor, hasn't gone over it in detail.
While accessing a boat on jackstands might be hard for you, any work on the thruhulls, prop, shaft, cutless bearing, bottom paint, all need to be done before the boat is dropped in the water. Yards usually will supply jackstands (and charge for them) and the chaos of spring launching starts soon. After that...rent on the hard should be fairly cheap compared to rent in the water. Launching or hauling will cost each time as well--and until most of the stored boats are launched, scheduling will also be tight. June 29th will put you past that. The MMA *might* be able to make some acomodation with you, i.e. to allow you a short time to make bottom repairs, if needed, after you've paid but before you've taken it away. It can't hurt to ask. And to confirm their auction terms at the same time.