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Unless I'm on vacation or have some other major extenuating circumstance, I generally take my boat out at the very least once a week for a daysail. That's probably pretty heavy/regular usage compared to a lot of my marina mates.
That said, if I do one 8 hour daysail on a weekend and one or two 4 hour daysails on weekday nights, that only amounts to 5-7% of all the hours in a week that I'd be at the marina/away from the dock. Who knows what's going on with the other boats the other 93-95% of the time?
Also, high heat, light winds, and frequent pop-up thunderstorms make July and August fairly bad sailing months in the Chesapeake. I'd much rather be out there April-June and September-November.
Beneteau Oceanis 400
formerly Lippincott 30