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"the boat is 360 miles from me. I'll have to go a day or two early is all to get things ready. "
In case you need a new battery, or find anything else that might slow you down. Yes. If nothing needs attention, that extra day can always be put to good use, cleaning up or something that would normally follow the launch in any case.

And of course, unless the yard is crazy busy, you might tip the guys and ask them to just let it hang in the water for an extra five minutes before they pull the slings, just in case you find water coming in someplace.
 

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It should be SOP but "shoulda woulda coulda" and you know, when there's 100 owners who all want to launch on the same Saturday morning....this is how boats get dropped, propshafts get bent, corners get cut....
Never hurts to let someone know that you appreciate a good job.
 

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Although speaking of slings...when the lift picks it up from the hard, they can see clearly where the lifting slings have to be, to stay clear of the propshaft, etc.

So this is a good time to get some strips of reflective tape, or some PTouch labels, four of them each about 6" wide and mark the boat with "PLACE SLING HERE" or as you please, so that when it is time to remove the boat from the water, and they can't see where the propshaft is...Right, makes it much harder to have an accident when the boat is hauled next time.

Of course if you're a traditionalist, you'll have four bronze rub strakes installed instead.(G)
 
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