Also sorry to hear about your back. Hopefully it heals up for the fall run. Best time of year to be a boat owner in my opinion. I see your point on the waits at the ramp. Part of the reason I like to be on the water 45 mins before dawn. Usually less crowded and you get to see some beautiful sunrises. For me the offsets to a slip that tipped it toward trailering where, flexibility of location, less corrosion issues, no bottom paint, and overall cost of a slip.