Pure superstition but not completely impractical advice.
Seems there are lots of unexpected breakdowns of equipment
early in the voyage. The shops and yards are not open on weekends.
Weekend waters are crowded with runabouts and PWC
. When we are in inland waters, we frequently stay at anchor
to avoid the hassle of dealing with and/or dodging the masses who don't know or ignore rules of the road and courtesy.
On the flip side. Get away from the dock
and begin living the dream as soon as possible.