Boy, you guys are tough. It all sounds nice and good unless you're out for a sail on busy weekend and the wind drops to minus Beaufort, and the hundreds of powerboats out that weekend have resulted in an unending, indiscernible chop pattern, and it's hot.
So you can wait for the wind and bob erratically for hours getting brain-addled from the heat while the sails slap like a jerkin teen, or stash the sails and motor the few miles in. Call it.
(I should be retired next summer so most sailing will be during the week. I'll probably be less cranky.)
Are you a Chesapeake sailor? You seem to have nailed our summer conditions pretty well. I've motored far more than I care to this year.
No, not on the bay. I sail on Lake St. Clair in MI. We get a taste of those hot steamers, but not for the extended periods you folks get.