Buckshot / others - The earlier you can sign up - the better. WAF assigns boats to families and much better if done ahead of the event.
That said - we will never turn a boat away , you might just put on stand by / back up.
Anyone who has been around boats knows they can have problems and with 30 to 35 boats , it's smart to have 1-2 as back ups.
If nothing else - some of the younger shore help can be treated to a quick fishing trip.
Trust me - once you do a Wish a Fish event , you will be hooked. Great cause and great group of people behind the scenes.