Why even go in cold water?
- I had a rudder fall off my Stiletto in February once. A little ice was clinging to the jetty, and unfortunately, the wet suit was at home. It was a very brisk experience. Yup, I did that alone, violating every safety rule. Unfortunately, with the tide flowing as it was, I had only minutes. I was wearing wind-blocker fleece, which is a big help. Not too safe.
- Ever snag a crab pot line on the prop or rudder?
- Scrubbing the bottom before the water is pleasantly warm?