Boating Fail: Ice, Ice Baby

As winter approaches, be sure to have a plan ready for spring.

Cabin fever is sure to set in for many of us in the coming months. Ice and snow will close boat ramps and freeze lakes. While it's a great time to get projects done, not being on the water for an extended period of time can make even the most casual of boaters antsy. Yet, that's exactly when you should have the most patience. Otherwise, you may end up like this boater who couldn't wait to get on the water, and was surprised by some seriously cold weather.