A couple of years ago...
Posted by: ByronWalter on Dec-08-12 5:16 PM (EST)
...three guys were out at the local reservoir in a typical fishing boat during February. It was a windy day and they were reported to be about 100 feet off shore.
For reasons unknown to me, the boat flipped and two of the guys were (frozen) toast before they could get to shore.
I always assume that I'm going to flip. I've flipped in four foot waves and even when I was just messing around on flat water (now that was a surprise). Last year just for fun, I tried a couple of rolls in 34 degree water while wearing a drysuit. I can say for sure that if I had to spend more than two or three minutes in that water, my hands would have become useless.
You really need to dress for the water because you just never know. After all, it is a water sport:)