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  COLD right now
  Posted by: dc9mm on Apr-02-13 12:24 PM (EST)
 

Are you waiting till it warms up? Right now water temp of Lake Michigan is around 34F even if going in a small lake it would be COLD.If so a wetsuit is bare minimum.
http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/michigan/m5.html

Like others have said a paddle float could help but if you dont know how to use it it wont help much. Get a sponge for sure, no fun sitting in water that pump wont get out. Gloves of some sort could help from getting blisters.

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