Even during this time of the year when it is pretty cloudy and unpleasant on a regular basis, I try to make sure that I am able to have everything on hand in case there is a day when I can take my boat out. There are still some very nice and sunny days that make it worth taking the boat out and going out over the waves as I spend time really enjoying the day on the whole.
It is a bit colder out on the water than it is during the summer of course and I have to make sure that I keep track of the weather so that nothing comes up on me unexpectedly. By taking just a few precautions, I am able to enjoy time out on my boat during this time of the year. I make sure that my boat is ready to go out by checking the outboard motor oil and filling the motor with gas.
Once I am out on the water, I am usually able to enjoy the trip while keeping one ear out for the weather radio that I keep in my boat. This radio will tell me if there is any reason that I need to make sure that I am able to get back to land more quickly.