Originally Posted by castorp
As with any venture, planning, planning, and more planning is the key here I think, ...!
what people have had to do to make a living is no justification for what people chose to do for fun.
Here around Boston many (all? beats me) professional lobstermen have put their boats away til late March or so. The real injustice of trips like the one you have responded to, is when foolish mariners get themselves into an avoidable pickle, it usually requires a group of USCG personnel to put their lives on the line to bail them out.