I really don't understand your point on your original post.
Hell, we sail 9 months out of the year and only have a 3-month off season.
Last Sail of 2012
Had to break some ice to get out of the Bay
Tried to sail though it, but light winds and loss of rudder control forced us to motor out
Got some sailing in once we reached open water
Didn't anybody tell you? Sailing in snow is Fun..
We had to break more ice on the way in, and unfortunately, the decision was made to pull the mooring and the boat. Temps were forecasted to remain below freezing, meaning more ice would form and the ability to row out in the dinghy would be greatly reduced.
Being the last boat in means you have to pull your own mooring ball.
And you have to shovel the ramp yourself if you want to get the boat out.
Hey, it's good to have crazy friends with a trailerable boat.
Until next March, we are done.