Francis, I have a picture somewhere of a trail your Whaler left through the ice going out to the Magothy last year. My tank could double as an ice breaker in Antartica. It always sounds scary but I don't even notice too many scratches on the bottom paint. We must fish.
How ya doing Bill? I had to have back surgery at the end of October, which has wiped out my fall fishing and hunting. Should be ready fro the second duck season, but my rockfishing is done for the year.
Last February there was ice at the boat ramp that extended about 100 yards out into the river. I launched the boat and busted through the ice motors first. I figured that the ice would damage the motors less than the fiberglass.