> As someone who has had to store a boat outside for one winter, I can also testify
> that a nice cozy single is considered to be the Ritz-Carlton for all sorts of ***
> creatures, most notably large spiders who like to live in the shoes and build webs
> under the footstretchers. When you decide to go out for a row and one of these
> jumps out at you in the middle of the river, you're going for a chilly swim!
Reminds me of a friend of mine. . . we asked him how long it had been
since the last time he went out on the water. . . he said not too long
(we knew better, that's why we asked), then when he went to put his feet
in the shoes, he found it a little difficult to get his feet in due to
the bird that had made it home.