Instead of adding cocktails and snacks in the galley they are adding anti- freeze fluids in the water systems and fogging oil to the engine.
Gone is the sound of the gentle waves lapping against the hull as their boat is tied securely up to the dock. It is replaced by the sounds of the fierce winter wind howling and attacking the winter boat cover, doing it's best to rip the heavy protection off.
So regretfully we say good-bye to our always too short boating season, and prepare to hunker down and start counting the days until spring launch.
As we "fall back" we must wait for spring and to "spring ahead" into a new boating season. Until then as my boat name implies we are Out of Hours !