funny you mentioned the cold water because I noted the water being 38-41 degrees at different places in the lake. At those temps, falling overboard is an almost certain death sentence. As I'm standing there in the bow I'm thinking about this and thinking: "would I stand on a 3 foot wide rock precipice with a 1000 foot vertical drop on each side...that fall would be just as deadly for me?"...I moved back to the middle of the boat and took a seat. Gotta be careful this time of year.