This is the time of year when you can’t help wondering if winter will ever end. The days don’t seem to be getting any longer, and the sun barely climbs high enough to provide a bit of warmth before slinking back down to the horizon. As the sound of water lapping against the hull and the feel of a cool breeze tickling your face fade into fond memories, it’s easy to settle into a midwinter funk. Shake off those winter blues by visiting your boat. Better yet, organize a rendezvous with boating buddies near your marina so you can swap some sea stories after making sure your boats are weathering the winter without problems. Not only will reminiscing about summer help get you through the winter doldrums, but a thorough midwinter inspection that uncovers some developing problems may well get you back on the water faster in the spring.