I can't stop thinking of winter kings on some of these beautiful days we're having on POW. Pulled the boat months ago. Have never left a boat in during winter. My question is.. if I put her back in (26ft aluminum harbercraft) do I have to worry about the ice around my slip? I looked this morning and there is an inch or so of soft saltwater ice. We are having a bit of a cold snap now and I'm told the ice never gets more than 3 or 4 inches thick around my slip. I may have to power through 30 yards or so to get to the open water. Will it damage my boat? A few scrapes I can handle but she's so pretty I'd hate to mark her up too bad. If I get frozen into 4 inches of ice will it damage my hull? I can see that I may have to be careful backing around the slip so I don't jam any ice into my tabs or transducers. Any one out there have any experience/advice to share?