The Mad Mariner Web site recently conducted a survey to gauge how people use their boats.
Among the highlights were:
* 59 percent say they will boat more this year than last year, and 35 percent say it will be about the same.
* Nine percent say they'll boat less this year - mostly because of a lack of time, not a lack of money.
* More than half say they do 85 percent of boat work themselves.
* More than half say they took five or fewer boat trips that involved an overnight stay last year.
The unscientific Web survey was conducted over 10 days this month and drew 755 respondents.