i posted this question in my state the forum more to ask for a hunting partner. I am just short of 70 years old and hunt open water for divers and sea ducks. I find myself hunting alone a lot. I am retired and have moved away from my old hunting buddies. The other day I had out a sea duck rig and had a hell of a time picking up, got real windy and was hard to control the boat and pick up decoys. I realized as the boat was drifting past the decoys that I probably could not out swim the speed of the drift. If I fell over I was doomed. I was using that post as a search for partners to hunt during the week. Being retired is great but sometimes it is hard to find someone to hunt with. My wife and a friend who is in the Coast Guard would both like me to always hunt with a partner. I always wear a life jacket when then boat is running , but that just makes it easier to find the body. Any suggestions for making life safer out there? Hate to give it up just because I can't find someone to hunt with.