Always fished way up in NW Ontario---always with a bud-relative. Found some water in the UP I want to fish for gills--since Ontario is out.....I will be 76 in Jan. Have a small 14 ft. Lund. I want to make many quick trips to the UP. Wake up in the morning any morning and just take off...no planning just go. Some trips will be just me. I don't swim but have a really good life jacket I wear. Was wondering about using a short rope to tie myself to the boat in case I fell overboard---is this a bad idea??????