Winter RIBbing seems to be interesting topic, a lot of discussion.
I tried to find some web sites that have equippment that could be useful when boating cold and wet conditions. Result was not too good. From WWW.YOKOFOR.COM
I found gloves that can be one solution for the glove problem. Evolution Glove is designed for motor cycling and it should be 100% water proof (gore tex) and pretty warm also. In the local Zodiac dealer (they sell snowmobiles in the winter time) I saw a neophrene mask: SnowRider, but couldn't find it from web. It could offer a good protection for face. Maybe it can be found in some snow mobile magazin.
Interesting RIBbing for all. We have lakes and sea covered by ice!