Tuthill of Sunnapee sends this note about great deals on wings:
|Note to anyone who might have an interest. Over the course of this past summer, Kitewing has totally revamped their web site ! Have a look, and know that the wings are probably cheaper now than they ever will be. If yo have been thinking about getting one, do it soon, as prices are apt to go up soon.
See you on the ice!!
Frank Able’s new boat continues to take shape at Apache Boatworks. Touch & Go’s mast, boom and springboard have been trimmed down to Whizz size and the plank is next. Tom Nichols stopped by and is pretty sure that the mast and plank were built by Beomke. It’s an honor to work with these parts and to get them back on the ice, even with a few pounds left in the shop.
Steve Lamb gave us a good start with his Whizz hull #5, which now has Touch & Go’s steering gear and deck hardware as well. Henry Bosset is making a new Whizz sail, and the old sail will be cut down for a storm sail.
We plan to cut down Touch & Go to pocket skeeter size and then offer her as a bare hull to allow some lucky sailor to jump-start a building project. Any one interested? The stern and cockpit on this fuselage are just stunning and need to be on the ice.
Will Frank keep the cool pin striping?
Sorry Steve, I just had to draw out the stern a little bit as a nod to Touch & Go…
DN For Sale…..this news via Lloyd Roberts
John Bianchi is retiring from ice boating (he will winter in Fla!!!) and wants to sell his DN made by Saltonstall and John, Saltontall’s racing design. Two masts, one wood stripper, one fiberglass, both by Saltonstall and thoroughly sailed. Three sets of runners: plates, inserts, and slushies. John was quite competitive in days of yore with this boat. Call him at 207 650 3667.
2 Tom Nichols built front loaders.
1-100% ready to sail 1-98% ready to sail.
Many extras and options.
For full details and pictures, go to:
click on marine and then click on “Frontloader Skeeter for sale”
Our buddy Frank Abel is embarking on an interesting project, so please come have a look Friday at four. All the parts of one old boat will be trimmed and blended to form a new boat from a semi-completed hull.
There’s all kinds of head scratching to do, not to mention celebrating the fact that the days are now getting shorter. We’re over the solstice hump!
Bring some libation to lubricate the inspirational gears. Doug Raymond might bring along his latest iceboat design, which he assures us is even more far-out than the one you saw posted here last week.
While we’re whiling away the summer days, here’s something to contemplate. It was a finalist in a design competition the only guideline being that it must take inspiration from the Porsche 911. It would appear that the designer must have some iceboating experience, on the other hand I’d like to know a bit more about how the runners connect to the plank, rather “planks”. Or would we call them arms. Or struts? Whatever they are, they are certain to be very aerodynamic. And how do we get on board after pushing?
Anyone have thoughts? Shall we build one for next year? Check out more photos, and the hair dryer that won the competition, here:
8 | Vote Now For Your Favorite, In Our Porsche Next Design Challenge | Co.Design: business + innovation + design
There’s also a very cool helmet that made it to the finals which would go well with the boat.
Scott The Guy is moving into a smaller boat, so check out the listing for Outlaw here: