Bobby Strezlewicz is just back from a trip to Yellowstone National Park, and as an iceboater was compelled to submit an ice report. He sends this report:
“Took trip to Yellowstone, part of my bucket list. Stopped by Yellowstone Lake to check the ice.
Spring conditions, the lake is 14 by 20 miles, nice size to do some cruising, and there are some hot springs to warm your hands or wash the boats . Anyone up for a road trip????” Bob S.
Forward facing steering, two passenger seats. Aluminum mast and booms, T iron runners and Meade chocks sharpened and aligned. Light weight, easily car toppable. Could use varnish or paint. $650.00
In Maine. Call Bill at 207-975-6980
Thanks to Rick Williams friend of a friend for sending this. And don’t forget the meeting on Sunday!
Bob MacEwen and Chris Malliet are making great progress on their Mini Skeeters. We might have four or five of these on the ice next season. The class is growing in leaps and bounds; over 120 sets of plans have been sold in the past five years.
Bob is ready for paint and varnish.
The ski pole in the cockpit is a push-pull rod for steering when pushing around. Primary steering is with foot pedals.
Chris is not far behind, getting ready to lay the deck. He’s come up with a way to make it quite stunning. We can’t wait to see it!
Isn’t it fun to have a peek into everyone’s shop?
If you’re thinking about building an iceboat, time to stop thinking and start building. Don’t wait until the frost is on the pumpkin!
CIBC SPRING MEETING REMINDER!
Nite sailor Fred Musser and Sarah Sheffield have graciously offered to host our pot luck lunch party and meeting at their house in Union. Sunday, May 5, meeting to start at 11:00 sharp with lunch to follow.
Address is 1611 Clarry Hill Rd., Union. Take 235 north from RT 1, or Clarry Hill Rd south from RT 17. You’ll find it: you’re iceboaters and the one thing we know how to do is find things like hidden launch ramps and good lunches! The food gets better and better each year. Thanks for making it happen! BYOB
Everyone who sails in Maine knows Deep Cove on Damariscotta Lake, and those who don’t are probably familiar with it from Jory’s eloquent prose celebrating it’s mystic healing properties on a raw, blustery day. On a more pedestrian observation, we noticed last season that our favorite spot to sit, out of the wind and in full sun, was rather muddy. Basically, our butts got wet. Iceboaters don’t like to get wet. We are like cats to water.
So two of the club’s officers took it upon themselves as an obligation of office to improve this deplorable matter. A bench was built and an expedition by motorboat was planned and executed.
Usually all we see here for lunch is peanut butter and jelly, or on a good day last night’s soup. But to celebrate our new lunch spot we seeded it with wonderful food energy hoping it will rub off next winter.
Speaking of food, don’t forget the CIBC spring meeting next Sunday in Union!
Brand new Whizz C Skeeter. Light, fast and versatile. Teak sides, ribbon mahogany decks.
Foam/carbon mast with faux wood finish, Bosset sail, titanium chocks, 440c inserts. Complete with trailer, ready to go, in Maine.
$5750.00 or higher offer. Call Bill 207-975-6980
Inside dimensions: 65″ wide x 18′ long
Wood frame, covered with 1/4 plywood
15″ wheels, 3500 pounds axle with electric brakes
Timbren suspension system.
2 side doors, 2 rear doors (bottom door 22″ high, upper door 12″ high)
Compartments for 2 masts 9″ wide x 19,5′ long, and 4 DN masts
Trailer was used to carry 2 Whizz iceboats, and 2 DN with all the gear.
All the layout is built with wood, so quite easy to modify.
Price: $2000 Trailer is in southeastern Quebec.