Chickawaukee Slush Report Wednesday Mar. 6

Surprise, yet another dawn at 33 degrees at the house, are the thermometers stuck? Meanwhile down at the iceodrome the slush is slightly firmer granular but full of water and at least 3 inches deep. The white patches are harder and crunchier but still the axe head just dropped dull side down half disappears. A brisk NE breeze makes one wonder if slush runners might work but I think they would be up to their hub caps, slow going and hard on the framework of the boat.
Meanwhile NOAA radio is looking for another 33 degree week of squalid damp air before the possibility of cooler dry air NEXT Wednesday, perhaps the long awaited Canadian High.
Out in the real world edge rot has started both here and at public beach. This may be partly due to snow melt as the water level is up a few inches. It will be plank time by next Wednesday. BUT, we might sail.


About Lloyd Roberts

Long time ice boater. Creator of the Gambit and Cheapskate boats. Author of the first definitive book on ice boating "Think Ice"One of the original members of the Chickawaukie ice boat club in Maine. Lloyd also lives on Chickawaukie and has played launch host to countless ice boaters over the years.
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