Chickawaukee Saturday

We did indeed get the promised SW Chickybreeze, plenty of it, right down the chute after a brief flurry, so we had streaming snow most of the day, quite cold despite Rockland forecast temp of 30. Indeed a trip to Hamilton Marine in Rockland to replace economical fittings on Cheapskate (economy regardless of the cost) was like coming down to Sochii’s palm trees by the Black Sea from the ski slopes.

The Olympic conditions were enjoyed by a dozen or so skippers. The blown off snow made the occasional frozen truck track more or less visible. The snow formed into 2-3inch scattered drifts which were plowed through with satisfying showers of snow, or they could be avoided. The wind caused some minor casualties and kept some from sailing very much.

Sunday is supposed to be the usual daily winter NW cold front with cooler 20’s and lighter 5-10 winds and maybe an early flurry. Ditto Monday but with sun and no flurries. The rest of the week looks like day after day of good sailing warming somewhat. (Who makes up this stuff?) Think slush runners.

If coming to Lloyds by car please try parking diagonally in the driveway where it is wider by the house, OK to block left garage, on lawn OK, and along other side by the cedars all the way up to the small shed so we don’t have so many out on the street, a poor choice. Trucks, trailers, and 4wd cars onto lake please. DO NOT PARK ON THE SHORE AT THE BEACH. By Monday only go to the ice if you are retrieving a boat and if so do it in AM when the lawn is frozen, thank you. ( It does all heal up by June but it looks like hell when the snow melts). If you think the lawn is muddy, try the public parking lot at the other end, or the State Park on Damariscotta.

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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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