Conditions on Damariscotta Thursday Feb. 2, Megunticook tour Friday. Feb. 3.

Two Cheapskates and two DN’s sailed Great Bay on Thursday. Maybe 2 inches of dry loose snow, fresh, sometime fresh plus West wind. The snow had no apparent effect on sailing except to quiet already often silent ice. In wind squalls the surface, slightly rippled by wind turned flat white with no “snownadoes” (Fortier) or snow devils. There was no sign of drift formation, strange. Good sailing. Snow has concealed cracks and who knows what else. The wide Cheapskate runner bodies made cute little bow waves of snow occasionally blowing over the bow like ocean spray.

Jory is hosting a scenic picnic tour on Megunticook Friday Feb 3. Meet at Bog Bridge public landing at 10:30, bring a lunch, we should be back in early PM. Skaters reported snow not a problem Thursday.


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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