Damariscotta Report Monday Jan 15

Cold, steady nice breeze, maybe 10 MHP, NW?, ice grade 6-7 as reported by Squibb Sunday, nice call Jory. Some 15-20 boats launching off the beach uneventfully. The sun hid behind overcast most of the day, a few snow flakes filtered down to make it nice and wintery. A hand full of Whizzes, 2-3 Skeeters, several DN’s and variants, and a gaggle of Cheapskates (one brand new one from upstate New York) sailed around all day. Apparently the narrows and points South were navigable as boats disappeared in that direction from time to time, and returned. It was classic Dammy, too bad about the forecast 3-7 inches of snow Wednesday, Think rain. A couple of the skeeters were wearing black sails, almost invisible against the trees even with their yellow fuselages, kind of scary. It was great while it lasted.

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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