Tuesday Drift Bashing on Chickawauky

Bob MacEwan, John Eastman, and Lloyd Roberts did not go West to avoid snow, we stayed here to play in it. John tied a double reef into his big Mead which was just right for the 20+ gusts. The two Cheapskates just went sailing. At mid day the powdery drifts were 2- 6 inches deep and exploded nicely on impact from all those pieces of 2X4 driven by the awesome power of 75 square feet of sail propelling a tapered step ladder. We had forgotten how docile the Cheapy is in heavy air, just let the sheet out a bit and drive around, satisfying acceleration with no hiking, no white knuckle loss of control. John cruised around sedately at twice our speed. Visibility was very limited, it was nice to be on known good ice. Sorry, no pix. Wednesday may be nice before the snow stiffens from wind or possible rain 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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