While the CIBC didn’t manage to sign up and new members this past weekend at the Maine Boats and Harbors show, we did raise awareness of the sport and found some great networking opportunities. We have a very good lead for a more reliable spy on Moosehead Lake, and we discovered a secret stash of big stern steerers on Marancook Lake, near Great Pond in Belgrade Lakes. The folks there agreed to give us a call when Great Pond and Marancook are sailable.
The low point was when a woman asked if her child could sit in the “kayak” to have her picture taken. She wasn’t too interested when told it was actually an iceboat.
Our own Charlie Sylveius, and then later, John Stanton showed up. John reports that we have a new venue for the Fall meeting and Swap Meet, so stand by for directions. During one of the many great ice conversations my wife pointed out that “it’s only August, boys”. so we thanked her for reminding us that time is running out and we need to get right on those ice boat projects!
One of the exhibitors has an older DN for sale in Leominster, Mass. David Erickson, 978-857-8014. firstname.lastname@example.org. $400.oo
Thanks to Jim Gagnon, Curtis Rindlaub, Guy Pollyblank, Tom Nichols and Lloyd Roberts for manning the stand all weekend, and to Denis Guertin for supplying the teriffic video which ran endlessly all weekend.