Apologies to anyone who came to Megunticook only to find no one there, Double apologies if you actually set up and sailed that crap. One run across the broads early in the morning was enough to make the call to shift to Damariscotta in spite of the smaller wind forecast. Most folks got the memo, but if you don’t communicate with any other sailors then you are out of the loop. One of the shortcomings of using this sort of web site to communicate is that it’s pretty much a one way street. It replaced a very burdensome and confusing email list, which had replaced the phone hotline. We have discussed different ways to have a more open system, but nothing seems to work as well all around. Text lists get big and confusing.
So for now this is how it works, or doesn’t, as the case may be. The best way to avoid that sinking feeling as you drive down to the launch and see no one there is to connect.
There are a few boats on the ice hoping for a morning sail before the rain scheduled for noon. Strong south winds predicted. Big winds, rough ice: be sure your nuts are tight.
Any sailing hoped for this coming Sunday?
Hi Bill Thank you again for striving to keep sailable ice available ( sailable-available…get it?) to all. I understand that it is a bit of a thankless job. The very same is happening here in Rhode Island with the small group. They’ve gone over to texting. Suffice it to say that it has its limitations. Fingers crossed for some more ice. Meanwhile, after a failed attempt at ice on Worden Pond today, I laid coat #6 on SBS “ Quantuck “ today. I plan to hit at least 10 coats of Total Boat LUST before topping off with Fine Paints of Europe Varnish. Good Winds, Will
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I wanted to let you know how we communicate conditions in the southern Ontario area. We started a Google group about 5 years ago in lieu of a website.
You probably know how these work. They’re open to anybody registered in the group to report conditions. We’ve been a little lax about format and ice grading rigor (there’s a project) but it’s generally quite good because it allows anyone with a condition report and pictures to post for all to see. The posts stay up for reference.
By the way, I think you are doing an excellent job on your emailings. I’m still reading them even though I am boatless. Has a lot to do with the bad case of seller’s remorse I’m suffering now.
Dave Ross Ex KC 5203
On Fri., Feb. 26, 2021, 6:00 p.m. Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club wrote:
> billbuchholz posted: “Apologies to anyone who came to Megunticook only to > find no one there, Double apologies if you actually set up and sailed that > crap. One run across the broads early in the morning was enough to make the > call to shift to Damariscotta in spite of the smalle” >