Bob Lombardo skated the pond top to bottom the past two days and saw nothing to bother an iceboat except the place called Fortier’s Lead. We have a one day weather window on Thursday to sail this plate. There’s still a day of wet and warm between us and it, but based on recent recoveries at Damariscotta and Winnipesaukee it appears that it will get cold enough to button it up. Plus, it will be dry and windy Wednesday afternoon once the front passes. Never underestimate the power of evaporation, or the optimism of iceboaters.