Author Archives: billbuchholz

Ice Not Being Nice

Ice-out is always a time of mixed feelings. Sad to see it go, but anticipating fine spring days. These folks would like nothing more than to see it go period. Looks like an ice jam burst and started a massive … Continue reading

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CIBC Spring Meeting May 5

Nite sailor Fred Musser and Sarah Sheffield have graciously offered to host our pot luck lunch party and meeting at their house in Union. Sunday, May 5, meeting to start at 11:00 sharp with lunch to follow. Address is 1611 … Continue reading

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NEIYA Spring Gathering

Be sure to attend the NEIYA spring party at Moore Brothers Company in Bristol RI on April 20 to toast a great season and plan the next one…. Info here: https://theneiya.org/2019/04/03/neiya-gathering-moore-brothers-bristol-ri-apr-20th/ And while you are clearing your calendar for that … Continue reading

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Ice Report

The ice is decomposing beautifully. Not just slowly thinning out, but doing all kinds of interesting things. There’s four inches of dense, smooth slush over seven inches of hard, pencilated ice. Almost a foot of material, but not strong enough … Continue reading

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Skunners

With memories of spring sailing still fresh, and those days lost to drain holes and slush still hurting, there all solutions a-building. Bob Strzelewicz has just finished two styles: This one has steel angles bolted to the plate runners and … Continue reading

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Chickawaukie Ice

According to official Chicky Ice Monitor Lloyd Roberts, ice out on the lake is called at today, 6:oopm. Damariscotta is not far behind. Megunticook is half out, and Hosmer and Mace’s still have everything intact. The mystery of ice and … Continue reading

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April 4. We Might Actually Be Done

No sub-freezing temps anywhere in view, with rain on the way. Last night it was twenty degrees here and the rain barrel made a half-inch of black ice, and by noon it was still there but penciled. The surface on … Continue reading

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