Author Archives: Lloyd Roberts

CIBC Cheapskate Trophy

The “Cheapskate Commodore” is humbled by the generosity of Bunting for donating this elegant trophy. I wasn’t sure whether the trophy included Junior the dozer as a stand. We will likely need a committee to do the annual polishing. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Season


Since Cheapskate sailors are not showing any interest in converting to soft water sailing in my unused Sunfish hull I wonder if the hull can be put to better use. I have vivid memory of my only ride on a … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Season

Cheapskate Water Conversion

I have a vintage Alcort Sunfish hull ready to sail with dagger board and rudder. Why wait for ice when you can do the wet stuff now. Call Lloyd at 207 596-2095.

Posted in 2017 Season

Mystery Snow Shoes

Scott Woodman researched the picture of the little snow shoes from the recent newsletter. They are vintage Swiss Army snow shoes. Maybe the Swiss Army does not iceboat after all, an apparent lapse in their otherwise admirable national defense system. … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Season

Ice on Chickawaukee

Tuesday April 11. The last of the ice that never got used on Chicky melted last night. Long hot summer ahead. —

Posted in 2017 Season

End of Season on Damariscotta Monday Mar 13

The Whizzes, racing DN’s, freight train trailers, and most distant out of towners were gone leaving the faithful to enjoy light air and civilized temperatures for a change. We wore out the nice stretch of ice in the center of … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Season

Maine DN Championship Regatta March 12 Reminder

The Maine Championship will run on DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. “Spring Forward” and set your clocks ahead. It was 30F in the sun here Saturday despite near zero temp.  

Posted in 2017 Season