Author Archives: Lloyd Roberts

About Lloyd Roberts

Long time ice boater. Creator of the Gambit and Cheapskate boats. Author of the first definitive book on ice boating "Think Ice"One of the original members of the Chickawaukie ice boat club in Maine. Lloyd also lives on Chickawaukie and has played launch host to countless ice boaters over the years.

Thin Ice Swimsuits

There are two groups of ice boat sailors, those who have been swimming and those who are going to go swimming. Wearing a dry suit makes the thin ice swim a non event, you may get wet feet or hands. … Continue reading

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Chickawaukee Ice Friday Feb 2 , 3 PM.

Light snow, rain, and now wind leaves us with a coarse pebbly freezing slush and a few gentle drifts/slush 1-2 inches deep. This can be easily cured by some rain, perhaps Sunday. The coarse pebbles alone would be very draggy. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Drift Bashing on Chickawauky

Bob MacEwan, John Eastman, and Lloyd Roberts did not go West to avoid snow, we stayed here to play in it. John tied a double reef into his big Mead which was just right for the 20+ gusts. The two … Continue reading

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Cheapskate World Champion Jan 26 2018

Bryce Geele accepts the Cheapskate World Championship Cup from Bob MacEwan, previous holder. Cheapskate Commodore Lloyd Roberts looks on with approval.

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Chickawaukee Friday Jan 26

A dozen or more boats sailed Chicky on lovely ice in moderate NW air. We had Nites, Meade, Gambit, DNs of course, a gaggle of Cheapskates and antique Tippy. We did indeed have the World’s Cheapskate Championship with four boats … Continue reading

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