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.

Chickawaukee Ice Thursday 11 AM

3 inch deep puddles all healed up, rare patches of thin dry shell ice. Northern half of lake grade 10, lovely. Southern has widely scattered patches of slightly rough stuff, overall grade 8. Tomorrow, Friday, we will have the first … Continue reading

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Inside scoop at Chicky 1/25

Lovely ice, grade 10 in Northern zone, 8 in Southern zone. Rare patches of dry thin shell, nice breeze this AM. You are welcome to leave boats for days, beach is strong enough to roll trailers on today. See website … Continue reading

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Chickawaukee Ice

We will inspect the ice Thursday AM and report here by noon. It looks possible Thursday and promising for Friday.

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Chickawaukee Ice Report Wed .AM

The tea leaves were well focussed. There is no snow left on the lake and little around the edges. The foundation in a recent fish hole is 8 inche. Most all of the surface is finely granular, about grade 9, … Continue reading

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1/21: Tea Leaves in the snow.

Snow cover on Chickawaukee yesterday was a uniform 3 inches of settled powder with a soft easily broken non crust, just firmer powder, apparently stiff enough to resist drifting. Friday we had a report from Damariscotta of 4 inches of … Continue reading

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