Category Archives: 2019 Season

Dammy 3/19

Remember that card from Monopoly that said “Bank error in your favor, round Go”? Today it was “Weather forecast error in your favor: just Go!” And GO we did. Ten to fifteen with gusts out of the west all day. … Continue reading

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Sailing Damariscotta 3/17 & 18

The drain holes from yesterday froze hard last night and gave us a go fast go far surface over the entire lake. The ice stayed hard throughout both days, with temps just over freezing, although it was just soft enough … Continue reading

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Drain holes on Damariscotta lake

Dammy is a mine field of drain holes. BEWARE.

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Damariscotta Lake ON

The water has drained and evaporated away and left behind granular ice. The surface is rather hard today, with areas of soft stuff but by tomorrow will be good to go. Certainly by Monday the cold in the teens forecast … Continue reading

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Damariscotta Wet Out

Sensors indicate a nicely evolving surface. The forecast for rain has been reduced to showers, which will be fine because too much rain won’t do us any good, especially as the temps Saturday night are not super cold. But by … Continue reading

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Slush Runners

There have been a few questions about slush runners recently as the spring sailing season heats up. Denis Guertin shared these photos of his building process. The edge is 1″ stainless angle, nicely polished. Northwind Iceboats supplies these pre bent. … Continue reading

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Chickawaukee Ice

Two inches of snow over two inches of slush over thick wonderful ice. x

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