Category Archives: 2019 Season

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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2018-19 Season Kickoff

Good Monday all, I just want to say that the weekend of meetings, feedings, talkings, tunings, sharpenings, alignings went well I conclude. The first get together in MA went well for me as I did not have any gear to … Continue reading

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Secretary Rindlaub out sick, Secretary Emeritus takes over

Fall Meeting Chickawaukee Ice Boat Club Nov 4, 2018 at Dave Fortier’s, Biddeford, ME Treasurer’s report received; major expenses donation to Clary Lake Association toward dam repair, Spring Meeting hall rental, and newsletter printing. Current balance $2,285 plus dues collected … Continue reading

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Iceboating Brain Teasers

The first one to submit a complete set of correct answers to both puzzles wins a CIBC hat. Respond via the “comment” bar. Please include your mailing address. Ice Boat Term.pdf KnowYourIce.pdf

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Crossword Puzzle Winner

Congratulations to Kate Morrone for being the first one to submit a complete and correct crossword. John Stanton gets an honorable mention. Where she ever came up with “polynyas” we’ll never know, but it’s generally used to describe large holes … Continue reading

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What is the Perfect Report?

The perfect ice report is, of course, a report of perfect ice. But that’s not the issue today. John Zimmerman sent this around, and it’s an excellent guide to keep in mind as you check ice and send reports. It’s … Continue reading

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Stern Steerer Needs Ice (and a Home)

This boat spent most of it’s life on lakes in the Augusta, Maine, area. Most recently she’s called Cobbosseecontee home. As a matter of fact, the same day we were sailing that lake two years ago from the south end … Continue reading

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