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Old 28-11-2010, 09:48   #1
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Nightmare-Related Question Concerning Arctic Ice

your boat gets trapped in ice...what to do?

in my dream I set bumpers between the ice and hull...as the ice constructed the hull lifted over the ice leaving only the keel stuck in ice.

so I am guessing in real life the boat gets crushed and I head to the nearest Hilton??
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You might find Tristan Jones' book ICE! a good read: Tristan Jones Web Site - ICE! It's worth noting that not all readers believe Mr. Jones works to be non-fiction.

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You might find Tristan Jones' book ICE! a good read: Tristan Jones Web Site - ICE! It's worth noting that not all readers believe Mr. Jones works to be non-fiction.

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ok got my answer on the title line

((And when the ice shifted, crushing his boat like a matchbox, he came face-to-face with death.))
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start heating water and pouring it down the thru holes?

I had an idea for a steel boat which would be designed to get iced in in winter, you can always rise up using above method.


Also a multihull could be fitted with skis, and allow sailing much faster on ice than water.
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If your boat is trapped in pack ice, I'd say prep for loss of the boat, but stay with it until it actually happens.

If your boat is trapped in fast ice, that is you are in a small bay and the water freezes around you, you may be just fine depending on the boat and construction.

Several books to consider:
Time on Ice: A Winter Voyage to Antarctica by Deborah Shapiro and Rolf Bjelke (Oct 9, 1999)

Between Two Poles - Hardcover (July 27, 1995) by Amyr Klink and Lucia Villares

'Bowditch', aka 'The American Practical Navigator' has a fairly serious section on ice issues.

Also 'Icebird' by David Lewis, but I don't recall him covering much if anything in the way of being icebound.
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