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Old 26-02-2016, 11:51   #1
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Anybody Iceboating?

Last year it started snowing in mid-January and didn't stop; we sailed March and the first w/e in April.

This year a few souls got out a couple days after the long delay waiting for hard water. Now it's been so warm that there's no good ice.

Anybody getting any ice time in?
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Old 26-02-2016, 19:14   #2
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No, but definately on my bucket list todo.
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Old 26-02-2016, 20:42   #3
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Re: Anybody Iceboating?

Not sure if you can see facebook videos but here's a friend of my brothers latest adventure :-(

https://www.facebook.com/niels.kaech...3887175707165/

Brother's been sailing Ghost Lake this winter... he's in a wheelchair so ice sailing just seemed "natural"?
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Old 27-02-2016, 06:03   #4
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Hmmm, anybody interested in swaping some time on solid water for time in the Carib?

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Old 27-02-2016, 11:47   #5
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Re: Anybody Iceboating?

No ice sailing here ... ;-(

(Canary Islands, the name of the place tells you the story)

But I always look with envy at people living where one can. In places from Russia thru Germany it is a big sport.

Interestingly, ice cruising also exists.

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Old 27-02-2016, 12:49   #6
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Re: Anybody Iceboating?

DNs, just outside of Midland, Ontario, 45 yrs ago.
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Old 28-02-2016, 07:42   #7
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Re: Anybody Iceboating?

This sport deserves a bump! We have members in Canada, Lapland, Yakutsk ...

Yakutsk??????

http://www.askaboutsports.com/images...53-500x485.jpg

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It is nice to be warm and tropical and yet!
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Old 28-02-2016, 08:57   #8
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Re: Anybody Iceboating?

Always wanted to build one. Any sites with plans for a decent iceboat.
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Old 28-02-2016, 12:00   #9
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Re: Anybody Iceboating?

Tried it once, years ago, on Big Marine Lake in Minnesota. Fast, exciting and COLD! I was young and nuts then. Used to push my windsurfer out over the shore ice to get to open water. When you love to sail you find a way no matter what.


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Old 28-02-2016, 13:18   #10
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I am sure there are many newer designs. We built a "DN" (stands for "Detroit News") plans were printed in the newspaper in the mid 1960's...I would go out after breakfast and not home til' dinner, truly a good bucket list item! Instant acceleration!!!


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I've never done it, but definitely want to give a try sometime.
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