Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-01-2018, 05:27   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fiji Airways/ Lake Ontario
Boat: Want a B430!
Posts: 1,267
Images: 5
Iceboating Great Lakes region

No reason to give up sailing just because the water gets hard!

Below photo of 1st mate becoming comfortable 10cm off the ice at 40kph.

Yesterday was stunning, 15 knot breeze out of the south with fairly smooth ice and little snow.

The local cop stopped and was mesmerized, he'd never seen an iceboat before. Since radar works on boats as well as autos, he clocked an E Boat at 47mph / 75kph.



__________________

Tetepare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 06:37   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 11,017
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Cool. On my bucket list. Wanna trade for some time in the Carib? 😆
__________________

belizesailor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 06:49   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: 2019 - Cruising Mediterranean Spain
Boat: Amazon 49 cutter, custom steel boat built in Surrey, Canada
Posts: 644
Images: 1
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

This is something I’ve always wanted to try. Sounds like you had ideal conditions. Awesome!

Steve
steve77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 07:14   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fiji Airways/ Lake Ontario
Boat: Want a B430!
Posts: 1,267
Images: 5
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Quote:
Originally Posted by belizesailor View Post
Cool. On my bucket list. Wanna trade for some time in the Carib? 😆

Sure. I'm rather partial to New River Lagoon.

Come on up. You have maybe two months left.

Problem is along the eastern Great Lakes the weather vacillates right around freezing. And we have a lot of snow. Warm weather melts ice...no boating. Big snow means no boating. Light winds means no boating. Between the three factors, we might get two or three good days a year. Or none- three years ago was banner, we've not used the boats in the last two winters. If one wants to iceboat in our area there is no waiting for the weekend or such, it's "go right now"

Better to go to Minnesota. But when conditions are right, it's an absolute blast.
Tetepare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 07:49   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 55
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Sodus Bay ?????
SunKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 08:00   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 11,017
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tetepare View Post
Sure. I'm rather partial to New River Lagoon.

Come on up. You have maybe two months left.

Problem is along the eastern Great Lakes the weather vacillates right around freezing. And we have a lot of snow. Warm weather melts ice...no boating. Big snow means no boating. Light winds means no boating. Between the three factors, we might get two or three good days a year. Or none- three years ago was banner, we've not used the boats in the last two winters. If one wants to iceboat in our area there is no waiting for the weekend or such, it's "go right now"

Better to go to Minnesota. But when conditions are right, it's an absolute blast.
Thanks for the info, given that I would be travelling for this a higher probability venue might be a better fit. Where are the iceboat meccas?
belizesailor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 08:51   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 179
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Some of Wisconsin lakes had excellent conditions for ice boating recently. No or very little snow meant great conditions for ice boaters on Lake Winnebago!
P3sailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 09:16   #8
Registered User
 
akprb's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Alaska
Boat: Boatless
Posts: 903
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Did this as a kid on the Hudson aboard the “Jack Frost.” Amazing, loud, fast.

The smaller boats insane speed!

Thanks for the post! Great memories.
__________________
www.sailingohana.com

"Take it all in, it's as big as it seems, count all your blessings, remember your dreams" JB
akprb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 09:52   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Summerland Key, FL
Boat: FP Mahe 36
Posts: 8
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

That appears to be a Skimmer 45. I sailed mine in Michigan for 30 years, then began going south before the water got hard. Great times!
Catkeywest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 10:40   #10
Registered User
 
taxwizz's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Toronto
Boat: Small yellow rubber ducky
Posts: 503
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Arggghhhhh....Winter.
I totally hate it.
And I live in Canada.
taxwizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 11:57   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2007
Boat: GibSea 472
Posts: 417
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Around Montréal, on Lake St-Louis, conditions are good a few day per winter. Ice boating with a frien on a DN iceboat is fantastic, with speeds over 60 km/h. It is quite cold this season, but snow accumulation is sometimes the problem. Last week, it was perfect.
Elie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 12:25   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 48
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Best ice (or maybe only ice) in Great Lakes to sail the past few days was on Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City MI. Which was the site of the DN North American championships (80 boats in two fleets)that concluded yesterday afternoon. And there was in crazy cat named Tom sailing at Put-in-Bay, Ohio today.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	5DDE2BB3-77A7-4FEB-AE1E-9AF92DD36FBE.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	432.9 KB
ID:	162941   Click image for larger version

Name:	88728837-2D3B-48F4-8D6A-23524A1B43C9.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	408.8 KB
ID:	162942  

Click image for larger version

Name:	59363C94-C7FF-444E-86E0-06F8489D65DC.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	379.2 KB
ID:	162943  
Kentb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 12:31   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 48
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Maumee Bay, Toledo Ohio (Lake Erie) had 3 consecutive weekends of ice boating while watching ship traffic in the nearby channel.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	67AF6A31-5B71-4DF6-90CC-FAA723A5FC90.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	416.6 KB
ID:	162944   Click image for larger version

Name:	38BA4FBC-830D-4240-960E-743FEA1C9519.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	419.3 KB
ID:	162945  

Click image for larger version

Name:	45AD4E67-011A-4527-9164-629284C3C23D.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	367.8 KB
ID:	162946   Click image for larger version

Name:	FC756B44-C030-45D8-B9D0-7A2CBC470CBC.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	432.2 KB
ID:	162947  

Click image for larger version

Name:	AB187A1D-D115-4192-A118-593EA4B8ECF4.jpeg
Views:	75
Size:	246.9 KB
ID:	162948   Click image for larger version

Name:	6D7FFC50-7E9B-4A69-B51E-3A6F8E9CBB2B.jpeg
Views:	73
Size:	240.9 KB
ID:	162949  

Kentb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 12:32   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 48
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Toledo Ice Yacht Club
Kentb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2018, 12:33   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 48
Re: Iceboating Great Lakes region

Some photos mine, the really good ones belong to photographer Dwayne McKinney
__________________

Kentb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boat, boating, great lakes

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anybody Iceboating? Tetepare Great Lakes 10 29-02-2016 10:36
Decking Repairs - Great Lakes Region Stevehockey4 Monohull Sailboats 1 22-06-2015 03:13
For Trade: Chartkit Region 4 for a Region 6 and/or ICW guide jdham137 Classifieds Archive 10 21-11-2014 13:57
Ahoy from the Great Lakes Region(Lake Erie) captnbn Meets & Greets 4 15-01-2014 04:43
For Sale: MapTech Chart Kits - Region 2 & Region 3 rockerdar Classifieds Archive 0 30-11-2013 07:43



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:52.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.