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'Iceboats" - Re: [bolger] Digest Number 1315

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  • Steven Lewis
    Take a peak at Stevenson s projects, they have a pretty nifty wheeled land sailor there. Could give you ideas. Steve ... all. ... {Lake ... has ... Iceboat ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 27, 2002
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      Take a peak at Stevenson's projects, they have a pretty nifty wheeled
      land sailor there. Could give you ideas.

      Steve

      --- In bolger@y..., "Ron Magen" <quohog@w...> wrote:
      > First - a Happy and not to over-stuffed-to-groaning Thanksgiving to
      all.
      >
      > {Now to the Topic}
      > We're kind of 'betwixt & between' around here.
      >
      > While we do get some 'acceptable' winds and the weekends do have
      > sufficient daylight, there's no 'real' stretch of trustworthy ice
      {Lake
      > Nockamixon does have an 'iceboat launching area . . . but the lake
      has
      > to freeze FIRST}.
      >
      > I've been mentally toying with the idea of building a simple DN
      Iceboat
      > and using WHEELS instead of runners. There's a couple of abandoned
      > airports {or at least parts of them} with nice open areas. In
      addition,
      > there are some 'very under-used beaches' during the winter months.
      >
      > Why not just put the existing boat on a 3-wheeled 'cart' and give
      it a
      > try ? If 'they' can race Lawn Tractors and Sofa's why not a
      > 'Roll-a-Boat' !! If there are any beaches nearby, and 'ditchings'
      should
      > fairly non-disastrous.
      >
      > Regards {and let us know how it turns out},
      > Ron Magen
      > Backyard Boatshop
      >
      > [PS: We're donating my wife's old {1988}car to Purple Heart
      Veterans;
      > that should free up some space in the 'exterior working area']
      >
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