“Graciousness, attention to detail a way of life for Bill Mattison”

“Graciousness, attention to detail a way of life for Bill Mattison”

Bill & Mauretta Mattison. Photo: John Hart

Wisconsin State Journal
Graciousness, attention to detail a way of life for Bill Mattison
By Barry Adams

Idle is a rarely used gear for Bill Mattison.

The proof can be seen in the intricacies of miniature circus wagons that line the living-room shelves of his Madison home.

The wooden wagons, modeled after those at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, sport working brakes, tiny hinges and detailed paint jobs. One has a working steam calliope and another a series of thimble-sized cast iron bells tuned to specific pitches.
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September 21, 2020: Stern Steerer

September 21, 2020: Stern Steerer

Class B Stern Steerer
32′ long with 18′ runner plank
35′ spruce mast
Stainless rigging
Fully battened Dacron main and jib
Originally a Detroit boat, it was totally rebuilt in 2001 with new laminated baskets (cockpit), new mast and rig. new plank
Nickle plated hardware
Two sets of runners, cast Iron and snows
Cockpit cushions
Custom built tandem trailer with Jin Pole and electric winch
$6500
$4000 cash or best offer
Wisconsin
Text at 715-308-5024
Or Email at newcomb@tcmc20.co

4LIYC Meetings Join the Virtual Revolution

4LIYC Meetings Join the Virtual Revolution

The Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club is pleased to announce that our meetings for the upcoming season will continue through the Zoom app. Club officers believe it is critical to maintain our meeting schedule in order to keep our members informed about ice conditions, regattas, and fleet news. Currently, in Dane County, restaurants and bars have a 25% capacity limit which makes holding our club meetings next to impossible. Even though we can’t meet indoors, club members are excited and looking forward to the upcoming ice sailing season. Ice sailing is the perfect way to continue socializing and having fun outdoors. Club meetings could move back indoors if the COVID situation changes.

4LIYC club members will receive an email next week with more information about the Zoom meetings. If you have questions, please email debwhitehorse@iceboat.org.

2020-2021 4LIYC ZOOM MEETING DATES

  • November 4
  • November 18 Elections, Elect Fleet Captains. Vote on ISA & NIYA Agenda Items
  • December 2
  • December 16
  • December 30
  • January 13 Honor Roll Nominations
  • January 27 Deadline for By-Law or Racing Rules Amendment Submission
  • February 10
  • February 24 Business Meeting
  • March 10

Location: Online using the Zoom App 
Time: 6:30 PM

September 15, 2020: DN in Madison, WI

September 15, 2020: DN in Madison, WI

DN: Ready for ice. This boat was raced by Fred Shappert on Delavan Lake before I bought it. It has been well cared for and loved but I am getting too old for this sport. Included are a Norton hull with baby blue cockpit, Norton mast, Kenyon Marine boom, sitka plank, all with canvas, trailer able bags. Sarns runners with wood box. Sta-Master calibrated adjustable forestay. Stainless steel shrouds. Sail with red right foot sailmaker logo, with DN1530 number. Sail bag can double as hull cover. Sherry sliding tiller. 2 main sheets- chain-stitch and regular. Karavan trailer in great working condition (1 7/8” ball, 4 blade connector) which is rigged to be able to transport two DN’s with box to carry equipment. Spare tire. Also wench and bunks which can be put on trailer to use it for small sloop. 3 triangle pedestal stands.
Madison, WI
$1950
$2000
pcwms@tds.net

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