iceboat.org https://www.iceboat.org Home of the Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club of Madison, WI, USA. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:46:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.iceboat.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/cropped-icon5-32x32.jpg iceboat.org https://www.iceboat.org 32 32 126378242 Throwback Thursday: 8mm Memories https://www.iceboat.org/2020/10/22/throwback-thursday-8mm-memories/ Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:46:24 +0000 https://www.iceboat.org/?p=9429 Michigan’s Bill Parker converted his grandfather’s 8 mm ice boating films and uploaded them to YouTube. Take a look. My father, Bill Parker, and my Grandfather, Howard Parker, built, sailed, and raced iceboats in the Battle Creek, Michigan area. These 8mm films are from the WWII era, primarily after the war. They were scanned from […]

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Michigan’s Bill Parker converted his grandfather’s 8 mm ice boating films and uploaded them to YouTube. Take a look.

My father, Bill Parker, and my Grandfather, Howard Parker, built, sailed, and raced iceboats in the Battle Creek, Michigan area. These 8mm films are from the WWII era, primarily after the war. They were scanned from very neglected originals, and the quality is really bad. The original “cinematography” wasn’t great, and Dad was good at taking film of rig or boat details. Much of the footage is relatively static in nature, but there are action shots of iceboats here and there.

The most common iceboats shown are C-class, there is an A class boat or two, and also Skeeters. Grandpa owned an A-class boat for a few years called the “Gossoon”, and later, a Skeeter named “The Duchess.” Dad’s C-Class boat was “Valkyrie”.

I am sure of the Gouguac and Crystal lake venues, but unsure if the other venue is Lake St. Clair. I know they raced there, but also in Wisconsin venues. If you have any information about the venues or the boats, please feel free to comment. [On the YouTube page.]

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October 21, 2020: Nite in IL https://www.iceboat.org/2020/10/21/october-21-2020-nite-in-il/ Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:09:51 +0000 https://www.iceboat.org/?p=9425 “Lady Bug” – Nite Iceboat #230 with trailer Cockpit and side cushions. Complete rigging with 3 horses. Two side runners, one steering runner, with blade sharpening jig. Two new extra runner chocks. 16″ x 8′ gear storage box on trailer. Spare trailer tire. Stored last ten years and will need a little clean up and […]

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“Lady Bug” – Nite Iceboat #230 with trailer
Cockpit and side cushions.
Complete rigging with 3 horses.
Two side runners, one steering runner, with blade sharpening jig.
Two new extra runner chocks.
16″ x 8′ gear storage box on trailer.
Spare trailer tire.
Stored last ten years and will need a little clean up and TLC.
Present location: Crowley’s Yacht Yard, 3434 East 95th Street, Chicago in Building “E”
$2,000 Firm
David Travis: davidbtravis@gmail.com ; for texting 773 531-0015

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October 21, 2020: Skeeter in IL https://www.iceboat.org/2020/10/21/october-21-2020-skeeter-in-il/ Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:07:03 +0000 https://www.iceboat.org/?p=9422 “Lady Les: – Cockpit forward A-Skeeter and custom trailer. Yellow paint. Fuselage with carbon-fiber over wooden frame originally built by Bill Madsen for Peter Harken; spars from Ken Kreider’s rumble seat Skeeter. Sitka spruce spars: Mast 26′; Runner plank 22-23′; Long spring board 154″; short spring board with mechanical spring shock 103″ 4 Side runners: […]

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“Lady Les: – Cockpit forward A-Skeeter and custom trailer. Yellow paint.
Fuselage with carbon-fiber over wooden frame originally built by Bill Madsen for Peter Harken; spars from Ken Kreider’s rumble seat Skeeter.
Sitka spruce spars: Mast 26′; Runner plank 22-23′; Long spring board 154″; short spring board with mechanical spring shock 103″
4 Side runners: 5′ x 7/32″; 6′ x 7/32″; 51″ x 7/32″; 54″ x 3/8″
4 Steering runners: 34″ x 7/32; 35″ x 7/32 36″ x 7/32; 35.5 x 7/32”
2 Sails: one heavy air 75 sq ft; one regular main 74 sq ft.
Complete rigging with 3 horses; and one lifter.
2 new integrated trailer gear storage boxes 3′ x 8′
Blade sharpening jig for long blades with integrated belt sander.
Stored last 12 years and will need some clean up, adjusting, and TLC.
Present location Crowley’s Yacht Yard, 3434 East 95th Street, Chicago, Illinois in Building “E”
$4,000.00 Firm
David Travis: davidbtravis@gmail.com; for texting 773 531-0015

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October 20, 2020: Nite in WI https://www.iceboat.org/2020/10/20/october-20-2020-nite-in-wi/ Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:53:15 +0000 https://www.iceboat.org/?p=9416 Nite #35 Fast & true, really great boat! Good condition hull, sail, sharp runners and trailer. 2 new blocks and line, ready to sail, Asking $3,100 obo. Wisconsin Please call 608-843-3550 or Paul@BlueTerraDesign.com

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Nite #35
Fast & true, really great boat!
Good condition hull, sail, sharp runners and trailer.
2 new blocks and line, ready to sail,
Asking $3,100 obo.
Wisconsin
Please call 608-843-3550 or Paul@BlueTerraDesign.com

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2020-2021 Winter Forecast: There Will Be Iceboating Somewhere…Again https://www.iceboat.org/2020/10/20/2020-2021-winter-forecast-there-will-be-iceboating-somewhereagain/ Tue, 20 Oct 2020 19:24:34 +0000 https://www.iceboat.org/?p=9408 The winter forecasts are out, peppered with words that hedge their predictions – terms like possible, possibly, maybe and expected. You can trust our winter forecasts here at iceboat.org. We guarantee that there will be ice sailing somewhere in North America and around the world, hopefully near you! And make plans to attend your local […]

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“Ice Yachts On The Hudson River” by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick. “They work primarily in the fields of photography and installation art, specializing in fictitious histories [much like winter weather forecasts – Ed.] set in the past or future. Website

The winter forecasts are out, peppered with words that hedge their predictions – terms like possible, possibly, maybe and expected.
You can trust our winter forecasts here at iceboat.org. We guarantee that there will be ice sailing somewhere in North America and around the world, hopefully near you! And make plans to attend your local iceboat swap meet this Saturday, October 24. Information below!
WINTER WEATHER GUESSES
Farmer’s Almanac
NOAA
Accuweather
John Dee’s Winter Outlook

ICEBOAT SWAP MEETS
EAST – THOMPSON, CONNECTICUT

New England Ice Yacht Club Swap Meet
Saturday, October 24
10 AM
Thompson Motor Speedway Golf Course
205 E Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT 06277
We will have lots of outdoor space for the swap meet, Lunch, and our Annual Meeting. You don’t have to come inside if you are not comfortable doing so but everyone should meet up in the parking lot. You do not have to be a member to attend the swap or other activities.
More information

WEST – GREEN LAKE, WISCONSIN
Green Lake Ice Yacht Club
Saturday, October 24
10 AM – 2 PM
Green Lake Town Square Parking Lot
Green Lake, WI
More information

WEST- DELAVAN, WISCONSIN
Delavan Yacht Club
Saturday, November 7, 2020
10 AM – 3 PM
Location: Delavan Yacht Club
1501 Cedar Point Drive
Delavan, WI
More information

 

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October 15, 2020: Nite in MN https://www.iceboat.org/2020/10/15/october-15-2020-nite-in-mn/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:37:34 +0000 https://www.iceboat.org/?p=9393 Nite Iceboat Excellent condition Low miles Cover included St Louis Park, MN $3,200 925.929.8742

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Nite Iceboat
Excellent condition
Low miles
Cover included
St Louis Park, MN
$3,200
925.929.8742

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How Do You Say HOLLYWOOD in Norwegian? https://www.iceboat.org/2020/10/14/how-do-you-say-hollywood-in-norweigian/ Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:04:07 +0000 https://www.iceboat.org/?p=9384 An intrepid ice skater who goes by the name “The Dutch Ice Finder” found the first of the season today on Lake Juvvanet in Norway and posted these heart-wrenchingly beautiful photos of perfect, fresh, black ice on his Facebook page. The season is soon upon us, folks. 

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An intrepid ice skater who goes by the name “The Dutch Ice Finder” found the first of the season today on Lake Juvvanet in Norway and posted these heart-wrenchingly beautiful photos of perfect, fresh, black ice on his Facebook page. The season is soon upon us, folks. 

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October 14, 2020: INSANITY Skeeter in NJ https://www.iceboat.org/2020/10/14/october-14-2020-insanity-skeeter-in-nj/ Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:29:16 +0000 https://www.iceboat.org/?p=9379 Class A Skeeter Want to beat JD, Yaeso, & Orlebeke? Want to win the ISA? It’s simple. Just write me a check. INSANITY is in MINT condition. She’s won the ISA 4X. She sports a new foam & carbon fiber runner plank. THREE sets of brand NEW runners with carbon fiber stiffeners. Three sails. Race […]

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Class A Skeeter
Want to beat JD, Yaeso, & Orlebeke?
Want to win the ISA? It’s simple.
Just write me a check.
INSANITY is in MINT condition.
She’s won the ISA 4X.
She sports a new foam & carbon fiber runner plank.
THREE sets of brand NEW runners with carbon fiber stiffeners.
Three sails. Race ready. Sharp runners. $50,000.
New Jersey.
danielclapp@aol.com

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October 11, 2020: Nite in WI https://www.iceboat.org/2020/10/11/october-11-2020-nite-in-wi/ Sun, 11 Oct 2020 13:37:54 +0000 https://www.iceboat.org/?p=9368 Nite 160 “Poon” Stored indoors, 3 barely used sails (Jim Gluek custom sail, and Charlie Miller CL1), custom made trailer, jack, 2 covers, one to haul and a winter cover. Extra battens, custom seat, S&R slider on boom, tapered main sheet, 2 sets of Harken ratcheting blocks on boom and deck.  Excellent condition. Marinette, WI. […]

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Nite 160
“Poon”
Stored indoors, 3 barely used sails (Jim Gluek custom sail, and Charlie Miller CL1), custom made trailer, jack, 2 covers, one to haul and a winter cover. Extra battens, custom seat, S&R slider on boom, tapered main sheet, 2 sets of Harken ratcheting blocks on boom and deck.  Excellent condition.
Marinette, WI.
Willing to deliver within a reasonable distance.
$6,500
Call Ken
1-608-712-0442

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See the “B” This Week https://www.iceboat.org/2020/10/11/see-the-b-this-week/ Sun, 11 Oct 2020 13:21:09 +0000 https://www.iceboat.org/?p=9360 In addition to the autumn colors, apples, and pumpkins, fall in Four Lakes means setting up your iceboat to make sure everything fits. The MARY B group set her up in a Westport field on Saturday.. Daniel Hearn also took advantage of the beautiful day and the large area to set up his C Skeeter. […]

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Ritz the puppy is intrigued by the MARY B being assembled.

In addition to the autumn colors, apples, and pumpkins, fall in Four Lakes means setting up your iceboat to make sure everything fits. The MARY B group set her up in a Westport field on Saturday.. Daniel Hearn also took advantage of the beautiful day and the large area to set up his C Skeeter. If you’d like to see the MARY B, she’ll be up all week. Don Sanford sends the following:

Mary B is waiting for you! Have you ever wanted to get an up-close and personal look at the Mary B but just haven’t felt up to braving the cold and hiking out onto the ice?

Well, here’s your chance. Our volunteers set her up today and now you can even visit from the comfort of your car.

She’s waiting for you in a wide-open field near the intersection of Hwy 113 and County Hwy M.

Set your GPS for 5341 W. River Road., Waunakee 53597. Once you’re on River Road, just follow the Mary B signs.

Volunteers will be there to show her to you, answer questions and maybe tell you a story from 1 pm – 4 pm as follows:

  • Sunday, October 11
  • Tuesday, October 13
  • Wednesday, October 14
  • Thursday, October 15
  • Friday, October 16

Come on out this week, you won’t need a winter coat, gloves or your ice creepers!

Sorry about the late notice, but you know how it is with iceboats—conditions are always changing.

See you on the ice grass.

Please wear your mask.

Don

Frankie Hearn tests his dad’s C Skeeter.

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