Frigid Winter Brought Perfect Ice Boat Conditions

Before we bid farewell to an especially brutal winter, I thought I’d say hello to the ice boaters out there who enjoyed a banner year for ice boating. Below are a couple photos of a DN Ice Boat I built around 5 years ago, which is now sailing out of North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club. But to start, two photos of the Hudson ┬áRiver at Croton Point during an especially cold snap.

Hudson River, facing west

Hudson River, facing west

A long, cold winter

A long, cold winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the DN Ice Boat under construction:

Stations set up and side planks being fit.

Stations set up and side planks being fit.

Interior framing.

Interior framing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A look down the centerline.

A look down the centerline.

Another look at interior framing.

Another look at interior framing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hull complete.  Waiting for sanding, sealer and varnish.

Hull complete. Waiting for sanding, sealer and varnish.

Installing the hardware and plank.

Installing the hardware and plank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed iceboat at Rockland Lake State Park.

Completed ice boat at Rockland Lake State Park.

 

2 Comments On “Frigid Winter Brought Perfect Ice Boat Conditions”

  1. Looks good an strong!
    How much horsepowerer will be rigged ?

    Reply

    • Hi John, Thanks for the comment! The DN has a sail area of 60 sq ft and will reach speeds in excess of 50 mph in steady winds of 10-15 mph.

      Reply

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