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Maps to our lakes
Black ice - Cedar Lake
Circle Lake - Friends
Misc. Iceboating photos
Building a new plank
Building slush runners
Building a Renegade
Building a trailer
Official DN webpage
Ice cleats and mittens
Small Update 2018
Recent weather (climate change?) has reduced our ice boating!
Author John Burroughs said:
"It is always good weather for something ..."
(Letter of the Day (StarTrib Jan 31, 2014): Winter's Work ... Betty Ann Addison, Fridley)
Lake Calhoun is our favorite city lake for ice boating ... which is legal!
January 11, 2010, two pilots found the weather good for landing
on Lake Calhoun to pick up a hamburger!
Two Planes Land on Link BROKEN Lake Calhoun ... KARE 11
Please note the above link has been lost. If you know of a link, let me know.
This link works:
WCCO 4 ... Link to News Report ... 25 mBytes, slow to load ... go get a cup of coffee!
- Are rarely updated
- Provide maps to some lakes used by our group
- Provide details on some iceboat construction activity
- Provide details on the construction of two custom trailers ... a little covered topic
- Provide some iceboat maintenance descriptions
We sail many lakes in Minnesota and a few city lakes:
Major Lakes: Lake Minnetonka (Shorewood Yacht Club), Lake Pepin (Mississippi River), White Bear Lake
Minneapolis City Lakes: Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet
St. Paul City: Lake Phalan ... where they cut ice blocks for the Winter carnival
Suburb Lakes: Marion Lake
Outlying Lakes: Cedar Lake, Union Lake, Circle Lake
- Links to interesting websites
Aligning Runners with Laser Beam
Black Ice - Perfect Day of Iceboating
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Several projects are underway including a Corvette rebuild
To the left, Dale Johnson is holding the springboard in place. Above and below are the steering plank pivot along with the original magazine article below.
|Address of this page: http://quid.us/ice
Created 1/14/2005 ... Search Engines found this webpage on 1/31/2005 ... moved 5/22/2006
Author at Lake Phalen, Winter 2003-2004
Cutting ice for the Ice Palace in St. Paul