….So I stopped in to see Steve Duhamel at Northwind Iceboats the other day. I left with a new sidestay, custom bow tang (fabricated out of stainless on the spot while I waited), seven carbon battens, a bag full of insert bushings, a steering rod, and some cotter pins. If I’d stayed another hour I think he would have done the brakes on my van. Just amazing.

Thanks Steve! You are The Man.

If you haven’t ever been to Northwind Iceboats world headquarters the secret basement laboratory is in the pics below. Not only does Steve have every iceboat related part and gizmo ever made he is also a font of knowledge when it comes to iceboats, cars (esp VW’s), and life in general.

Check his website at

James “T” Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401 258 6230

One response


    Does Steve collect sharpies???

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    11/30/2015 at 2:16 pm