Hey Gang- John Ziermann sent this out from LI, a good guide to a perfect ice report- Good time to refresh your memory!
At one of our LRIBYC club meeting someone brought up the ever
important “Ice Report Content”.
What is the Perfect Report?
I need advice and some suggestions.
Here are some of my thoughts and I got some of what you see
below from John S. at NEIYA.(no particular order)
a. Where is the ice?
b. When did you check?
c. Name the nearest town.
d. Where is the access?
e. Ice thickness and composition (4 inches black ice with 3 inches of snow ice on top).
f. How much of the ice did you check?(10ft.,10yds,10mi)
g. State the hazards.(pressure ridge, shell ice, drain holes, open holes)
h. Size of the plate.
i. How did you survey the ice? (walk, skate, bike, sail, drive by, fly over)
j. Best way to get in touch with you to confirm information.
Some of us will drive a long way if we knew it was worth it.
ALL OF US WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF YOU SAVE US THE TRIP!
John Ziermann DN5426/Gambit/LS45