2018 Season

Paul Exner: Elusive EQUINOX of Sailing – iceboat.org

Talk about living the Dream….
https://www.iceboat.org/2019/10/19/paul-exner-elusive-equinox-of-sailing/


Two Weeks Till The NEIYA Meet Up Saturday November 2nd

 

Don’t forget our Annual Meeting and Swap Meet the first Saturday of November. Please pay your dues and lunch online. And dig out your old gear and post for sale. People will appreciate the preview online!

The NEIYA Annual Meeting Swap Meet and Luncheon is Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Hudson MA. Remember the new venue, the same as last year. Parking lot activities generally begin around 10 am with lunch at noon. The full schedule of activities will be released in a couple weeks.

Hudson-Concord Elks Hall
99 Park Street, Hudson, MA 01749

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Historic IceBoating

https://www.inkwellinspirations.com/2014/01/historic-winter-sports-ice-sailing.html


Inkwell Inspirations: Historic Winter Sports: Ice Sailing


DN Sailing on Lake Baikal in March 2020 – DN North America

Food for thought if you are looking for some great sailing and a greater adventure! Trust me, I’ve gone on one of these trips… just amazing. And won’t break the bank either! Click and read:

https://www.idniyra.org/2019/10/13/dn-sailing-on-lake-baikal-in-march-2020/


Be There November 2nd – NEIYA Meeting, Swap & Lunch

 

Don’t forget our Annual Meeting and Swap Meet first Saturday of November. Please pay your dues and lunch online. And dig out your old gear and post for sale. People will appreciate the preview online!

The NEIYA Annual Meeting Swap Meet, and Luncheon is Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Hudson MA. Remember the new venue, same as last year. Parking lot activities generally begin around 10 am with lunch at noon. The full schedule of activities will be released in a couple weeks.

Hudson-Concord Elks Hall
99 Park Street, Hudson, MA 01749

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Barn Find DN…. Take a look!

Steve Duhamel of NorthWind IceBoats sends in this slighty-less-than-accurate description of his latest barn-find…. Read and learn….

Barn / Shed Find DN

Late 30’s style DN Closely built to DN 60 Plans as published by the Detroit News Sunday addition projects to build at home work shop.

Great care of construction details were exercised in following the plan’s measurements.

Hardware is all Blacksmith formed.

Hemp rope rigging and sheet line was produced by the Cortege Park in Plymouth MA just before shutting down for good in 1939.

Sail material is Egyptian Cotton with corn starch sizing and black silk reinforcement.

Battens are slow growth Vietnamese bamboo foam core fiberglass.

Blades are forged from used horse shoes. Glue is suspected to be from that same horse that donated the blade material.

While walking in the woods one day, looking for a suitable mast. A bolt of lightning came out of nowhere and struck a nice straight wing shaped tree. Although burned black by the lightning strike, it proved to be just what the project needed. A branch from the same tree provided the boom.

Pulleys (from the sliding barn door from which the boat was pulled) were the only parts from the original design drawings.

Ready to be enjoyed again after a sympathetic cleaning.

Offers will be considered.

Steve’s description is amusing (who knew he had that sense of humor) and is even more so if you’ve ever seen this boat- It’s not a legal DN as it is made of carbon and God only knows what else. But is it ever sexy. If there is a piece of metal, it’s polished to a mirror finish. If there is a piece of carbon (ie the entire hull), it’s clear-coated to perfection. The sail is high aspect, high tech, and this thing is ready to blaze across the ice and elicit some serious drooling in the launch area.

I don’t know if he really wants to sell it or not but it can’t hurt to ask!

Contact Steve through http://www.northwindiceboats.com/ to take a look and for all of your iceboating needs!