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  1. Marty Cawley

    I’m a newbie here and looking for help with runners. Difference between inserts, plates, alligators, slush runners, bull nose….. All confusing.

    I bought a Nite style boat (but single seater) and it has runners that seem short to me though it handled pretty well on my 1st time out in light wind.

    Steering runner is 26 inches, side runners are 30 inches. I’ve seen longer ones on the lake where guys have skeeter type boats. My “Nite” is about 17 feet long, 12 foot plank and 18 foot mast.

    Any comments are appreciated.

    02/18/2019 at 7:35 pm

  2. Peter Feinstein

    I’m a dues paying member but don’t know how to find out where everyone is sailing. There’s a group of DNers sailing on a pond in Gloucester but we’d like to sail with the big boys. Is there still a recorded phone message available on where it’s safe to sail.

    02/10/2019 at 6:31 pm

  3. Ed

    Anyone know ice conditions at Contoocook in Ringe NH?

    02/10/2019 at 9:56 am

  4. Ed

    Anyone know where there is an access point to lake monomonac?

    02/10/2019 at 8:49 am

  5. Hey Kit, how are the conditions on Monomomac? Is it solid? The weather looks pretty nice today.

    02/10/2019 at 8:08 am

    • Ed

      Question for you on monomonac, where is an access point to get on the ice?
      Thanks,
      Ed

      02/10/2019 at 8:42 am

    • Jay Whitehair

      Cleversky, please contact me. I am always looking for more local hang gliding wing mates. Especially ice boaters!
      Jay Whitehair
      Sailoffshore@comcast.net

      02/10/2019 at 9:53 am

  6. Hank Clark

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/JXX2JnLCWriVaTTr8

    Not sure if the picture will come through but Lake George village New York looks like it might be saileable on Saturday, just in time for the winter carnival, if you’re into that sort of thing.

    02/06/2019 at 4:22 pm

  7. I may have a small pond, about a mile circumference, that looked good in the Stoughton area. I’ll check it out in morning if I have another sailor to go with me. Otherwise I’ll drive by and go to work. Ed E. DN 677, erkimin@gmail.com.

    01/31/2019 at 7:20 pm

  8. Kit Tucker

    Sailing tomorrow on Lake Monomonoc. Can’t go alone. Hate to waste really good ice. Anyone interested?

    01/28/2019 at 5:34 pm

    • Valerie Strzelewicz bob strzelewicz

      Hey Kit been sailing Quaboag in Brookfield, just saw your post about Monomonoc, wish i was in contact with you,been looking for people to sail whit
      just found out about this link. bob s from webster lake

      01/30/2019 at 7:34 am

    • I’m back from various travels, and if there’s ice, I’ll try to go. I assume Monomonac is snow-covered right now?

      02/03/2019 at 12:33 pm

  9. Ben Raynes

    How thick does the ice have to be typically before you put a boat out on it?

    12/26/2018 at 4:56 pm

    • Ice strength varies depending on how old it is. New is strongest. We look for plus 4 inches but remember there is always variations in thickness. I urge you to scout ice with someone with experience. Never sail alone!

      12/26/2018 at 8:51 pm

  10. Ben Raynes

    I’m new to the sport. I’ve only sailed a DN once and looking to get some more experience this winter. How best to find people to sail with near Ossipee, NH?

    12/22/2018 at 8:38 am

    • Ben,

      Thanks for reaching out. We welcome all new comers. Suggest you keep an eye on our site for racing and cruising gatherings. Right not we are in healing mode after the recent assault from the warm rain. Stay tuned.

      John

      P.S. I encourage you to join the NEIYA links should be on the right side of the site from a desktop browser. Regardless we welcome you to come to the ice.

      12/22/2018 at 9:39 am

  11. Kit Tucker

    Anyone want to sail on Monomonoc tomorrow, Friday the 14 th? It’s really, really nice
    Kit Tucker

    12/13/2018 at 6:55 pm

    • I have to work tomorrow, but I’m going to try and get up there this weekend. And I bought a sail to go with my skates, so if there’s any breeze I’ll be trying to learn to use that. Saturday looks very light (which might be a good thing for me just starting out), Sunday a little stronger but maybe rainy. (We should exchange contact info.)

      J-J Cote

      12/13/2018 at 9:02 pm

  12. John Hughes

    4 DNs and a Lockley Skimmer had a perfect day on Contoocook today, sailing on the kind of ice they make in heaven. We launched from the Jaffrey Town beach, on the north end of the lake. Enough wind to be exciting but not scary, ice so smooth the only sound was a steady soft hiss, and best of all, a new DN sailor sailing for his first time, who finished up the day with a smile so wide I thought the two sides might meet in the back of his head. (The rest of us explained to him that it wasn’t ALWAYS quite this nice!) I can’t go back tomorrow, but if I could (and if Quaboag weren’t closer), I’d be there!

    12/12/2018 at 7:46 pm

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