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 Post subject: H-16 on Ice?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:33 pm 
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Location: Southern Colorado USA
OK,

I think I have it bad.

It's been two months since I was able to sail. Now the lake is covered with ice and I have been thinking about the fact that I have a spare frame, mast, boom and sails.....

Has anyone ever read about converting an H-16 for ice sailing?

Seems to me there would need to be some kind of shock absorption rigged and the steering might be a trick....

Mitch


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:08 pm 
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There's ice sailing to satisfy your jones, which has been around a long time. And it's close cousin, land sailing.

http://info.detnews.com/history/story/i ... egory=life

http://www.nalsa.org/index.htm


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:28 pm 
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Mitch,

I hear ya' on the missing sailing already. From my inquiries the DN iceboat is the way to start out, relatively cheap and lots of them around. Then you can move on to your "wild thang" :twisted: 16

Link for your neck of the woods. http://www.windisfun.com/

Another thing I learned is the season is short, early and late, when there is no snow on the ice. Have fun, be safe!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:08 pm 
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We took a 16 down a sledding hill once, without the mast and all. It was pretty sweet. :shock: Oh, and pretty FAST!!! :twisted:

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