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post #16 of Old 02-03-2011
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Exiles question re techniques and equipement...
Just a few thoughts in no order
This is steel boat territory and for good reason
should have many watertight compartments
protect rudder and prop from ice
carry and have means to steer/move under
power if damaged
Ability to track ice by satellite, long before radar picks up,
so you will be able to avoid/hide in protected shallow
water (deep enough for you but not for wind driven
ice flow which can not only puncture you but crush a hull
Keep distance from Polar bears don't feed, they can destroy anything on able to defend against
Be equiped/rationed to live/travel on ice/land and know
were you should be headed
Very short season, experience in last few mild years
does not mean this season will enjoy same conditions
Consider this very serious, as there is very little in
way of support and safe harbor in this very unforgiving
part of the world. Be safe, Hugo
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