SailNet Community - View Single Post - How do you get your fix when the snow is flying
View Single Post
post #22 of Old 12-06-2012
Senior Moment Member
SloopJonB's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 13,061
Thanks: 90
Thanked 118 Times in 113 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: How do you get your fix when the snow is flying

Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
I clear the snow off the deck, get out an axe and cut a slit through the ice and go sailing. Its the only way......


Sailing back through the slit that was cut in the morning when we left......eventually pushing ice out of the way with the axe and the spin pole.


Getting ready to leave. The engine intake thru-hull was frozen solid so we put intake hose in a bucket on the cabin sole and dipped water over the side to keep it filled until we cleared the edge of the slit in the ice then raised the sails. Didn't bother with the engine coming back in.


All worth it....
Don't your decks get marked up by the crampons you have to wear?

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
SloopJonB is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome