the icefish

up in the cold weather states, sailors have found a way to play in the wind throughout the year – by making and sailing on iceboats.  these are sailboats that skate across the frozen water, often at incredible speeds.  I found this great picture of a crude iceboat – a “Cheapskate” – that is using an old Sunfish sail.


photo via Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club

see more information here.

4 Responses to “the icefish”

    • 2 my2fish December 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      baydog – agreed. I’ve seen some of the DN iceboats selling for lots of thousands of dollars. I kind of like the DIY/build your own approach myself.

      maybe after I finish my barn….


  1. 3 Patrick Maher January 3, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I’ve always wanted to build one of these and give this type of sailing a try…


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