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Old     (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-17-2007, 9:40 AM Reply   
Got to the lake this morning and it had a good 1/4 to 1/2" of ice all over it. Rather than take an idle round to break it I though lets just ride anyhow.

Well after lots of cavitation we were underway with me skating on the top of the ice. Was kind of like snowboarding, very loud scraping noise and the spray from the side of the boat was big chunks of ice which landed on the rest of the ice and skidded over it.

Boat crew were too busy laughing to either record the footage or realize the engine was over heating as ice doesn't flow through the scupper very well!

Anyhow no damage done and after the 4th or so set the ice had broken up enough for us to bust some moves. We were all to scared to pull anything out on the first runs incase we caught an edge and face planted through the ice!

Never known weather this cold in the UK in November! As the boat is moored 24/7 we decided to drain the block after todays outing :-)
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       11-17-2007, 10:05 AM Reply   
Old     (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-17-2007, 10:15 AM Reply   
Only pic taken

Old     (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-17-2007, 10:20 AM Reply   
Good attitude Jay!
Old     (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-17-2007, 10:32 AM Reply   
I like to think so!

Oh and the lake is saltwater so you know how cold it has to be for that to freeze!
Old     (loudsubz)      Join Date: Aug 2001       11-17-2007, 10:50 AM Reply   
any damage to the hull?
Old     (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-17-2007, 10:51 AM Reply   
Nah don't think so. It wasn't leaking when we left it and my board looked fine.
Old     (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-17-2007, 11:22 AM Reply   
That is CLASSIC stuff.....

I have one word, WOW....

You are truly a die-hard. Our conditions are surprisingly decent right now(the people who should be snowboarding are wakeboarding), but my boat is in the cave for her long Winters nap.
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       11-17-2007, 12:05 PM Reply   
how would the water be frozen but not the water in the block,exhaust and hoses?
Old     (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-17-2007, 6:50 PM Reply   
you guys are on the lake!
Old    walt            11-17-2007, 8:25 PM Reply   
Hard core !
Old     (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-18-2007, 12:55 AM Reply   
I did wonder before we started it if the block might be a little frozen as there was a frozen puddle of ice on the cover a good 4" thick!

I guess we were lucky. Its very rare for this lake to freeze especially in November. Only takes 30 secs to pull the drain plugs so thats the order of te day now!
Old     (gobigorgohome)      Join Date: Aug 2005       11-18-2007, 6:48 AM Reply   
Where was the lake? That is real hardcore.
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       11-18-2007, 10:25 AM Reply   
Peter - In the UK.

It's getting real cold here now! Jay is a few hours south of me - where it should be warmer technically! I sure hope that weather doesn't head up this way!
Old     (gobigorgohome)      Join Date: Aug 2005       11-18-2007, 12:06 PM Reply   
Peter - In the UK.

I guessed that! Whereabouts?
Old     (dirtyjerz)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-18-2007, 12:39 PM Reply   
Wow! Im too much of a bitch to get in when the water is under 64 degrees F!!! And that is with a wetsuit on lol!
Old     (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-18-2007, 2:00 PM Reply   
Essex on the east coast.

Today was a lot warmer. 10 degree celcious air temp but very windy so no riding.
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       11-18-2007, 2:39 PM Reply   
Sweet as, maybe my month in England won't be so bad... If I can find a wet suit and a tow I thought I was crazy riding in boardies, hot skin and a half spring suit here in the middle of winter. It seems you guys are crazier. Good stuff!


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