Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Need HELP! Ice and winter boating in SE

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Klawock, POW
    Posts
    28

    Cool Need HELP! Ice and winter boating in SE

    Hey guys,

    Need some advice on winter boating in southeast. Made a post in the powerboating forum. In short if I put my boat back in the water this weekend and tie up in my slip will my boat get damaged by a little ice? (more detail in boat section!)

    Thanks! (I need to go troll for kings!)

  2. #2
    Member ak_powder_monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Eagle River/ Juneau
    Posts
    5,154

    Default

    well quite a few boats end up sinking in the slip during the winter in southeast, mostly due to heavy snow I think though
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Userconflictville Alaska
    Posts
    98

    Default

    Your boat should be ok in the slip. I had fiberglass boats in SE harbors year round for many years. Just check on it routinely and make sure your batteries and bilges are in good order.

  4. #4
    Member CanCanCase's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bandon, OR
    Posts
    614

    Default

    Batteries, Bilges, and above all else, SHOVEL THE SNOW! Even a light snow load gets heavy enough to list or sink a boat when it gets wet and freezes. If we have too many more days of sub-15 degree weather with wind downtown, i'll be down breaking up the ice in my slip... when parts of Harris and Aurora begin to freeze, you'll see the old timers with wood fishing boats down dumping rock salt on the ice... just enough to keep it slushy next to the hull instead of a hard freeze.

    The Can Can hasn't been out of the water more than a few days in almost 8 years now, and no problems in or out of the boathouse... (can't say the same for the boathouse next door to mine - or the boats in it!)

    -Case
    M/V CanCan - 34' SeaWolf - Bandon, OR
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Klawock, POW
    Posts
    28

    Default how about moving through it?

    Thanks for the help gents. Another question... how much ice is ok to push through getting out of the slip?? as long as I go slow and the boat is actually moving is it ok? (There's no reason for me to put her back in unless I'm going to use her!)

  6. #6
    Member CanCanCase's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bandon, OR
    Posts
    614

    Default

    As long as you're making headway at idle speeds, I'd think you would be okay. A lot depends on design and material of your particular boat. The Can Can has a relatively thin aluminum skin, and I've moved some big bergs around without incident. In the harbor, I've tried to move against the sheet of ice many times... usually the skim just breaks away and we're off. Last winter I had nearly 3" built up in the fairway, and I couldn't break it by backing at idle...

    -Case
    M/V CanCan - 34' SeaWolf - Bandon, OR
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •