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How thick is the Ice near you?

PostPosted: December 4th, 2002, 5:28 pm
by BackInIt
Hey hair, you know for a fact the yahoos will be out buzzin around the causeway this weekend. Same as the whackjobs that will be out on Scugog looking for a good spot to take a dip. I went down to the boatlaunch on Tues. night, and there was tracks where people had been out walking. More than likely the same dudes getting ready to hit the 40 of Rye, then see just how much ice there is on Chemong Lk, Scugog, Rice Lk, whatever.

How thick is the Ice near you?

PostPosted: December 4th, 2002, 11:17 pm
by Skidoo_Newf
Well I haven't had a chance to check lately but if I had to guess I'd say that there are at least 4-6 inches in most ponds.

How thick is the Ice near you?

PostPosted: December 4th, 2002, 11:50 pm
by Mainecat
Not thick enough for my fat ass yet:)

How thick is the Ice near you?

PostPosted: December 5th, 2002, 12:20 am
by NorthernSkunk
I'm in that other nickel mining town Brown, in northern manitoba.

How thick is the Ice near you?

PostPosted: December 5th, 2002, 3:25 am
by deadsled
3-4" is safe for snowmobiles. Just watch for areas that have currents, as the ice may be thinner in some spots than where you checked.

5-6 " is safe for pickup trucks

12" is safe for fully loaded semis, but keep speed under 5 mph. The reason most trucks go down is because they start pushing a wave, and when the wave hits shore and bounces back at them, the ice breaks.
(These numbers assume good quality ice, not frozen slush.

(My dad used to be a truck-driver on winter roads, all they are is frozen lakes, rivers, muskeg.)

*This Message was edited on 05-Dec-02 08:36 AM by deadsled*

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2002, 9:15 am
by jefff1
Silver Lake here in Western NY is just starting to skim over with ice...won't be rideable for awhile yet as warm weather is coming next week...I wait until I see a zillion ice fishermen out there...

How thick is the Ice near you?

PostPosted: December 5th, 2002, 9:44 am
by topjimmi
the natives from "stanji" are driving across haymarsh bay in their cars and trucks!... and wont see my a$$ out there untill its a foot thick!

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2002, 1:58 pm
by FreezurBurnt
8-10" inches on Whitewater Lake in Azilda,near Sudbury

We were out this past weekend,about 30+ sleds each day

Will be out there this weekend :)

only an inch on trails:(,so the lake will have to do:)

*This Message was edited on 05-Dec-02 07:00 PM by FreezurBurnt*

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PostPosted: December 9th, 2002, 11:11 am
by sportrdr
7" on the small lake I live on, maybe 4" in the middle, even though I know where all the currents run and the soft spots are you wont catch my ass out on that lake on anything but foot for another week or so, I wait till there is 8-10" on the sides so that there will be 6+ in the middle before I trust it at anything less than 80MPH

How thick is the Ice near you?

PostPosted: December 9th, 2002, 12:02 pm
by kawicat
we have 9 inches on our lake, but 0.00 inches of snow.