Boatbuilding Blog

January 5, 2011

Iced In

Filed under: Day Trips — tomlarkin @ 11:10 pm

I went down to take a ride in the boat on Monday morning and this is what I saw – ice all the way to the end of the dock. When a wake came in, the ice made an eerie creaking sound almost like high-pitched bird calls.

I tried backing out anyway, but it was like trying to drive through a solid wall. I only made it a few feet. I was worried the ice would grind off the hull paint so I gave up and just hung out on the boat for a few hours. With the heat on.

This poor guy spent close to an hour chopping his way in to his slip from open water:

(Alternate title: “I’m Iced Is!”, but no one would know what I was talking about.)

Noisy ice video…



  1. We were eating dinner at our hotel in Beverly Hills (!) (in front of the fireplace) and poking around with Cesca’s iPad… We went in to this post and watched the whale when our waiter came by and said “I love the whale, I’ve watched it, and other versions many times”. So, I guess it’s pretty well known!

    Comment by ross — January 12, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    • Makes me laugh every time I see it. At work, giving my daily scrum status, I said “I’m blocked is!”, and only the Australian guy laughed. My coworkers just don’t watch the right YouTubes, I guess.

      Comment by tomlarkin — January 13, 2011 @ 12:26 am

  2. That’s a lot of ice! Good call on not pushing it! Few more weeks and it shouldn’t be a problem anymore, though!

    Comment by Boat Wax — January 20, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

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