View Full Version : Didn't know this about JACK FROST!
02-24-2003, 06:58 PM
I was reading an article that came up on the Iceboat mailing list.
More than Hard Water (http://www.sailnet.com/collections/racing/index.cfm?articleid=caldwe0037&tfr=fp)
The glorious 50-footer Jack Frost, once the fastest craft on the planet, can still accelerate to 80-mph in a matter of seconds.way :cool: and at the same time :eek:
02-24-2003, 11:10 PM
Members seein some "land yatchs" flyin around the mud flats years ago out from Derby and had a yarn to one old fella about them and he and his son had apparently had a holiday in the States some years back and had been in awe over the ice boats a year or so later a bit of doodling and drawing trial and error and there they were...
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzooooooooooom!!! :cool: His son he reckoned was a real speedfreek and kept increasing the length and size of the mast and sail! I mean that thing ...FLEW!!! :eek: ... well till it hit a bungarra and went a over t ... he did a spectacular flip though :D
Looked like a real hoot! :cool: but I had to return to work so when I returned the buggars were gone... :( and thats the last I saw of land yatchs till the net now I even gots me some plans!! free courtesy of some site I wandered into :D
ooohhh forgot to tell yer we dont have ice like you fellas so we gots to do it on the mud or pindan flats! :rolleyes:
[ 02-24-2003, 11:13 PM: Message edited by: Wild Dingo ]
02-24-2003, 11:32 PM
[QUOTE]The glorious 50-footer Jack Frost, once the fastest craft on the planet, can still accelerate to 80-mph in a matter of seconds
And it looks good doing it!
02-25-2003, 03:33 AM
SWMBO and friend want me to build them a land yacht for our sand flats, I think I'll quote 80mph at them and see what they say!
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