Deane Williams sent the above picture, and explains:
is a picture of my Quick-Build iceboat which I put together in
about 5 days except for the plate runners which a friend of mine made on his Bridgeport
is totally made of (old) dimensional deck lumber and screwed and glued
together usingwood glue and sheet rock screws. It is a simple wedge design using two
boards on edge for strength with a thin plywood floor. The front spring-board is a 2x4 on
edge. The rear plank is 5/4 decking (2 pieces laminated with epoxy under load to form a
curve). The sail is a 19 foot tall, 90 sq. ft, boat sail someone gave me. Total
cost, about $60.
year I got it to 40 mph without much effort. This year I have a couple
of new experimental sails and I am building a totally enclosed Skeeter type boat as well with a unique sail.