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The Montauk Ice Cube
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posted 03-11-2002 07:57 AM ET (US)
Took a stroll to the "back forty" yesterday to check the Montauk. We've had some horrible weather the last few days, which included torrential downpours with temps in the forties. Temps nose-dived to about 5 in a matter of hours.
The downpour managed to fill the boat, drain holes iced, and the boat is now a giant ice cube. Rock solid to the motor well! May not melt in time for this year's rendezvous!
Question is: How big a martini will this ice cube accomodate?
Harpoon Harry, with barely enough prozac to get through winter.
posted 03-11-2002 12:08 PM ET (US)
Though this might be a stupid question, but since we dont get that kind of weather out here, will ice like that pose a problem in that it might split the hull from expansion?
posted 03-11-2002 12:42 PM ET (US)
If it does split something, it will just give him another excuse to use epoxy and duct tape.
posted 03-11-2002 02:35 PM ET (US)
OM, I feel your pain! My old man could have repaired the hole in the Titanic with duct tape. Once, while we were out sailing, he actually used duct tape to repair a cut on his forearm. I wanted to put a roll into his coffin at the funeral. My siblings wouldn't let me. He kept rolls on the boat, in his duffle bag, his car, garage, etc.
posted 03-11-2002 07:45 PM ET (US)
Salmon, I'm not worried about expansion, 'cuz the path of least resistance for the ice is "up." But if it were a planked wood boat you bet I'd be worried about the wieght and pressure!
Still, no one has given me guidance on the martini.
Is Harpoon Harry the only guy to ever do a triple toe loop on his Whaler?
posted 03-11-2002 09:09 PM ET (US)
any chance of getting a pic the the "cube"
posted 03-11-2002 10:42 PM ET (US)
I don't think you will get him to take a photo. However, when I get there in the spring, I will take a picture for everyone. It should show him with a glazed look in his eyes reminicent of a complete psychotic break caused by spending the winter months in Door County. In one hand he will have a spritzer bottle filled with dry vermuth to coat the ice (after all, the martini must be very dry), and about 6-7 cases of empty bottles of Piggly Wiggly brand gin strewn around his boat after trying to provide exacting specifications for a Montauk Martini, including weight and balance computations, correct prop size and pitch, tow vehicle upgrades for the added tongue weight, and using ideas formulated in Trailering 101, he will have moved the boat on the trailer to accomodate the added weight. And, finally, (knowing my father) he will have figured out some ingenious storage solution for within the ice cube.
This of course will spawn a new series of threads about the inability of "new" whalers to have accomplished all of this because all of the current designers that are hell bent on ruining a perfectly good boat brand, will not have taken into account the possiblity of needing to make a Montauk Martini.
posted 03-12-2002 01:41 AM ET (US)
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