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Old December 12th, 2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default Thickness chart for driving/walking on the ice on the lakes



I figured its time to post this up as more folks head to their fishing holes on the lakes.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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What do all of the L's and I's in that chart look funny?
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Old December 12th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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good info.
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What do all of the L's and I's in that chart look funny?
gotta be the canadians way of doing things
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Old December 12th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #5
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Damn, I didn't notice that. I'm supposed to take advice from a bunch of CANADIANS? Better double up on those thicknesses just to be safe.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #6
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i was just thinking about posting this earlier.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #7
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Bottom corner says art graphics copyright 1997 state of Minnesota. Those Canadians stole it from us.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:05 PM   #8
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Doesn't have a thickness rating for Yettis....
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Old December 13th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #10
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Doesn't have a thickness rating for Yettis....

do the math? if you figure out how many square feet/inchs you put down with one foot times your weight by half? that is how much force each step will put on the ice.

now figure out how much a car weighs on all fours based on the foot print in tire by square inches?


I just went and measured one of my Military Mickey mouse boots. the part that touches the ground is approx. 40 square inches.
350 x 1.5 = 525lbs / 40 = 13.125 lbs per sq inch
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What do all of the L's and I's in that chart look funny?
L I dont know A.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #12
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here this is a shocker...

one vehicle weighing 5000 lbs divided by its foot print of approx 364 square inches for all four tires = 13.756
so when you compare to one Yetti its pretty close. that is why you rarely see me on ice.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #13
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this thread is getting funny
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pawshaw with your ice safety chart. the only safe ice to travel on is in march so that someone has to waste taxpayer dollars to save your ass.
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I learned last week that 1/2-3/4" of ice will not support you, but if you are on a kayak it will. However if you rock it side to side, you will break through. then if you are not careful getting to shore it can slide back out 20' onto the ice. then you need to roll out some duct tape and wrap one end around a beer can and get it into the kayak. just be sure the tape is long enough, mine was a foot short and this was the point i discovered the ice would not support me.

Just in case anyone was wondering...
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I learned last week that 1/2-3/4" of ice will not support you, but if you are on a kayak it will. However if you rock it side to side, you will break through. then if you are not careful getting to shore it can slide back out 20' onto the ice. then you need to roll out some duct tape and wrap one end around a beer can and get it into the kayak. just be sure the tape is long enough, mine was a foot short and this was the point i discovered the ice would not support me.

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hahah good info there
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pawshaw with your ice safety chart. the only safe ice to travel on is in march so that someone has to waste taxpayer dollars to save your ass.

I was riding my sled on Whitmore lake back around March of`90 when I blew a piston cruising the edge of open water. it had about a 10 to 20 foot gap in places except behind the island and up on the north launch. when the piston blew I was tweeking the carb with one hand and holding the throttle open with the other. I stopped about 8-10 feet from the edge of the ice sitting on my sled. it spit a chunk of piston in my lap but I jerked the pull start and it fired up enough to make it around the island. once it hit shore it was done. I bummed a ride back to my truck to come back for the sled. I haven't rode Whitmore since.
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here this is a shocker...

one vehicle weighing 5000 lbs divided by its foot print of approx 364 square inches for all four tires = 13.756
so when you compare to one Yetti its pretty close. that is why you rarely see me on ice.
your math is full of flaw
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Dunno? I ain't heard about no yetti falling in the lake lately, Have you?
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