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Old 01-02-2018, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hang in there, ice eater!

With temps staying well below freezing for the last few days & another 4-5 of the same cold forecast, I sure am glad I put the ice eater thing overboard this weekend. The boat will take it but it would suck to have the dock pulled up by thick ice. It's an inch of ice offshore of the boat already. Come on spring...
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:33 AM   #2
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My ice eater caught a plastic bag and stopped the other day. Luckily it was on my day off and I was able to bring it up, remove the bag and redeploy before the ice got too thick here just east of Toronto.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:40 AM   #3
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I'm having a hard time finding one in Fort Myers, FL.

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Old 01-02-2018, 11:51 AM   #4
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:23 PM   #5
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Got skim ice on my creek in SE NC. Probably 80% marine salinity. Ugggh.
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I saw a picture of ice forming on Pamlico Sound this morning. That doesn't happen often!
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:32 PM   #7
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I have a Kasco deicer pump that keeps my slip clear as well as the slips on both sides of mine. Here's a shot taken last winter with it in the water. It sure moves a lot of water.


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Old 01-02-2018, 01:59 PM   #8
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What is this ice thing you people speak of?
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:05 PM   #9
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You're right, I was in that position in late January of 2016 before heading South from Crisfield, MD. After 55 winters North of Virginia, I decided to do something about it instead of being miserable. I will try to be more sympathetic to those up North.

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What is an "Ice Eater"? A bubbler kind of thing?

Around Blue Sky the ocean never gets below about 5 degrees C so ice in the marina is never an issue.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:34 PM   #11
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I guess ice eater was the brand name of the first contraption of the sort that I learned about & the name stuck. It's just a waterproof motor with a small propeller on the exposed shaft suspended underwater to keep the water turbulent. The brand of the one I'm using is actually D-Icer.
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We have well over 12” of ice on our river now. The snowmobilers love it, boaters not so much...
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Come to Sydney Australia we will see 45c this week and no SNOW
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I guess ice eater was the brand name of the first contraption of the sort that I learned about & the name stuck. It's just a waterproof motor with a small propeller on the exposed shaft suspended underwater to keep the water turbulent. The brand of the one I'm using is actually D-Icer.
Thanks! Makes sense.
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That stuff you put in your drinks to keep them cool. Look under the little umbrella sticking out of your glass.
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What is an "Ice Eater"? A bubbler kind of thing?

Around Blue Sky the ocean never gets below about 5 degrees C so ice in the marina is never an issue.
But, for vessels on the hard in BC, forecasts for late January show strong boat system freezing potential. What a difference a few meters inland makes.
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Seems like it is also good to catch plastic bags...

Down south it would only make chum.
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:47 AM   #18
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"What is an ice eater?"

The OP wrote, correctly.A device to keep the pilings from being lifted .

"The boat will take it but it would suck to have the dock pulled up by thick ice."
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