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Offline David CVX-16

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Winter Pictures of the Mississippi River Near Downtown St. Paul
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Re: Winter Pictures of the Mississippi River Near Downtown St. Paul
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 04:11:18 PM »
The river must not freeze in that area since all those tour boats are still in the water?
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Re: Winter Pictures of the Mississippi River Near Downtown St. Paul
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 05:56:51 PM »
Here is an article stating that steel hulls can withstand thick ice, but the sound of the ice cracking around them can be disarming. Fiberglass hulls needs a bubble system, and constant if the temperatures are low. I had a tax client that stayed year round in his steel hulled boat right in the area of these pictures - St. Paul Yacht Club. They complained about the sound of big pieces of wood hitting their boat, and probably the ice shifting and cracking. 

http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/January-2014/The-Hard-Freeze/
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Re: Winter Pictures of the Mississippi River Near Downtown St. Paul
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 06:02:48 PM »
Y'all can keep that 'ice' chit ...
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