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Trouble on Tonka?

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On my way in to work today I saw a couple guys going out from the Sailors World access on wheelers...It looked like they were checking the ice as they went...I thought it was kinda early with the uneven freezing of the lake. Another employee came in a few hours later and said there were squads with lights blazing at that same access...Hope everyone is OK...

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Where is Sailors World?

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It's the marina on hwy 15 just before you get to 51...on Smith's Bay...there's a small winter access right next to it..

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Ice on Tonka can be so unpredictable, more so than on other lakes. There are "bad" spots Spring Park and the whole Upper Lake area where you may be standing on walkable ice but an arms reach in front of you there is virtually no ice. With the snow that we have had and then the high winds on Thursday, those areas that were thin are now hard packed snow and may not thicken for a while, be careful if you venture out.

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Have not heard anything about it. I drove by there at 8:30 and didnt see any sign of trouble. Heard there has been some 4 wheeler travel on the south side of Big Island from Tonka Bay Marina over to BI. I guy that lives on BI has been driving his golf cart back and forth from Excelsior for 4-5 days now.

Be careful if you don't absolutely know, don't go.

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I was out in that area last night and saw several wheelers leaving the marina and heading out beyond Bracketts Pt. and towards BI. I didn't see any have any problems. By no means does that mean its entirely safe! I was sitting on 5-6 inches in Smiths bay.

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