Monday, Nov. 29, 2004

A Boat that Ice Skates

Snow Boat
Inventor: Harry Haney
Availability: Prototype only
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Harry Haney has been ice fishing on Michigan lakes ever since his dad took him when he was a kid. But when a friend and fellow ice fisherman died after falling through the ice a few years ago, Haney, a state-park maintenance worker in Rhodes, Mich., decided to create a vehicle that would prevent similar tragedies. His Snow Boat is a 14-ft. custom-made aluminum craft welded onto a standard snowmobile. If the ice breaks, the boat stays afloat so passengers won't fall into the freezing cold water.