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Trail Work 2016

posted Jan 21, 2017, 6:45 AM by Lisa Coates   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 6:42 PM ]

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This is a picture of club volunteers after a morning of trimming trails.

Trail updates

posted Jan 9, 2016, 9:02 AM by Dennis Harris   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 1:12 PM by Lisa Coates ]

Belgrade Draggin Masters SC

Getting excited with the cooler temperatures, trail work will begin Nov. 5th.  Anyone wanting to help, we meet at Christy's Store at 8:00 AM.

The cook-out is February 11th. Our meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend and are held on the first Sunday of the month at 41 Caribou Road Belgrade Maine.


PS:  Remember, you can get current Belgrade info or contact us on our website, belgradedragginmasters.com, VP Ernie Rice. 

Lost again?

posted Dec 6, 2013, 7:40 AM by Dennis Harris   [ updated Dec 6, 2013, 7:43 AM ]

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212161576323919733553.00047b1fd6417376ce671&msa=0
Unfortunately it is just a fact of life that if you snowmobile you will get lost.  We are hoping to change that fact of life.  Well at least in our little corner of the world.  At most of our intersections you will see signs with a QR barcode.  Just scan the code with any smart phone to view  our map with your current location .  If you have any problems or comments please contact us using the contact page on our website. Or email dennis.harris144@gmail.com  

Cats don't Swim

posted Dec 29, 2012, 10:56 AM by Dennis Harris   [ updated Dec 29, 2012, 10:57 AM ]

Never a dull moment.  When it comes to trail grooming especially early season grooming there is always plenty of excitement.  Ernie Rice decided to see if the Bear Cat can swim.  Like most cats it does not like the water.  Thursday evening the episode started and finally after 5 hours of hard work on Monday by Ernie and Kathy the cat was rescued.
















Belgrade Boat Shop

posted Dec 29, 2012, 9:38 AM by Dennis Harris   [ updated Dec 29, 2012, 9:39 AM ]

 We would like to welcome Belgrade Boat Shop as our newest business member.  William Redlevske runs a full service boat shop and now he does snowmobile repair.  If you need any snowmobile parts or service for any brand please give William a call  207-485-6953  

Great Pond Ramp

posted Dec 13, 2012, 5:59 PM by Dennis Harris

This place has been a major headache for years.  Getting on and off Great Pond near the village has always been a challenge but thanks to Ernie Rice we now have a beautiful new ramp.














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New Drag and it is a Beauty

posted Dec 24, 2011, 12:15 PM by Dennis Harris   [ updated Dec 24, 2011, 12:17 PM ]

Amos Mare' tests out the brand new drag we purchased from BME Enterprises.  Bruce Milliken (784-1946)
did a great job building the drag.   We called Bruce and he started building the next day and had the drag to us within 2 weeks.  The unit is completely self contained; it has it own battery to operate the hydraulic lift.  The craftsmanship is top notch and we would highly recommend Bruce to any club. 
Of course there is not enough snow to put it through a good test but since this is the second drag we have purchased from him we are confident there will be no issues.  Check back here later this winter and we will have Amos' expert opinion posted.











  

Year of the Bridge

posted Nov 25, 2011, 7:01 AM by Dennis Harris   [ updated Nov 25, 2011, 7:02 AM ]

     This seems to be the year of the bridge.  We have already rebuilt 2 bridges and we have 2 more to go.  Luckily we have had plenty of volunteer help, and cooperation from landowners. 
This bridge is behind the Colts/Lords on Great Pond.  We met with the Colts and they graciously allowed us to do a minor reroute to avoid a very wet corner.  We rebuilt the bridge without any spacing on the planks to accommodate the Colts when riding their horses.  Larry and Amos Mare', Charlie and Nadia Kinsella, Zach Fletcher and Dennis Harris all helped to get the job done. (pictured  Charlie, Nadia and Amos)











 
   

     Ernie Rice and Dennis Harris rebuilt Jerry's bridge.  Lucky the base was pretty solid and we were able to reuse it.  We put on new planking  that is much wider and capped off the ends with bumper rails to help keep certain people on the bridge.

News Letter

posted Feb 15, 2011, 10:02 AM by Dennis Harris

Belgrade Draggin Masters SC

 

February has arrived and is fast passing by.  Since our last writing old man winter has been kind to our sport in the Belgrade area. Snow conditions improved quickly and have held up nicely. Those wet holes and mud spots also dried up so trail conditions have been very good. What a treat for those that really enjoy dragging trails to have snow with conditions that make it all worthwhile.

 

We moved our annual cookout up to second weekend in February as the last several seasons early March was just too late. Seems the last few years a boat would have worked great on the pond where we usually held the cookout.  Last season most had to walk in as there was just no snow. This year was close to perfect - other than quite the breeze and cool temps. We had a fantastic turn out and everyone enjoyed the Hot Dogs, Burgers and Chicken cooked over an open wood fire. Some of the ladies made special deserts which were most popular.  Another great part of winter cookout is to see the children come and enjoy the out door fun. I would like to extend a special Thank You to Glendy Merrow who came early and assisted in getting the event fired up.  He was always a great trail man for our club but moved away a few years back.  It’s always great to see him at our events and he still stops by to help out with some trail work.

 

This has been the year for sled repairs seem there is always one or two needing something fixed. Thanks to a couple of club members, Larry Mare’ and Jerry Merrow, we have saved money on some repairs. Bill Wadleigh keeps the track truck repaired plus keeps it greased which is almost a full time job.

 

By the time you read this, we will have held our 27th Belgrade Ice Fishing Derby so next writing we will give you the results.

 

Ernie Rice VP

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