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(CBC)   The new must-have for everyone with disposable income living next to a body of water: the 'Sauntoon'   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Amusing, Raft, Ontario, Ferry, Northern Ontario, Daniel Cedolia, Business, Marketing, northeastern Ontario business owner  
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4733 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Oct 2021 at 6:30 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-26 5:20:25 AM  
northeastern Ontario

I'll allow it and motion to proactively approve their permit for a sauna in a sauna on a sauntoon... just in case.
 
2021-10-26 6:35:58 AM  
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2021-10-26 6:36:30 AM  
There is no benefit of taking a sauna while floating on a river or lake.

Stupid idea for stupid peoples money.
 
2021-10-26 6:38:29 AM  
Having only been in a couple saunas I'll have to assume that there's a different way to heat them beyond a wood fire.  And if there is, do you need a noisy generator?  Don't get me wrong, sounds like a cool idea I just can't wrap my head around the heat source or fires on boats being a good idea.
 
2021-10-26 6:38:32 AM  
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2021-10-26 6:38:49 AM  
Those are ice fishing shacks.
 
2021-10-26 6:41:25 AM  

NathanAllen: Those are ice fishing shacks.


Ice Fish Baby
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2021-10-26 6:46:43 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: NathanAllen: Those are ice fishing shacks.

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Own it, love it, live it.

/Gb,wi no shame
 
2021-10-26 6:46:47 AM  
So you want to trap me in the middle of a lake naked in your creepy sex steam boat? I'm not falling for that again.
 
2021-10-26 6:52:21 AM  
I can't read this right now. I'm in a jacuzzi suit.
 
2021-10-26 7:03:31 AM  
I thought they smelled bad on the outside.
 
2021-10-26 7:08:32 AM  

Ragin' Asian: So you want to trap me in the middle of a lake naked in your creepy sex steam boat? I'm not falling for that again.


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2021-10-26 7:13:34 AM  
I'm confused about the market for this.  The best business model I can think of is renting one to people who can't afford to have one added to their cottage permanently but can afford the rental rates you'd have to charge to make this profitable...

I don't predict a lot of overlap between people who want a sauna and who can afford to rent this, but not afford to have a permanent structure added to their existing cottage.
 
2021-10-26 7:17:35 AM  

Ragin' Asian: So you want to trap me in the middle of a lake naked in your creepy sex steam boat? I'm not falling for that again.


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You know you want my ...

/this was the first gis return for creepy sex steamboat
 
2021-10-26 7:20:06 AM  

The Red Zone: Having only been in a couple saunas I'll have to assume that there's a different way to heat them beyond a wood fire.  And if there is, do you need a noisy generator?  Don't get me wrong, sounds like a cool idea I just can't wrap my head around the heat source or fires on boats being a good idea.


Infra red lighting & battery pack presumably, or solar panels / mini wind turbine & accumulator.
 
2021-10-26 7:25:26 AM  
This sounds like a great idea if you enjoy seasickness.
 
2021-10-26 7:27:04 AM  

LaChanz: There is no benefit of taking a sauna while floating on a river or lake.


Oh, not true. Bake yourself for a few, then jump out into the lake. And repeat. Assuming the lake water is really nice and cold (see: Northern Ontario), it's perfect. No more running from the sauna across the rocks to get to the water and experience a mild (or not) heart attack.
 
2021-10-26 7:28:47 AM  
While those of us on a budget can luxuriate in the humid warmth of our oversized old-timey Western saloon spitoon.

*PTUEEI!*

Thanks for the refreshing gob of chaw Tex, it's really opening up my pores.
 
2021-10-26 7:39:08 AM  
If you live next to the water couldn't you just jump out of your backyard tub and run in to the lake? I'm sure these will be turning up at yard sales soon.
 
2021-10-26 7:50:25 AM  

LaChanz: There is no benefit of taking a sauna while floating on a river or lake.

Stupid idea for stupid peoples money.


THIS.

I wish I was on a beautiful body of water.... in a wooden box where I can't see or enjoy any of it.

DERP
 
2021-10-26 8:12:17 AM  

Ragin' Asian: So you want to trap me in the middle of a lake naked in your creepy sex steam boat? I'm not falling for that again.


Six times was enough?
 
2021-10-26 8:20:12 AM  

SpectroBoy: LaChanz: There is no benefit of taking a sauna while floating on a river or lake.

Stupid idea for stupid peoples money.

THIS.

I wish I was on a beautiful body of water.... in a wooden box where I can't see or enjoy any of it.

DERP


It actually makes perfect sense if you plan on taking a sauna in the Finish tradition and alternating the heat with cold by jumping in a cold lake or rolling in snow.  I did a traditional Finish-style sauna once at a resort in upstate New York where I baked in a sauna and then jumped off the end of the dock into a small hole they had cut in the ice.

It was the closest I've ever come to experiencing what a heart attack feels like.
 
2021-10-26 8:28:04 AM  
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2021-10-26 8:31:43 AM  
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*loud splash is heard*
 
2021-10-26 8:52:42 AM  
Maybe I'm too poor and non-Canadian to understand this.  I just don't see why a sauna would ever need to move, let alone across water.

I mean, if you have some ludicrous double-decker-bus of a million-dollar RV and it has space for a tiny sauna room, OK.  Or if you have one on your mega-yacht, all right.  You can have a nice sweat while waiting for the proletariat to come string you up by your entrails.  But why would a sauna need to move by itself?
 
2021-10-26 9:12:35 AM  
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2021-10-26 9:20:59 AM  
My favorite sauna was one in a boathouse on the Georgian Bay. You ran out at the end and jumped in the lake. It was great (and was the only bathing facility at the cabin).

I see advantages to one on a boat:

• The lake is always right there. You don't even have to untie from the dock. Jump in!
• You can move it around for various reasons. Cleaner water, maybe.
• More room for other crap in the boathouse.
• The boat part of it is still a boat. Take a fishing rod, maybe. Save the cocktails for after the sauna.
• You could sell it easily.

Most wood-fired saunas are all wood inside, and those ones aren't constantly catching on fire. I'm not saying they never do, but there's usually water around to put out occasional sparks.
 
2021-10-26 9:59:37 AM  

Ragin' Asian: So you want to trap me in the middle of a lake naked in your creepy sex steam boat? I'm not falling for that again.


With the villainous ass pirate Captain Swantoon
 
2021-10-26 10:04:14 AM  
I'll be honest, the most surprising thing about this is that it's Canadian and not Finnish.
 
2021-10-26 10:54:16 AM  

TheOtherGuy: Maybe I'm too poor and non-Canadian to understand this.  I just don't see why a sauna would ever need to move, let alone across water.

I mean, if you have some ludicrous double-decker-bus of a million-dollar RV and it has space for a tiny sauna room, OK.  Or if you have one on your mega-yacht, all right.  You can have a nice sweat while waiting for the proletariat to come string you up by your entrails.  But why would a sauna need to move by itself?


Sauna in a secluded cove so when you jump in naked the weirdos don't complain. It's traditional to sauna naked if it's just a close group. https://engineerontour.com/finnish-sa​u​na-etiquette/
 
2021-10-26 11:01:48 AM  

LaChanz: There is no benefit of taking a sauna while floating on a river or lake.

Stupid idea for stupid peoples money.


I want to be sweaty and seasick at the same time... possibly chumming on the heat source for said sauna.  creating the conditions for a delightful trip back to the shore.
 
2021-10-26 11:15:13 AM  

ChubbyTiger: LaChanz: There is no benefit of taking a sauna while floating on a river or lake.

Oh, not true. Bake yourself for a few, then jump out into the lake. And repeat. Assuming the lake water is really nice and cold (see: Northern Ontario), it's perfect. No more running from the sauna across the rocks to get to the water and experience a mild (or not) heart attack.


Having grown up in the area, it makes perfect sense, northern Lake Huron gets to the low 60's water temp in the heat of summer, so imagine the temps in fall when a sauna is perfect.
 
2021-10-26 11:25:40 AM  
Nothing beats a proper Finnish sauna with 95C heat followed by 5C cold, rinse and repeat until noodly
 
2021-10-26 12:07:54 PM  
Oh, you mean poor peoples' bodies of water.
So no idiotic sauntoons here by Capistrano Beach; good.
That idea's as rednecky as an outhouse.
 
2021-10-26 12:17:09 PM  
I thought it was a public funded barrier wall to keep out the unwanted From your delaware lake house while your rated among the worst presidents in history and refuse to build a border wall.
 
2021-10-26 12:27:06 PM  
Pontoon boats are for getting piss-ass drunk.  Which is the last thing you want to associate with taking a sauna.
 
2021-10-26 12:30:49 PM  

Aardvark Inc.: The Red Zone: Having only been in a couple saunas I'll have to assume that there's a different way to heat them beyond a wood fire.  And if there is, do you need a noisy generator?  Don't get me wrong, sounds like a cool idea I just can't wrap my head around the heat source or fires on boats being a good idea.

Infra red lighting & battery pack presumably, or solar panels / mini wind turbine & accumulator.


There's no way you're heating a sauna like that using wind/solar energy. It would need a much larger collection area. You use fire.
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2021-10-26 1:07:20 PM  

xhavier_5478: ChubbyTiger: LaChanz: There is no benefit of taking a sauna while floating on a river or lake.

Oh, not true. Bake yourself for a few, then jump out into the lake. And repeat. Assuming the lake water is really nice and cold (see: Northern Ontario), it's perfect. No more running from the sauna across the rocks to get to the water and experience a mild (or not) heart attack.

Having grown up in the area, it makes perfect sense, northern Lake Huron gets to the low 60's water temp in the heat of summer, so imagine the temps in fall when a sauna is perfect.


I also grew up in the area. My uncle Jim live right next door to the Desbrats post office.
Back in the late 60's I remember a bit of excitement in the house when a guy from the post office came over and said "Hey Jim, Angie's on the phone and wants to talk to ya."
"Angie" being Angie Dickinson.

My uncle was caretaker in the 60's and 70's for private island cottages for people like Angie, James Garner, Dan Blocker and a few others. Ms Dickinson payed for my uncles first home telephone so she could talk to him directly.

My point being is that there was money in the area at the time and now there is serious money in the area. I have only one friend of all my friends and family that can afford a cottage there now and that friends is not willing to spend what it costs there.
So yes people that summer there now have a lot of money for things like Sauntsoon's.
I remember people having boat/plane houses that you could just drive your boat or float plane into and close the garage door and then having a second floor that were guest cottages.

My Uncle loved Angie not because she was "Angie" but because she treated him with a respect that was not common at the time for an Indigenous man.
Jim and Dan were also kind to him but Angie was "Angie".
 
2021-10-26 1:31:00 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Aardvark Inc.: The Red Zone: Having only been in a couple saunas I'll have to assume that there's a different way to heat them beyond a wood fire.  And if there is, do you need a noisy generator?  Don't get me wrong, sounds like a cool idea I just can't wrap my head around the heat source or fires on boats being a good idea.

Infra red lighting & battery pack presumably, or solar panels / mini wind turbine & accumulator.

There's no way you're heating a sauna like that using wind/solar energy. It would need a much larger collection area. You use fire.
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That's a hot tub, and it looks like fun.
 
2021-10-26 2:38:06 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: That's a hot tub, and it looks like fun.


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