But if you throw it hard enough, and get the angle right, it will skip across water.
The same principle applies to the Puddle Jumpers, who ride their snowmobiles over open water. Preferably with someone nearby who can provide water rescue when (and note I don't say IF) things go wrong.
The thing about water skipping with a snowmobile is that they do NOT float, and the margin of error is not as big as you'd perhaps like. And that said, yeah, if you've got the speed, and the nerve, and whatever it is in your head that says, "this is a good thing," then yes, the sleds will run the water.
Don't try this at home.
Stephen sent us these sort video clips he took at the Dorset Winter Carnival. And no, he did not skip -- he was the videograher!