Sept 28, 2017

Silva Bay Shipyard Lift RailwayLocated on Gabriola Island - the perfect jumping off point for the Gulf Islands. Silva Bay is approximately 20 nautical miles from Vancouver, 65 nautical miles from Victoria and a very short trip from Nanaimo. The co-ordinates: 49o09'00.26"N x 123o41'44.67"W.

The Silva Bay Shipyard occupies the historic Whithey shipyard and the Silva Bay Marina and Resort. The Shipyard’s long and storied history that began in 1945 when Norm Sear and Les Withey started their boat building repair company.

Silva Bay Shipyard

Silva Bay calls itself a “Do It Yourself Yard”. Contractors are welcome. Environmental and Shipyard Rules and Regulations apply when working in the shipyard. WCB Coverage required for all Contractors.

The Silva Bay Shipyard offers:
• Project Management and Restoration
• Vessel Watching Service
• Marine Mechanical and Electrical
• Fibreglass Repairs
• Bottom Coating
• Covered 75’ X 21’ Tidal Work Slip
• Winter Boat Storage

For complete history go to http://www3.telus.net/jenni_gehlbach/WitheyShipyard.html

Winter Boat Storage dates are Oct/April 15th; some limited space is available. Contractors are available for mechanical diesel and gas, electrical repairs, wooden boat repairs and restoration.

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How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

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Dufour 412

Dufour 412By: Katherine Stone

One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done better? The engineers at Dufour Yachts and the Felci Yachts Design group asked that question and listened carefully to suggestions from owners of the earlier, award-winning Dufour 410- one of Dufour’s most successful 12-metre boats. Not only did Dufour make the 412 more attractive and modern, but alsoincorporated amenities that are usually only reserved for larger boats.

We sailed the boat on a gusty, chilly, late autumn day out of Whitby, Ontario, on Lake Ontario, and she handled very well in 20 knotbreezes and three- to four-foot swells.

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