Yikes! No boat refrigeration? You’ve Got to be Kidding me!! But then again, true campers don’t use it either, so it’s got to be ok, right?

GoSunJust 10 shopping days to Christmas, so what to get for the boater who has everything? How about a solar cooker? Judging from these two short videos the guys at Stright-MacKay seem pretty excited about their new product. 

Ice Cream BallEncourage your kids to play with their food. Simple ingredients plus 20 minutes of shaking and rolling equals a pint of delicious home-made ice cream. They get an outlet for their energy, you get to know exactly what they’re eating. Just the thing to put a new spin on a boating trip, barbeque or birthday.



Portable CoolingWhether chilling snacks for a quick outing or supplying auxiliary cold storage for longer trips, a portable compressor refrigerator/freezer makes an ideal travel companion. Transportable Norcold NRF fridges from Thetford Marine, available in three sizes, are easy to move almost whenever and wherever extra refrigeration is required.

Hydro FlaskCold up to 24 hours, Hot up to 12 hours, perfect for the boating lifestyle.  Hydro Flask utilizes the most innovative technology in beverage temperature presevation and convenience and reinforces a socially responsible business.  Double-wall vaccuum insulation, BPA-free materials, food grade stainless steel, a range of fun, durable colors and a charitable arm called 5% Back makes Hydro Flask the most useful drinking container in your collection and peace of mind

IndratechMaking it’s marine industry debut is a product called “Indratech”; it’s a seat or mattress cushion material made from thick filaments that provide softness but promote a major increase in air circulation compared to foam materials.

Perko LEDThe addition of bright LED lighting to a boat's interior makes life easier and more comfortable for all aboard. With its superb efficiency and low operating temperature, the Perko Swivel Berth Light makes an ideal choice for illumination of any marine cabin. Made to last, the Perko Fig. 0609 Swivel Berth Light features stainless steel mounting brackets and an aluminum and stainless steel housing construction. An included template helps simplify mounting. Measuring only 1-1/2" H

Paynes Marine TablewarePaynes Marine Group has introduced Marine Business products to Canada. Marine Business S.A. was created in 1985 in Barcelona and is specialized in high-end nautical equipment for your comfort on board in tableware, kitchens, cabins, bathrooms and on deck. All their collections are created and designed to make life on board more enjoyable and comfortable. Marine Business products are designed and created to save space, they are unbreakable, non slip, adaptable, windproof and anti-tip.

Recognized for innovation at the recent International Boatbuilders Exhibition, Caframo’s new under-hatch-mounted fan is a terrific addition to sail or powerboats alike. Using manually activated suction cups the new Taku 12-volt fan will mount under all makes of deck hatches that are at least 16 inches in width. The fan unit itself pivots and is also hinged so it can blow in almost any direction, either exhausting air or blowing fresh air inside.

Hydro FlaskInspired in 2008 on a beach in Hawaii by many beverage containers that were not doing a good job of keeping fluids cold on a hot day, Travis Rosbach began the process that lead to the creation of the first Hydro Flask, incorporating principles of vacuum insulation, safety (BPA-free), food grade stainless steel, a range of durable colours and a charitable arm called

A Hydro Flask is a reusable water bottle that truly performs in any environment.  It keeps hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold.   Keeps your cold liquids cold for 24 hours, and your hot liquids hot for 12 hours.  Made from food grade 18/8 Stainless Steel, Hydro Flask stainless steel water bottles are safe and 100% BPA-free. 18/8 stainless steel is remarkably light, yet extremely durable.

J99By Katherine Stone

All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Wellcraft 242 FishermanBy Andy Adams

Boat buyers are gravitating to the latest centre console boats for a wide range of reasons but for the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman, you can sum it up by saying it’s about features, style and value.

This great-looking boat is just as capable on a family picnic cruise as it is doing serious blue water fishing. A wide range of options let the buyer tailor the boat for their specific interests, but it’s all there to choose from. Our test boat was well-equipped for that comfortable cruise with easy access via the swim platform and through the transom gate into the cockpit.

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Port Severn's Lock 45Blake Marchand

As the final link between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, Port Severn’s Lock 45 is the gateway to the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway. The first and smallest lock to be constructed on the Severn portion, Lock 45 is entrenched in Canadian History and is worth the trip in itself. However, it is the waterway and its idyllic surroundings that will keep you coming back.

The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Huron with an eastern terminus in Trenton and a western terminus in Port Severn. Its amazing natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, The Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River.

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