May 24, 2018

Commander 44 AlexanderDon’t miss this brilliant photo double header

Two photos rolled in this week and we can’t choose, so you get them both!! Bonus!

First, the powerboat shot, possibly of the year, which came our way from the nice folks at Chris Craft. It features Alexander J. vaulting over the Commander 44. Very impressive.

Allan Margaret CartoonThe other brilliant POTW came from Rhonda at The Toronto Area Hospice Regatta . It’s a beautiful shot from 2017 by Elle Bruce of Alan and Margaret Gibson holding a cartoon portrait by Cartoon Bob. (Bob will be at TAHR again this year!) The essence of the photo of the week.

These two set a very high standard for the upcoming year – but I know you’re up to it. Got a great shot? Send it in and make it the Photo of the Week.

The rules are simple. It has to be your shot taken in and around boats or from a boat. Or anything else boat related. Or anything you feel is appropriate – sunsets, regattas dock parties – whatever you’ve found interesting.

Send your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with POTW in the subject and we’ll get them into an upcoming issue! Thanks in advance.

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POTW: Bachelors on Boats

This is a fine video Our correspondent Patrick Festing-Smith of Mango Charters alerted us to this very informative, if totally irreverent, video highlighting a potentially scary ecological problem.

Valvetech Bridgewater MarinaFor many years now, we have used gasoline in our cars and trucks that contains some amount of ethanol, a form of alcohol, and just as a few drops of water combine almost instantly in your Scotch, moisture from the atmosphere can combine with the ethanol in the gasoline that is in your boat’s fuel tank.

Your motor vehicle has a sealed fuel system to control evaporative losses that are a source of air pollution. Fuel is moved into the engine under pressure and any drips that might escape, drop onto the pavement. The engine is open to the pavement below. In an inboard boat, the hull is below the engine and any drips will collect in the bilge with potentially explosive consequences. 

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Grand Banks 60 SkyloungeThe Canadian market has always been a tough nut for yacht designers to figure out. Summer days get really hot; other days are downright cold. There is always the chance things could change in the blink of an eye and let’s be honest, who among us hasn’t stepped off the boat wearing shorts, flip flops and a warm jacket? Canadian yachting has always been a world of contradictions, which is why designing cruising yachts for this market has never been easy. It’s not like Florida or the Med, where weather is dependable throughout the year.

 

 

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ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

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The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

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