May 9, 2019

Arthurs Family DinghyAbbie, Ella, Jennifer and Michael

Meet the Arthurs Family of Penetanguishene, Ontario.  Abbie, Ella, Jennifer and Michael and their pooch Bailey head out from Hindson Marina in their cuddy every chance they get.  They love the many beautiful anchorages on Southern Georgian Bay especially their favourite spot, Giants Tomb. 

The family began boating in 2010 and they are hooked.  In this photo, the Arthurs family had a fun day gunkholing at Big Sand Bay, Christian Island.

The Photo of the Week (POTW) has been running here in CYOB for some time now. It has never been twice the same – you keep coming up with photos to share. We get shots of all kinds of things in and around boats – lots of sunsets and beautiful scenery, interesting boats, crazy signs, pets. The list goes on and we love it. So please keep sending your photos in. It’s boating season any moment now and our POTW inbox is ready for your shots at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Now we have a new angle – people. Would you like to be featured in our Boater Profile? Let’s get some pictures and the stories behind them – who in your family is onboard?

Where do you go? What adventures have you had? By sending your info to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;we will get to meet some interesting Canadians who love their boats. Good idea? Absolutely!

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  • By Ethan

POTW: September 12, 2019

I am new to boating. Bought a 2019 Ranger Tug in April followed by taking a short boating course and headed out. Spent from late May to early August in the Canadian Pacific north. 

Cables SecuredOn the Friday before a weekend with a gorgeous forecast, I heard on the news that a boat had exploded at a local marina; the boat’s operator was seriously injured. At the time, I heard that authorities were investigating and were attempting to determine the cause of the explosion and fire.

What would I do if an explosion occurs on a boat that I was working on? What was the cause? How could this happen?



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Beneteau Oceanis 30.1The Oceanis official US debut will be at the upcoming Newport International Boat Show in September and will be featured at the United States Sailboat show in Annapolis in October.

With an overall size under 30 feet and a light displacement of less than 8,805 lbs., the Oceanis is easily trailerable without a wide load permit. If you prefer to access your sailing grounds by canals and rivers, the lifting keel and rotating mast open a world of endless possibilities. Perfect for sailing on lakes or for coastal hopping, this new Oceanis is, nevertheless, a robust category B sailing yacht, fitted for offshore sailing. The smallest of the range offers the biggest choice of programs! 

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Grady White Freedom 235 Dual ConsoleBy Jill Snider

Once again, I had the pleasure of joining CY’s test guru Andy Adams on a boat review. This time, out on Georgian Bay, we put the Grady White Freedom 235 Dual Console to the test. There are so many great things to tell you about this classic beauty.

If I were required to compare Grady White’s Freedom 235 Dual Console to an animal, I would tell you that she has the character of a Labrador Retriever. Here are a few reasons why...

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Coal Harbour MarinaVancouver is ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world. You can explore much of the cityscape by water and moor at several marinas. The city offers the marine visitor a panoply of fine dining, waterside pubs, shopping and cultural amenities.

English Bay and False Creek, one of the choice urban boating destinations in North America, bring you into the heart of the city. Good moorage and anchorages are available and there is lots happening both on the water and all along the shoreline.



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