Jan 9, 2020

POTW Squirrel Appreciation DayWe admit it, this Photo of the Week shot was just too cute to resist even though it was blatant promotion from the Boat Show. Yes, it’s Twiggy doing what squirrels do every day in their natural habitat, water-skiing, captured by Dave Sanford.

There’s so much about Twiggy I want to know: how do they teach her (him?) to do it? Does he (she?) enjoy it? You can find out for yourself at the Boat Show.

You can also participate in the Photo of the Week by sending your own irresistibly adorable photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Anything boating related. If you see another water-skiing rodent in your travels, that would be perfect or anything else boat related, on near or pertaining to boats. Keep them coming!

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Diesel Fuel MaintenanceSince the late 19th century, a debate has raged on the relative merits of diesel fuel over gasoline. In more recent decades, that argument has included boat manufacturers, and increasingly, individual boaters. As I pass through boat yards in the spring or fall, I’m sure to hear a comment or two (sometimes ruefully, other times with great joy) of the merit of a particular engine or fuel source.

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When one does an October yacht review on the Great Lakes you can never be sure of what kind of weather you will get…. and did we ever luck out! A beautiful sunny day with a high of 31 degrees and a perfect 8-10 knot breeze with light chop made for a champagne sailing day. Lucky for me we were at Swans Yacht Sales located in the Whitby Marina on Lake Ontario, trying out the Dufour 460 Grand Large, a flag ship for the midrange Dufour boats. With an overall length of 46’5” and a hull length of 44 ‘, this boat is majestic, not only in size, but also in elegance with timeless and contemporary style. 

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Once safely in deep water we raise sail. I spin the wheel of “Kavok” (a Lagoon 421 catamaran we’ve booked for our weeklong Belize bareboat adventure from Dream Yacht Charter) until we’re pointed south – steady on a lazy beam reach.

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