POTWWelcome to Photo of the Week 2018. If you are not familiar with this wonderful feature (What???!!!) it’s an opportunity for you to share your fine camera work with the boating nation.

Scott LivingstonFor our last Photo of the Week in 2017, I have picked some nice shots we received – one from the east coast and a couple from the west. 

Racoons Back 1Your boat is tucked away for the winter, but there may still be a few un-invited guests.

Monk and PupThis Photo of the Week sequence from Chris Chahley and Kathy Coyle explains the whole boat thing. If you don’t love these shots, the time has come for you to switch to bowling!!!

POTW Roger RenaudThe off season is suddenly upon us. Yikes! We need your photos more than ever to keep us thinking boats all winter.

Big Boats at BootI took this shot at the boot boat show in Dusseldorf last time I went. They have some pretty big boats in the mega-yachts section.

Pan Am Pier SignThis time our photos come from Gimli where Katie Coleman Nicoll was on the scene. She’s an esteemed sailing judge, a fearless reporter and a fine photographer.

POTW Baby On BoardA dear friend brought her 8 month old daughter aboard my 25 foot keelboat...and baby was right at home! Next...figuring out how to rig up a jolly-jumper!

 

 

 

POTWThis shot came from our ace reporter Johnny G out in Stoney Creek, ON, taken at the Newport YC Canada Day festivities. It says it all!! That’s what a Photo of the Week should be…lol

 

 

 

Circe in OslfjordThis week’s POTW comes from across the pond. Who knew we had a European audience

 

 

 

An Abacos Adventure

Great Guana CayBy Mark Stevens; Photos by Sharon Matthew-Stevens

It’s a perfect Sunday morning jaunt.

We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set for a close reach out of a harbour guarded by a necklace of tiny emerald islands decorated by palms that dance in fifteen knots of wind.

Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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Hanse 388

Hanse 388By Katherine Stone

The Hanse group produced their second most popular boat of all time with the Hanse 385. The trick was to build on that winning formula when they upgraded to the Hanse 388, which they have done in spades. The German build quality is first rate and true to the Hanse tradition. Leaving the hull the same with a steep stern and straight stem for an optimal long water line, they went with a slightly stiffer, heavier displacement, new deck, interior layout and window line. Hanse’s highly experienced yacht construction team, judel/vrolijk & co., have combined ease of sailing, comfort and performance into the newly designed Hanse 388.

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Ask Andrew - Winterization

Winterising your boatBy Andrew McDonald

‘Winterization’ is a broad term used to prepare an engine for extended storage – specifically through the winter season (when temperatures drop below the freezing point).

There are two main purposes for proper winterization: First, to protect the engine from freezing damage; second, to prepare the engine to be re-started easily after a lay-up.

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