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

 

 

 

POTWMichelle Jacques of Cambridge ON share this memory of her adorable pooch. “This is Frodo. Sadly, he passed away last year, but he loved being a boat dog!

 

 

 

Nordic TugIf our Photo search were a contest for the hallmark shot of eastern Canada, this might be Stephen Hill’s capture aboard Tug'n our 37' Nordic Tugin front of Percé Rock, Quebec on the Down East Circle Route, July 2016.

MooredAfter the questionable spring we’ve all had, here’s an iPhone shot that will remind you what summer is supposed to look like from Dean and Dawn Powers of Dundas, Ontario.

ReflectionHere’s a pair of shots guaranteed to get you in the mood for this summer. They come from Pat and Jan O’Malley in Nova Scotia and certainly celebrate the boating life.

Thornbury on Georgian BayJennifer Harker

To borrow a line from Monty Python, “and now, for something completely different”.

Normally, our boating adventures are spent weaving our way amongst the picturesque backdrop of the 30,000 Islands of eastern Georgian Bay aboard our Sea Ray Sundancer 268. This time we’ve traded power for sail as friends welcome us aboard their 38-foot Irwin for the Canada Day long weekend.

We’ve set our sights on a decidedly different destination for this journey, charting a course for Thornbury. This small town, located in the southern reaches of Nottawasaga Bay, is an oft-overlooked area of Georgian Bay - but it shouldn’t be. Although we’ve explored this shoreline on countless road trips, this will be our first visit from the waterside.

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 46The Cantius 46 is the latest evolution of Cruisers Yachts’ Cantius line – now there are five models from 42 to 60 feet. The new Cantius 46 is a great example of “easy boating” the way Volvo Penta imagined it and how Cruisers Yachts has executed it. The idea is that you just come on board, unlock the glass doors, fire it up, cast off, and enjoy - alone, with a spouse, or with a huge group.

Since the first Cantius model was introduced, Cruisers Yachts has continued to refine the concept for ever-greater convenience, more clever and innovative features, and also greater performance.

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Sun Odyssey 410By, Zuzana Prochazka

The revolution continues – with a twist

The Jeanneau 410 is the eighth generation of the Sun Odyssey line, but even with that long history and umpteen years of tweaks and iterations, what the French builder has done in the latest revamp will make you say, “Wait, what?”

 Last year, Jeanneau turned the sailboat deck layout on its ear with the introduction of their Sun Odyssey 490 and 440, and the concept of the ‘walk-around deck’.

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Ask AndrewAndrew McDonald

Last time we looked at making proper electrical connections – the tools, supplies and methods needed to make connections between components and wiring.

When planning out electrical work, one of the more common questions that I address is on the set-up, installation and sizing of breakers and fuses.

Fuses and breakers are collectively called ‘overcurrent protection’ – and these come in many different shapes, styles and sizes. Their purpose is the same: to prevent a situation where a larger than intended electrical current is running through the circuit, which puts the circuit at risk of overheating, fire and damage to equipment. 

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