Nikki BillI cannot help myself, I admit it. Just as cat videos have overtaken the Internet dogs on board are taking over Photo of the Week!!!

Mugu w WhalesAfter we published a picture of a cute doggie in a life jacket we got some great dog-onboard photos and published a couple in our last issue.

Boat and TripLast time we published a picture of a cute doggie in a life jacket (my pup btw) and we received a couple of great boating canine pics in return.

Boat DogHello all boat-loving photogs – this is our last Photo of the week on file – we need yours!!!

Adjusting the WindexThis shot came to us via Cat Ward of Toronto, although it was her friend Laurie who took it from the masthead of the Beneteau. Says Laurie: I’m always ready to go up the mast. I was a gymnast when I was a kid and it doesn’t bother me a bit.

Gibsons Sunday Race“This is in Shoal Channel off the town of Gibsons BC. We are awaiting the start of a second race. The boat pictured is a Martin I am in a Catalina. Picture is through the channel looking west and out...

 

 

 

Bergy BitsHello Photo of the Week enthusiasts and welcome to a superb album to kick off 2017.

Photo 1Wow you take good shots. We’re delighted with all the input, but please don’t slow down. We will use them all.

Biggest Flag CrewThis CY Onboard feature celebrates your photos. A wonderful crop this week. The plan was to publish two but because we got so many good ones we’re already going to three. But we need yours!

GillsThis new CY Onboard feature will celebrate your photos. They can be funny, beautiful, weird, or simply reflective of the boating lifestyle. Whatever they are, we will share them with all of Canada and reward you for taking them.

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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