Christmas CardThank you so much for all the boats you gave us over the years.  We have all the White ones we need, all the Blue ones and all the Black ones.  You gave us some with sticks in the air and others without.  What a lot of choice!

Side Power E VisionThis may be of interest to you - the launch of the Side-power upcoming E-Vision series at the METS marine show at the end of November. This innovative motor technology is a new direction for Sleipner Motor and they are providing only “teasers” at this point in the product’s development.

CYOB Inbox AppreciationAndrew, I am in St Andrews NB and run an 87 Niagara 35E that I bought in Oakville in 2016. Significantly modified by a previous owner and have to say that I enjoy your contributing articles to the CPS electronic publication. Wish you were in the neighbourhood, you would be hired!

CYOB InboxI am a long time dinghy racer and have sailed all my life. When I retired to Saltspring Island on the West Coast (from Calgary and the Glenmore Sailing Club) I missed most the lack of good class racing in one-design boats.

C&C 44Hi, I'm wondering if you can pass along my email to Rob Maurice regarding the C&C 44 custom (see CYOB October 24 edition.) I own the 1988 one as I believe they only made one a year. I have a lot of questions that I'm hoping Rob may be able to help answer...

CYOB Inbox MastsShould you leave your spar up when you haul? Is this a good idea? Is it sensible to slacken your shrouds?

CandC 44rThis boat carries the distinction as the last boat to leave the C&C Custom shop in Oakville prior to the final bankruptcy. In fact the Receiver had his hand on the boat, pushing it out the door.  Or so the story goes.  

MeridianIn 1984, you published an article about the boat that I now own — Meridian, a 70-foot sloop built on Bainbridge Island. I bought her from the original owner in 2012.

ElbowcayI just read your editorial comments about the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Abacos. Sadly, a tropical storm is projected to pass over these islands this weekend.

Liz and Max ShawI was reading your intro today talking about weather apps (CYOB, August 22.) I find I am constantly using more than one to see different data. WeatherNetwork for day to day stuff, including looking at the radar. WindGuru and Windy for wind predictions. Tides for tidal data. iCSC for night sky clearness for looking up at the heavens. 

2005 Ocean Alexander 58 PilothouseBy Mike Schwarz

Pause for a moment and ponder this question. How much is your life and your safety at sea worth? Most people would say priceless and impossible to put a value on. And yet many people seem to misunderstand the worth and principle role of a marine surveyor, whose very job it is to ensure your safety at sea by surveying, inspecting and reporting on your expensive, potential new purchase. Instructing a marine surveyor to work on your behalf should never be seen as a distress purchase where price is the all-important factor, rather it is an essential requirement.

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Excess 12 and 15By Kieran Flatt

Catamarans have many advantages for cruising: more space, more speed, no heeling and a more comfortable motion. However, many experienced sailors find them less rewarding and engaging to sail than a monohull. That isn’t an inherent problem with multihulls, though. Rather, it reflects the fact that most cruising cats built in the last ten years have been aimed primarily at the charter market, designed above all to be docile and easy for novices to handle.

 

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UclueletOn the west coast of Vancouver Island Ucluelet is straddled between the famous Pacific Rim and the iconic Broken Islands.

The Ucluelet Boat Basin is steps away from the downtown core, and half-way between the iconic Long Beach and the Wild Pacific Trail

You are encouraged to take advantage of the untamed nature and sublime scenery while surfing, hiking, and enjoying the wildlife. Make the Ucluelet your base for exploration and adventure.

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