Dec 5, 2016

CY InboxTo shrink or not to shrink – that is the question. A couple of issues ago we asked the question and your answers continue to roll in.

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To NOT shrinkwrap
In 1999 I had a cover made -polyester of some kind, grey- to fit a frame of CPVC that I'd constructed to live under in the water, in Toronto, for that winter. That cover was my roof for 6 winters, and made living aboard an insulated steel sailboat very comfortable indeed.

No longer living aboard, I've had that cover recut for use, on a PVC conduit frame, for winter storage. Sixteen winters and counting, There's pinholes starting to appear, but it's never torn or been holed by chafe. 1200$ in 1999, and 300$ in modifications since, it surpasses shrink wrap in price.

I've been reassured that the shrink wrap gets recycled (?) I'm not sure about that, so I'll let my environmental sensibilities rule, all the way to the bank.

I won't hesitate to replace this cover with like when I have to.

Paul Peachey
Peachey Keen, Aragosa 32, Toronto.


Canary Islands – Staging Area for Atlantic Crossings Through the Ages

The Canary IslandsBy Paul and Sheryl Shard

I don’t know what I expected the first time we made landfall in the Canary Islands but I have to admit that after sailing from the lush mid-Atlantic island of Madeira, I was seriously surprised when the barren desert-like landscapes of the Canary Islands came into view.

The Canary Islands are a mid-Atlantic archipelago lying only 70 nm off the African coast at it’s closest point. An autonomous community of Spain, the Canary Islands lie at the outermost point of the European Union recognized for their historical significance. 

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Canadian Yachting Digital April 2018



Jeanneau NC 33

Jeanneau NC 33By John Armstrong and Andy Adams

Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ideally suited to young families or couples.

Nick Harvey, President of Jeanneau America wanted to emphasize that their new NC 33 features a hull design by Michael Peters. Peters’ hand has been on many of the company’s recent designs and strong performance and excellent sea-keeping are to be expected.

At an overall length of 34.5” and equipped with twin engines, the NC 33 has been designed to fit in between Jeanneau’s NC 9(30’11” with a single engine) and the NC 11 at 36’6” and with twin engines.

Read more about the Jeanneau NC 33.....