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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More feedback:

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.

 

CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

Read more about Hilton Beach Marina....

 

 

 

 

Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

Read more about the Scarab 255 Open....