Oct 23, 2018

CY InboxBC Daffodils


I always have to laugh when I see something like this in print- putting the boats away for the season - because we sailors in BC are looking at the best times to sail in the coming fall and winter months.  There is a lot less traffic, and if you have noticed, the winds have been steady and the sun bright. Yes, we now have to wear a few more clothes to keep warm but it’s worth it to be out on the water.

I realize that as I’m retired that I will get out far more then the average person who has to work and can’t get out as the sun drops pretty early, but the weekends are still great.

Andrew Madding
Victoria, BC



 Hello John, 

I wanted to reach out to you regarding a recent letter from one of your readers to the CYOB Inbox.  It was about a DeFOUL article recently published in Canadian Yachting OnBoard that detailed the successful use of DeFOUL in an antifouling paint removal project on a 1981 Catalina by a veteran sailor.  


A question regarding government approval was posed, which I would like to address.  The Canadian government (Health Canada) requires our reporting of formulations to be in compliance with WHIMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) regulations which includes the disclosure of all hazardous chemical materials in the formulation. From there, an SDS (Safety Data Sheet) is created.

The SDS sheets for all of our products, including DeFOUL are in compliance with WHIMIS and are drafted by an independent, accredited 3rd party company according to the Hazardous Products Regulations (February 11, 2015).  All disclosures made on our SDS sheets comply with Canadian disclosure laws as to any toxic or hazardous materials.  All pertinent ingredients are disclosed on the SDS as required by the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

A copy of the SDS sheets for any of our products are always available upon request.

Thank you for the opportunity to clarify this and for the interesting and informative Canadian Yachting OnBoard.
Best regards,
Julia Raeder
Director of Business Development
Protocol Environmental Solutions Inc.
Web:   www.defoul.com

Leasing a YachtBy Andy Adams

When I first saw the display at the Toronto International Boat Show saying that you could lease a new yacht, it stopped me dead in my tracks. While I had never considered leasing boats, we are certainly seeing growth in boat rental organizations, so leasing didn’t seem out of line. In fact, I wondered why it had taken this long to see boat leasing come to the market.

However, I have a reasonable understanding of how leasing works compared to financing a purchase and I wondered how the numbers could work for something like a yacht. The sign was in front of a 60 foot Princess Express Cruiser – about $3,000,000 

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J99By Katherine Stone

All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Wellcraft 242 FishermanBy Andy Adams

Boat buyers are gravitating to the latest centre console boats for a wide range of reasons but for the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman, you can sum it up by saying it’s about features, style and value.

This great-looking boat is just as capable on a family picnic cruise as it is doing serious blue water fishing. A wide range of options let the buyer tailor the boat for their specific interests, but it’s all there to choose from. Our test boat was well-equipped for that comfortable cruise with easy access via the swim platform and through the transom gate into the cockpit.

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Port Severn's Lock 45Blake Marchand

As the final link between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, Port Severn’s Lock 45 is the gateway to the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway. The first and smallest lock to be constructed on the Severn portion, Lock 45 is entrenched in Canadian History and is worth the trip in itself. However, it is the waterway and its idyllic surroundings that will keep you coming back.

The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Huron with an eastern terminus in Trenton and a western terminus in Port Severn. Its amazing natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, The Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River.

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