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. 

POTWI read one of Andy Adam’s Canadian Yachting articles and I hope you can assist. I am a Canadian living in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, but was born in Freeport Bahamas.

June 13thBoat Launch ramps (CYOB May 23); it is not the first time that there has been some serious errors have been committed on a boat launch ramp. A google image search will prove that. Some are grimacing funny however the fact remains, they are all potentially serious is more to the point. 

New CaledoniaMy name is Alexandrine GOVAN, mother of a 5 years old girl and I found your contact on internet. First of all, sorry for my English, French is my mother language and I do my best with Google Translate help. 

HMCS OrioleI was pleased to see CYOB’s piece on ORIOLE, the Royal Canadian Navy’s sail training vessel (May 9 19.)  She was built as a racing yacht at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club for the Gooderham family in 1921.  She was based at RCYC for the first half of her life (or so) and was never a commercial vessel. 

CYOB InboxHello, John, I must ask why, like too many Canadians, you relish supporting a brutal communist police dictatorship like Cuba. Too often, it's because we can, and Americans can't - that old animosity bred into too many of my countrymen.

 

 

CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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AXOPAR 37 XC

 

Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…

 

Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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Exiting Hogs BackBy John Morris

History: right after gym and just before chemistry class. Fifty minutes of naming the prime ministers by date and looking out the window. Who knew it was actually interesting.

And in some ways it hardly matters because the Rideau Waterway is just so amazingly beautiful. Driving your boat through the locks is wonderful fun for kids of all ages (adult kids, too) and the scenery is sensational. The history is a huge bonus however, and worth understanding from both as a political lesson and from an engineering perspective.

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The BucketI was cleaning up my workbench the other day. My eyes then scanned across my workbench and fell on ‘the bucket’. Everyone has a one. On a boat, it’s usually in a cockpit lazarette. It’s full of old paint cans and half-used tubes of caulking. There might be some white grease, painters tape or epoxy in there, too. I take my bucket everywhere and it’s full of all sorts of tubes of grease and sealants and adhesives.

I thought to myself that I should probably sort through the bucket and get rid of the stuff that isn’t useful. I quickly realized, though, that each of the items in my bucket (except that had gone bad) were useful, and each is used for a particular job.

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