Feb 20, 2017

I heart my boatPicture Perfect

This picture is of the vessel Puffins II a 1947 30' Taylor Craft. This vessel has been the pride of the Frazer Family since she was purchased in 1966 in the Georgian Bay area.

In 1967 we took her to Expo 67 when the high water in the Trent Waterway allowed 25 MPH travel. She has had many a visitor on her including Mr Peter Whittle, the first iconic do it yourself TV show guru of the TV show "Mr Fix It"
My father and I kept her running and in fantastic shape, and in 1998 we had her at the Neptunus Ship yard in St Catherines where she was again totally refurbished by myself and my father. We even had a Neptunus interior applied along with a Bow Thruster (they said it couldn't be done) and epoxy paints, new wiring, totally refitted.

I heart my boatShe was heartbreakingly sold in 2009 to Mr Lamont in Nova Scotia where she lays today at 44' 31' 30" N and 64' 00' 41" W. as per this current picture. Mr Lamont is with the Bluenose Squadron CP&SS.

It is so nice to see her in all of her glory and overly maintained, the Frazer Family thanks Mr Lamont for keeping her "Picture Perfect".

Roy Frazer
Past Commander
Port Credit Squadron.

Please tell us why you HEART My Boat. . You can tell us about the boat’s specs, looks, designer, bloodlines, and heritage. You can tell us where you bought or acquired it, who owned it previously Who goes on it- family, friends, loyal crew? Where do you harbour it? Do you race (or poker run?)? Where you head to on perfect days. What does the name mean?

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Destinations

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Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean

Grand Turk IslandBy Mark Stevens • Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Late afternoon, Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos.

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