Nov 23, 2017

FugawiCPS-ECP Safe Boating Partner, Fugawi would like to help CPS-ECP members with their needs during the holiday season.

Until December 17th, 2017 use your membership number and receive 20% off ALL products from the Fugawi Store including downloadable charts from X-Traverse (now Fugawi.com) and other popular brands such as:

• Actisense and Digital Yacht, physical plug-and-play
• Charts such as Navionics and C-Map, as well as downloadable charts from CHS, Navionics and Fugawi’s own Fugawi Aboard covering all of Canada.
• Apps: The discount also applies to hundreds of downloadable charts that can be used on the popular iOS iNavX and the Android PathAway Apps.

Visit www.fugawi.com for products and details.

How to use the code: Click on the CPS-ECP logo on the bottom right hand corner of the www.fugawi.com home page, register as a member and then enter the code “CPS-ECP20” at checkout to get your 20% discount.
Questions: Contact Fugawi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-920-9300.

An Abacos Adventure

Great Guana CayBy Mark Stevens; Photos by Sharon Matthew-Stevens

It’s a perfect Sunday morning jaunt.

We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set for a close reach out of a harbour guarded by a necklace of tiny emerald islands decorated by palms that dance in fifteen knots of wind.

Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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Hanse 388

Hanse 388By Katherine Stone

The Hanse group produced their second most popular boat of all time with the Hanse 385. The trick was to build on that winning formula when they upgraded to the Hanse 388, which they have done in spades. The German build quality is first rate and true to the Hanse tradition. Leaving the hull the same with a steep stern and straight stem for an optimal long water line, they went with a slightly stiffer, heavier displacement, new deck, interior layout and window line. Hanse’s highly experienced yacht construction team, judel/vrolijk & co., have combined ease of sailing, comfort and performance into the newly designed Hanse 388.

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Ask Andrew - Winterization

Winterising your boatBy Andrew McDonald

‘Winterization’ is a broad term used to prepare an engine for extended storage – specifically through the winter season (when temperatures drop below the freezing point).

There are two main purposes for proper winterization: First, to protect the engine from freezing damage; second, to prepare the engine to be re-started easily after a lay-up.

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