Aug 23, 2018

Online CoursesSign up now for our new listing of online courses! Enhance on your boating skills this fall and winter from the convenience of your own home!

This fall CPS-ECP is offering courses ONLINE courses as well as in the classroom courses across Canada.

No matter where you are located across the country, you can register for an online course to be completed in your own available time. Go to www.boatingcourses.ca  to see which courses are being offered in this method of delivery or contact Carolyn Reid, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 

 

 

 

Here is our current offering of online courses

Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics

Non-member price:   $190       

Member price $175

Course Duration:  Tuesday October 16 to November 27, 2018

Course Convener:     Tom Beaver    613-795-4366      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The optional weekly instructor-led sessions for this course, use GoToMeeting online, and will be held on Tuesdays at 1900 Eastern Time

To register online for this course:

https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public_home.asp?WCE=C=56|K=245841|CAL=225480

 

Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics

Member price:   $175

Non-member price:  $190      

Course Duration:  Thursday November 1 to December 13, 2018

Course Convener:    Brian Reis    519-534-4090    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The optional weekly instructor-led sessions for this course, use GoToMeeting online, and will be held on Thursdays at 1900 Eastern Time

To register online for this course:   

https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public_home.asp?WCE=C=56|K=245842|CAL=225480

 

Boating 3 - Intro to Marine Navigation

Member price $175

Non-member price:  $190

Course Duration:  Tuesday January 22, 2019 to March 5

Course Convener:    Tom Beaver    613-795-4366         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The optional weekly instructor-led sessions for this course, use GoToMeeting online, and will be held on Tuesdays at 1900 Eastern Time.

To register online for this course:  

 https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public_home.asp?WCE=C=56|K=245847|CAL=225480

 

There are more online courses to come!   Keep checking www.boatingcourses.ca to see which courses have been added over the next few weeks!

Thornbury on Georgian BayJennifer Harker

To borrow a line from Monty Python, “and now, for something completely different”.

Normally, our boating adventures are spent weaving our way amongst the picturesque backdrop of the 30,000 Islands of eastern Georgian Bay aboard our Sea Ray Sundancer 268. This time we’ve traded power for sail as friends welcome us aboard their 38-foot Irwin for the Canada Day long weekend.

We’ve set our sights on a decidedly different destination for this journey, charting a course for Thornbury. This small town, located in the southern reaches of Nottawasaga Bay, is an oft-overlooked area of Georgian Bay - but it shouldn’t be. Although we’ve explored this shoreline on countless road trips, this will be our first visit from the waterside.

Read more about the Thornbury on Georgian Bay...

 

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 46The Cantius 46 is the latest evolution of Cruisers Yachts’ Cantius line – now there are five models from 42 to 60 feet. The new Cantius 46 is a great example of “easy boating” the way Volvo Penta imagined it and how Cruisers Yachts has executed it. The idea is that you just come on board, unlock the glass doors, fire it up, cast off, and enjoy - alone, with a spouse, or with a huge group.

Since the first Cantius model was introduced, Cruisers Yachts has continued to refine the concept for ever-greater convenience, more clever and innovative features, and also greater performance.

Read more about the Cantius 46...

 

 

 

 

Sun Odyssey 410By, Zuzana Prochazka

The revolution continues – with a twist

The Jeanneau 410 is the eighth generation of the Sun Odyssey line, but even with that long history and umpteen years of tweaks and iterations, what the French builder has done in the latest revamp will make you say, “Wait, what?”

 Last year, Jeanneau turned the sailboat deck layout on its ear with the introduction of their Sun Odyssey 490 and 440, and the concept of the ‘walk-around deck’.

Read More about the Odyssey 410...

 

 

 

Ask AndrewAndrew McDonald

Last time we looked at making proper electrical connections – the tools, supplies and methods needed to make connections between components and wiring.

When planning out electrical work, one of the more common questions that I address is on the set-up, installation and sizing of breakers and fuses.

Fuses and breakers are collectively called ‘overcurrent protection’ – and these come in many different shapes, styles and sizes. Their purpose is the same: to prevent a situation where a larger than intended electrical current is running through the circuit, which puts the circuit at risk of overheating, fire and damage to equipment. 

Read More about Electrical Installations Basics...