Safety DaysIf your flares have a manufacture date of 2014 or earlier they have or will expire this year. You can't light them, throw them in the water or in your household garbage to dispose of them.

Why renew my membership? What are the benefits for renewing my CPS-ECP Membership? If you renew your CPS-ECP Membership there are a range of benefits available to you as a member.

AwardsMany CPS-ECP volunteers have worked throughout the last year to advance the vision, mission and values of CPS-ECP and contribute to the saftey of boaters to ensure this year’s boating season is a safer boating experience and an enjoyable recreation.

OttawaMark your calendar now to participate in one of the best Conferences in many years. 

80thThe first Commander of the Canadian Power Squadron (at the time also recognized as the Windsor Power Squadron) was Mr. George William Bowman.

MoyleJoy’s family immigrated from Great Britain in the early 1960’s. Her dad spent a number of years in the British Navy and has always enjoyed boats and boating. 

CowanWhile volunteering at the CPS-ECP booth at this year’s Toronto International Boat Show, I had the opportunity to speak with many existing CPS-ECP members and a lot of potential members as well.

AwardsMany CPS-ECP volunteers have worked throughout the last year to advance the vision, mission and values of CPS-ECP...

 

 

 

RVCCMany Squadron Officers continue to talk about how their Squadron’s course participation, and hence membership, is down and continuing to drop.

80thLooking south across the Detroit River three intrepid Canadian boat owners from the newly formed Windsor Yacht Club after much discussion decided they should travel across the border to the United States of America. 

Valvetech Bridgewater MarinaFor many years now, we have used gasoline in our cars and trucks that contains some amount of ethanol, a form of alcohol, and just as a few drops of water combine almost instantly in your Scotch, moisture from the atmosphere can combine with the ethanol in the gasoline that is in your boat’s fuel tank.

Your motor vehicle has a sealed fuel system to control evaporative losses that are a source of air pollution. Fuel is moved into the engine under pressure and any drips that might escape, drop onto the pavement. The engine is open to the pavement below. In an inboard boat, the hull is below the engine and any drips will collect in the bilge with potentially explosive consequences. 

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Four WInns HD 180By Andy Adams

The Four Winns HD 180 is the kind of family boat I love to drive and enjoy. It’s very approachable, even for less experienced drivers and the accommodations and scale are like a comfortable family car or SUV. It all feels familiar and part of that is the Volvo Penta V6 200 SX stern drive. The engine is inboard; built into the boat and unobtrusive in use.

That is unless you shove the throttles open. Then the performance side of the Volvo Penta V6 200 appears with instant throttle response, partly a result of the variable valve timing and partly because of the direct injection system. 

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ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

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The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

Read more about the Hindson Marina..........