BSVTThe Boating Skills Virtual Trainer (BSVT) allows boaters to practice the basics of recreational small boat handling.

KiddePlease be advised that 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers have been recalled.

Call4AppsThe Nominating Committee of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director positions. 

DirectorsAt the recent Charlottetown Annual General Meeting four new Directors were elected to the CPS-ECP Board, to join others completing their term of Office, and those who were re-elected to the Board.

Online CoursesThis is the first of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation for the recreational boater. Learn to use a marine sextant to derive lines of position and a running fix from sights on the sun. 

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

FoundationThe CPS Foundation donated $125,000 to CPS-ECP during the National Conference to support of the new IT Programme, which replaces WBAS which is in a critical situation and in need of a major upgrade.

ChiefThe Big News from Charlottetown is that CPS-ECP has a completely new IT System!!! It is being tested and getting ready to be rolled out to all our Members by the end of the year.

CalendarCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons will be featured in the in the 2018 Boating Calendar in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

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

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.

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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.

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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’.

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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. 

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