Whether it’s dock lines on either a power or sailboat or running rigging, wearing grooves in the gelocoat is never very attractive nor good for the deck.
ASA Electronics has introduced the MS30BTR, a self-contained AM/FM/USB 3.5”compact Bluetooth stereo. This unique stereo offers boating enthusiasts every feature they are looking for in a compact, simple-to-use design.
Whether used onboard or dockside, storage boxes need to stand up to a lot of use and abuse. U-Series Salty Dog watertight utility deck and dock boxes from Frigibar marry superior quality with exceptional good looks for years of dependable service.
It may be small, but it packs a powerful punch! SeaBlaze Mini leverages many of the technologies utilized in the world’s most popular underwater light, SeaBlaze3, for years of trouble free service. With a measured output of more than 700 lumens, and competitively priced and easy to install, there is simply no better value in underwater lighting. Perfect for smaller trailer boats, skiffs, or dinghies. Sold as a pair.
Boating Industry magazine announced yesterday the Mercury ECO Propeller has been named a 2014 Boating Industry Top Product of the year. The winning products were selected based on many factors, including innovation, impact on the industry and how they advanced their category or created a new category.
MATE USA has introduced the Black Velvet bimini top, designed to withstand wind speeds up to 33 knots. The wind tunnel tested, easy to assemble Black Velvet features a patented plastic cylinder system that
Cape Breton – My Personal Playground
By Elizabeth Ann Kerr
A year ago, it’s quite possible that if someone gave me an outline of Canada and asked me to point to Cape Breton Island, I would have failed, at least on my first attempt. Now, its shape, topography and waypoint remain indelibly emblazoned on my heart.
It is also quite possible that Celtic Colours – an annual gathering of more than 200 local and internationally renowned musicians, performing 49 concerts in 32communities– helped to kick start Cape Breton’s tourism industry 20 years ago.
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By Katherine Stone
You can’t possibly pack in more national history associated with a yacht club than what you can find on Deadman’s Island in Nova Scotia. This is what Halloween legends were made of, as it was not uncommon once upon a time, to have an arm appear out of the ground in winter with the remainder of the poor skeleton not being reunited with its appendage until the spring thaw.
Many years after the Micmacs discovered Melville Island, the spot they called “end of the water,” the site was used for storehouses and then was purchased by the British, where a prisoner-of-war camp was built to house captives in the Napoleonic Wars and then later during the War of 1812.
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By Andy Adams
Big, elegant, and capable
Families with young people who are seriously into waterskiing or wake boarding face a difficult choice: Buy a dedicated tow sports boat and make the kids happy or buy a more traditional family boat and make everyone comfortable.
In our opinion, the Vanquish 24 Runabout offers up a big, elegant, and capable solution that could make everybody happy. This is not a cheap solution, but it's an impressive one. Last August, we traveled to Gravenhurst, Ontario, and got our first look at the Vanquish 24 Runabout, tied up at Muskoka Wharf Marine. One glance told us this was a special boat.
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DIY & How to
Always a major exhibitor at the Halifax International Boat Show, Seamaster’s sales manager Dave Trott tells us they will have several news products on display including the new Stingray 206cc and the 186cc.
Seamaster Services of Dartmouth is a diversified company with roots in the marine safety business. Over the years they have expanded from liferafts to inflatable boats, as a Zodiac dealers, and now sell and service an extensive line of fibreglass and inflatable boats including Grady-White and Stingray.
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