DSCWe have all had the experience of heading down below on a nice boat only to encounter an unpleasant odour. 

ZCare MarineZCare Marine, offers effective, eco-safe products to help keep your boat clean. They have products to clean your fiber glass, wood, vinyl, fenders, canvas, bilge, holding tank and more.

 

 

 

ScrubbisOut here on the West Coast with boats in the water year-round, there is one constant activity and that is keeping your bottom clean.

Hydro Clean 3Hydro Clean Hull Wash is Canada's first automatic, mechanical hull wash system and the company has introduced some breakthrough thinking from Sweden that can benefit our Canadian marine industry and most types of pleasure craft.

BoatpropDuring the AGM, Captain Tom Boross, Chief, Auxiliary &Boatng Safety at U.S. Coast Guard, gave a presentation relatng to injuries and deaths as a result of boat propeller accidents.

Sew CleanClogs and nasty odours can be removed quickly and safely from sewage systems with safe, non-toxic and biodegradable SEWClean® from TRAC Ecological Green Products.

Interlux Interlux® introduces the latest addition to the company’s premier performance Micron® antifouling product line, Micron® CF (Copper Free). Micron CF not only offers best-in-class performance in the copper-free category of paints, it also offers the longevity that boat owners have come to expect from traditional, copper-based antifoulings.

Prop CoatPettit Marine Paint has announced its newest protective coating, Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier. The easy-to-use aerosol spray shields bare metals including aluminum, steel, stainless steel, cast iron, copper, bronze, galvanized steel and lead. Offering superior protection above and below the waterline, Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier’s exclusive high quality

Gel MatchThe new Dolphinite GelMatch™ All-In-One Gelcoat Aerosol Can is an innovative product that solves the  traditional challenges when repairing gelcoat. Most repairs are costly and time consuming, so mistakes in  mixing and colour matching can be very expensive. Dolphinite’s GelMatch All-In-One Gelcoat Aerosol Can takes the guess out of these problems, providing an aerosol can that is pre-filled with a proprietary All-In-One  Gelcoat and matched perfectly to original factory colours.

Dr.ShrinkEngines, accessories, spare parts and other metal equipment are susceptible to rust and corrosion even when well-protected. Premium shrink wrap supplier Dr. Shrink's new Multimetal ICT Film provides cost-effective and versatile defense against corrosion damage on ferrous and non-ferrous metals in typical shipping and storage conditions. The new Multimetal ICT Film is an easy-to-use protective film containing proven corrosion inhibiting technology. It's available in 20' x 100', 4 mil sheets. The film is intended to be installed as a base layer underneath Dr. Shrink's

Destinations

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We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set ...
The Halifax waterfront has been attracting more and more large yachts in recent years. However, a ...
Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population ...
Vancouver-based Big Blue Yacht Charters Worldwide owner Emma Murdoch explains that luxury crewed ...
In the 1920s, a small cove in Canoe Bay was used as a shipping point and safe-haven for rum runners ...
Here’s an update from Caroline Swann with some news for the adventurous types who may be heading to ...
The New Glasgow marina is located about six miles up the East River of Pictou in the heart of the ...
The British Virgins took a huge hit last fall from Irma. Boats were stranded on the shore by the ...
Located about half way between Shediac and the Miramichi on New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast, the town ...
Suddenly the once forsaken city of Hamilton, Ontario is booming for at least two good reasons.

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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Lifestyle

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“In Grenada, we had about 80 cruiser kids visit our boat...by dinghy of course! Sometimes you ...
Austin Edwards told students and parents at the Saanich School’s “Parents as Informed Partners” ...
As the sole arbiter of the Photo of the Week I, your editor, get to make the choice. This week, ...
Michele Stevens pointed us to this interesting project which recently came to fruition in Cape ...
Our Photos of the week this time come from BC where our friend Rob Stokes sent us a very nice ...
Our little treasure: Montague (Monte) taken at Pirate's Cove in the Gulf Islands. Monte is a ...
It has been a long, hot summer here on Georgian Bay and we miss Adamant 1 terribly. We did manage ...
On Thursday last week, at age 88, Bruce Kirby has been invested into the Order of Canada for his ...
The Olympic Qualification Regatta is now being held in Aarhus Denmark with unlimited entries. That ...
The demographics of sailing are changing, and more women are getting involved and are often rooted ...

Boat Reviews

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At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives ...
Sometimes a great idea requires an encore, and French yacht builder Jeanneau got that with the ...
Tactical Custom Boats announces the sale to a North American client of a custom Tactical 77’ – Fast ...
Bruce Elliott is an inventor. And when he sold the technology he developed to build utility poles ...
One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done ...
The latest new model from Cruisers Yachts is the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the ...
The Sabre 45 Salon Express is new for 2017, making its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International ...
Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ...
The Four Winns H290OB combines two of the most popular new big boat trends to come up with a great ...
Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...

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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DIY & How to

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A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out ...
As the cold approaches, shrink-wrapping is a hot topic, and I’ve heard more than a few debates at ...
Nothing stops a vacation faster than a problem with the fresh water system – be it leaks, smells, ...
Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares ...
Most of us don’t give a second thought to our sacrificial anodes – those curious knobs of raw metal ...
In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 
This one-day course consists of both theory and practical demonstration sessions, is designed to ...
 Since the initial article of this column we have identified a wide range of apps and ...

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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