Gananoque RainbowGraham and Diane Segger spent 18 days sailing from Toronto’s Mimico Cruising Club to the Thousand Islands this August. They spent 15 days at anchor and three evenings in harbour, one of which was August 18 when they sheltered from some unsettled weather in Gananoque Municipal Marina

Kirkfield LockWith things the way they are, a whole new batch of Canadians are discovering that boating is IT! These great shots shots come from from Mike Ontotsky who writes “We’re actually new boaters as of June but those pics were just taken at the beginning of August as we did the entire Trent Severn!”

PortsWe were torn this week. So many photos came rolling in now that everyone is on their boat. It was tough to ignore this beauty from the RCYC Paddlethon, but it got into our issue here.

Distant BoatersThis picture was taken by a friend who shall remain anonymous for reasons of potential litigation. We even went to the trouble of using PhotoShop to “blurr” the faces in case the people here are not all from the same household. (as if…)

Rideau LeBoat Bruce KempThis interesting shot is one you will remember. It comes to POTW from our pal, photographer and writer Bruce Kemp.

New NeptunusCanadian Yachting Editor, Andy Adams, had the camera handy in St. Catharines, Ontario the other day as Neptunus Yachts’ latest new yacht, a 65 Flybridge, arrived at the marina yard in preparation for launch. The lucky new owners will be taking the yacht to Georgian Bay.

Matt and CoreyIn Mid June, a floatplane plunged into Constance Bay on the Ottawa River after two planes collide near Arnprior. The outcome could have been much worse for the pilot if not for the fast action of a few friends out boating on Sunday afternoon.

Back at itHey, I wanted to submit this photo for photo of the week!! Our little guy was super excited to get another boat in the water! Heading towards Big Dog Channel. Just in front of Beausoleil Island.

Sarah and ChrisIt’s a COVID moment we will likely all remember. Our photo of the week of Sarah and Chris was taken just a few days ago when they finally got their Rinker launched. You can see the joy these boaters.

POTWThis line-up of Beneteaus can to us from our friends at RCR Yachts in NY State where they are getting launched. Tarps nicely folded and gleaming, the boats are eager.

CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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AXOPAR 37 XC

 

Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…

 

Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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Exiting Hogs BackBy John Morris

History: right after gym and just before chemistry class. Fifty minutes of naming the prime ministers by date and looking out the window. Who knew it was actually interesting.

And in some ways it hardly matters because the Rideau Waterway is just so amazingly beautiful. Driving your boat through the locks is wonderful fun for kids of all ages (adult kids, too) and the scenery is sensational. The history is a huge bonus however, and worth understanding from both as a political lesson and from an engineering perspective.

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The BucketI was cleaning up my workbench the other day. My eyes then scanned across my workbench and fell on ‘the bucket’. Everyone has a one. On a boat, it’s usually in a cockpit lazarette. It’s full of old paint cans and half-used tubes of caulking. There might be some white grease, painters tape or epoxy in there, too. I take my bucket everywhere and it’s full of all sorts of tubes of grease and sealants and adhesives.

I thought to myself that I should probably sort through the bucket and get rid of the stuff that isn’t useful. I quickly realized, though, that each of the items in my bucket (except that had gone bad) were useful, and each is used for a particular job.

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