POTWOn one of the sunny days we had recently, Kyle MacTaggart in Honey Harbour ON fired up the Merc to get in the mood. Will we be out there on the water any time soon, Kyle? Thanks for the photo!!!!

Video of the MonthWe all know that having the right clothing for boating makes a world of difference. Bowman extraordinaire and CYOB correspondent D. Danger Mitchele demonstrates the proper use of foul weather equipment in this short video. You won’t want to miss it.

POTWWe hardly need tell you about the pandemic but it’s worth noting that the marine industry is acting to mitigate the situation where it can. That makes this Photo of the Week an ultra timely. Let’s hope we can take these signs down soon.

Baby CradleThis issue’s Photo of the Week comes from reader Phil Vogler in the Maritimes who found a photo on a woodworking site. But a quick look on other sites turned up a whole lot of baby on davits ideas. Rock a bye seagoing baby.

POTW: Canadian Sailing Development Squad - Laser Radial WomenThis brilliant shot comes to us from professional shooter Elle Bruce.  These four sailors are aiming to join the Canadian National Team and (let’s hope it happens!) win hardware at the Tokyo Olympics.

 

POTW February 13, 2020This issue’s Photo of the Week comes from Emily Sipe wintering in Key West. (What a great idea!)

POTWOur Photo of the Week comes from AJ Twist in Montreal who was getting away from the off-season in Cuba when he saw this wall mural of the Granma, the decrepit boat that brought Fidel, Ché and the others to begin the revolution. It’s the stuff of legend in Cuba!

POTW Squirrel Appreciation DayWe admit it, this Photo of the Week shot was just too cute to resist even though it was blatant promotion from the Boat Show. Yes, it’s Twiggy doing what squirrels do every day in their natural habitat, water-skiing, captured by Dave Sanford.

POTWReader Lorraine Gentleman took some liberty with our request for Photo of the Week shots from the summer. Here’s hers “It's always summer in French Polynesia - we've been cruising the past 3 years and enjoying being in Tahiti and Moorea.

POTWWe love the great signs that crop up in the boat business. This week’s Photo of the Week is one of the best from Emily taken in a Florida marina. Certainly this is one area of boating that doesn’t get sufficiently celebrated.

2005 Ocean Alexander 58 PilothouseBy Mike Schwarz

Pause for a moment and ponder this question. How much is your life and your safety at sea worth? Most people would say priceless and impossible to put a value on. And yet many people seem to misunderstand the worth and principle role of a marine surveyor, whose very job it is to ensure your safety at sea by surveying, inspecting and reporting on your expensive, potential new purchase. Instructing a marine surveyor to work on your behalf should never be seen as a distress purchase where price is the all-important factor, rather it is an essential requirement.

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Excess 12 and 15By Kieran Flatt

Catamarans have many advantages for cruising: more space, more speed, no heeling and a more comfortable motion. However, many experienced sailors find them less rewarding and engaging to sail than a monohull. That isn’t an inherent problem with multihulls, though. Rather, it reflects the fact that most cruising cats built in the last ten years have been aimed primarily at the charter market, designed above all to be docile and easy for novices to handle.

 

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UclueletOn the west coast of Vancouver Island Ucluelet is straddled between the famous Pacific Rim and the iconic Broken Islands.

The Ucluelet Boat Basin is steps away from the downtown core, and half-way between the iconic Long Beach and the Wild Pacific Trail

You are encouraged to take advantage of the untamed nature and sublime scenery while surfing, hiking, and enjoying the wildlife. Make the Ucluelet your base for exploration and adventure.

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