Jan 10, 2016

Hello Photo of the Week enthusiasts and welcome to a superb album to kick off 2017.

This whole batch comes from Frank and Sharon Edison. When I looked at them, I felt like I’d been on a cruise all ‘round The Rock. Here’s Frank’s introduction:

 

We spent the summer of 2016 cruising northern Newfoundland and southern Labrador. Although every mile and every port had their charms we recall most often three locations; Great Harbour Deep, Henley Harbour and Battle Harbour.

Great Harbour Deep was a fishing community on the Great Northern Peninsula of NL. It was abandoned in 2002 and the inhabitants relocated to other communities that had road access and therefore necessary facilities like schools and medical were readily available. The port no longer has liviers (NL term for people who live primarily in the area) yet a few people maintain the old houses and out buildings for use in the summer. There is also an outfitter with a lodge who caters to snowmobilers in the winter.

Henley Harbour on the south coast of Labrador is another abandoned community. The people were relocated in the early ‘70s but many kept their houses as cabins and continued to fish from there.

Bergy Bits

 Cruising through the bergy field to gather a bit for my rum. These are the most dangerous obstacles for a fiberglass boat because they are hard to see. We usually steered well clear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battle Harbour
Battle Harbour, Labrador. Once considered the capitol of Labrador as it was a thriving fishing community and boasted having one of the first hospitals in NL, established by Dr Wilfred Grenfell

 

Great Harbour
Great Harbour Deep. We are tied alongside a fishing boat. This was our usual practice when possible so we did not have to ride the tide on the rough wharves. Bring a fender board! Ours got a great work out.

 

 

 

 

 

Henley Harbour

 

Henley Harbour. We were unsure if we could get alongside or not but found the wharf in fair shape and lots of water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon And Frank

Sharon and me at the high point on Stage Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ReportHenley Harbour. As I rummaged through the old houses I found so much ‘neat’ stuff. This is the lighthouse report from 1949. Note the name Stone at the bottom. Almost everyone who lived in the community was related.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice BergSo many bergs that the camera was always at the ready. Every angle and change in the light made for a completely different picture. Unfortunately it is difficult to get a feel for the size as this one had to be at least 100 ft high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submit yours!!
The Photo of the Week feature has turned out to be a goldmine. The shots above were submitted a couple of weeks ago. Now we’d love to get yours. Please.
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Viko S35

By Katherine Stone

I am lucky to have the opportunity to helm many types of boats. I am even more lucky to sail boats on champagne fall days when many boats are either being hauled for the winter, or are already under shrink-wrap.

Not only are there great winds – usually offshore, but welcome sunshine and open waters with few boats out enjoying the last days of September. Joining me for the test sail of the Viko S35 was the former publisher of Canadian Yachting, Greg Nicoll, and the Canadian Viko Yachts representative, Eric Beauregard, who had driven down from Montreal.

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Four Winns H4

 

Four Winns H4By Andy Adams

The well-known Four Winns brand is now a part of the international boatbuilder Groupe Beneteau and the new H4 is a great example of how the design and engineering resources of Beneteau can up the game even for a brand like Four Winns that has a long and distinguished history.

The Cadillac Michigan-built H4 is a brand-new design this year and we think it's especially handsome. The vertical stem bow is all new and innovative. It is a design feature that was chosen to give Four Winns and the H4 a sense of modern and contemporary look while the stern remains more traditional. 

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West Side Story

by Jennifer M. Smith, drone photos by Alex Nikolajevich

It was the last day of August and we were in Little Current heading south. Our Lasalle winter haul out was still over a month away. The question was: where to now? Friends in Meaford often suggested we sail in for a visit. We never had because we’d always moved north-south on the east side of Georgian Bay. This year we were up for something different. This was the perfect opportunity to cruise the west side of the bay.

We made the 10 a.m. bridge out of Little Current and motor-sailed east southeast in light northerlies. We’d often sailed past Snug Harbour, a nearly land-locked anchorage on the north side of Lansdowne Channel because the chart suggested we’d never make it in there with our six-foot draft. 

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by Marc Robic

After 27 years of sun and traffic, the cockpit floor on Aquaholic was starting to look faded and had many small pinholes and minor surface cracks. These pinholes are mostly caused by small air pockets that lay just below the gelcoat surface. Of course, this is exacerbated by particles such as small rocks or debris under shoes, dropped winch handles, etc.

Luckily, Catalina Yachts is still very much in business and are very helpful when owners have questions or need parts. I ordered a small quantity of original formula Catalina grey and white gelcoat for my model and year.

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RS Electric BoatsSailGP, the international racing series featuring high speed F50 wingsailed catamarans, is partnering with RS Electric Boats – sister brand of sailboat manufacturer RS Sailing – to use the Pulse 63 electric RIB as chase, coach and support boats.

RS Electric Boats will supply SailGP with four Pulse 63s, which were designed to be electric boats from the outset. The unique aerodynamic hull form is designed to support the weight of the batteries while allowing rapid acceleration, functional speeds up to 23 knots and ample range.

 

 

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