Jan 23, 2020

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!

“The boat is on a street corner of an area in Havana known as Fusterville for the ceramic artist whose work covers a couple of blocks in the area.”

The Photo of the Week roams the waterfront, looking for great shots, especially yours. Send your photos from home or abroad, from your marina or vacation. Your call as long as its oats, boating people, pets, signs. You name it.

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Wellcraft 355

By Katherine Stone

Wellcraft launched a legacy of offshore boats from Sarasota, Florida more than 60 years ago and since then, high-performance deep vee designs have been their constant. Styles and purposes evolved over time with saltwater fishing as a major theme, but offshore ocean racing was what many came to associate with the Wellcraft brand, especially after the high-profile TV series Miami Vice featured Don Johnson driving a Wellcraft to outrun the bad guys, (wearing raw silk jackets and designer t-shirts while he did it).

Fashions change and the new Wellcraft 355 dramatically breaks new ground while still building on the offshore performance reputation.  

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J/9 Boats Under SailBy Katherine Stone

When J/Boats set out to make their latest model, their thinking moved away from a boat that you had to tweak all the time, worry about having enough sandwiches to feed the crew, ensuring that you had big strong lads to do the heavy lifting and making certain that you had new sails for the big regattas.

Although the J/9 is not a sport boat, it is designed like any other J/Boat for sailing first and foremost. After all, they have won over 20 awards for their sailboat designs featuring a second-generation family-run business since 1988.

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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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Supplies and Colour Matching

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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