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.

POTWThis afternoon portrait of her son enjoying a snooze in a pretty unlikely spot comes to us from contributor Laura Briscoe-Schell who boats with her family on Georgian Bay.

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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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Cruisers Yachts 42 GLSBy Andy Adams

Once again, Cruisers Yachts is leading the market for day boats with their new 42 GLS model that premiered at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show at the end of October. The concept of a large day boat is now a very well-established trend made possible by the amazing new power and efficiency of the latest four stroke outboards.

Buyers are looking for a different boating experience and we think that the 42 GLS nails it. Fast, handsome and versatile, the 42 GLS is designed for fun and adventure.

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Bahamas - There and Back Again IIIn Part I, Sheryl Shard ended the story at June and the start of Hurricane Season when they were once again joined by friends.

This time it was Noel and Tracey Dinan, whose new shallow-draft Allures 49.5 was in build at the time, we headed north from the Exumas across the expanse of the Great Bahama Bank, dodging coral patches as we sailed to Eleuthera then Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco. Another commercial centre in the islands, we cleared out of the Bahamas here after provisioning for our offshore passage up to the Chesapeake Bay on the US mainland and out of the Hurricane Zone until mid-November...

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WinterizationBy Andrew McDonald, Lakeside Marine Services

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to”, is a phrase that many of us are familiar with. Most of the time it is in reference to a bygone era of better, and it’s used to lament the sorry state of what we have today. It is a phrase that can be applied to many areas of our lives: architecture, art, furniture, tools. Boats? I would argue that they don’t make them like they used to. But, is that lamentable, or is it progress?

Progress, I think. With this concept in mind, as we enter another season of putting boats to bed for the winter, why do we winterize as we always have?

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