BridgeMy husband and I purchased this beauty in Gananoque two weeks ago and boated it from there across the top of Lake Ontario into the Trent Severn then all the way to Georgian Bay and up to our family cottage on the South Channel (Parry Sound). Then we crossed Georgian Bay from O’Donnell Point to Wiarton!

VIA MARA videoLast issue we featured a story about the engagement proposal aboard Via-Mara, a 1969 Trojan 42 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht owned by Barb and Dave Gamblin.

 

 

 

CYOB Last IssueI have been meaning to say thanks for your supportive article for our Olympic sailors earlier this week!

Down DisasterWow. That was a lot of fun reading the collection of boat names that came in from all over the country. The judges met over a few cold ones and came to a very carefully deliberated decision. To build suspense, here are the runners up, with the owners’ explanations of where their inspiration came from

OceanvoltHi John, Great issue.  I’ve got Spring Fever too, going over to pat my 1968 Shark24 every week.

Taj at Isla PardidaLast issue, Mike Wheatstone, our Boat Nerd started a conversation about solar power. While many of you were engaged with the article, one reader too the discussion a whole lot further.

GrindingMy father forwarded me an email with your Photo of the Week entitled 'Grinding through COVID'. I am in Val des Monts, QC, about 45 minutes from Ottawa and I'm working on a 1984 Vancouver 25' that has a pretty soggy hull. Now that the gelcoat is off it is weeping moisture, even at -10C.

Marc RobicThis area is where YOU get to express your opinions. That can include your thoughts on articles in our Digest or on any boating matter. This issue’s piece comes from Marc Robic. Marc is a member of the Canadian Power & Sail Squadron. He and his wife, Claude Couture sail their Catalina 270, Aquaholic 3, out of the Ile-Perrot Yacht Club in Montreal, where Marc spent 16 years as Harbour Master.

BRNKL Office Exterior Front DoorThere's nothing that we like to do more than talk "nerd", especially when it comes to boats! Your new feature "The Boat Nerd - the boater's guide to the newfangled" sounds like an outstanding idea.
As a Canadian company with Made in Canada products, our focus is to bring exciting and practical innovation to the marine industry in Canada and beyond.

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The purchase of the L’Orignal Marina was made official in November 2020. The new year was barely underway when all 50 available slips were already reserved. No wonder the addition of member and visitor slips is already planned for the 2022 season – the 2021 count is up to 62 power and sail already. At the moment, the Riverest Marina offers boaters a stop where they can launch their boat...

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But there are other factors that are much more concerning and act at a significantly faster rate that the environment can take credit for. One of these is commonly spoken of, but not terribly well understood: Corrosion. As boaters, we’re concerned with two main types of corrosion: Galvanic and Stray-Current. This edition will focus on galvanic corrosion – in two weeks, stay tuned for info on stray-current.

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Mia and Caleb's EngagementOn July 23 last year, CYOB published a piece on a beautifully restored 1967 Trojan 42 Motor Yacht in Oromocto NB. (That piece was also expanded in CY magazine later in the year.)

One of our Canadian Yachting contributors, Denise Miller, had shared the article on my social media and a young man reached out and asked if she could connect him with the owners of the boat, Dave and Barb. Denise leapt into action and Dave and Barb were thrilled. They concocted a plan that the young lady, Mia, thought she was coming to model for a sales brochure for Dave to do charter tours.

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