MeridianIn 1984, you published an article about the boat that I now own — Meridian, a 70-foot sloop built on Bainbridge Island. I bought her from the original owner in 2012.

ElbowcayI just read your editorial comments about the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Abacos. Sadly, a tropical storm is projected to pass over these islands this weekend.

Liz and Max ShawI was reading your intro today talking about weather apps (CYOB, August 22.) I find I am constantly using more than one to see different data. WeatherNetwork for day to day stuff, including looking at the radar. WindGuru and Windy for wind predictions. Tides for tidal data. iCSC for night sky clearness for looking up at the heavens. 

POTWI read one of Andy Adam’s Canadian Yachting articles and I hope you can assist. I am a Canadian living in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, but was born in Freeport Bahamas.

June 13thBoat Launch ramps (CYOB May 23); it is not the first time that there has been some serious errors have been committed on a boat launch ramp. A google image search will prove that. Some are grimacing funny however the fact remains, they are all potentially serious is more to the point. 

New CaledoniaMy name is Alexandrine GOVAN, mother of a 5 years old girl and I found your contact on internet. First of all, sorry for my English, French is my mother language and I do my best with Google Translate help. 

HMCS OrioleI was pleased to see CYOB’s piece on ORIOLE, the Royal Canadian Navy’s sail training vessel (May 9 19.)  She was built as a racing yacht at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club for the Gooderham family in 1921.  She was based at RCYC for the first half of her life (or so) and was never a commercial vessel. 

CYOB InboxHello, John, I must ask why, like too many Canadians, you relish supporting a brutal communist police dictatorship like Cuba. Too often, it's because we can, and Americans can't - that old animosity bred into too many of my countrymen.

 

 

CandCWe received this note from a young person that led to a particularly interesting conversation.

CYOB InboxReaders give us a bit of feedback on the 60th anniversary of the Shark 24

Leasing a YachtBy Andy Adams

When I first saw the display at the Toronto International Boat Show saying that you could lease a new yacht, it stopped me dead in my tracks. While I had never considered leasing boats, we are certainly seeing growth in boat rental organizations, so leasing didn’t seem out of line. In fact, I wondered why it had taken this long to see boat leasing come to the market.

However, I have a reasonable understanding of how leasing works compared to financing a purchase and I wondered how the numbers could work for something like a yacht. The sign was in front of a 60 foot Princess Express Cruiser – about $3,000,000 

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J99By Katherine Stone

All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Wellcraft 242 FishermanBy Andy Adams

Boat buyers are gravitating to the latest centre console boats for a wide range of reasons but for the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman, you can sum it up by saying it’s about features, style and value.

This great-looking boat is just as capable on a family picnic cruise as it is doing serious blue water fishing. A wide range of options let the buyer tailor the boat for their specific interests, but it’s all there to choose from. Our test boat was well-equipped for that comfortable cruise with easy access via the swim platform and through the transom gate into the cockpit.

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Port Severn's Lock 45Blake Marchand


As the final link between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, Port Severn’s Lock 45 is the gateway to the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway. The first and smallest lock to be constructed on the Severn portion, Lock 45 is entrenched in Canadian History and is worth the trip in itself. However, it is the waterway and its idyllic surroundings that will keep you coming back.

The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Huron with an eastern terminus in Trenton and a western terminus in Port Severn. Its amazing natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, The Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River.

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