September 9, 2021

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. We subsequently received this note from the Via-Mara:

Hi Guys!

A friend with a drone took this unknown to us at the time..

He created a treasure! Thought you might like to see this..   😊

Cruise speed, 3200 rpm on the big Mercs, about 14 knots…  If I had known I would have opened her up…  😊




Mia and Calebs engagementDave’s note also gives us an opportunity to acknowledge Wes Perry, the photographer (we missed him in the story, alas) who caught this great moment -

another of Wes Perry’s terrific shots







This Corrosion

Hello Andrew,

Fantastic article on corrosion and its many causes!  A great read – enough technical detail for the average boater without an oversimplification.

I look forward to part 2.


Julia Raeder, Coquitlam, BC

Ed note – catch Part 2 this issue!