Ask the Experts: Keeping Diesel Fuel Clean Part I – Biocide

Ask the Experts: Rob MacLeod


Keeping Diesel Fuel Clean Part I – Biocide

There are many additives available for your diesel fuel system. This week’s expert Craig Morely of Aquafacts Marine Surveys says there is one that all recreational boaters should use – Biocide. Craig explains how fungus gets into our fuel and what to do to kill fungal growth in diesel fuel. Craig is a certified marine surveyor, diesel technician and is certified by ABYC. We catch up with Craig at a Diesel Maintenance workshop he is conducting at the Mimico Cruising Club in Mississauga, ON.

View the Diesel Fuel Additives Video here.

Ask the Experts: CY is working with long time sailing instructor, author and founder of, Rob MacLeod. Rob is constantly amazed at what he doesn’t know about boating and sailing. Fortunately, coming up to his 40th anniversary in the boating industry, Rob has a long list of ‘experts’ that he can call on to get the information he needs.

This is your opportunity to help Rob help you and other boaters seek out that more difficult to find information. What questions do you have that Rob can ask the experts and put into a 3-minute video?


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Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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