Boat HookFew things are as frustrating to a boat owner as being becalmed or running out of fuel—or both. If a tow isn't available, paddling is the next-best solution. With Davis Instruments Telescoping Paddle/Boat Hook Combination, it's easy to store this essential piece of safety gear and have a boat hook immediately at the ready when the dock is reached.

Sta-Plug MiniRancho Santa Margarita, CA - Forespar has just introduced a new smaller size version of their popular form-fitting Sta-Plug® emergency plug. Conveniently sized so that one can be located next to each thru-hull opening, the new Sta-Plug® Mini™ is designed to temporarily stop or slow incoming water in an emergency or for maintenance applications.

RescueME MOB1Looking for a great Christmas gift for the Offshore sailor on your list? This being a Marblehead to Halifax Race year it’s a good time to check out a few of the latest lifesaving devices available.

Neon RopeCanada Rope promises that its new Night Saver Rope will illuminate at night and act as a reference guide back to safety for a person in distress. 

Safety DaysWhile they are no longer a part of the CPS Flare Program, Fogh Boat Supplies and Fogh Marine, both in the GTA, will be collecting expired marine flares this year as we have every year for over 15 years.

Safety At SeaSafety at Sea Courses, in my opinion are a must for all offshore racers. I would also recommend the course to all Bluewater sailors and anyone planning to travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

IrmaWith all the devastation in the eastern Caribbean a natural question to ask is ‘is our boat in that kind of risk.’ In Canada, the answer is largely ‘no’ but there is a chance. 

Safety DaysFor 2017 there were a total of 31 events planned and 2 were cancelled for a total of 29 events. All of the events have now taken place. The earliest was on April 1st and the last on June 17th.

 

 

 

DB AppDiscover Boating Canada recently launched a new Boating Safety App. We are pleased to let our members know that CPS-ECP was involved in the development of this new app and contributed content to it.

 

 

 

RVCCEvery year thousands of boaters go out on the water without the proper safety equipment that is required by law.

Lifestyle

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On one of the sunny days we had recently, Kyle MacTaggart in Honey Harbour ON fired up the Merc to ...
For all those OnBoard subscribers who have followed along with the maintenance, repairs and ...
We hardly need tell you about the pandemic but it’s worth noting that the marine industry is acting ...
If you’ve been to CORK, you’ve probably seen Tim Irwin. Whether he was organizing volunteers, ...
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We admit it, this Photo of the Week shot was just too cute to resist even though it was blatant ...
Reader Lorraine Gentleman took some liberty with our request for Photo of the Week shots from the ...
This afternoon portrait of her son enjoying a snooze in a pretty unlikely spot comes to us from ...

DIY & How to

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Building on our last two editions (Sealants, and Fibreglass, respectively), Gelcoat is the next ...
After a successful R2Ak and regatta season in 2019, I felt that Pitoraq was due for a major ...
Pause for a moment and ponder this question. How much is your life and your safety at sea worth? ...
Last edition we talked about sealants to perform tasks like bedding and sealing. Other tasks like ...
Over the winter, a many-thousand pound fiberglass, wood or metal shell is held in position by only ...
Since the late 19th century, a debate has raged on the relative merits of diesel fuel over ...
This bag does more than hold your anchor and rode in one tidy little pile. After you’ve anchored ...
Purchase your copy of the BRAND NEW Ports Georgian Bay 2020 Edition at the Toronto International ...
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2005 Ocean Alexander 58 PilothouseBy Mike Schwarz

Pause for a moment and ponder this question. How much is your life and your safety at sea worth? Most people would say priceless and impossible to put a value on. And yet many people seem to misunderstand the worth and principle role of a marine surveyor, whose very job it is to ensure your safety at sea by surveying, inspecting and reporting on your expensive, potential new purchase. Instructing a marine surveyor to work on your behalf should never be seen as a distress purchase where price is the all-important factor, rather it is an essential requirement.

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Boat Reviews

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The newest member of Beneteau’s Gran Turismo line is the GT 36 and this yacht brings the style and ...
With a philosophy of quality and 'doing things right Ranger Tugs launches the all new R-25 at the ...
The new Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 renews the spirit of the practical seaworthy cruiser. The ...
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Excess 12 and 15By Kieran Flatt

Catamarans have many advantages for cruising: more space, more speed, no heeling and a more comfortable motion. However, many experienced sailors find them less rewarding and engaging to sail than a monohull. That isn’t an inherent problem with multihulls, though. Rather, it reflects the fact that most cruising cats built in the last ten years have been aimed primarily at the charter market, designed above all to be docile and easy for novices to handle.

 

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Destinations

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If you have four hours to enjoy a fine tour of one of Canada’s most interesting waterways (let’s ...
Boom & Batten Restaurant is suspended over the water adjacent to the Songhees Walkway and ...
Provincial Boat Havens are those special places to drop anchor in British Columbia’s West Coast and ...
NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...

UclueletOn the west coast of Vancouver Island Ucluelet is straddled between the famous Pacific Rim and the iconic Broken Islands.

The Ucluelet Boat Basin is steps away from the downtown core, and half-way between the iconic Long Beach and the Wild Pacific Trail

You are encouraged to take advantage of the untamed nature and sublime scenery while surfing, hiking, and enjoying the wildlife. Make the Ucluelet your base for exploration and adventure.

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