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Ask Andrew: Mid-winter boat hugs

Feb 22, 2024 obvious engine damage – likely water was l…

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Thinking of Becoming a Looper? Tips from a Looper who has done the Loop Twice

My husband Pat and I had always had the urge to head south when we retired. We heard about the Loop when a couple of our friends decided to do it. As Canadians, we joined the America’s Great Loop Cruising Association (AGLCA) for the wealth of information they have on their website.

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Expand Your Horizons with Adult Learn to Sail

Growing up our dad had a beautiful wooden Knarr and when he could no longer get his daughters to sand and varnish the hull, he bought a new Islander 36. I have fond memories of sailing with Dad, however, none of his daughters was ever allowed to take out the boat without him. Thankfully he purchased an Albacore for his girls to sail… and race.

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Marine Surveys – The What, How and Why – Part 2 My Survey

Feb 8, 2024 By Marc Robic In Part 1 of this series, Mar…

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Marine Surveys – The What, How and Why – Part 1 Intro

Jan 25, 2024 by Marc Robic It is important to note that…

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Sponsored: A New Boater Guide to Finding Your Dream Boat

Jan 25, 2024 Finding the boat of your dreams should be…

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Maintenance: Why It’s Important to Stabilize Fuel

Jan 25, 2024  From Mercury Marine No matter how much yo…

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Ask Andrew: Dealing with Pesky Pests

Jan 25, 2024 bird droppings cover a deck A boat trip ca…

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Be Safe Around Cold Water This Year!

Jan 11, 2024 The Canadian Safe Boating Council hosts bo…

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Ask Andrew: Off-season Prop Repairs

Jan 11, 2024 With boats out of the water and underwater…

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How to Plan a Yacht Charter

Dec 21, 2023 By Ian Pedersen The yacht charter vacation…

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The Boat Nerd: Using Electronic Visual Distress Signals in Place of Pyrotechnic Distress Signals

Dec 21, 2023 As a pleasure boater with a vessel that is…

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Ask Andrew: Customers and Boat Yards – Part 2

Dec 21, 2023 In Part 1 I took a look at how customers f…

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Ask Andrew: Customers and Boat Yards – Finding the Right Match

Dec 7, 2023 I hear stories about boaters’ experiences w…

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Buying a Boat Online

Dec 7, 2023 Much has been written about inspecting a us…

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Advice: The Great Loop

Feb 16, 2024 By Allegra Smith-Herriott Looking to embar…

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Know-how: A Guide to Boating Etiquette

Nov 23, 2023 Everyday good manners are only common cour…

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Ask Andrew: Winter battery storage

Nov 23, 2023 a great time to clean up wiring and termin…

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Ask Andrew: VC17 – Some Facts and Suggestions

Nov 9, 2023 The News: Boaters were met with signs like…

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Ask Andrew: Post haul-out checklists

Oct 26, 2023 The end of the boating season is not on th…

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Five Common Questions About Proportional Speed Control Bow & Stern Thrusters 

Sponsored Content: Oct 12, 2023 Most electric motors we…

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When is the Best Time to Buy | Fall?

Oct 12, 2023 By Sean Horsfall It seems natural to ask w…

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Ask Andrew: Pre- haulout checklists

Oct 12, 2023 review of the engine systems Boat yards, m…

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Safety: What’s Different About Fall Boating? 3 Tips

Fall is  the time to increase your boating safety preca…

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Ask Andrew: Electrical Testing Onboard

two examples of common digital multimetersSept 26, 2023…

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Ask Andrew: Diagnostics explained

Occam’s razor is a problem-solving principle that I often use in my work as a marine technician. It’s simple but is also often overlooked; and it’s easy to when we’re confused or scared of the outcome and its effect on our investment.

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Sponsored – Be safe on the water this season

Sept 12, 2023 According to the Drowning Prevention Rese…

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Outboard or Sterndrive – which is better for you?

Not sure if outboard or inboard/outboard (sterndrive) p…

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Ask Andrew: Carbon Monoxide

As August heads to September and we move from warm summ…

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The Importance of Practicing Boater Etiquette

Heading out on the water should be an enjoyable experie…

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Ropes for Sailboats – Part 2

As Keven pointed out last issue “as the old saying…

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Ropes for Sailboats – Part 1

As the old saying goes, there are no ropes on a sailboa…

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Whether you’re a new boater or an old salt, you have much to gain by trusting your boat search to a knowledgeable professional. I’m a bit of an evangelist when it comes to boats – I believe that if you’re lucky enough to live near water, salt or fresh, owning a boat is the true meaning of life. I’ve never given up the faith, but after owning the same 35’ sloop for 30 years, things had changed. With two teenage boys who had somehow grown big, the space aboard Sway had grown small.

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Ask Andrew: Maintaining your anchor and anchor rode

‘A chain is only as strong as its weakest link’ is a cliche that is quite applicable in boat maintenance. In a literal sense, a weakest link can apply to an anchor rode, and a weak link in this chain can spell disaster.

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Ask Andrew – Andrew’s Almost Ultimate Spring Commissioning Checklist

It’s that time of year again. The groundhog has been consulted, and we all anxiously wait for the boating season to begin. Here’s a brief outline of maintenance items that you can check off your list when getting ready for launch:

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Ask Andrew: Lifting, launching and trailering

Launch-day is filled with boat owners who aren’t sure where best to place the slings, and are left to rely on the best experience of the crane directors and travel-lift operators.

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Boat Ownership: Some Insights to Consider

Particularly with the increased costs of ownership, Fractional Ownership may be a better investment option for people considering buying a boat. Especially if they lead a busy lifestyle.

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Boat Buying: What Your Yacht Broker Knows – But You Might Not

As spring approaches, the market starts to heat up, and as you are starting to search for that perfect boat, you might want to be aware of what a Yacht Broker can bring to the table.

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Ask Andrew: Off-season maintenance tasks – Part 2

Despite sub-zero temperatures and snow on the ground across the country, we still believe that warm winds and sunny days are coming. In only a few short months, boat prep will be upon us. Boat shows are in full swing from East to West coast which gets the ideas flowing and forces us to think about upkeep and upgrades.

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