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Ask Andrew: What’s in a survey?

July 11, 2024 I’ve found, in speaking with boaters the…

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Safety: Operate Your PWC Responsibly

July 11, 2024 Welcome to the busiest boating season of…

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Ask Andrew: Battery Tests part 2 – What to do if your battery fails a test

Load testing a battery June 27, 2024 1) If the battery…

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Your Onboard Emergency Toolkit – “You had better take it with you…”

I’m superstitious – I admit it. But I have reasons to feel that way. When the lawn is burned out and the gardens are wilting, just wash the car. It’s sure to rain after that. The reverse is true. On a beautiful summer’s day, be always pack a raincoat and an umbrella just in case. It’s certain to stay sunny and clear.

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Raft-up!

On calm sunny days on the water, you will often see boats rafted together at anchor, their crews enjoying the day and each other’s company, sharing a meal, swimming off the sterns or playing with water toys around the boats in the raft.

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Ask Andrew: Battery Tests – Part 1

June 13, 2024 Testing voltage with a multimeter Modern…

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Boat Smart: The Importance of Planning and Proper Preparedness for Your Boating Vacations

May 23, 2024 Summer on the water is what we’re all drea…

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Ask Andrew: What To Look For If You Launch Late

performing engine checks before start-up May 23, 2024 T…

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Ask Andrew: Engine fires and other scares

(not a Canadian shot btw) May 9, 2024 Boats aren’t inhe…

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Ask Andrew: How to Keep your Brightwork Bright

Before Photo Apr 25, 2024 In the early spring, just aft…

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Trailering: Go boating where you want with a trailer boat rig

There are lots of important rules (Federal and Provincial law and the Highway Traffic Act) with respect to trailering. The most important first considerations should be: Can my vehicle handle the job? Is my trailer road-worthy? Do I have all the components in working order that will allow me to be safe and secure while driving?

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Ask Andrew: Understanding Fiberglass

Most of the boats on the water in Canada today are made using fiberglass – which is essentially a layer of fibrous stands, infused with a resin that will chemically react with a hardener, to make a strong, solid block.

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Written in partnership with ML Marinas: Boating Season is Upon Us – Is Your Boat Launch-Ready?

Mar 28, 2024 This early spring-like weather has left ma…

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Len’s Cove Lessons in Boating: Is 2024 a Good Year to Buy a Boat

Mar 28, 2024 After years of a rollercoaster boat market…

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Ask Andrew: What Story is Your Gelcoat Telling?

Mar 28, 2024 Note the chalky appearance As kids we’re t…

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Ask Andrew: Trailer Time

Mar 14, 2024 Boats will be on the road soon enough. Sou…

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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

Much has been written about inspecting a used boat and…

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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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