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Sea Stories

The sea stories come from many years of proximity to the shore.  There are a few that will entertain.  A few that will enrapture.


  • 2014 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

      VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW – 2014  Another busy show for 2014 So, another year has flown by and here we are again at BC Place with its new roof lending an airy atmosphere to proceedings. I walked around see much … Continue reading


  • Bare Boat Chartering – is it for you?

      This banner headline can be seen on the company’s website and pretty much says it all if you are an owner. You have thought for years that you would love a boat but how often would you get to … Continue reading


  • HOW TO GO BOATING WITHOUT REALLY TRYING!

    Colin Jackson, owner/operator of Cooper Boating handles an enquiry at the office in Granville Island, Vancouver.   Oh OK, maybe the title is a bit misleading in that boating involves “trying” in many ways. But what I am trying to … Continue reading


  • 20th DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2012

    Plus, observations on the state of the Industry What am I doing reporting on a boat show in Dubai, you ask yourselves? What on earth has it to do with us in Western Canada? With the recession biting hard at … Continue reading


  • Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi

    January 4, 2012 Abu Dhabi with the city skyline and home ahead.   5 boats remain racing for this, the second leg of greatest of all ocean races, the Volvo Ocean Race, with Team Sanya still making repairs in Madegascar. … Continue reading


  • Building Dhows in 2012

      AL JADAFF I spent the morning driving around the back streets around Al Jadaff on Dubai Creek where they still build dhows out of wood. I came off the Al Khail Road, which is a huge 16 lane affair … Continue reading


  • The Importance of Maintenance – PART 2

      Part II Making gaskets with a ball peen hammer, a hole punch and some gasket material. Well, here I sit, waiting for parts, twiddling my thumbs. Actually, I lie. I have been hard at work preparing the engine for … Continue reading


  • PROFILE – ALEX CREGAN

      When you think of the many thousands of boaters in our community, it may at first sight be difficult to single anyone out for a profile article, but here is a man who has given an enormous amount to … Continue reading