The sea stories come from many years of proximity to the shore. There are a few that will entertain. A few that will enrapture.
IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE – PART 1
Part 1 One very gnarled bearing inside the circulation pump pulley. (See #8, 9 &10 in the exploded diagram below) Well, it seems that it is my turn to break down in an inconvenient … Continue reading
12 V ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS?
Here’s a solution to some of them Piles of “dead bodies” will eventually be reconditioned Recently I had a problem with my windlass motor. The silly thing has to lift a 50 KILO Bruce anchor, plus its chain, so … Continue reading
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Centre Cockpit Boats
TO CC, OR NOT TO CC? THAT IS THE QUESTION Somebody asked me recently why would anybody buy a centre cockpit boat! Well, anybody who knows me would never ask that question when they know … Continue reading
WONDERFUL ANCHORAGES OF BC
PRINCESS LOUISA Moored on a buoy behind Macdonald Island Yes, we have all heard of Princess Louisa Inlet and Chatterbox Falls, but how many of us have actually taken the time to get up early, spend six … Continue reading
WONDERFUL ANCHORAGES and DESTINATIONS of BC
GORGE HARBOUR It has been a while since I have managed to get up here to Desolation Sound and in particular to Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island. The last time I was here was probably 2005 and I loved … Continue reading
CCGS “Penac” Photo Courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard The subject of an article recently in the Boat Journal was saved this week by the hovercraft “Penac”. 80 year old Alex Cregan, veteran racer and member of the Vancouver Rowing Club, … Continue reading
BOAT SHOW – 2011
‘Hector the Heron’ looks on at all the new boats lined up in False Creek Well? Did you go to the show? Did you go to the show in the new venue at the New Convention Centre? I did, and … Continue reading
HAVING TROUBLE FINDING MOORAGE?
“My philosophy here is to have the best experience for the customer, the best experience for the staff, and if you have those two things going on, the rest will follow”. Smart words from fourth generation Vancouverite Craig McKeen, General … Continue reading