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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.


  • 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


  • HOVERCRAFT RESCUE

    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