Otter Bay to Comox — Mark’s Cruising Reports

Did you ever wonder why they call it Otter Bay? Searaven at Telegraph Harbour Yesterday started in Bedwell Harbour at the Poets Cove Resort & Marina dock. The wind was howling and it looked like it could be challenging day. Did you know a lot a lot of boats visit Poets Cove for Thanksgiving (US),…

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Heading North – Mark’s Cruising Reports

After several weeks of sea trials and about 150 miles of cruising in the San Juan Islands for book and ad sales, updates and other side trips — it is now time to head north. Yes, there were a few minor sea trial issues but all has settled in and we are ready to go. I…

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Port McNeil Crew & Docks – First Class

Fellow Cruisers, My husband and I are avid cruisers who are just beginning our fifth season in beautiful British Columbia. Since we cruise for at least five months we have established the Port McNeil Fuel Dock as a place to recoup before heading around Cape Caution. The new docks and electrical upgrades completed last year…

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Bounce This Along

Thanks to John Wagner for forwarding this. There are some great tips! U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away. Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. I use it when I am working outside.…

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We Get Smart Plug Shore Power

On page 173 of his book, Yacht Designs II, the legendary naval architect William Garden dropped in a sentence that has guided my boat owning experience for many years now. Bill was describing the rehabilitation of Merlin, the 1904 launch he used for commuting to Sidney from his island home off Canoe Cove. He described…

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What’s New in the 2013 Waggoner Cruising Guide

From Puget Sound to Ketchikan, AK, including the west coast of Vancouver Island and now Haida Gwaii, this popular annual guide provides complete information about marinas, marine parks and fuel docks, U.S./Canada border crossings and Customs, VHF radio requirements, and more. For each cruising area, you’ll find a list of charts needed, overviews of the…

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Marine Supplies (B.C.)

Gulf Islands (South) All Bay Marine Ltd Quality Marine Hardware and Accessories. Convenient to Tsehum Harbour. Complete Marine Supply Centre. 34 Years. Tel: (250) 656-0153 Fax: (250) 656-5844 2204 Harbour Rd. Sidney, B.C. V8L 2P6 allbaymarine@shaw.ca Blackline Marine Inc. AWLGRIP Refinishing, Blackline—the standard in yacht painting. Yacht Rigging, Metal Fabrication, Fiberglass Repairs, Hull Extensions. Serving…

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Marine Supplies (U.S.)

Puget Sound (Central) Fisheries Supply Marine Supplies Since 1928 Visit our store which features 17,000 square feet of merchandise. Display Store Hours 9:00am–6:00pm M–S 10:00am–5:00pm Sun. (206) 632-4462 1900 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98013 www.fisheriessupply.com J & G Marine Supply SOMETHING FOR EVERY BOATER—From the Smallest Runabout to the Largest Cruiser. Your one stop…

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Books & Magazines (B.C.)

British Columbia Pacific Yachting Boating in British Columbia For 44 years, Pacific Northwest boaters have relied on Pacific Yachting. Power or sail, PY will help you get more from your time on the water. It’s your passport to hassle-free cruising, with the latest information on destinations, marinas, local attractions, fishing spots and more. From the…

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Product Specialists (U.S.)

Puget Sound (Central) Kruger & Sons Marine Propeller Specialists Now Stocking Bayliner & Meridian— Original Equipment Nakashima Propellers Factory Authorized Repair Facility FREE Propeller analysis. FREE MRI Class 1 upgrade with repair. FREE Class 1 upgrade with new inboard propeller purchase. Toll-free: (800) 762-PROP • (800) 762-7767 Tel: (206) 283-7707 • Fax: (206) 283-0586 goodprop@aol.com…

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Boating Courtesy

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Craig for sending these suggestions. It is easy to forget or sometimes to not even be aware of how our actions may be impacting others. Most boaters know how to enjoy themselves on the water and still be respectful of others around them. But the more I cruise, the more…

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