October 29, 2015
Most boat owners recognize the importance of winterizing their boats to prepare for the winter season. They take great care in making sure their boats are properly winterized and stored, but their sails are not always given the same care.
When you are ready to put away your boat for the winter, make sure you take care of your sails too. Here are a few things to consider when planning what to do with or where to store your sails at the end of the...
October 01, 2015
We have put together a detailed list on the steps on 'How To Winterize Your Boat.' Feel free to use this checklist as a starting point, however always remember to check your boat owner's manuals for any recommendations on steps or products. Each vessel may be different, so you want to ensure that you are using the correct products when it comes to antifreezes, fogging oils, and etc.
Run the engine(s) to warm it up...
October 01, 2015
As the sun sets on another great boating season, it’s time to get your boat ready for the cold winter months. Taking the necessary steps to winterize your boat will safeguard the vessel and its motor against the cold and mildew so that it’s ready to use when the warm weather arrives. Also, keep in mind that your insurance policy may not cover damage done by lack of maintenance or neglect.
Winterizing your boat at the end of the...
September 28, 2015
Mustang Survival Safety Gear – MD315X Inflatable PRDs manufactured in Canada between September 2014 and September 2015.
The Safariland Group, makers of the Mustang Survival safety gear, has issued a recall for certain models of the MD315X Inflatable PFDs manufactured in Canada. After extensive testing, the company has found that the models in question may be missing reinforcement fabric on its bladder, which may cause the...
August 21, 2015
As of July 2015, the Office of Boating Safety Transportation Canada changed the system of licensing pleasure crafts in Canada. The new system, called the “Pleasure Craft Electronic Licensing System” is to be completed by the purchaser of the vessel. There is also the ability for dealers to use the new system for licensing boats.
All license applications which were applied before July 12th, 2015 will be processed under the old system...
July 22, 2015
Nanaimo Marine Festival & World Championship Bathtub Race(Thursday July 23 – Sunday, July 24)
Come out and join the 48th annual bath tub race this year at the Nanaimo Marine Festival! The Loyal Nanaimo Society launched its first bath tub race in 1967, and since then every year hundreds of “tubbers” were encouraged to enter and join this fun race that begins and ends at Maffeo Sutton Park in Downtown Nanaimo.
For more event...