Ten Ways To “Rise Above Plastic”

Ten Ways To “Rise Above Plastic”

Ten Ways To “Rise Above Plastic” Choose to reuse when it comes to shopping bags and bottled water. Cloth bags and metal or glass reusable bottles are available locally at great prices. Refuse single-serving packaging, excess packaging, straws and other “disposable” plastics. Carry reusable utensils in your purse, backpack or car to use at bbq’s, … Continue reading

CPS-ECP Wins Four Canadian Safe Boating Awards

CPS-ECP Wins Four Canadian Safe Boating Awards

The Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs) are like the Golden Globe awards of safe boating. On January 11th the Canadian Safe BoatingCouncil hosted the annual CASBA gala to recognize the efforts of the general public, volunteers, professionals, companies, agencies and organizations that have distinguished themselves in the fields of boating safetyand environmental stewardship duringthe 2014 … Continue reading

How to Sell a Boat Online

How to Sell a Boat Online

My most recent article discussed some techniques for searching the classified ads to find your next purchase and promised a follow-up on how to write a classified advertisement that will attract attention and guarantee a quick sale. I mentioned that one of my hobbies is buying and selling and no doubt it is a passion shared by … Continue reading

Carbon Monoxide Awareness for Boaters

Carbon Monoxide Awareness for Boaters

Carbon monoxide can come from anything that burns a carbon-based fuel (gasoline, propane, charcoal, oil etc.) It can be created by engines, gas generators, cooking ranges, heaters etc. CO acts a lot like air. It doesn’t rise or fall, but spreads evenly throughout an enclosed space and is very toxic. It can cause headache, dizziness, … Continue reading

How to Repair Gel-coat

How to Repair Gel-coat

Got a few dings this summer? Here are some gel-coat repair tips. Fibreglass is made from tiny glass strands, either woven into a mat, or randomly oriented by chop-gun application. It has thousands of uses – hot tubs, shower stalls, cars and boats to name a few. Boats are usually made in female moulds. The mould is … Continue reading

Cooler weather brings threat of waterspouts on Great Lakes

Cooler weather brings threat of waterspouts on Great Lakes

Originally posted on Global News:
TORONTO – A mix of cooler-than-normal temperatures across southern Ontario and warmer lake conditions is creating conditions that are perfect for waterspouts, or tornadoes over water. On Tuesday, Environment Canada issued a waterspout watch for Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and southern Lake Huron. The watch is in effect from…

What is a Waterspout?

What is a Waterspout?

A tornado can pass over a limited area of water and still retain its full violence. A boater is more likely to encounter a waterspout, which is formed over water under considerably less severe conditions. It can develop from any sufficiently unstable cloud, such as towering cumulus or even rapidly growing cumulus cloud. Although the … Continue reading