Six Tips for Group Cruising and Rafting

Six Tips for Group Cruising and Rafting

Frequently Ask Questions  1. Do I get charged for not cancelling a marina reservation? Most Marinas understand that poor weather or mechanical breakdowns can interfere with plans. Marinas do expect to be notified immediately if your plans change and most do not charge for not showing. Some marinas maintain a record of NO SHOWs though, … Continue reading

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