Tips for installing a GPS on your boat

Tips for installing a GPS on your boat

The most critical part of a GPS installation is the antenna. It should be installed where it can get a clear view of the sky and not be in the shadow of obstructions. The antenna should be in an area where it will be minimally affected by multi-pathing; that is receiving unwanted reflected signals from … Continue reading

Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License

Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License

By John Gullick, Manager of Government and Special Programmes There are Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License This just came through my e-mail on Friday July 17, 2015. Since I am always getting questions about Pleasure Craft Licensing I thought that I should get this new information out to you as soon as … Continue reading

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