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Carbon Monoxide

Posted by Gary Pickering on August 11, 2011 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Boating Most Influential of all Outdoor Sports

Posted by Gary Pickering on August 8, 2011 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Research shows that being with near and dear ones and being closer to nature to explore its splendid beauty makes boating most popular among all outdoor sports. Even, if we go through the available online, we can well understand this fact.

Each member of family is linked up with different profession. Their profession keeps themselves busy in their daily life. Every one is pulled up in different directions. Hardly have they managed to spend some time...

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Boat Buyer of Tomorrow

Posted by Gary Pickering on August 6, 2011 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

“Click.”

“Click.”

It’s 7:10 in the morning, and I don’t have to look up to know the source of the sound. My son is snapping shut for the sixth or seventh time the plastic buckles on the new life jacket we bought the previous evening.

Sailing camp is still two hours off, but the kid is excited and proud of his new PFD. Sharp colors, nice design, comfortable...

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Fun Boating

Posted by Gary Pickering on August 3, 2011 at 5:38 AM Comments comments (0)

Article by Denise Bogacki

Boating is way more than a fun way to enjoy nature and the water. There are all sorts of ways to have fun boating. Think outside of the box and explore new ways to have fun on the water. Boating can be a great way to relax and enjoy the sun and fill your day with excitement.

Of course, boating is fun. But when you have your family and friends along for the ride, the fun becomes massive! If you have a pontoon boat, thi...

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Boating on a Roof

Posted by Gary Pickering on August 2, 2011 at 8:27 AM Comments comments (0)

Ever wanted to row around a pea-green pond while quaffing a cocktail and enjoying the sights across central London? Welcome to one of the strangest boating experiences this capital has seen.

The Truvia Voyage of Discovery art installation on the roof of Selfridges is part of a marketing campaign aimed at launching a new natural sweetener onto the British market.

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Warning..Seagull Crime on the Rise

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 30, 2011 at 6:21 AM Comments comments (0)

Last week, during really hot spell, I bought an ice cream cone at the World Famouse Dock Lunch in Penetanguishene. As I was walking back to my car, suddenly a seagull swooped down from behind me and knocked my ice cream cone right out of my hand. Instantly, about 20 other seagulls swarmed the cone and it was gone.

But over in France, its worse....they steal cameras.....watch this video

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Candian Safe Boating Award Nominations

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 29, 2011 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This is your opportunity to have your own local boating safety advocate or hero recognized for their outstanding or life saving efforts in the field of recreational boating safety and environmental stewardship. They may have pulled someone to safety from a capsized boat, taught school children about the importance of always wearing a lifejacket or helped to keep the waterways clean and free of pollutants and debris. Whatever they have contributed to the boating community, we wa...

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Long Weekend

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 28, 2011 at 8:12 AM Comments comments (0)

The long weekend is here! Boat safe....wear your life jacket....keep a close watch on the kids!!!

Safe Boating

10,000 Hits and Climbing

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 25, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Lets Go Boating has had over 10,00 hits

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Sailor From the UK

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM Comments comments (0)

LARAMAR is anchored in Sawdust Bay behind Huckleberry Island and sent these shots of a beautiful sailboat Mous'le all the way from Britain.





Boating Etiquette

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 23, 2011 at 6:51 PM Comments comments (0)


Fighting Fire on Board

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 21, 2011 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Have the Right Equipment on Your Boat, and Know What to Do if Flames Break Out

By Frank Mummert

Updated July 19, 2011

Most boaters I know have never fired a flare, jumped off their boat wearing a life jacket or used a fire extinguisher, even on a pretend fire. In fact, in the captain's license classes I teach, only a quarter of my students have done one of these things, much lessall three.

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Tips for Towing Waterskiers

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 19, 2011 at 8:26 AM Comments comments (0)

At 12 years of age, Jake Thomas found himself bobbing in the middle of Riley Lake, his ski tips poking out of the murky depths, framing the family boat as it idled in the distance. “You ready to go, Son?” his father yelled from behind the steering wheel of the old runabout. Thomas raised a dripping thumb out of the lake, giving his pops the okay. “Alright, then, hang on!” The engine roared...

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Kayak Found

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 17, 2011 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

FROM/DE: SOUTHERNGEORGIAN BAY DETACHMENT     DATE:  July 17, 2011 

ARE YOU MISSING YOUR YELLOW KAYAK?

 

(GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP, ON.) – Members of the SouthernGeorgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are in possession of a YELLOW KAYAK- Model  DENISON RIVER RUNNER R5, SERIAL # ATXA07216000.The found  kayak was reported  to of...

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Get Proper Boating Gear

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 12, 2011 at 8:16 AM Comments comments (0)

Being a boat proprietor means being prepared around the water. Starting with the right boating gear to make your experience enjoyable.

What is under the classification of boating gear? Our definition can be a broad assortment of everything needed to equip your boat for the individual desires. As already state, this broad array could be as critical as safety devices or as basic as apparel. Let’s explore the boating gear ideal for every boat owne...

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Keep your dog safe on the water

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 10, 2011 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


The pooch population is 75 million and growing, so it should come as no surprise that it isn’t just Labrador retrievers and other time-honored water dogs climbing into boats these days. Pet owners shouldn’t assume their dog is an adequate swimmer, or that he or she has the good sense not to chase that seagull over the side.

 Dogs are “hard-wired” to chase, and swimming ability varies from breed to breed. Many...

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Happy Canada Day

Posted by Gary Pickering on July 1, 2011 at 8:08 AM Comments comments (2)

Happy Canada Day


How Does a GPS Work?

Posted by Gary Pickering on June 26, 2011 at 8:39 AM Comments comments (0)

If you’re trying to find out how a boat GPS system works, and if all GPS systems can be considered the same, you’ll want to keep reading this article because you’ll find some very valuable information. Understanding exactly how a GPS system works is probably the most important thing when it comes to selecting the proper GPS system for your boat, or any other mode of transport for that matter.

GPS devices get their information from s...

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The Origins of Dragon Boating and Its Modern Day Incarnation

Posted by Gary Pickering on June 20, 2011 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)


The historical grounding of Dragon Boat racing is believed to rival that of the games of ancient Greece. With scholars arguing that the use of such boats for racing purposes dates back some 2,500 years, and originated in southern central China along the banks of the famous Yangtze River.

Though similar to canoe or kayak racing, this form of racing differs in its ass...

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