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Open Water Boating

Posted by Gary Pickering on March 13, 2012 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Reprinted from National Drowning Prevention Alliance


Open WaterBoaters! Before Getting Underway:Know your boat and know the rules of the road.Take a safe boating course.

Check your boat for all required safety equipment.

Consider the size of your boat, the number of passengers and the amount of extra equipment that will be on-board. DON’T OVERLOAD THE BOAT!

If you will be in a power boat, chec...

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2012 Boating Season around the Corner

Posted by Gary Pickering on March 12, 2012 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

One of my Boating friends is already talking about taking the shrink wrap off hus boat next week!

No Ice is Safe Ice

Posted by Gary Pickering on March 9, 2012 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Sign of Spring Open Water in Marina

Posted by Gary Pickering on March 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Larry Anders Fan of the Week

Posted by Gary Pickering on March 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Tips on Stocking a Galley

Posted by Gary Pickering on March 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are a couple of links to interesting articles on stocking your Galley

Lynda Childress Tips

Carolyn Shearlock

Spring Launch Update

Posted by Gary Pickering on February 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Winterfest at Bayport a Success

Posted by Gary Pickering on February 27, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

!!This past Saturday Bayport Yachting Centre held its annual Winterfest. It was a resounding success as usual. The turnout was amazing despite the weather and cold. Kids went skating, ice fishing and took the horse and wagon ride through the marina.


The Staff at Bayport did a wonderful job and the meal provided to all was supberb. Thanks Bayport!!

Bayport Winterfest Today

Posted by Gary Pickering on February 25, 2012 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

On my way to Bayport fgor Winterfest. Looking forward to renewing friendships with boating friends and introducing new friends to the boating community......c'mon summer!!!!

Port Dover marina gets top marks

Posted by Gary Pickering on February 24, 2012 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

By Daniel R. Pearce, Simcoe Reformer

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:13 AM EST  



The Port Dover Marina is one of the best run and most profitable in Ontario according to consultant Ed Leeman. Council heard on Feb. 21 if the county invests in upgrades to the marina it will add more revenue.

 Port Dover’s municipally-owned marina is one of the best run and m...

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Are you Impatient for Boating to Begin?

Posted by Gary Pickering on February 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (1)

If you are getting antsy for the 2012 boating season to begin, post "YES" in the comments section of this blog!!!

New Propane Powered Outboard Motor

Posted by CBradshaw on February 22, 2012 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (2)

A California company just introduced a propane-powered outboard motor at the Miami Boat Show.  They won an Innovation Award for the engine.  It was invented by a Captain and according to the press release, "The benefits to the marine industry arenumerous and substantial. 

•  Up to 50% lower fuel cost and more costeffective to use and maintain  

•  No gasoline polluting the water

•  No ethanol or fuel related...

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Boating Safety Laws

Posted by Gary Pickering on February 21, 2012 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

By ANDY M. JOHNSON - Special to The Telegraph

With the most recent blast of Arctic air, it’s hard to comprehend that in just a few short months we’ll see boat trailers hitched to pickups signaling a start for many in our community to make their way back to the lakes, rivers and coast to enjoy mother nature’s aquatic paradises here in Georgia.

Whether it’s the chance to land that big “lunker,” a shot to finally stay upright slaloming, or just a...

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Family Day and Presidents Day

Posted by Gary Pickering on February 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Family Day and Presidents Day

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More Improvemets at Bayport

Posted by Gary Pickering on February 17, 2012 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I have been a "Bayporter" for nearly 18 years now...in the same slip. Every year, without fail, Bayport Staff do something to improve the Marina for the benefit of boaters. This year they are constructing some 60 foot docks on the South West end of the marina. Kudos to Ken McDonald, Scott Cain and the Bayport Staff for always thinking of the boaters. Another reason (amongst many) that I stay at Bayport.

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Rigging Shoppe Seminars

Posted by Gary Pickering on February 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

2012 SEMINAR SCHEDULE 

FEBRUARY 4: CRUISE GEORGIAN BAY & THE NORTH CHANNEL-DISCOVER YOURDREAM

Saturday, 1pm-3pm: Attendance no charge. Haveyou ever dreamed of taking your powerboat or sailboat to a remote, picturesqueanchorage?  Rick Butler, Owner of GrassrootsSailing has been instructing boaters for years on how to do just that. He willbring Georgian Bay cruising to life with his personal photographs and instructon how to explore places you have only ever dreamed of...

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