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An Eco-Friendly Way to Prevent Corrosion on Your Boat

The traditional zinc anodes usually used by boaters corrode over time and release very small amounts of cadmium into the water. Cadmium is carcinogenic and if you imagine all the boats and all the marinas in the world, that adds up to a lot of carcinogens in the water. Canada Metal created an environmentally friendly aluminum anode which corrodes without releasing toxins.

Your Chassis Ground Connection: NOT Your Negative Connection

This article demonstrates the risks of doing DC wiring aboard a boat without understanding how the whole DC and AC electrical system work together. In particular, let us examine the chassis ground connection. Knowing about these situations is important so you can maintain your boat properly and also for your personal safety.

Solar Panels – Why Not?

Solar panels are beneficial not just because they are a clean and renewable energy product, but there are many other benefits. As with many eco-friendly technologies it is not perfect, but there are many pros to having solar panels on your boat, and this makes them a good long-term investment.

9/11: How the Boating Community Came Together To Help

On this day, our condolences go out to those who lost loved ones, friends or family members in the tragic events of 9/11. While many people sacrificed their lives to save others on the land, many also took the responsibility of doing what they could to help those who were trapped in Lower Manhattan. Hundreds of boats came together to pull off the largest boat evacuation in history.

The Best Toilet Paper For Your Boat

How should you go about choosing the best toilet paper for your boat? Apart from your electronics and electrical systems, it is important to ensure that your boat's septic system stays clear of any blockages, and one of the ways to do this is to use the "right" toilet paper.

Navionics Releases an In-App Module for iPhone and iPad HD Apps

Do you already have the Navionics HD App for iPad and iPhone? It is amazing how useful it already is with all the features including vector charts, wind and tides, magazines and cruising guides, social media integration, the list goes on. But now the app has gotten even better - to upgrade you simply have to purchase the In-App Nav Module.

Boating Safety is a Priority!

It takes special people to help us stay safe so we can enjoy our time out on the water with fewer worries. This includes people who volunteer their time on organizations such as the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue organization, or even somebody who notices someone in trouble and lends a helping hand. The Canadian Boating Safety Council holds an annual event in January known as the Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs). These awards recognize the people, programs, organizations and marinas that help to make boating in Canada safer and better for all of us, and to keep the environment clean. This is your opportunity as a boater to nominate someone or an organization you know that has made an exceptional contribution to boating safety.

"Why BC Loves Boating!" Photo Contest - Win Some Amazing Prizes

The 2013 Vancouver International Boat Show is coming up in February and the hype has already begun! As avid boaters you now have the opportunity to not only be part of this hype but win some amazing prizes! The "Why BC Loves Boating" Photo Contest is your chance to show why you think BC loves boating. The contest officially runs from July 20th to December 1st 2012. Check the VIBS website for more information.

Boating Accessories: SiGNa Chemistry's PowerTrekk

Are you looking for ways to charge your electronic devices while out on the water? There are many ways to do this already but how about a way that is environmentally friendly and only requires you to add water? This is the idea behind SiGNa Chemistry's PowerTrekk - a mini hydrogen fuel cell that can recharge small devices.

Tsunami Debris on the B.C. Coast

Last year's tsunami in Japan seems like a long time ago but its effects are sadly still being felt today. While we do not have to go through the hardships that the survivors of the tsunami are going through overseas, B.C. and Pacific coast residents are dealing with the recent issue of debris from the tsunami washing up on our beaches.

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