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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.

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.

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.

Unique Summer Accessories

Since we are now well into the summer months, and everyone who has a boat is either already using it or planning on using it very soon, we thought it would be good to talk about a few items that avid boaters might want to add to your "must have" list. We were really excited when we came across the Sailcloth Totes by Reisenthel, which are reusable tote bags made from durable sailcloth fabric with boat rope handles.

Tofino: Not Just Another Stop Along the Way

If you are one for adventure, and are on an excursion through the waters of the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is one place you want to stop and stay for a few days. It is definitely worth planning your trip so that you don't just quick stop at Tofino to re-supply your boat, but take the time to enjoy all the different sights and activities this small town has to offer!

Summer Yachting Destinations: Conover Cove

A favourite marine park anchorage is Conover Cove on Wallace Island. The island is 72 hectares in size and is located in the Trincomali Channel between Galiano Island and the northern tip of Saltspring Island. The Island consists of the Marine Park with two anchorages (Conover Cove and Princess Bay) and two private residences.

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