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Rise of the Drones

There was a new product on exhibit at the Toronto Boat Show this year that has nothing to do with boats. They go by many different names including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), drones, and quadcopters. Quadcopters in an assortment of sizes made their debut this year and judging from the brisk sales they are a hit with… Read More »

Diesel Engine Theory & Maintenance – Redux

Last year I blogged about marine diesel engine training I took in the GTA. It’s not cheap but this course and it paid for itself  in just one season and you get a great reference manual for your boat library.  The people I recommended last year really enjoyed the training provided so I’m spreading the good… Read More »

It’s Boat Show Season 2016

Happy New Year to one and all. The start of a new calendar also marks the beginning of a new boat show season.  To kick things off the Skippers’ Plan team will be at the Toronto International Boat Show at what is now called the Enercare Centre formerly the Direct Energy Centre or the National… Read More »

A Cautionary Tale From The Sharing Economy

One of my staff came across a disturbing Story on Buzzfeed about a young woman’s life that is now in tatters. This is a disturbing story about renting a boat through the boat sharing website Boatbound.   It is recommended reading for anyone contemplating a boat sharing start-up in Canada or for any owner looking to use their… Read More »
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Sail Canada Awards Nominations

Nominations for the  2015 Sail Canada Awards will be accepted until December 1, 2015 All sailors and their supporters are invited to participate in recognizing Canada’s top sailors via the Annual Sail Canada Awards. Now is your chance to nominate outstanding sailors, athletes, coaches, instructors, race officials, volunteers and events that have contributed to the… Read More »
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