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There are two main parts to marine insurance policies – the physical damage coverage and the liability coverage. These two parts are really important when discussing coverage for trailering your boat. Generally, marine policies will cover physical damage to the boat while trailering, but not liability because liability comes from the auto policy. Why? The Read More

The answer to this question is no, it’s not mandatory to have boat insurance. That being said, it’s not mandatory to have it on your home either but who wants to risk it? I could say the usual things like ‘insurance gives you peace of mind’ or ‘insurance protects your investment’ but we’ve all heard these. I Read More

Last weekend’s Boating for Cure in Muskoka was a success, raising almost $91,000 for Prostate and Breast Cancer Research. Participants donned their pinks and blues with a spirit the wet weather couldn’t dampen, enjoying the day and showing their support for a great cause.

On June 25, the third annual Boating for the Cure will kick off from the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, Muskoka. Since 2009, this great fundrasing event has raised over $105,000 for Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s goal is to raise a staggering $100,000, well within reach when you consider Read More

The Canadian Hydrographic Service, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has issued a water level advisory due to lower than average water levels on Lakes Superior, Michigan-Huron, Lake St. Clair and Montreal Harbour. They have advised that boater’s should exercise caution, particularly in high wind conditions. Please see the following link for detailed information. Canadian Hydrographic Service

According to Environment Canada, it’s likely that water levels on lakes Erie and Ontario are going to be below average throughout the spring and summer but as of the April publication of LEVELnews there had been an increase in levels during March, making the chance of reaching average or higher levels a little more probable. Read More

The annual Orillia Perch Festival kicked off on April 16th and runs to May 7th, hosted by the Orillia Chamber of Commerce and the Orillia Fish & Game Conservation Club.  Particpants head out on Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching to test their skill in the pursuit of over 60 tagged perch worth $500 each and two bonus Read More

Starting tomorrow, it going to be tougher to get your Operator’s Card. If you’re going to take your exam online you will have to work through a 3 hour online study course, including practice questions before you can write the open book exam which itself has increased from 36 to 50 questions. Opinions vary on whether or Read More

According to A-Channel news in Barrie, the water levels in Georgian Bay are 30cm lower than normal and only 20cm from reaching the lowest levels ever recorded. Most importantly, the water level is lower than is indicated on the charts. Check out the full story on A-Channel News.

Two reasons….Carbon monoxide is poison and flammable vapours may blow you up.  There is no bigger safety leap you can make that is so easy and so cheap to do right. This is so simple and so inexpensive to do right that I find it hard to believe so many boat builders still get it Read More

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