Apr 17, 2018

SailtimerAll sailors need wind information. The SailTimer app on iOS (and soon on Android) can provide a quick and easy display of your optimal tacks and Tacking Time to Destination. If the app is connected to the wireless, solar-powered SailTimer Wind Instrument™, as the wind changes your optimal tacks update automatically. As shown in this new 20-second YouTube clip, the Wind Instrument is for sailboats of all sizes, from keelboats to dinghy sailboats. No wires to install down the mast.

There are also some YouTube sailing channels starting to demo the Wind Instrument, which you may be interested to subscribe to. You can see the Wind Instrument running in very light winds at the beginning of this Tasman Bay crossing on the South Island of New Zealand (note the interesting display of the boat's compass heading/speed within the video). The same channel Sailing Taranto also posted an unboxing video and setup on Android. In the northern hemisphere, s/v Dijan has a channel showing boat projects before heading down the US Intra-Coastal Waterway. This episode shows initial unboxing and test mount. If anything is unclear when using the Wind Instrument or apps, we have prompt technical support at the click of a mouse.

For more visit www.SailTimerWind.com

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LOWER LOCK GATE PAINTING - FENELON FALLS LOCK 34, TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Fenelon Falls LockAs a part of an historic investment program along the Trent-Severn Waterway, the lower lock gates at Fenelon Falls Lock 34 were painted this winter. Painting and routine maintenance helps to extend the life span oflock gates by protecting against rusting, corrosion, and natural wear. This work has now been completed. The site has now been turned over to Parks Canada maintenance teams once again, to complete seasonal maintenance tasks in advance of the opening of the navigation season on May 18, 2018. READ MORE

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 BOAT BUILDER AWARDS

METS Boat Builder Awards 2018 400The 2018 edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, in association with Raymarine, is now open for nominations in 10 categories that highlight key facets of the industry, from innovation and collaboration, through to future investment and performance by individuals.

Entry is free and easily accessed via the improved boatbuilderawards.com website, which offers clear explanations of each category.

Nominations can be made by individuals or companies on their own behalf. Or by any other industry professional who believes a boat builder, supply chain partner or individual should receive recognition. READ MORE

 

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CANADIAN BOATING WRITER JONATHAN LEE HOSPITALIZED

Jonathan LeeWe were saddened last week to learn that well-known Canadian boating writer Jonathan Lee has been hospitalized following a severe stroke. The former editor of Boatguide, Boating Business and Ports Cruising Guides remains in critical care at Hamilton General Hospital, where it is hoped he will ultimately make a full recovery. Industry colleagues may send cards care of the Hamilton General Hospital stroke unit. In lieu of flowers, donations on Jonathan’s behalf to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. READ MORE

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