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adventures aboard our CS34 sailboat

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Sailboat Haul Out Plan for 2020

Every year there’s always something that makes our plans more complex than they need to be. This year, we are changing our haul out location.

Sail Designs from Precision Sails

We just received the designs back from Precision Sails. We are super excited but have no idea what to look for in these sail designs. What do you think?

Anchored at Sugar Island

This is one of our favourite spots to anchor, mostly because of the lovely people that were there the first time we tried to anchor. This time the island was empty due to COVID but it was great to be… Continue Reading →

Creating a New Sailor

Meet out daughter, Bri. Her first trip on a sailboat was terrifying and she vowed never to go sailing again. Today we attempt to turn her into a sailor.

Gananoque Marina

A quick review and information for the Gananoque marina. And then the story of our daughter and son-in-law joining us for the next part of our adventure.

Exploring the Wandering Channel

Our friends suggested we explore the Wandering Channel just outside Gananoque and find a new spot to anchor. It was a bit of an adventure and we took one wrong turn.

Exploring Gananoque and Leek Island

We took a break and stayed in the same spot next to Huckleberry Island and explored the area by dinghy.

We made it to the Thousand Islands

It only took us a few years to get back to the place that made us want to sail in the first place. We were so excited to be back! It’s beautiful.

Measuring our boat for new Precision Sails

It wasn’t a planned expense, but we are still running our original 30 year old sails that are still in decent shape but the sun damage has gotten to the point where they are just falling apart.

Waupoos to Kerr Bay – Chicken Jibe

We continued our journey to the Thousand Islands. Today we learn what a “chicken jibe” is and hide out from the lightning next to the windmills.

Cobourg to Waupoos 2020

Our plan is to take the outside route on Lake Ontario to get to Waupoos and anchor near Half Moon Bay. Our plan failed at the first step of waking up early.

Preparing for our trip

Food has been provisioned, bags have been packed, the boat has been prepared (mostly). We head to the boat the night before to get settled in and prepare to leave early the next morning.

Foggy Friend Video: CS34 Shakedown

One of our Foggy Friends recently bought their own CS34 and just published this great YouTube video of their new boat. It’s great to see other CS34 boats, they are all very similar but have their slight differences. From what… Continue Reading →

We are heading out today!

Finally, after several years of trying to get back to the Thousand Islands we are heading out today!

Solar Update – Victron BMV-712

We want to be able to keep better track of the power going in and out of our batteries when we are out cruising and heard good things about the Victron Smart Battery Monitor BMV-712. Other than running the wire… Continue Reading →

Foggy Friend Post: Mast base repair

A fellow CS34 owner, Philip Maeise, has shared this information on repairing the base of his mast. Hopefully you will never need to do this, but it’s interesting to see the construction.

Patching the sails

Our first DIY sail repair At the end of last season, we noticed a tear on the leech of our foresail. Come Spring, we found two more. We think our sails are 30 years old, so this is understandable. We… Continue Reading →

Bowmanville to Cobourg

Today is the day we bring Foggy back home to Cobourg Marina! Weather forecast was good, warm, sunny and a little bit of wind from the South moving to the East in late afternoon.

2020 Boat Launch

Foggy has been launched! Probably the most prepared we’ve ever been but it involved a lot of trips back and forth and made a few mistakes along the way.

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