adventures aboard our CS34 sailboat

Author Shane

Video: New Sails

Playing around with the GoPro video editor on my tablet and created a short video of the first "real" sail with our new Precision Sails. Still playing with the Genoa car location and learning to ...

Currently in the Thousand Islands

We made it back to our favourite place and currently anchored near the Lake Fleet. It’s been a fantastic trip so far with lots of adventures, stories and blunders to share.

Prescott Coastguard Radio this is Foghorn Lullaby … Over

After a long day motoring against the wind in some decent swells on Lake Ontario we respond to a call from Prescott CoastGuard Radio. I practice my radio skills and learn how to tow a boat back to the harbour.

Helping SV Vitae Transit the Welland Canal

Our friends, Dave and Regina, are taking their CS40, Vitae, from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie through the Welland Canal and asked me to give them a hand. I’ve been through the locks in the Trent-Severn Waterway but these locks… Continue Reading →

Foggy Friend: Capriccio

Another CS34 owner from the CSOA forum joins Foggy in Cobourg. I take the opportunity to buzz around their boat with my drone as they arrive at Cobourg Marina.

Service Lewmar Winch

We were lucky to meet a very knowledgeable Lewmar rep at the Toronto Boat Show a few years back (pre-Covid) that showed us how easy it is to service a Lewmar winch. We finally find some time to try it… Continue Reading →

Rudder Damage from Ice Over Winter

When we first checked on our boat after winter, I noticed two rust spots underneath our rudder. Looking closer at the leading edge of the rudder I could see there was some water damage.

First Trip of 2021 – Loyalist Cove to Cobourg

Foggy is back on the water and we take two days to rush her back home from Loyalist Cove to Cobourg. We are rusty sailors and had a few interesting adventures.

Weeds in Presquile Bay

Water levels are low and weeds are high. Making an interesting trip through Presquile Bay.

Found an amazing boat fan

We found some amazing fans for our boat that work perfectly for our needs and setup.

Fix Slipping Spinlock XA Clutch

Our main sheet clutch has been slipping and we’ve lost faith in it. This means our main is usually wrapped around one of our winches as a backup. Today we take the clutch off the boat and give it a… Continue Reading →

Foggy’s Feathered Friends

It’s been too long for a post here! Winter is finally over, Covid lockdown is ending, things are looking up. Finally able to get out to the boat to remove the winter cover and found a surprise. Warning, this article… Continue Reading →

Review: Anchor Alarm Software

If the thought of silently dragging into something hard in the middle of the night while you are sleeping peacefully scares you, read on!

Last Sail of the Season

It was time to move our boat to Loyalist Cove Marina in Bath, Ontario, for her new haul out location. We made it into a mini-vacation spread over three days. And the weather cooperated with us!

Honda 2.3 Outboard Oil Change

Seemed simple, but made mistakes and learned a few tricks along the way.

Finishing Up Our Solar Install

We had most of the solar equipment for our boat selected and purchased. But we were stuck on the most difficult part, how to mount the solar panels on our boat.

We have a fan!

On our last sail of the season we had another sailboat recognize us. We felt like superstars!

Our New Place to Anchor

One of our issues with keeping our boat in Cobourg is that you are on open water (Lake Ontario) and there’s no close place to anchor overnight. We recently discovered a spot close by.

Best Way to Make Coffee on the Boat

I’m a coffee drinker, it’s part of my routine and I enjoy sitting down with a good cup of coffee to start my day. I have found a simple and quick way to make coffee on the boat.

Our new sails have arrived!

Look what the courier just dropped off at our doorstep! We are so excited!

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