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A Smart Invention to Anchor your Inflatable Dinghy

I have a 12 foot inflatable Zodiac that I use for gunk-holing, taking the dog to shore and beach parties.  I don’t like to drag it up on the rocks, tie it to a tree or leave it unattended on the beach.  One afternoon I was relaxing on Buccaneer Bay Beach, Thormanby Island, and it…
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Chef Prudhomme Prawns

Our very good friends were vacationing in New Orleans and discovered this amazing spice and, as good friends do, they shared it with us.  It is called Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Redfish Magic, not too spicy just a traditional Southern Louisiana combination of flavours that is a perfect blend for any type of seafood.
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Great Sun Products

The sun has finally arrived and it is really intense this year.  I wanted to share some of my favourite sun products for 2011.  My standard “refresher” for many years has been Evian Facial Mist Spray.  It contains a unique balance of beneficial minerals and water from the French Alps.  This spray helps to enhance…
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Boater’s Picks for Favourite iPad App – Part 3

The great app ideas just keep coming!  Thanks for your suggestions and recommendations.  As a reminder from Part 1 and 2, I originally gathered a bunch of my boating friends on the dock, and now on the web,  and we talked apps.  If an app was mentioned by three different boaters then it made the…
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Boater’s Picks for Favourite iPad App – Part 2

I am back with more of our favourite apps.  As a reminder from Part 1, I gathered a bunch of my boating friends and we talked apps.  If an app was mentioned by three different boaters then it made the list, many of these apps provide a free version although I have included the price…
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Father’s Day in Genoa Bay

This Father’s Day I took my dad for lunch at the Genoa Bay Café.  The food and service were fabulous http://www.genoabaymarina.com/, rumour has it that on July 1st they will be opening a coffee shack on the dock from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  If you have details, please feel free to post it to our…
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Boater’s Picks for Favourite iPad App – Part 1

The last time I looked on iTunes there were over 140,000 apps for the iPad.  The task of picking my favourite marine app seemed daunting so I poured myself a large beverage and walked down the dock to ask my boating friends what fun apps they had found.  We did not include navigation or tides…
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Getting Rid of Wasps, Spiders, Fruit Flies and Birds on your Boat

I was moored next to a boat that had a bunch of dollar store, plastic snakes placed strategically on the top bimini, bow and antenna bases.  I tried to figure it out on my own but gave in to curiosity and walked over to ask.  Evidently snakes eat seagull eggs so seagulls avoid snakes as…
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