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Welcome to Missy Goes Boating

For the past 20 years,  I have been cruising the Pacific Northwest in my 34 foot Bayliner "As You Wish". I manage to get out most weekends from April to October with a couple of one week visits to the Gulf Islands or Desolation.  I love a good dock party or a side-tie in a remote anchorage and live for flavourful snacks, fun cocktails, a stack of magazines and a healthy dose of dock talk.

missy

Cruise my website and blog for:

  • Tips & Tricks for menu planning, food preparation and storage

  • Easy to prepare appetizers for your dock party

  • Drinks with umbrellas

  • "Why didn't I think of that?" products

  • Favourite reads for the back deck

  • Onboard health and beauty

  • And the tunes...................

Missy & Jonathan

Hi! I'm Missy and this is my big red dog, Jonathan. I am a weekend warrior who loves to cruise the Pacific Northwest. I am a shopper and love cool products that actually work. My friends and I spend countless hours floating, sipping beverages and talking about what works and what doesn't. We didn't invent any of this stuff but we sure like to think we did.

Latest Posts

The Codfish Dream – Chronicles of A West Coast Fishing Guide

I grew up in Cobble Hill, BC and while I was in high school my best friend, Heidi, talked me into working at a fishing resort during the summer. At roughly the same time, a young fishing guide by the name of David Giblin was working a few miles away at a fishing resort on…
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Women’s Day at the Vancouver Boat Show 2019

Join us on Saturday, February 9th 2019 for Women’s Day at the Vancouver Boat Show.  A full day of boating seminars and guest speakers designed to educate and inspire.  There are lots of topics to choose from ranging from electrical, emergency procedures, towing, offshore life, boat insurance simplified and great places to visit in the…
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Missy’s Famous Margarita Recipe

I have been working on this recipe for years…..really.  There has been a lot of testing and discussion and each time we perfected it, well you guessed it, no one wrote it down!  This weekend we did and I am happy to share it with you: 1 cup tequila 1/2 cup Triple Sec 1/2 cup…
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How Much Battery Power Is Enough?

Pacific Yachting Magazine – June, 2018 by Melissa Gervais Growing up in my house, it was quite common to hear, “Turn the lights off when you leave the room” or “Who left the lights on? Do you think we are made of money?”  Now that I have my own house, I get it.  But what…
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Cool Products

Can you imagine your next sailing race, dock party or bocce tournament dressed in these? Comes with its own fan to stay inflated. Hilarious!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great for crushed ice, smoothies, Pina Coladas, salsa, soups, and even pancakes!

 

Fun fishing gear from Saltgirl! They even have matching leggings!

 

No more styrofoam coolers! Recool is the world's first biodegradeable and compostable cooler that keeps beverages cool for up to 12 hours.

 

Vitamins don't always stay fresh on the boat so instead of taking a big bottle just take enough for the weekend. One slot per day!

I tried this on our last haul out and yes, it works. It works as well as muriatic acid but no noxious gases. And Osborne Propellers should know, they have been screwing boaters for years!