Boat Lifted Out of the Water, Winterized and Cover On

Vestri Winterized and Cover On Feature Photo

Well, boating season is over, and our CHB trawler Vestri has been hauled out of the water until next spring. It will spend the winter on dry land in a storage yard. Here is footage of the boat getting first lifted out of the water on a giant sling. Then, it travels up to the … Read more

Stormy Views from Lund Marina Breakwater Dock

Lund Dock Stormy Weather Sept 2023 Feature Photo

Some footage from our brief stay on the Lund breakwater docks waiting out an early fall rain storm. Winds were predicted to gust as high as 50 knots (57 MPH or 92 KM). We came in from exploring Desolation Sound, electing to be tied to the dock versus being at anchor. It was a great … Read more

Anchoring in Walsh Cove & Exploring Toba Inlet, BC

Wash Cove Park Feature Photo

After we visited Grace Harbour and Prideaux Haven, our next place to anchor for a few days in Desolation Sound was Walsh Cove. Situated at the north end of the Waddington Channel between East Redonda and West Redonda Islands, it makes a sheltered starting point to explore Toba Inlet. Walsh Cove is fronted by some … Read more

Grace Harbour in Desolation Sound Marine Park, British Columbia

Grace Harbour Feature Photo

Some video clips and still photos of our September 2023 visit to the Grace Harbour anchorage in spectacular Desolation Sound Marine Park, British Columbia. The anchorage is known for calm, protected waters, pretty forest reflections, and scads of moon jellies. There is also a nearby freshwater lake for swimming. During our three day September visit, … Read more

Details of Cabin Leaks & Wood Rot Discovery in our Boat

Multiple Cabin Leaks and Some Wood Rot Feature Photo

In this video, I review multiple leaks we have discovered in our CHB trawler boat since we bought it in June 2023. These cropped up during sustained heavy rains. Most related to leaking teak hatches and solved for the time being by attaching their Sunbrella covers before heavy rains. The most concerning is a leak … Read more

Raymarine Autopilot Hack for Broken S100 Wireless Remote

Ray Marine Smart Pilot Hack Feature Photo

The other day, I heard a thunk on the cabin roof as we were cruising along in our CHB trawler.  Anne had dropped her wireless autopilot remote control for our Raymarine ST6002 system.  She then informed me that it had stopped working and displayed NO PILOT on the screen. I took it apart and didn’t … Read more

Cameleon Harbour to Gowlland Harbour via Discovery Passage

Cameleon Harbour to Gowlland Harbour Via Seymour Narrows Feature Photo

More footage from our summer 20223 Discovery Islands boating adventures. This time, we travel between Cameleon Harbour near Thurston Bay Provincial Marine Park and Gowlland Harbour on the south end of Quadra Island. The trip takes us down the Discovery Passage through the famous Seymour Narrows. Seymour Narrows is famed for the massive 1958 explosion … Read more