Anne Gives a Video Tour of Our 1976 CHB 34′ Trawler

Touring Vestri with Anne Feature Photo

In this video, my lovely wife Anne shows you around our newly acquired 1976 vintage CHB trawler. She leads us through “Vestri” from the outside decks into each of the three inside cabins.  Anne is the captain and chief navigator, so she details various tools she uses to pilot Vestri and safely route us between … Read more

Side Shift Bow Thruster Repair – Faulty Power Switch Mod

Faulty Bow Thruster Joystick Feature Photo

DIY repair to our Side Shift bow thruster to get it working for ten bucks versus $350 for a new wireless joystick module. In my case, the only problem with it was a faulty power button. I solved the issue by soldering on an external momentary power switch. Captain Anne was most pleased to have … Read more

Boating Day Trip to Cortes Island BC and DOLPHINS!

Gorge Harbour BC Feature Photo

On a beautiful calm summer day, Angie and I joined Anne aboard her boat nicknamed Snoopy for a day trip on the waters off of Campbell River, B.C. Our route would take us south around Quadra Island and east to Cortez Island.  Once we motored into Gorge Harbour through its narrow access channel, we shut off the engine and … Read more

Fun Boating Day Trip to Desolation Sound BC

Desolation Sound Boating Feature Photo

One of the main reasons for summering on Vancouver Island, other than being close to family and friends, is the tremendous boating opportunities. I have to admit I’m not that big into boating but for my wife Anne it is a life long passion. She absolutely loves being on the water. Usually once or twice … Read more