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Our New Boat

On August 24, 2002 we became the proud parents of a 17' Tempest Runabout. Here's a picture of the first testdrive at Whitby Marina.

A picture of the interior. We got a good deal!

Nice engine huh? 140 HP mercruiser sterndrive

What NOT to do on day 2 of Vacation!

Ok, listen up! We took our new boat for a week at the 1000 islands. It would finally be great to be able to explore the islands and do some fishing with our boat. When someone warns you to be careful on their dock that is being built.. Listen to them! Don't get all excited about seeing their new boat, and remember the boards are not nailed down yet!

or this is what could happen.....

This is me after surgery to plate and screw together the bone I broke after falling off the dock. I didn't even know it was broke until I visited the emergency room at Brockville 2 days after the fact. They put a temporary cast on my arm, so I could finish our vacation and then have surgery at home. FUN HUH? 10 days walking around with my bone broke right in half. Funny thing, it didn't hurt, but I'll remember to listen next time!!

The 3rd and final cast came off on Halloween and after a month of Physio-therapy, I'm now recovered.

Our friend Phil, checking out the new boat!


Clift's Marine
Canada's Largest Yacht Brokers. Where I work
Water World Productions - My other job!
Circumnavigator Magazine
Available at West Marine Stores. I must say this is an excellent magazine!
If you haven't seen a Nordhavn trawler yacht yet, you have to check them out. The most reliable, dependable, and comforatble vessel on the waters!
Safetyafloat -freecourse
An easy inexpensive way to obtain your Canadian Coast Guard Pleasure Craft Opperators Card.
Ontario Marina Operators Association
A listing of Ontario Marinas
1000 Islands Hovercraft visits Alaska
Randy takes his Hovercraft to Alaska for a demonstration for BP oil. The Hovercraft is now located on the Ottawa River at the Rowing Club.
Cruising Canada - Thousand Island Bridge Area
How to navigate the 1000 Islands by boat and other important info!
Dive Source - Whitby, Ontario
Diving courses, Boater Operators Card testing and courses, and scuba gear and lots more. I took my test here this summer and passed!!
Cruise Lines of the 1000 Islands
Pictures and links to the many cruise lines from my June 2002 pages.

Above is a picture of a nice Trawler we spotted at the Village Quay Marina Tim and Janet of the Village Quay Marina and Ketchums marine took us out cruising one hot Sunday in June in their Chris Craft Sea Skiff. I had the blisters under my eyes the next morning to prove it and I even put on sunscreen 3 times. We had an enjoyable day and it figures, I forgot my camera. I really enjoyed crusing the islands and seeing some of the more secluded and senic areas than the ususal busy boating channels.

Click Here for a continuation on boating and the 1000 Islands from our June 2003 weekends.