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Attendance, sales surpass expectations at Toronto Boat Show

Attendance, sales surpass expectations at Toronto Boat Show

Attendance, sales surpass expectations at Toronto Boat Show January 23, 2018 BY TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW The 60th annual Toronto International Boat Show, North America’s largest indoor boat show, bids farewell to another banner year on Sunday, Jan. 21, with impressive results. Attendance at the 2018 Show totalled 77,493, an increase of 1 percent from 2017 (which was one of the highest-attended in the past five years at 77,105). Widely regarded among marine manufacturers and retailers as the flagship economic indicator for the boating industry in Canada, demand for exhibitor space at the 2018 show sold out in record time in early fall of last year to fill the Enercare Centre with over 550 exhibitors, 1200 boats, and thousands of accessories and services. Read More...

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Personal Safe Boating Equipment Includes:

BoatSmart Canada article:   Personal Safety Equipment It is important for all boat operators to be safe and make sure their passengers are safe on the water. Boaters are required to carry personal safety equipment on their boats at all times. The required personal safety equipment depends on the size and type of boat. Operators should inform all passengers of where the safety equipment is located on board and how to use it.  Be safe at all times!!! Personal Safe Boating Equipment Includes: Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) & Lifejackets: PFDs and Lifejackets must be approved by Transport Canada. There are a variety of styles and types of PFDs and Lifejackets, learn more about PFDs and Lifejackets.   Buoyant Heaving Line: A buoyant Heaving Line is equipped with a buoy or float at one end. The buoyant heaving line is designed to throw to a person who has fallen overboard or is in the water and needs help.   Emergency Kit: An emergency kit should be stored in a watertight container and in an easily accessible location. The emergency kit should include: emergency rations, drinking water, a first aid kit, waterproof matches, a waterproof flashlight, a knife, a whistle and dry clothing.   Required Boat Safety Equipment Part of being prepared for a safe boating trip is to make sure that you have all the required boat safety equipment on board. All boats are required by law to carry specific boat safety equipment at all times. The required boat safety equipment depends on the size and type of boat.   Boat Safety Equipment Includes: Bailing Device: A bailing device is used to remove water from the inside of a boat. A bailing device could be a manual or electric bilge pump, a bucket, or a homemade scoop.   Anchor: An anchor can be used to secure your boat in case of a breakdown or anchorage due to poor weather. Anchors are available in various types and styles; boaters should refer to their boat manufacture’s recommendations for style and weight.   Manual Propelling Device: Manual propelling devices, such as oars or paddles can be used to maneuver your boat in case of an engine failure and boating breakdown....

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Working Harbour – Goderich, Ontario – Lake Freighter

Working Harbour – Goderich, Ontario – Lake Freighter

Oct.2016 Tons to see in Goderich, which includes a bakery , that I had to beg to sell me their signature item seconds before someone on the phone tried to corner the market on sweet goods by buying everything they had left, prior to their arrival. It was a good laugh and in the end, we scored the best baked goods around. Who knew…:)   Along the way we ran into this guy: The 1953  lake freighter Saginaw (Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 193.02m × 22m)  Status: Active...

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ELITE SERIES SpitFire® X7

ELITE SERIES SpitFire® X7

Superior acceleration and top speed for the growing 75-115 hp outboard class The new SpitFire X7 will propel your 75-115hp outboard-powered boat to higher levels of acceleration, speed and handling. Available pitches 15, 17, 19, 21 Rotation RH Performance vent system (PVS) Yes Boat types Bass, Inflatable – Rigid Hull (RIB), Inflatable – Soft Hull, Inshore Fishing, Offshore fishing, Pontoon Number of blades 4 Material X7 Alloy Fits Outboards 40hp – 60hp (Command Thrust gearcase), Outboards 75hp – 115hp (standard gearcase) Video help...

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