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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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Trent- Severn Waterway 6 Day Lockage Permit

Trent- Severn Waterway 6 Day Lockage Permit

Locations in Ontario: Rideau Canal National Historic Site Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site 6-Day Lockage Permit This permit shares the characteristics of the Seasonal Lockage Permit above, and is intended for folks who only require 6 days of lockage in a season. These 6 days do not need to be consecutive, making this permit an excellent value for someone with fewer days available to spend on the water. If you plan on navigating Parks Canada’s locks on more than 6 days in a season, the Seasonal Lockage Permit may be the best option for you. This link will give all the details: Click here   Validity Period: Seasonal mooring permits are valid for day and/or overnight mooring throughout the entire navigation season at the participating locations listed above. Certain restrictions may apply at National Parks; Seasonal lockage permits allow passage through any number of locks on all National Historic Canals throughout the entire navigation season; Six-day lockage permits allow passage through any number of locks at National Historic Canals for any six days during the navigation season – these days do not need to be consecutive; Permits are valid only during their year of issue; Mooring is on a first come, first served basis and space cannot be guaranteed during peak periods. Maximum mooring periods exist and vary depending on...

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