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that oars always come in pairs, and just like your shoes on your feet, there is a left one and a right one. Looking down at my shoes I thought they sort of look different to each other but the oars still looked the same to me! At this point Grandfather carefully turned each oar around and showed me a small mark on each of the leather wrappings and then pointed out the spoon shape of the respective tip. Along with this was the fact that the bright shiny ring with the spike sticking out of it was now sitting around the leather wrapping. Looking carefully at the oars I then learned that the cup of the oar always was located to the rear of the boat, that way it could bite into the water better. I had never seen an oar used so this was all taken in faith and I carefully followed my Grandfather's instructions and took the first oar into my hand and then carefully looking to where he was pointing I discovered a small metal fitting with a hole in it. "That is called an oarlock", said Grandfather and he explained that this is where you place the spike on the oar's ring. So I carefully did as he said and was quite amazed at the result. This oar was now sort of like a wing and moved easily back and forth. Grandfather then passed the other oar down to me and this I placed in the other oarlock and it too now became another wing! This was going to be a most exciting afternoon! The next item he put into the boat was the anchor but this he carefully placed into the front of the boat, it looked very heavy and unfriendly. This item had two very large hooks on it and looked like you could cause yourself a lot of harm. It was certainly not something that you would want to accidently sit on! Grandfather then got into the boat. He instructed me to sit in the very front seat and he would operate the oars. So he carefully untied the stern line, as he called it, and he was very patient as I undid the front line. This took me rather a long time as it was not like the knots I was used to with my shoes but I finally did manage to untie it and pull the line through the metal ring that was on the dock. We were now free of the dock! "Well done!" exclaimed Grandfather and he took his seat in the centre of the boat. Using the oars he began to move the boat backwards and away from the dock and the shore and my very first adventure on the river was about to begin! Looking out from the small seat at the bow of the boat I saw the expanse of the river and the invitation of the far side. What was out there? So I asked Grandfather where we going and what were we going to do. He replied, "We are going to the far side, to the Marsh. There we will find adventure and lots of fish!" Next: The Marsh and the Mystery www.canadianyachting.ca 69 THE PORT HOLE Grandfather then helped me put my cumbersome green lifejacket back on and we then proceeded to the front of the cottage. We stepped down from the porch and Grandfather led me to the side of the cottage. There under the porch he knelt down and pulled out what looked to me like two very large wooden spoons. These are called oars Grandfather explained. I was instructed to take them down to the boat and place them on the dock. Now these oars were quite long, in fact they seemed to be even taller than my Grandfather and he was the tallest person I knew. So I picked up one oar and carefully began carrying it down to the dock. One thing I noticed was that it was not all made of wood. In fact there seemed to be several different materials found on these oars. Where I was holding onto it there was a wrapping of what looked to be leather like the special chair that sat in my grandparent's house. And towards the end of the oar where it widened out and began to look like a spoon there was a bright glossy ring attached with a small spike coming out of it. So with great care I walked down to the dock and carefully placed the oar in the middle of the dock. I then turned around and began my trip back for the second oar when I notice Grandfather coming down to the dock carrying something that looked quite heavy and had lots of rope attached to it. "What is that?" I asked. "This is the anchor." replied Grandfather, "And we need to have it when we go out in the boat." So I quickly ran up to the cottage and picked up the other oar and walked it carefully back to the dock. When I arrived Grandfather instructed me to wait there while he got the remaining things that we needed before we set off. He returned to the cottage and then reappeared carrying his fishing rod and his trusty fishing box. I always thought it was a very magical box, it was always full of the most interesting and colourful things! I soon found myself standing on the dock in my lifejacket and looking at all the various items on the dock and began to wonder where they all went and what they did. Grandfather soon put everything into perspective for me. The first thing he did was to tell me to carefully get into the boat and sit down on the centre seat in the middle. This I did. Looking up at him he then passed one item at a time to me and explained where he wanted me to place them. The very first thing to come aboard was his fishing rod. This went to the back of the boat or the stern as he called it. The next item was the magical fishing box which was carefully placed on the floor of the boat under the rear seat. I found moving about in the boat quite interesting as now I was getting used to the various movements it made and could now feel more confident about moving about. The next item to come aboard was one of the oars. This was an interesting event as there were two of them and they both looked the same to me. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2016

Vantage Point: What is your boat worth? What is your summer worth?
Waterfront: The Pope Pays a Visit to Parry Sound
Club Profile: Nanaimo Yacht Club
Destination: Gulf Islands Cruise - Of the vast array of islands and cruising grounds found on the West Coast, the authors focus on a tapas exploration of the magical Gulf Islands and the southern Vancouver Island region. By John Lund & Marianne van Toor
Charter Destination: Millennial’s in the BVI’s - Join this energetic group of millennials as they discover the BVI’s on this Footloose charter catamaran sailboat. By Clarity Nicoll
Destination: St. Martin/St. Maarten - In Part 3 of their Cruising Basics series, the Shards take us on a richly descriptive journey from St. Martin to Anguilla to Saba and St. Barths aboard the Distant Shores II. This read will awaken your travel bug as you experience these playful ports through their words. By Sheryl Shard | Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard
Galley Guys: Rawley Resort, Port Severn ON
Confident Sailor, Reluctant Sailor - Part 2 of the readying for cruising series focusses on preparing for a longer cruise from the people perspective. By Rob MacLeod
Accessibility: Coastal Craft 65 - Rick Hansen tours the accessibility features of this 65 foot yacht that was custom designed to lengthen the boating life of an American couple. By Coastal Craft Staff
CPS Port Hole
Power Review: Swift 30
Sail Review: Beneteau 35
Crossing the Line: 20 Reasons Not to Charter this Winter
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Vantage Point: What is your boat worth? What is your summer worth?
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Waterfront: The Pope Pays a Visit to Parry Sound
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Club Profile: Nanaimo Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Destination: Gulf Islands Cruise - Of the vast array of islands and cruising grounds found on the West Coast, the authors focus on a tapas exploration of the magical Gulf Islands and the southern Vancouver Island region. By John Lund & Marianne van Toor
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Charter Destination: Millennial’s in the BVI’s - Join this energetic group of millennials as they discover the BVI’s on this Footloose charter catamaran sailboat. By Clarity Nicoll
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Destination: St. Martin/St. Maarten - In Part 3 of their Cruising Basics series, the Shards take us on a richly descriptive journey from St. Martin to Anguilla to Saba and St. Barths aboard the Distant Shores II. This read will awaken your travel bug as you experience these playful ports through their words. By Sheryl Shard | Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Galley Guys: Rawley Resort, Port Severn ON
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Confident Sailor, Reluctant Sailor - Part 2 of the readying for cruising series focusses on preparing for a longer cruise from the people perspective. By Rob MacLeod
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Accessibility: Coastal Craft 65 - Rick Hansen tours the accessibility features of this 65 foot yacht that was custom designed to lengthen the boating life of an American couple. By Coastal Craft Staff
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Power Review: Swift 30
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Sail Review: Beneteau 35
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Crossing the Line: 20 Reasons Not to Charter this Winter
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