Canadian Yachting April 2015 - (Page 32)

FEATURE REdEFiNiNG Retirement By Colin Jackson, photos by Samantha Jackson nown to many as 'the grandfather' of BC's boatbuilding industry, Forbes Cooper blazed a set of trails that overlapped most corners of our industry. Having the benefit of my whole working life (apr├Ęs-paper route) in a business that bears his name, I took some time recently to join this great character and look back over four decades in our industry and help to get some of the stories correct. It's only a taste, but here are a few highlights of a very playful man who had a great time turning buckets of goo into some 8,500+ boats power & sail in all the sizes you could imagine. K 32 Canadi an Yachti ng While the story starts in Winnipeg, Forbes was smart enough to leave when he was five. (So did I, but that's a different story and a lot later). His father was with the railroad, so he got around this great country, but the story gets really interesting in the 1960's in Edmonton. His natural curiosity made for a quick study with some very successful people in the construction and engineering world, ultimately leading to his own successful concrete business in Edmonton. Jump forward to recent day and he'd often claim to have put the curb in front of a yacht client's house. Whether that was true or not, he has an uncanny ability ApRil 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2015

Vantage Point
One Particular Harbour: Midland Harbour, Georgian Bay
Club Profile: Britannia Yacht Club
Feature: Inflatable Lifejacket Selection, Wear, Care and Maintenance
Galley Guys: What's New and What's Old
Feature: B.C. Boat Builder Forbes Cooper
Feature: The Ultimate Anchoring Article
Feature: Towing and Salvage
Sail Review: Bavaria Cruiser 37
CPS-ECP Port Hole
Crossing the Line

Canadian Yachting April 2015