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BROKERAGE

John noted that radio distress calls will not be as "close to target" even during the day. The strobe is visible in daylight as well,
although obviously, it shows up best in the dark.
John notes that after the real energy blast of a flare has
burned, there's nothing left to draw attention versus the electronic strobe that will keep flashing for days. The electronic versions also avoid accidental discharge in a moment of panic that
could make an emergency even worse.
John anticipates that electronic strobe distress flares will
eventually be approved in Canada, but probably as a supplement to pyrotechnic distress flares.
Ted believes the strobe types are a great supplement, but he
points out that the critical issue in a real emergency is when to
call for help. He talked about the "accidental accident." In other
words, when something simple like a dead battery or running
out of fuel later turns into a stormy night on the lake. Here are
some key tips:
* Always carry the required safety equipment in every
size of boat
* Wear your lifejacket
* Leave a float plan - let people know when you have not
returned as expected
* As soon as a problem hits, call for help. Get help in daylight
* Call home, call your marina, but call...don't wait for someone to happen past
* When it starts to get dark, make the call to Search and
Rescue - don't delay
* Dial 911 on your cell phone to get the police
* Or, dial*16 on your cell phone to be connected directly to
the Canadian Coast Guard
* If you don't see help nearby, and you can't fix the problem,
and you don't have a cell phone or a VHF radio, deploy a
flare
* Have the required flares onboard (and why not get an electronic strobe?)
* Smoke flares are useful in daylight
* Use a multi-star flare or a parachute flare for prolonged
exposure and have more than one flare
* The first one captures somebody's attention, but it's the second one that they notice and are able to focus on
Finally, if you have expired flares, keep them onboard as
spares. Having more than just three flares can be really valuable. After you buy fresh flares (and an electronic strobe) visit
the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons' website to learn
about the flare disposal program so you can properly recycle
your old flares.
Safe boating! *
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2018

At the Helm: Christmas in June
Travel Destination: Killarney - Killarney Mountain Lodge and the spectacular surrounding cruising offer endless adventures for boaters of all sizes. With all the recent renovations and additional amenities now available, you should give some serious consideration to adding the area to your 2018 ship’s log. By Jennifer Harker
Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
Travel Destination: B.C. Gulf Islands - Now, there is no ice cream as delicious as the ice cream you can buy when your vessel is at anchor. As we prepared to sail further into the Gulf Islands, I was dying to find out what excitement in ice cream lay ahead of us. By Catherine Dook
The Port Hole: June 2018
Club Profile: Bay of Quinte Yacht Club - Bay of Quinte Yacht Club caters to the interests of both sail and power boats and their crews, who enjoy cruising, racing and the camaraderie of the social scene at the Long Reach Bar. By Katherine Stone
Power Review: Ranger Tugs R23
DIY/Tech: Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress Strobes - Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares have only been introduced in the last couple of years - and they aren't CCG approved for use in Canada. But which one is best? And when should you signal for help? By Andy Adams
Life Onboard: The Galley Guys and Our Little Secret
Crossing the Line: BVI Un-trashed
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - At the Helm: Christmas in June
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - 5
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Travel Destination: Killarney - Killarney Mountain Lodge and the spectacular surrounding cruising offer endless adventures for boaters of all sizes. With all the recent renovations and additional amenities now available, you should give some serious consideration to adding the area to your 2018 ship’s log. By Jennifer Harker
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Travel Destination: B.C. Gulf Islands - Now, there is no ice cream as delicious as the ice cream you can buy when your vessel is at anchor. As we prepared to sail further into the Gulf Islands, I was dying to find out what excitement in ice cream lay ahead of us. By Catherine Dook
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - The Port Hole: June 2018
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Club Profile: Bay of Quinte Yacht Club - Bay of Quinte Yacht Club caters to the interests of both sail and power boats and their crews, who enjoy cruising, racing and the camaraderie of the social scene at the Long Reach Bar. By Katherine Stone
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Power Review: Ranger Tugs R23
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - DIY/Tech: Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress Strobes - Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares have only been introduced in the last couple of years - and they aren't CCG approved for use in Canada. But which one is best? And when should you signal for help? By Andy Adams
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Life Onboard: The Galley Guys and Our Little Secret
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Crossing the Line: BVI Un-trashed
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