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n th e A p ril 2 0 1 5 e d itio n o f C Y
m a g a zin e , I p u b lish e d a n a rtic le
o n a n c h o rs a n d a n c h o rin g -
S ta y in g P u t: I S e e M y se lf A n c h o rin g O ff
... M u c h o f th e a rtic le w a s a b o u t u p g ra d in g th e a n c h o r y o u c u rre n tly h a v e o n y o u r
b o a t - y o u k n o w - th e o n e th a t w a s th e re
w h e n y o u b o u g h t th e b o a t. W h a t w a sn 't
c o v e re d w a s th e p ro b a b le n e e d to
u p g ra d e th e b o w ro lle r to a c c o m m o d a te
y o u r n e w a n c h o r.
I le a rn e d th is le sso n th e h a rd w a y in
th e fa ll o f 2 0 1 7 w h ile ta k in g m y C S 3 6 T
S o jo u rn so u th to th e B a h a m a s. W e h a d
re p la c e d o u r o ld C Q R w ith a n u p d a te d
a n c h o r - a R o c n a V u lc a n . W e w e re sa ilin g
in c o a sta l w a te rs o u tsid e th e IC W e v e ry
c h a n c e w e h a d a n d o n e m o rn in g w e
h e a d e d o u t fro m G e o rg e to w n , S C sa ilin g
d o w n w in d o n W in y a h B a y. W e w e re
e xp e c tin g a b o u t tw o k n o ts o f flo o d c u rre n t. W h a t I h a d to ta lly fo rg o tte n (b e in g p rim a rily a G re a t L a k e s
sa ilo r) w a s th e e ffe c t o f w in d a g a in st c u rre n t re su ltin g in sh o rt,
sh a rp w a v e s. [S ee Im a g e 1 : W in ya h B a y]
I h a d se c u re d m y n e w a n c h o r, b u t u n fo rtu n a te ly, n o t su ffic ie n tly fo r th e b u m p y rid e o n th e sh o rt p e rio d w a v e s. T h e
a n c h o r c a m e lo o se a n d sta rte d h ittin g a g a in st th e b o w . B e c a u se
o f th e ro u g h rid e a n d th e n e e d to a v o id a n a c c id e n ta l g y b e w h ile
sa ilin g d o w n w in d , I c o u ld n o t sa fe ly g o fo rw a rd to re -se c u re th e
a n c h o r. Y o u c a n se e fro m th e im a g e h o w m u c h re p a ir I h a v e to
d o th is sp rin g . [S ee Im a g e 2 : S o jo u rn B o w ]
In lo o k in g fo r a re p la c e m e n t b o w ro lle r fo r m y 1 9 8 1 b o a t, I
w a s in tro d u c e d to K in g sto n A n c h o rs L td . (K A L ). T h e c o m p a n y
w a s sta rte d in K in g sto n , O N in 1 9 7 7 b y sa ilo r a n d e n g in e e r, E d
P e te rse n . Y o u m a y re c a ll th a t 1 9 7 6 w a s th e y e a r M o n tre a l h o ste d th e S u m m e r O ly m p ic s a n d K in g sto n , O N w a s c h o se n a s th e
sa ilin g v e n u e b e c a u se e v e ry o n e k n o w s th e re is a lw a y s w in d in
K in g sto n . (W e ll, e v e ry o n e I k n o w k n o w s th a t!)
E d c o n tin u e d to m a k e h ig h -q u a lity a n c h o rs a n d b o w ro lle rs
u n til h is re tire m e n t in 2 0 1 3 , w h e n h e so ld th e c o m p a n y to B P E
G ro u p o f C o m p a n ie s. B P E 's C E O , B e n P ilo n , w a s a lre a d y
e n sc o n c e d in th e b u sin e ss c o m m u n ity in K in g sto n , h a v in g
d e v e lo p e d n u m e ro u s p ro p e rtie s fo r re n t a n d sa le in G u e lp h ,

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Im a g e 1 : W in y a h B a y

N ia g a ra F a lls a n d K in g sto n th ro u g h B P E D e v e lo p m e n t.
S itu a te d in a n in d u stria l b u ild in g c lo se to H w y 4 0 1 , w ith tw o
siste r c o m p a n ie s - K in g sto n A u to m a tio n T e c h n o lo g y a n d
K in g sto n S te e l & F a b ric a tio n , B e n a n d h is te a m h a v e fo u n d
w a y s to sm o o th o u t th e p ro d u c tio n h ig h s a n d lo w s o f a n c h o r
m a n u fa c tu rin g (e sp e c ia lly in th e se a so n a l m a rin e in d u stry ) a n d
a re a b le to c o n siste n tly p ro d u c e th e h ig h e st q u a lity p ro d u c t
e ffe c tiv e ly a n d e ffic ie n tly.
K IN G S T O N A N C H O R S
T h e K in g sto n A n c h o rs Q u ic k S e t, e n g in e e re d b y E d P e te rso n , is
m a d e o f 1 0 0 % U S sta in le ss ste e l a n d is m a n u fa c tu re d a n d
a sse m b le d in K in g sto n , O N . W h y U S sta in le ss? B e c a u se w e d o
n o t p ro d u c e sta in le ss ste e l in C a n a d a .
T h e d e sig n is a g e n e ra l-p u rp o se a n c h o r su ita b le fo r a w id e
ra n g e o f a p p lic a tio n s - sa n d , w e e d , m u d a n d c la y. L a te ra l fin s o n
th e a n c h o r c a u se th e a n c h o r to trip a n d th e re fo re se t q u ic k ly.
T h e c y lin d ric a l sh a p e d flu k e b u rie s d e e p fo r g re a te r h o ld in g
p o w e r a n d th e fin s th e n sta b ilize th e a n c h o r - p re v e n tin g th e
a n c h o r fro m b re a k in g o u t. [S ee Im a g e 3 : Q u ic k S et A n c h o r]
T h e sh a n k o f th e a n c h o r is d e sig n e d to e n te r a ro lle r a n d
th e w e ig h te d b a lla st a llo w s th e a n c h o r to se lf-la u n c h - e lim -

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Canadian Yachting June 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2019

At the Helm: Precious Memories
Special Feature: Could You Lease Your New Yacht?
Travel Destination: Port Severn’s Historic Lock 45
The Galley Guys: Scheuermann Vineyard & Winery
DIY/Tech: Gasoline Containing Ethanol.
Travel Destination: A Water Wonderland
DIY/Tech: Kingston Anchors
Seamanship: Good Samaritans - Rules and Risks
Power Review: Yamaha WaveRunner FX Cruiser SVHO
The Port Hole: June 2019
Power Review: Wellcraft 242 Fisherman
Power Review: Four Winns HD 180
Crossing the Line: Gently Down the Stream
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - At the Helm: Precious Memories
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 4
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 5
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Special Feature: Could You Lease Your New Yacht?
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 7
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 8
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 9
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 10
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 11
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Travel Destination: Port Severn’s Historic Lock 45
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 13
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 14
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 15
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - The Galley Guys: Scheuermann Vineyard & Winery
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 17
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 18
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - DIY/Tech: Gasoline Containing Ethanol.
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Travel Destination: A Water Wonderland
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 21
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 22
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 23
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - DIY/Tech: Kingston Anchors
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 25
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 26
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 27
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Seamanship: Good Samaritans - Rules and Risks
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 29
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Power Review: Yamaha WaveRunner FX Cruiser SVHO
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 31
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 32
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - The Port Hole: June 2019
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Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 45
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Power Review: Wellcraft 242 Fisherman
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 47
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Power Review: Four Winns HD 180
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Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Crossing the Line: Gently Down the Stream
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Cover3
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Cover4
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