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Baltimore, MD, with the design they
wanted, made an offer, and the offer was
accepted. However, the seller started
modifying the terms of the agreement,
the broker had some discomfort about the
deal and returned their deposit. At that
point, Dave and Barb took their 31 Trojan
off the market and continued their search.
That coming winter, as fate would have
it, brought them back to the VIA-MARA.
During that time, Dave did some research
and realized he could convert the aft cabin
to the double berth layout they preferred,
and VIA-MARA was purchased in Port
Credit, Ontario, in March 1981. After sea
trials and surveys, they started the 1,340
nautical mile trip home and on May 30th,
13 days later, VIA-MARA arrived at her
new homeport in Oromocto, welcomed
by friends ready to celebrate the arrival of
what was likely one of the largest boats on
the river system at that time.

The Gamblins have enjoyed extensive
travel with their 42 Trojan including many
excursions in the Bay of Fundy, Nova
Scotia, and down the coast of the United
States to places like Belfast, Maine and
New York. Her full plaining hull gives
her fantastic sea ability with cruising
speeds of 14-16 knots. The boat can easily tow a water skier and is able to tow
large boats that have encountered issues
- and has done so as part of the couple's
volunteer work with the Canadian Coast
Guard Auxillary. Prior to retirement, the
Gamblins both had busy careers and little time for downtime due to mechanical
issues, so they have extra shafts, props,
ignition parts and such to ensure every
minute on the water counts.
One such issue occurred on a trip out
on the Bay of Fundy. The boat, originally powered by twin Ford 427s, broke
a connecting rod. Barb thought at the time

they may have hit a whale. They returned
home on one engine and made the decision to repower both engines. This was
the end of August. Dave ordered new twin
454 (7.4 L) MerCruisers, MIE 340s. Upon
their arrival, everything was ready to go
and the new engines were running a mere
11 hours later. Dipsticks and water pumps
were modified to fit and within two weeks
of going down with a broken engine, they
were back on the water and put in enough
hours to complete the break-in time on the
new engines just in time for haul out that
October. Dave credits the well-thought-out
design of the Trojan 42 that enabled seamless removal of the engines through a factory roof hatch without much hassle at all.
Perhaps it is the maintenance schedule
of the VIA-MARA - that Dave describes
as " rigorous " - that keeps it in its current
stellar condition. Be it the exterior or running gear, nothing is left to chance. Some

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SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
FEATURE: VIA-MARA – “WOOD” YOU LOOK AT THAT…..
MARINA: QUEEN’S COVE MARINA – AN INVESTMENT IN ENJOYMENT – REGULAR BOAT MAINTENANCE PAYS DIVIDENDS
AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 530
THE PORT HOLE: JUNE 2021
CROSSING THE LINE: NFTS AND CRYPTOBOATING - A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - FEATURE: VIA-MARA – “WOOD” YOU LOOK AT THAT…..
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