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The view from the flybridge with most of its original instrumentation
and equipment

The special boathouse and cradle that preserves VIA-MARA in such
excellent condition

Moored out in the moonlight

yard into the building in Lower St Mary's. This facilitates the move into
her off-season home. It takes four able-bodied volunteers and some heavy
equipment to get this done annually, but it pays off in dividends. The storage
allows for Dave and Barb to work on the boat in the off-season. The boat is
essentially painted every four years and one would question whether the finish is wood or 'glass due to its pristine condition. The teak deck and railings
are in outstanding condition.
As time rolls on, the voyages stay closer to home, and the inevitable question is asked. Dave's own words sum it up nicely:
" I always wished to have something different than others, and in the
words of another Trojan 42 owner, " It's a good boat that does most everything reasonably well " .
" A boat is a collection of compromises, and the right compromises for you
become the right boat for you. It worked out and VIA-MARA has exceeded
our expectations. We have cruised her a lot, and she seems to attract people
wherever we take her. The wood construction, once common, is now rare
and only seen with custom-built boats " .
" There have been very few vessels I would trade her for and all these
years later, if I did not have her, I would want her. Faster than most, the hull
is easily driven, has a good ride and can flatten most seas you would not
want to be out in. We have had thoughts about upgrading, but the longer we
have her, the harder it will be to let her go. The day will come, it's getting
closer all the time, and we are NOT looking forward to it. I hope we can find
someone to take care of her as we have when the time comes... "

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CANADIAN YACHTING | JUNE 2021

* 1967 Trojan 42 FBMY built in Elkton,
Maryland, USA
* Length of hull - 42 feet 5 inches plus swim
platform etc. Overall length about 45 feet
with a 14-foot, 10-inch beam. Dry weight
28,000 lbs.
* Main drives - Twin MIE 454, 7.4 L MerCruisers
* Genset - 6.5 MCCK Onan
Notable additions - A/C, laptop navigation
systems with repeater, backup camera, hour
meters, fire suppression system in engine
room.
Cool fact - In 1985, Prince Andrew was
aboard for a cruise while a guest of the city of
Fredericton. It has been said this is the only
time a private vessel was utilized for a Royal
Visit in Canada. The Gamblins have a thank
you letter from Buckingham Palace in a scrapbook with lots of details.
To see a 50 photo Slide Show tour of VIAMARA, follow this link: canadianyachting.ca/
boat-reviews/6183-via-mara


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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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