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AMBITIOUS 1987 SEA RAY REBUILD
STRENGTHENS 'FAMILY TIES'
- by Jeff Evans, Sarnia Power and Sail Squadron

Have you ever proposed a WAG (Wildly Audacious Goal)? Michael discovered the boat last summer in Manotick
while cruising from Toronto to Ottawa with his buddies
I'm not talking about drinking less coffee or getting more Kevin and Jason. The boat was subsequently purchased
exercise but a goal that is truly out there. For example, and shipped to St. Jacobs in August 2019. This is where the
President John F. Kennedy's 1962 commitment for the "audacious" part of the plan kicked in, the premise being:
United States to go to the moon was a clear WAG.
* No area of the boat would be exempt from consideration
For the MacLean brothers - Michael, Jim, Donald and Tom for redesign/renewal except for the twin Caterpillar diesel
- their WAG didn't involve a trip to the moon but it was 3208 engines, the propulsion system and the Westerbeke
equally out there. With little boating experience, the sib- generator.
lings acquired a well-used 1987 46-foot Sea Ray express ȩ7KHFDELQZRXOGEHJXWWHGEDFNWRWKHˋEUHJODVVLQFOXGcruiser with the goal to revitalize her as a family project. LQJDOOˌRRUVFHLOLQJVZDOOVDQGVHDWLQJZLWKWKHEHUWKV
galley and bathrooms replaced with the MacLean's own
The brothers' collective vision didn't involve some re-up- design.
holstering and a hull buff but rather a complete redesign * All existing boat wiring and electrical devices would be
of the vessel's interior while modernizing all the boat's GLVFDUGHGUHSODFHGZLWK$QFRUZLUHSURSHUPDULQHˋ[electrical and operational systems - a daunting project tures and Blue Sea power distribution.
for even the most experienced boat shop.
Although naïve to boating, the brothers did have a few
solid elements to drive the project:
* A detailed execution plan straddling two years to complete the undertaking.
* A budget to complete the project (we all know how preliminary budgets work out).
* Two brothers skilled in woodworking with Kraemer
Woodcraft of St. Jacobs.
* A yard next to Kraemer's where the major interior work
would be undertaken.
* A full understanding as partners, both in life and business.
* Spouses and family members' buy-in to the project.
* Business partner Terry Kraemer's recognition of Michael's growing obsession with the project and a subseTXHQWPRGLˋFDWLRQRIWKHLUZRUNUHJLPHWRIDFLOLWDWHWKH
project.
* The fortitude to overcome never-ending demands and
setbacks.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2020

AT THE HELM: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
BOOK REVIEW: BOLD SEA STORIES
SPECIAL FEATURE: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN
POWER REVIEW: BENETEAU ANTARES 11
POWER REVIEW: FOUR NEW JEANNEAU MODELS
SAIL REVIEW: HANSE 418
THE PORT HOLE: OCTOBER 2020
TRAVEL DESTINATION: CHEMAINUS - THE LITTLE TOWN THAT COULD
FEATURE: WINTERIZING
CROSSING THE LINE: ON THE ROCKS
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - AT THE HELM: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 4
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 5
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - BOOK REVIEW: BOLD SEA STORIES
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 7
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - SPECIAL FEATURE: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 11
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - POWER REVIEW: BENETEAU ANTARES 11
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - POWER REVIEW: FOUR NEW JEANNEAU MODELS
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - SAIL REVIEW: HANSE 418
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - THE PORT HOLE: OCTOBER 2020
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - TRAVEL DESTINATION: CHEMAINUS - THE LITTLE TOWN THAT COULD
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - FEATURE: WINTERIZING
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - CROSSING THE LINE: ON THE ROCKS
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