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two. Meanwhile, custom mattresses were fabricated by
Custom Boat Bedding in Erin, Ontario and the brothers'
sister Susan provided custom quilts for the new interior.
The project followed a strict timeline that required some
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and supplies but after 10 months of evening and weekend
work by the family, the boat was hauled to her new home
in Wiarton in June.
Once the boat - aptly renamed Family Ties - arrived and
was launched, the project entered phase two. As of this
writing, systems in the aft bilge, helm and cockpit are
being installed and tested. Each Caterpillar engine has two
type 31 starting batteries that also power helm controls.
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and a MSI lithium house battery bank to power the boat's
other systems. A Raymarine Axiom navigation system and
Quantum wireless chirp radome will be installed later this
season. As well, a new Raymarine autopilot interface and
controller will be integrated into the existing Robertson
hydraulic pump and actuator.

8SRQKDXORXWWKLVIDOOWKHKXOOZLOOEHˋWWHGZLWK5D\marine RealVision transducers. Additional Bennett trim
tabs will be added inboard of the original tabs to improve
the boat's handling and the balance of the exterior hull
work will be completed in time for the 2021 season. Once
DˌRDW)DPLO\7LHVZLOOFUXLVHWKH7UHQW6HYHUQWR&DQDGLan Yacht Tops in Barrie for new canvas designed to better
utilize cockpit space and accessibility. Solar panels will be
then added to decrease generator use at quiet anchorages.
Throughout the project, the brothers' 91-year-old father
Larry frequently visited to participate in his family's passion of resurrecting this old beauty. While admiring the
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biggest thrill was witnessing and experiencing his family's
strong ties as his sons came together to realize their WAG.
To learn more about this project and follow phase two developments, visit the blog at www.my1987searay.com J

Photo 1: June 29, 2019 - Michael MacLean's friends Jason and Kevin standing on the bow of what would become
)DPLO\7LHVRQWKHGD\WKH\ˋUVWVDZKHULQ0DQRWLFNQHDU2WWDZDPhoto 2: Donald (left) and Michael MacLean on
the day their 1987 Sea Ray was delivered to St Jacobs. Photo 3: Donald and Tom MacLean attaching marine grade
plywood to the v-berth ceiling. Photo 4: A view toward the dining area during demolition.
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Photo 6: Larry MacLean, 92, watching his son Donald install a wall panel in the dining area. Photo 7: The MacLean
brothers - from left, Michael, Jim, Tom and Donald. Photo 8: A view from the galley toward the dining area.
Photo 9: A view of the stairs and reading nook. Photo 10: A view of the remodelled v-berth.
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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
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - SPECIAL FEATURE: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN
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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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