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C-TOW MARINE ASSISTANCE A LIFELINE WHEN THINGS GO AWRY
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With long summer days upon us, Canadian mariners are
looking to enjoy full free days on the water. But, as Michael
Smith says, "When you have a boat, something is going to
go wrong."

"I hadn't anchored the boat. You're kind of panicking when
things go wrong."
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ordeal.

Michael and his wife Eileen are CPS-ECP members who
enjoy the waters of BC's Sunshine Coast. They have learned "He coached me through the whole experience. Meanwhile,
just how valuable it is to have fast, emergency on-call ma- they had a boat coming from Gibsons."
rine assistance to have peace of mind on the water. Their
&7RZ0DULQH$VVLVWDQFHPHPEHUVKLSNHHSVWKHPDˌRDW Just as Michael was bleeding the air out of the fuel lines,
C-Tow arrived on scene, and stayed with the Smiths for a
half hour to make sure they were sailing easy again.
"We swear by C-Tow," shares Michael.
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"He came all the way to be at our side and be on the boat.
boating season. We don't even hesitate."
We felt saved...they are your lifeline."
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trouble in seas Michael described as 'like a washing ma- Most recently, the Smiths' boat took on water in rough
conditions, with heaving waves and a loose exhaust hose.
chine.'
"I was down on my knees with water pouring at me," recalls
"We couldn't move," he recalls.
Michael.
Michael sent a pan-pan call out and the Coast Guard reEileen stood up and saw the C-Tow boat bouncing over the
sponded, directing the duo to C-Tow.
waves toward their vessel, something the couple described
"They came and got us safely up to Gibsons," he says. They as 'the best sight ever.'
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Another boating day, the Smiths were caught in wind with "We can't say enough about C-Tow," declares Michael.
a dead engine again.
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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
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 9
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 10
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 11
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 19
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - POWER REVIEW: BENETEAU ANTARES 11
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 22
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 23
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - POWER REVIEW: FOUR NEW JEANNEAU MODELS
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 26
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 27
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - SAIL REVIEW: HANSE 418
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 31
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 32
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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