10 secrets to better boat buying
1. Set Priorities: “The number one mistake I see is people coming to a show or to a dealer without a list of priorities,” says Mark Payne, the owner of Pointe au Baril’s Payne Marine, on Georgian Bay. Before you start...
Cottage country coffee roasters
It’s not just the caffeine, it’s the experience: the drip-drip-drip of the percolator, the heady aroma of a fresh brew, that first burning sip. Now, with a growing number of rural Ontario coffee roasters, it’s easy to enjoy...
6 new boat design trends
The all-around champion [runabout]
The runabout is a cottage-country favourite. “People want it for a bit of waterskiing, maybe some fishing, and just spending time on the water,” says Jim Parent, a long-time sales rep at...
15 boat maintenance tips
1. Be vigilant about battery set up, maintenance, and safety
David Wells, marine surveyer
There are three things Peterborough-based David Wells looks for when inspecting a boat’s battery system: secure installation,...
Where to see the stars in cottage country
The 200 to 300 stars that barely penetrate the lights of downtown Toronto are nothing compared to the thousands that are visible to the naked eye in the dark skies of rural Ontario. Here is a partial list of astronomical...