Travels and Adventures
LPS/Port Browning 2011
LPS/Telegraph Marina 2011
LPS/Port Browning 2010
Otter Bay LPS, Gulf Isl., Nanaimo 09
LPS/Snug Cove Rendezvous
BWY Rendezvous/2 wk trip
LPS Crab Feast
LPS Easter Cruise
Winter Lay-up 08
BC Day @ Montague
Port Browning & Montague
Telegraph Marina & Montague Harbour
Newcastle Island & Nanaimo
Ganges, Saltspring Island
Montague Harbour & Otter Bay
Fraser River, Fort Langley
New boat in slip, new s/v name coming, web update to follow.
It's been a busy couple of months! Right in the middle of prepping for school end, a listing came up that seemed right for us. We hastily checked it out, and after thorough review, sea trial, and survey (along with some great intel and advice from our good friends Todd & Cheryl) we are owners of a Schock 34 PC! We've already done a 11 day trip in the Gulf Islands with her that only confirmed our choice. To find out more about our post-BoB adventures, join us here!
Bitter sweet -BoB's moving on
We have absolutely loved every minute of boating with BoB. BoB's been part of our family because cruising with BoB has been a family activity. The first night of our CPS Boating course (before we even bought a boat) the instructor said 'every boat is a compromise' -and he was/is right. BoB has been the best boat for us in pretty much every way; we've averaged 30 nights a year on her. She's shown us that boating is an activity that our family loves. Our kids, now both juniors in HS & University, but still move mountains to be aboard. We don't want to loose that!
BoB's shown us that we want to do even more on the water -deeper into the shoulder of the seasons. While Dec. & Jan. may not be the on the top of the girls list (I still get my fix crewing on a J/35 in the winter months), the right boat may allow that. Basically, our needs have outgrown the boat, so we're going bigger. If there was a M36, we'd be there! So as of early April, BoB has been sold to a really nice couple on Vancouver Island and if they enjoy her half as much as we have, they'll get their money's worth. I hope we cross paths on the water.
We promised ourselves not to be a 2-boat owner family, so we're now actively searching for a boat in the 34-37' range. We have a couple of different models/manufacturers we're watching out fore, but not a specific hull at this time. Hopefully we'll be back on the water again (very) soon.
Welcome to the home port of the s/v Best O' Both. We've been looking forward to boating for a long time, so feel free to gunkhole around the site and check out the boat and what we're doing with her.
We are into our sixth season with BoB. You can thumb through the logbook at your leisure, or head directly to this season's log right here. A big acknowledgement to Duane Dunn and his boating site (www.ddunn.org) has to be given here. It is a well laid out site full of very useful information and enjoyable summaries of a well used, well enjoyed, family vessel. The hardest thing about setting up our site will not to be too blatant in copying every little thing that he has done on his site.
Part of our enjoyment of boating comes from the knowledge gained both from the courses, and members of, our local Langley Power Squadron. In Canada, all power boaters, regardless of age are required to possess a PCOC card. Although the PCOC is easily attainable, it is a start. I would encourage anyone newer who hasn't already done so, to take the Boating course offered by a local squadron. In my opinion THAT would be a more reasonable 'minimal' standard. Check here for courses/squadrons in your area.