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anchor, Dory, Dundee, lunenburg, screw anchor, skrew, torqeedo -

Meet Pierre's pride and joy. It's a 6 meter "Trawl Dory" that he had custom built by the Dory Shop in Lunenburg Nova Scotia. He had it built without any rigging (mast and sails) and modified the rudder by adding a yoke and steering wheel forward of mizzen making it a Dundee (aka YAWL). Pierre equipped it with oars and a Torqeedo Travel 1003 motor, that sits in a motorbox allowing to tilt while under sail. The motor is locked so that he can use the dory rudder to steer the boat while under power. As for the sail power, the main sail is...

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Bay of Fundy, Cruising, Saint John River -

  2018 Transit times are here Here is an easy reference for determining when the approximate time is for slack tide at Reversing Falls on the Saint John River. Slack time provides an approximately 20 minute window for traversing the passage. These times are based on: Low slack, add 3 hours and 50 minutes to low tide High slack, add 2 hours and 25 minutes to high tide The source tide data is from Fisheries and Oceans: http://tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=65  Transit times are current local time with DST applied. You can download an offline copy of this spreadsheet here.   Actual times will...

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Power, Tips and Tricks, torqeedo -

The primary difference, from a day to day usage perspective, is power. This is obvious of course, but it is important to always remember to keep power at the top of your mind to make sure you have power when you need it. 

Here are 3 tips that will help you manage your power usage.

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Customer Stories, Practical Performance, Splash -

Congratulations to Afloat customer Rod who has launched Whisper, a converted CL16. Whisper is a nifty project that shows off the Torqeedo Travel 1003 in a headless configuration with the battery and throttle controls remote.  Rod said, "I finally got the boat in the water and the performance is better than I expected" I love these projects because they show people putting interesting technology into interesting boats and making something special.     

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Practical Performance, torqeedo -

I picked up my new RIB this week from SeaBright Marine near Halifax. I'm very happy with the quality of the RIB and I was happy with the performance with my Travel 1003. I can't wait to try it with a Cruise 4!   Weight: 120lbs Length:  10'6" Max speed with 1 person (175lbs): 4.5 knots It was a rainy night on the water but we still had a great time racing. 

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