1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Hull #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Hull #10506

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chart Table Desk

We got this table a while ago and wanted to refinish the top.

Instead we got a piece of glass made up and put an old nautical chart under it.


Kingston to False Ducks Islands #2064

Like that the chart is beat up, weathered, and has a navigation scribbles on it.

Best of all some of our favourite cruising grounds.

Plus I can change the charts out after a while.

Looks GREAT!

Vern Glass is Oshawa has done a lot of glass work for us.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

ACE Winter

Haven't checked on ACE in a while, and it was sunny and 18 degrees C today.

Besides, I had to take out the port chart plotter and the VHF radio.
They will be RMAed under warranty.

The B&G Touch 8 chart plotters have been, great, but this season, the port one lost its touch screen.
The B&G V50 VHF has a defect in which the unit would randomly switch to a weather channel.
It was so distracting (especially at night) that we ended up turning if off most of the time.

They will have to be delivered to Radio World in Newmarket

The boat had a little water in it, but not bad for not be shrink wrapped.

Chart Plotter out

Plastic port hole



Only took about half an hour.

Took some photos of the bilges with water so we can plan the placement of electric bilge pumps before we hit the water.

Port Aft
That is antifreeze from winterizing the motor

Starboard aft

This is the aluminum structure that supports the keel.
Massively study
Could use a coat of paint

Water in the head compartment
Bottom middle is where the mast come down.

Water in the bow
The hatch leaks.

Tiller shot for pondering the tiller pilot install

Bow View

Port view

Cockpit view

We had several of ACE's sailed delivered to Durk Steigenga in Nova Scotia for repairs.

  • Blue Symmetric Chute for some panel replacments
  • Red Chute for some patches
  • #2 for some leak line block repairs
  • Light #1 for taping some holes
  • #4 for replacing several panels
  • Main for replacing the battens

Durk has finished the work this week.

New batten pockets

The new battens are captive, held in place with a loop, then tensioned with a screwdriver

We kept on loosing battens over the past three years.
The captive battens are a good system.
We had been using crapping non tapered battens, so our sail shape was suffering a bit.


#4 jib
7 panels replaced with Pentex
We blew out the #4 in 35 knots of wind in September last year.
We don't use the sail much, but is a great sail to have in the inventory.