The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Vancouver Island Fleet Report: January 2016

Connie and Al, VI Fleet Coordinators

Cookie Cutter / Wyndspree
Peterson 36 Cutter / Huntingford 53 Ketch
February 10th, 2016

On January 13th, two representatives from Western Financial Group talked to Fleet about offshore boat insurance and travel/medical insurance. Debra Fitzsimmons provided information to members about coverage, eligibility, exclusions and costs for medical insurance. Vera Young talked about the application process and information necessary for a quote for offshore boat insurance, what is and isn’t covered, and gave examples of costs. Both listened carefully to concerns expressed by participants and responded to many questions.

At the following Fleet meeting on January 27th, Jon Morgan of Canadian Energy provided information about types of batteries, battery testing and monitoring, and solar panels.

Battery presentation by Jon Morgan of Canadian Energy.

Battery presentation by Jon Morgan of Canadian Energy.

During ‘Show and Tell’, a Fleet member showed the lee cloth she had made after watching a how-to video at

A Fleet member-made lee cloth. Professional!

A Fleet member-made lee cloth. Professional!

Topics for upcoming Fleet meetings include electronic navigation programs for PCs and tablets on February 10th, and anchoring on February 24th.

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