"The plan was this -- I would find something reflective of a true entry-level first-time boater who wanted to get into the lifestyle. I set a budget of $20,000 USD (approx. $25,000 CDN), or roughly the cost of a used SUV, and searched BoatDealers.ca to find boats in my home province of Ontario, as well as neighbouring provinces and states. We left the door open to traveling for pickup because it’s 100% possible to acquire and transport a vessel from just about anywhere. "
"Right off the bat, let me reiterate what I say every time we include fishing on an episode of Water Ways: I’m not very good. But I do really enjoy it and I love picking the brains of people around me to get better.
Luckily, some of those brains are pro anglers like Bob Izumi; teen fishing phenom and TV host, Averie Rose Bonin and my father-in-law who ran a charter business on the Great Lakes, so the advice I gather is as solid as it comes..."
"...multiple people who me I would “quickly get bored of Toronto harbour” or that “there’s nothing to do in Lake Ontario” and that it was only a matter of time before I moved marinas to a much more appropriate setting just north of the city.
With all due respect to my pals who boat in Georgian Bay, I don’t foresee that happening anytime soon..."
"The North Channel is the strip of water that stretches from the north side of Manitoulin Island westward to the St. Joseph Channel and the St. Mary’s River which meanders its way to Sault Ste. Marie. That’s where we began.
Boating is better with friends or family, so my buddy Jim flew up to “the Soo” to join me for this adventure which we had originally planned to be a relaxing, weeklong trip. Instead, the weather gods didn’t play along and we had to call an audible and cut our trip a little short. "
"Port Colborne is one of the best kept secrets of Ontario’s boating scene, as far as I’m concerned. I got some serious Florida-vibes here! When I first did the Welland it was to do a video shoot simply of transiting the Welland and then a couple days later we went back. I barely explored the region, but what I did enticed me to come back. So I did.
This summer, my wife, father-in-law and six-year-old son tackled the Welland’s unbound journey and I spent a full week in Port Colborne exploring by land and water. I was not disappointed. "
"Five Amphicars is a collection beyond comprehension. It’s a massively high percentage, especially when you consider how few have survived to the 2020’s from the 1960’s...
That may seem small but that percentage of Toyota Corollas ever made (44 million) would be 55,125 cars, or rounding Tesla’s total production to 2 million vehicles would mean a similar percentage collection would be 2,500 electric cars."
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