Update- The New Boat:

This 1982 Carver 30 Foot Aft Cabin, was purchased in July 2018. The boat formerly named “Lazy Daze” was purchased from a gentleman who used it to do a tour of the Trent Severn Waterway.  This beautiful lady soon to be renamed “Shirley Anne” will be the new topic of these blogs as I go back to what’s familiar to me, and begin a new journey with a powerboat! There will still be plenty of new jobs to tackle and adventures along the way, stay tuned!


This blog will follow boat repair, maintenance and adventures in Southern Georgian Bay!

Previous Boat:

Acquired in April 2015, I paid a very reasonable amount of money (in the world of boating) for the vessel that was named “IN A LOU” at the time by replying to this Kijiji ad.


And this is what she looked like at the time of purchase.




The Captain:

My name is Leslie (don’t let the “ie” spelling fool you, I’m the female captain-hence “Elle Capitain”) and I was brought up around power boats, and fell in love with the water. I owned 2 small powerboats before deciding to switch to a sailboat at the age of 26. I spent 3 summers working (and learning) at a Marina while completing teachers college and waiting for a permanent teaching position. Now I teach grade 7 and spend as much time working on and enjoying my sailboat as possible.


The Goal:

Buy a boat, teach myself to maintain, captain it, and enjoy the water on a budget!


Follow along on my journey, and leave me your comments and tips as I go!