About

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.Β  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!

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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.

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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.

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The Goal:

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

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