Prawning 101

Prawning 101

Buttered prawns, prawn curry, prawn pasta, pickled prawns in a caesar….the list really goes on. Prawns are super tasty and a relatively easy thing to catch, no digging, no wadding in the water, just a little arm muscle coupled with a trap. Prawning in BC waters is as simple as a few steps: 1. Get a Fishing License Fishing in BC waters, salt water or fresh water requires a fishing license.  Fishing licenses can be easily purchased online and at…

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Prawny Goodness

Prawny Goodness

Prawns can be one of the most easiest things to catch while on the boat. Prawning is like anything though, you need to know where to go, and when, and when the stars align you can feast on prawns! Between the gulf islands and the Broughton’s, there’s opportunities to catch prawns. I have to admit growing up in the city where you typically buy shrimp all nicely cleaned and packaged, getting use to fresh caught food where you have a…

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Coffee Snob A Float

Coffee Snob A Float

I love my morning coffee. Whether it’s enjoying a coffee with my breakfast, or savouring a quiet moment in the morning before the world gets up cuddled with a coffee. Coffee on the boat does not mean one needs to sacrifice, there are many great options depending on your coffee preference. Over the years I’ve experimented with several options to find what best suits my galley storage options. Here’s my favourite coffee equipment on the boat: Moka Pot Moka Pot’s…

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Happy Hour Roasted Chili Lime Chickpeas

Happy Hour Roasted Chili Lime Chickpeas

Happy hour is a boater staple. It doesn’t matter where you’re boating, what kind of boat you have, happy hour is happy hour. There are no real rules for happy hour, it merely involves the drink of your choice and something paired to snack on. It’s the relaxing part at the end of your day where you can put in as much or as little effort as you like. Crack open a beer and a bag of chips, or mix…

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DIY New Winch Covers!

DIY New Winch Covers!

After far too many years of not having winch covers I decided it was time to try sewing them. They seem overly expensive if you can even find them at all in stores, and then when you do they never have great pattern options! Winch covers may not be for everyone, but I found I loved them when I had them on my previous boat. Winch covers always seemed to intimidate me, circles are not easy to sew! This year…

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New Year, New Boating Year Ahead

New Year, New Boating Year Ahead

The new year is a time for fresh starts. Warm weather cruising will be here in no time and it’s time to start planning for the upcoming seasons. Here’s 6 ideas of things to think about: 1 – Make a List of New Cruising Destinations You Want to Try There never seems to be enough warm weather days to explore all the boating destinations. Make a list of the destinations you want to go to this year and make a…

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Top 10 Posts of 2017

Top 10 Posts of 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I can’t believe it’s been 10 months since I started Coastapus! It’s been an amazing experience to share my west coast boating life thoughts and tips with all of you. Thank you to all of you, and for your comments and social media shares. I look forward to continue sharing in 2018! The top 10 most popular posts this year: #1 Cougar Annie #2 Gifts for the Yachtie in Your Life #3 The Ultimate…

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Gifts for the Yachtie in Your Life

Gifts for the Yachtie in Your Life

Shopping for a boater this holiday season? Here’s 15 great gift ideas that would make any yachtie happy. 1 – Hot Water Bottle Get it from Amazon A hot water bottle to preheat your you bed or to cozy up to is a must for winter cruising.         2 – Beer Sling Get if from Amazon Whether you’re taking the tender to shore to watch the sunset or going on a hike, the beer sling is a great way…

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November Culinary Cruise

November Culinary Cruise

With the weather getting colder and the days shorter, November doesn’t always seem like the time to go cruising. Fall cruising is definetaly different than summer cruising, but regardless of the season their are aways options for boating trips! November offers a great little excuse to go boating. Your friends may be ingulfed in Christmas craft fairs, so why not make them jealous and do something out of the ordinary and go on a food and wine tour? Taste &…

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A Weekend in Genoa Bay

A Weekend in Genoa Bay

Genoa Bay is a lovely little bay nestled in the north end of Cowichan Bay. Often overlooked as a great weekend destination, Genoa Bay is a great alternative to the Gulf Islands. Offering picturesque surroundings, Genoa Bay is a lovely cruising destination that offers the feel of a remote destination, while only being a nice day sail from Victoria. Dining at the Genoa Bay Cafe Take a break from cooking and enjoy lunch or dinner in their cozy cafe offering views…

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