One way to enjoy a holiday or some time away from your daily activities is through boating. If you love getting out on the waters ; the whirl of a reel, the experiences of the vast water bodies in the sea or the weird feeling as the water breezes whip through your hairs as you sail, there are several water bodies and amazing water experiences waiting there for you to try them out.
We are talking about a favorite pastime that you could enjoy out there in the waters in a sailboat, a fishing boat, a cruiser, a yacht, a canoe, a kayak or even a ski boat all which will give you a different experience from the other. You get to travel to various destinations or islands around the waters, get to your favorite fishing destination or maybe pull water skiers. And the most important thing is that you get to interact with the rest of the boaters’ community with the waters binding all of you together.
Essentially, you have to know all the information which pertains to boating, fishing and enjoying the water experiences. It doesn’t matter whether you are boating on big or small waters, freshwaters or seawaters.
This site was previously owned by JT Marine.
JT Marine was a boat company in Montreal, Quebec, but their website went dead in 2010 and expired. Now a new JT marine is being created, un-related to the original owner. For the benefit of people who were looking for the old original JT Marine, I don’t know what has happened to it. I haven’t been in Montreal for a few years.
JT Marine dealt with boat rentals for fishing and boating, including a rented trailer, to allow users to take the boat to the lake of their choice. It is actually a nice idea, because you don’t need to purchase and store all that equipment year-after-year, for the occasional fishing trip.
Their boats were Yamaha brand / G3, designed for fishing. They had reliable outboard motors, with low-emission 4-stroke engines. The boats had console, sonar, some electric motors, tanks, anchor and life jackets.
For instance, the Yamaha 18 foot G3 with 50 HP engine had these specifications:
- Length 17 ft 5 in
- Bau 72 ‘
- Bottom Width 56 inches
- Height larcasse 20 ‘
- Bow / lateral recess 20 ‘
- Angle statement veranda 12 °
- Dry weight 920 lb
- Thickness of the shell .100 (Soldered)
- Maximum or rated power (HP) 75 HP
- Maximum load 1000 lb
- Occupants 4
- Capacity dessence 49.2 liters
- Color (s) red
- Viviers – Dimensions and capacity 10 x 14 x 20 inch, 49.2-liter
- 12 x 10 inches x 36 inches, 71.9 liters
My Super Duper Fun Boating Experience
It was perhaps the best boating experience ever! The weather was fabulous and the whole trip ran very smoothly! I brought along the book I was currently reading in case I needed it but turns out there was plenty to do during the day. Then again reading a book about breast cancer would probably have tarnished the day: It’s such a cruel disease which is known ever. I took the lovely boat out onto the River Waveney. It’s a small river in Suffolk countryside and towns.
The scenery was incredible!
Along the border of Oulton broad, the calm river flows through a large park and nature area. The park extends both sides of the river with one side being a play area with food and drink facilities and the other side being a large open area with a variety of sturdy trees and various wildlife. The boating experience was beginning to be an incredibly fun day after floating along Oulton broad.
Shortly after leaving Oulton Broad, we arrived in Beccles. The river ran through a beautiful quay slightly smaller than Oulton Broad. Stopping here, I had a bite for lunch at a delicate little café near the boat. She looked so lovely in the water with small ripples at her base. Of course, I took my opportunity to capture as many photos as possible to recall my day on the river and the sights around it.
After lunch, I sailed down the river to the other side of Beccles where, fortunately for me, was an ideal spot for fishing and this is really enjoyable. I stopped the boat and settled near the side of the boat to catch some fish. The sun was glaring (of course, creating a halo around me!) and the wind across the river was very strong. By the end of the day, I looked like a tomato! Unfortunately for me, the fish wouldn’t rise to the bait except two. I had been fishing for at least an hour when I caught a very small fish, and I am talking two inches small.
It wasn’t anything to admire particularly and it wasn’t worth the keep (ugly duckling story but retold!) I let the little fellow swim off with the expectation I would capture more! And I did! To my surprise, I managed to capture a beautiful large fish. It was gorgeous with flecks of brown and gray creating almost a marble effect. It was a beauty! As much as I wanted to keep it, I let it go into the river. (Not the wisest decision!)
By the evening the sun was setting over the River Waveney throwing it’s gorgeous rays across the water. I sat near the edge of the boat, scrolling on social media for a while and got enthralled by a small article called Healthy Eating for Weight Loss. With Christmas coming up, I saved the article for useful tips in the new year!
Overall, it was a lovely calm day on the river with pleasant views and a chance to fish but what made my super duper fun boating experience was the boat itself as far as is concerned and I really liked this!
The boat was a beautiful small cabin boat called Princess Daisy.
The body of the boat had a natural wood finish with a painted mahogany cabin. It had two large stain glass windows and a French door. Princess daisy was very comfy with two plum sofa beds and a glass coffee table. There was even a small cooler box, perfect for a couple of cheeky bottles of wine! It was nice and warm inside and well ventilated.
To steer, Princess Daisy was like a duck to water! No effort was needed and it was easy to navigate down the river. Luckily for me, the water had been fairly still. One of the features I really enjoyed was the pine wooden flooring covered with a soft lilac rug. It added an extra homely feel to the boat and made it seem lighter and spacious.
This boating experience was the best one I have ever experienced. Definitely a super duper fun day! With all the fantastic views traveling down the river and the added bonus of having an amazing, comfortable boat, I would recommend it to anyone.
Recently, I had a problem with my boat. It had a Yamaha 150, and someone was using it, and ran it out of gas just as it was gliding into the dock. It ran rough just before dying, and I think it must have had some backfires. Then it wouldn’t start-up again.
A mechanic took it apart, and found the camshaft had broken, it’s bearings had been torn to shreds and seized up. I had to make odd decisions. First, I had to buy another used Yamaha 150, which was rebuilt by a guy in Victoria, BC. He did a good job, but it was costly.
Second, I had to buy a used ‘head’ including the camshaft, so that the old broken outboard could be rebuilt. That is costly too. In all, ending up with 2 rebuilt Yamaha 150s, at a cost of about $12,000. And the cause of it all, was neglecting to put in gas. I hope ‘someone’ who let that happen, never lets it run out of gas again.