Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ain't She Sweet?

When you live on the water, having a skookum (strong) boat is important. Since 2002, we've used our Campion bowrider to travel to and from our float cabin. She's a fine boat, especially in summer when the passenger can sit up front and enjoy a cool breeze. But in the winter when Powell Lake can get some nasty waves, the Campion isn't really a safe choice.

Wayne's been looking for a new boat and we've finally made our choice. We decided on a Hewescraft 2200 Ocean Pro, and the best deal was at Tom-n-Jerrys Boat Center near Anacortes, WA. Lee helped us online, via phone, and in person. He also helped us prepare for the import process at the Canadian border.

We left early to make sure there was enough time to clear customs and make our ferry up the Sunshine Coast on time. We were pleasantly surprised that it only took thirty minutes to get the paperwork and GST/PST payments done at Canadian Customs.  We even had time to catch an earlier ferry home.

Ain't she sweet? We got lots of looks and visits as we rode north on the two ferries to Powell River. Stay tuned for her launch and maiden voyage to her new home up Powell Lake. -- Margy


  1. Oh a new boat - how exciting. We drive past Tom-and-Jerry's boats all the time - such fun to look at them and daydream.

  2. She is sweet Margy. Beautiful boat.

  3. Very nice! Now you can be all tucked in out of the weather!

  4. Who said cute boat? That's anything but cute, it's a tough mans's boat! The Campion was a cute :). Nice work, love that boat!

  5. Hey Joseph and Cheryl - Yeah, it's a tough boat, but It's a woman's dream to drive and dock. Must be the outboard vs. a stern drive. I did love the cute little Campion, but this is my kind of boat too. Sometimes I even let Wayne use the controls (just kidding!). - Margy