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Good god, you no I never noticed the breakwall was gone. To be honest the weather's been so good and I had my wife and parents with me so it was more like a drive by shooting than a proper check on the boat.
Saw your post about the hospitality suite. If Judi had been with me at the boat show we would have been there for sure, but it was my dad, brother-in-law and me. Three grumpy guys ( one with a Glasgow accent so thick you would never understand what he's saying ) would have tested your hospitality to its limits.
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Re: Good Georgian Bay port for a Sailboat

We moved from Lake Ontario a couple of years ago. We have been very happy with Sound Boat Works in Parry Sound. Very knowledgeable. Decent facilities. What we love most is the sailing in the area. Lots of choices for 2 or 3 day weekends. Nice open sailing in the Sound. Great jump off point to get to the North Chanel for sumer holidays.

2 hours from Toronto.
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Re: Good Georgian Bay port for a Sailboat

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We moved from Lake Ontario a couple of years ago. We have been very happy with Sound Boat Works in Parry Sound. Very knowledgeable. Decent facilities. What we love most is the sailing in the area. Lots of choices for 2 or 3 day weekends. Nice open sailing in the Sound. Great jump off point to get to the North Chanel for sumer holidays.

2 hours from Toronto.


Good point, I don't think of Parry Sound as we're in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and Midland is 2 hours, so don't think beyond that.

We're a solid day travel to get up to Parry Sound. Did Shawanaga to Midland and was 10 hours. +/-. Most of that was in the small craft route as the Bay was nasty.

Besides Hope Island, in our area, Shawanaga Island is one of our favorites. What is your typical weekend anchored out. Do you gat as far out as Franklin or stay mostly in the Sound.
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Re: Good Georgian Bay port for a Sailboat

There are lots of choices. We have only found a limited number over two seasons. We like Franklin's anchorages and close by Snug Harbour.

Kilcoursie Bay in Killbear park is fantastic, but can be busy. With kids, it is a favourite.

South of Parry Island contains limitless bays to anchor for the night. We have a few favourites that are nice and quiet. Then a bit further, we like some of the anchorages around Sans Soucci.

A bit further south is Twelve Mile Bay .. again lots of choices for the night.

All of these are within a nice sail of Parry Sound.

We expect to find many more over the next seasons.
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Re: Good Georgian Bay port for a Sailboat

Chamonix, the "other" one is Beacon Bay.
Consider your draft when picking your spot. You should have no difficulty at Bay Moorings or Bay Port, but Beacon Bay at the bottom of Penetanguishene Harbour is having difficulty for boats with as little as 6ft draft. Do inquire about specific draft at your allocated dock in any case, as well as maneuvring space. Otherwise, welcome to our crowd up there!
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