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Zebra & Quagga Mussels Pt.4 Final

February 1, 2018

This is the 4th and final article on invasive zebra and quagga mussels. Past articles have dealt with the very small size of these mussels from larvae to a mere 15mm at maturity making early detection difficult. What they lack in size they make for in reproductive capability with a single adult reproducing up to […]

Zebra & Quagga Mussels Pt.3

September 1, 2017

This is the 3rd article concerning invasive zebra and quagga mussels and their threat to the Columbian River Basin and speaks to the governmental and volunteer organizations that have been developed to deal with the potential infestation. The Columbian River Basin encompasses Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in the US and British Columbia in Canada. […]

Zebra & Quagga Mussels Pt.2

July 1, 2017

This is the second article to be posted in the Pendozi regarding the invasive Zebra and Quagga mussels threatening the Okanagan Valley. Awareness is one of the first elements in  addressing this potential hazard to our Valley and more specifically Lake Okanagan. The Zebra and Quagga mussels were introduced to the Great Lakes in the […]

Boating Safety: The Essentials

May 1, 2017

This write up is extracted and condensed in part from the Boater Exam publication. It is limited to Water Rescue Equipment for Personal Water Craft (P.W.C.) and boats not over 6 meters Powered and boats 6 meters to not over 12 meters. This and the recommendation from our Commodore (see Commodore`s Report) is intended to […]

Spring Boat Startup

March 1, 2017

Most boats will need a really good cleaning after their winter storage. Start off with a general overall cleaning of your boat. Scrub and protect the interior seats and vinyl, do not use a citrus cleaner as this breaks down the vinyl over time. Make sure to apply a UV protection product on the vinyl, […]

What Okanagan Boaters Need To Know About Invasive Mussels Pt.1

November 11, 2016

Zebra and Quagga mussels are microscopic at birth and the size of your thumbnail at maturity. Despite their small size they will have a huge negative impact if they are introduced into our lakes and rivers. What would happen? Unprotected docks, breakwalls, boat bottoms and engines would be rapidly colonized. Boat engines would overheat due […]

How To Winterize Your Boat

October 16, 2016

It is that time of year again when we start to think about winterizing our boats and getting them ready for winter storage. In the Okanagan it is good practice to have your boat engine and house water system winterized (sink, shower, toilet etc) and the boat efficiently stored by the end of October. If […]

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