We had our boat in BC for 20 months and loved it. In fact I wish we had had more time there. I've been dreaming about going up again. Good luck with fixing the boat. I have a friend with an Islander on Vancouver Island. Nice boats.
Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns -- and even convictions. Heart of Darkness