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22 Boat Show Calendar for 2010 23 Two Winter Boat Shows 26 Baltimore Beyond the Boat Show by Carrie Gentile 32 Winter Learning Options by Carrie Gentile 35 Double Hulls and a Great Double Team by Merf Moerschel 36 Old Boat Bug: Part II by Charlie Iliff 38 Meet Mr. Moneski by Tim Campbell 40 Mid-Winter Dreams 41 Salty Talk by Bob Cerullo 42 Gliding Gander: Part II by Lea Brooks and Garon Stutzman ON THE COVER: Mark Miller of Ferry Point Marina works on his all-electric Chevrolet Geo Metro. No engine or fuel tank. Just 22 batteries, beefy springs for weight, and a forklift motor to make her go. Photo by Bill Griffin

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43 Cruising Club Notes 50 Racing Report 51 Fishing News and Forecasts by Capt. C.D. Dollar

56 Brokerage and Classified Sections 62 Subscription Form 63 Brokerage Form 63 Index of Advertisers 64 Marketplace Section 66 Chesapeake Classic

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Share Your Spring Stories with PropTalk Dear Readers, There’s snow on the ground, and it’s bitter cold and windy, but the end is in sight. The winter solstice has come and gone, and spring is on its way. I stopped in on a marine fabricator this morning, and he’s already worried about getting all his work done in time for the spring splash. As always, we’re working on some excellent features and would love your input. For our annual marina feature next month, we’d like to know what your favorite marinas to visit are and why. If you run a marina, send us news and photos of improvements, added features, new certifications, Clean Marina upgrades, and anything else you want to crow about. Then there’s opening day and the season’s first run. What rituals do you have for that first day on the water? Do you dine at a local greasy spoon before you head out? Got a boating buddy you always start the season with? What’s the drink of the day? Care to tell us where you’re going? Send us your stories and photos. We’ve got the Baltimore Boat Show featured in this issue along with a “what to do in Baltimore beyond the The deadline for Show.” We’ll do the same thing for the Bay Bridge Boat placing an ad Show. If you’ve got a favorite haunt on Kent Island and in the March issue is want to share, bring it on. January 25. Stay warm. Spring is coming! Call (410) 216-9309 for Cheers, more information. Mary Ewenson, Publisher Photo by Mark Talbott

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Senior Editor’s Notebook with Ruth Christie

A Temporary Assignment

Wish List for the New Year F

or 2010, here’s a list of things I’d like to change about life on the Bay, if I could.

More Polite Crabbers Oh please! Let there be no more bright lights, noisy engine gunning antics, and blaring music in the wee hours of the morning in Bay anchorages. Last year,

More Working Pumpouts Not to beat a dead horse, but this is a pet peeve of PropTalk. When we come to your docks for fuel, food, or overnight fun all over the Bay, have your pumpout station ready and willing to help us out if we should ask. Pumping out makes our

More Help from the Kids They know who they are. I’d like my kids to be more involved in getting the boat ready for trips, packing their bags, keeping the boat clean, maintaining her brightwork, charting her courses, and unpacking. Unpacking is the mother lode

Ain’t misbehavin’... Now, that’s more like it. Miss Murphy appears to be doing things right... crabbing during daylight hours and such. Photo by Joe Evans

several working boats—which shall remain nameless—seemingly delighted in circling around and rocking and rolling transients who have dared to anchor near their prime crabbing territories up Dividing Creek and the Wye River a piece. Guys: tone it down in the early hours. We’re not going to be in the way for long; you’ll have the Bay’s waters to yourselves soon enough. Remember: the water is for everybody, commercial and pleasure craft, alike. And, did you ever consider that weekend cruisers buy and consume a lot of crab meat each year? Better Weather Forecasting Most weekends in 2009 and 2008, for that matter, the marine weather forecasts were less than accurate in terms of what the Bay’s waters were really up to. In particular, we’d like the early morning report to echo what the last night’s report said to plan for in terms of winds, waves, and temps. Helps immensely when you’re trying to figure out protected anchorages, travel days, destinations, and such. And, is it too much to ask for fewer days with small-craft warnings? 8 February 2010 PropTalk

boats lighter, more fuel efficient, and less stinky. It also ensures we will revisit your facility throughout the season and speak highly of you and yours to our friends. It’s good for the Bay, too. Enough said? Longer Weekends This will not go over well with our publisher, but I’d really like more time on the weekends for boat trips. I’m thinking it’s time to try the fourdays-on-and-three-days-off policy that many government workers enjoy. It’s not uncommon for us to pull 10-hour days anyway, and I’m totally flexible on whether Mondays or Fridays should be free for alls.

Less Muck on the Bay’s Bottom My tired windlass can attest to this. This past year, when leaving anchorages, we’ve cleaned off more slimy black muck than ever before, it seems. Let’s put it to a vote: I’d like the Bay to immediately consider switching over to a sandy bottom. Then, I’d have less to clean up on the boat and could put out less chain. Yes, it’s all about cruising comfort.

of all chores; nobody wants to do it, and guess who ends up with the task. I’d also like them to start helping us dock and undock the boat, as well as setting and unsetting the hook. I’d especially like to call a moratorium on crumbs; no more crumbs on the boat, ever!

Warmer Springs and Falls To help postpone my husband’s inclination to move to Florida soon, I need to get out on the Bay earlier and stay out longer. So, I’d like the weather gods to take notice. The Bay’s season should now run from March 1 through mid-December. We could happily handle all the big holidays on our boat, even Easter, if we stayed at a marina with plenty of egg-hiding spaces. Then, we’d return the week before Christmas refreshed, full of tall tales and other gifts from our many travels, and ready for the holiday hubbub to start anew. Winterization would be best postponed until New Year’s Day.


A State of Mind: Celebrating Clean Marinas

Built in 2006 off the Rappahannock, Carter’s Cove Marina in Weems is one of Virginia’s 65 state-of-the-art Clean Marinas. Photo by Paula Neely


hat do sewage, fuel, oil, and litter have in common? The Chesapeake Bay hates them with a vengeance. Here’s a bird’s-eye view of what the Bay states are doing to help; practice makes perfect.


With more than 600 marinas, Maryland boasts 140 certified Clean Marinas and Clean Marina Partners; plan to visit a few of them this year. All hail those who became part of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) voluntary Clean Marina program during 2009: Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis MD Capital YC, Campbell’s Boatyard at Jack’s Point in Oxford, Clarks Landing Marine Center in Chester, Gunpowder Neck Boat Club, Mill Creek Marina in Annapolis, National Harbor, Port of Snow Hill, Tradewinds Marina on Middle River, and Yacht Basin Company in Annapolis. Donna Morrow, Maryland Clean Marina director, says, “In 2010, we will distribute up to 10,000 educational items teaching boaters how they can protect our waterways with simple choices. Look for our materials at boat shows, marinas, and DNR Service Centers and through partners such as the USCG Auxiliary and power squadrons. We also want to certify up to 12 more Clean Marinas this year; that’s one per month. To kick off the new year right, we just completed certification of Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, MD. We also will remain responsive to the changes and issues facing the marine Chesapeake Bay Powerboating

Shoreline protection at a Clean Marina in Maryland. Photo by Bob De Young

industry and help find solutions to environmental challenges wherever we can.” As we speak, DNR Boating Services staff are physically inspecting about 350 grant-funded marine sewage pumpout facilities in the state; systems that have been winterized will be checked in the spring. All marinas, regardless of their size, can apply for 100-percent grants from DNR to purchase and install a pumpout, upgrade or replace an existing pumpout, and offset ongoing operations and maintenance expenses. Marinas are also encouraged to take advantage of the off-season by partaking in a pumpout project. What else can you do? Sign the Maryland Clean Boater Pledge online at, and you’ll receive a small thank you gift while supplies last. Check out the Maryland Clean Marina Initiative during the Baltimore Boat Show January 21-24. And, to introduce marinas, boatyards, and yacht club operators to the state’s Clean Marina program, three invitation-only roundtables are on tap: Tidewater Marina in Havre de Grace February 9, Oxford Community Center February 11, and Port Annapolis Marina February 17. Morrow adds, “We are hoping for a great turnout at these workshops.”


The Virginia Clean Marina Program has 65 Clean Marinas to date. In addition, the Virginia Department of Health has grant funds available to help facilities repair or replace malfunctioning pumpout stations

damaged by recent storms (preston.smith@ Stay posted with PropTalk for news of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant program for 2010. Anne Smith, a marine education specialist for the Virginia Sea Grant Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, says, “Our goals for 2010 include certifying between 10 and 15 new clean marinas; revisiting 12 marinas that are due for recertification; and as always, promoting clean marinas and environmentally conscientious boating practices.”

Washington, DC

At press time, of the 13 marinas in town, eight have healthy green stars on them that indicate they are Clean Marinas: Anacostia Marina, Capital YC, Columbia Island Marina, Eastern Power Boat Club, Gangplank Marina, James Creek Marina, Thompson Boat Club, Washington Marina Company, and Washington YC. Why don’t the Bolling Air Force Base, Buzzards Point Marina, District YC, and Seafarer’s YC have green stars, as well?

Ten Simple Ways To Make a Big Difference

All you and your buddies have to do is boat responsibly, clean gently, contain trash, control oil in the bilge, fuel cautiously, dispose of oil-absorbent materials and fish waste properly, manage sewage properly, protect sensitive habitats while boating, recycle, and maintain your vessel wisely. PropTalk February 2010 9

DOCKTALK Recycler Goes Strapless ondo Polymer Technologies will again collect and recycle polyethylene shrinkwrap from Maryland boatyards in 2010 for free. However, boat owners and marinas should pull off and discard all nylon straps. If left to their own devices, the straps get tangled in the recycler’s baling rotors and are difficult to separate from the polyethylene due to mysterious temperature variances. Mondo makes 20 different styles of plastic guard rail blocks from recycled shrinkwrap, using roughly 50,000 pounds of polyethylene shrinkwrap a day in the manufacturing process! Boatyards and marinas should put large, clear signs where they collect the wrap explaining “no straps allowed.” The Clean Marina office can provide free electronic artwork for such signs upon request; shoot an email to Donna Morrow at dmorrow@dnr.state.

M Yards can also encourage boaters to recycle their wrap at home. Some counties, Anne Arundel County, for example, will accept it in curbside recycling. The expensive alternative is renting a dumpster and paying for the service independently. To request free pickup and recycling from Mondo Polymer Technologies in spring 2010, call Ron Wesel at (740) 376-9396 or email him at

Top Dogs on the Bay wo Bay dealers recently ranked first and second on Monterey Boats’ Top 10 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI). This is Anchor Boat Sales’ (North East, MD) second consecutive year as the number one CSI Monterey dealer and fourth year in the Top 10. Bill’s Marine (Portsmouth, VA) celebrates its fourth consecutive year in the Top 10, too.


Attention Creative Bird Lovers he Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites waterfowl artists to enter their original artwork into the 36th annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest. Each contestant may submit up to three entries by 4 p.m. March 22. Entries will be judged during the 21st annual Patuxent Wildlife Art Show at the National Wildlife Visitors Center in Laurel, MD March 27. The stamp can be purchased by any citizen for $9 and is required for all migratory game bird hunters in Maryland. Proceeds from stamp sales help fund waterfowl and migratory game bird projects and much-needed research. For a list of species eligible for depiction and full contest rules, visit


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DOCKTALK Happy Birthday! s Scott Heckard likes to tell it, “A few years ago, a lady from Lancaster, PA came into his Annapolis Sailyard office and bought a little red tugboat from him on her birthday. At the time, his client Helen Leinberger said, ‘Hell, I may as well buy it; a girl only turns 85 once you know.’” Her husband, who really didn’t like boats, had been dead for 10 years. After cruising the Bay out of Worton Creek—mostly by herself—for eight years, Helen returned with her son this past December to fill out the necessary paperwork to sell the boat, a red Nordic Tug 25 named Daisy.


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This is one busy cat! When he is not riding in the basket on his owner’s bike, totally ignoring dogs, sitting on a barstool at the Tiki Bar, or showing off the rhinestone anchor on his collar, Jake (above) serves as the feline ambassador for the Baltimore Marine Center, welcoming guests touring the facility from the comfort of his Hatteras, Blue Horizon. In a scene from the “barking lot” at Tolchester Marina (top), Alan Bramble drives the forklift while his dogs compete for rides. Ebby, the black dog, loses out to Thunder, the yellow wonder, at least for the moment.

Save the Date ose River Farm in Syria, VA will host the 2010 Project Healing Waters 2-Fly May 2, with Lefty Kreh as one of the special guests. The 2009 event raised more than $100,000 for Project Healing Waters, which brings fly fishing fun to disabled military personnel and veterans. With the help of more than 200 volunteers, Rose River Farm hosted 17 injured military personnel and 40 anglers last year. Joe Humphreys provided a popular casting clinic, full of tricks and tips, and everyone enjoyed the blue grass and country music and BBQ dinner. As things develop for 2010, more details will be posted on


Creating Captains One Course at a Time

his December, 11 students graduated from the Charter Captain Course at Delaware Technical College in Georgetown, DE and earned their professional captain status. Captains Ken Daniel and Bill Tyndall taught the 12-week course. The graduation ceremony was held on the Dorothy Megan Paddlewheeler at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant. Hailing from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, the new captains are Howard Curtis, James Ferguson, Scott Fitzhugh, Michael Hare, Scott Lawson, Ralph McMahon, Jason Mills, Christopher Powell, William Schrider, Jeff Trench, and Howard Todd. The next course will begin February 2; for more details, call Daniel at (410) 2280674 or Tyndall at (410) 943-8133.


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Captain’s license courses such as that in Delaware abound on and near the Bay. Above, PropTalk’s Cory Deere studies for recertification as a towboat captain. He traveled to Kent Narrows to take 3B’s Captains School course last January and has a nice photo ID to prove it.

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Coastal Properties Management now manages the newly opened $8 million marine terminal at Nationals Park, called the Diamond Teague Marine Terminal and Park (above). Since September, the facility has provided water taxi and commercial vessel service to and from National Harbor Marina and Old Town Alexandria for all Nationals home games and concerts at National Park. At least 13 vessels from six companies will serve the terminal initially, with plans to add additional vessels and ports-of-call in the future. Coastal also recently signed to help the non-profit Earth Conservation Corps, which provides positive educational experiences to at-risk youth from Washington, DC and protects the Anacostia River.

• Check out Walter George’s services

at 360 Marine, a mobile marine maintenance and repair service for the western and Eastern Shores of the Bay. Note his new website at

• Under a new agreement, the Military and Professional Boats Division of Zodiac of North America will require its dealers to have on staff at least one technician certified by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). In return, ABYC will schedule education and certification classes in areas that are geographically convenient to participating Zodiac dealers and will issue certification course discount vouchers worth $100 for distribution to the Gold Plus dealers.

• December’s Fishing Tournament

hosted by the Eastport YC, Annapolis YC, and Severn SA crowned Tom Weaver of the Eastport Yacht Company king for a day.

• Chesapeake Ranger Tugs

in Annapolis is a new dealer for American-made, trailerable Ranger 21s, 25s, and 29s throughout the Bay area. Chesapeake Ranger Tugs will feature one of each model at the upcoming Baltimore Boat Show January 21-24 and will offer special 2010 promotional packages. The dealer will also be at the Virginia Beach Boat Show February 12-14 with each of the Ranger models, and an owners’ rendezvous is being planned for May.

Hartge Yacht Yard’s new shop at 4701 Woodfield Road in Galesville (right). In addition to its move last year, the yard has expanded to include mobile service. Also visit the yard’s Service Office and Marine Store at 1000 Main Street in Galesville.

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• In January, Fawcett Boat Supplies,

Inc. is moving from downtown Naptown to 919 Bay Ridge Road in Annapolis. At just over 12,000 square feet, the new property is larger than the Ego Alley location and includes additional space for offices, outboard engine service, and inflatable boat repair.

• Annapolis Inflatables has moved,

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05:13AM L 12:27PM H Sun 07:23PM L


07:14PM L


H 7 03:46AM 10:10AM L Sun 04:02PM H




10:09PM L 04:52AM 11:13AM 05:05PM 11:10PM


05:51AM H 12:09PM L Tue 06:03PM H

12:07AM L 10 06:43AM H Wed 12:57PM L

06:53PM H

12:58AM L 11 07:28AM H Thu 01:40PM L


07:37PM H

01:43AM 08:08AM Fri 02:18PM 08:17PM


02:24AM 08:44AM Sat 02:53PM 08:54PM


03:03AM 09:18AM Sun 03:27PM 09:29PM


12:38AM L 13 28 07:09AM H Thu 01:36PM L


04:30AM H 30 10:39AM L Sat 05:24PM H



07:51PM H

02:11AM 08:16AM Wed 02:10PM 08:25PM


09:03PM H

03:15AM 09:51AM Fri 04:14PM 09:46PM


03:53AM 10:44AM Sat 05:31PM 10:36PM



04:38AM L 24 11:40AM H Sun 06:48PM L

11:33PM H

05:30AM L 25 12:40PM H Mon 07:56PM

09:18PM H

5 6 7

H 8 12:03AM 06:12AM L Mon 01:34PM H

08:22PM L



01:02AM 07:11AM 02:35PM 09:13PM


01:59AM H 10 08:09AM L Wed 03:27PM H

09:56PM L

02:51AM H 12:35AM H 11 09:00AM L 26 06:29AM L Thu 04:10PM H Tue 01:41PM H 10:33PM L


08:54PM L

01:37AM 07:33AM Wed 02:41PM 09:45PM



03:39AM 09:47AM Fri 04:46PM 11:05PM


04:23AM 10:29AM Sat 05:18PM 11:34PM


02:37AM H 13 28 08:37AM L Thu 03:39PM H


10:32PM 1 L

03:34AM H 09:39AM L Fri 04:33PM H 11:16PM 1 L


05:04AM H 11:09AM L Sun 05:47PM H

DIFFERENCES Spring DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

Onancock Creek +3 :52 +4 :15 *0.70 *0.83 2.2 Stingray Point +2 :01 +2 :29 *0.48 *0.83 1.4 Hooper Strait Light +5 :52 +6 :04 *0.66 *0.67 2.0 Lynnhaven Inlet +0 :47 +1 :08 *0.77 *0.83 2.4

Mtn Pt, Magothy River +1:24 Chesapeake Beach –1:14 Cedar Point –3:16 Point Lookout –3:48

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Windmill Point Wolf Trap Light Urbanna Norfolk

+1:56 +2:13 –0:07 +0:27 37°39’ +3:04 36°51’ +0:15

*0.50 *0.50 1.5 *0.65 *0.65 1.9 *0.58 *0.58 1.7 *1.12 *1.17 3.4

+1:40 –1:15 –3:13 –3:47

*0.88 *0.88 1.0 *1.12 *1.14 1.1 *1.33 *1.33 1.4 *1.37 *1.33 1.4

01:00AM 30 06:00AM Sat 12:23PM




01:42AM 06:55AM Sun 01:22PM 07:42PM




01:31AM L 31 15 06:13AM H Fri 12:22PM L


07:14PM H

02:03AM 06:56AM Sat 01:02PM 07:47PM


02:24AM 1 07:51AM Mon 02:21PM

2 03:05AM 08:47AM 03:22PM

02:32AM L 17 07:37AM H Sun 01:42PM L




03:00AM L 18 08:19AM H Mon 02:23PM L

03:47AM 09:44AM Wed 04:26PM 10:00PM




03:55AM L 20 09:46AM H Wed 03:54PM L

05:14AM 11:45AM Fri 06:48PM 11:39PM



06:03AM L 12:50PM H Sat 08:00PM

08:18PM H

08:49PM H


03:27AM 09:02AM Tue 03:06PM 09:21PM


09:55PM H

04:26AM 10:32AM Thu 04:50PM 10:33PM


04:59AM 11:21AM Fri 05:58PM 11:16PM



05:37AM L 23 12:14PM H Sat 07:15PM 12:06AM H 24 06:22AM L Sun 01:10PM H

08:32PM L

09:40PM L


04:29AM 4 10:43AM Thu 05:35PM

5 6

7 12:34AM 06:57AM 01:57PM








03:29AM 09:53AM Wed 04:57PM 11:40PM


8 01:33AM 07:56AM 03:04PM


9 02:32AM 08:55AM 04:05PM


01:03AM H 10 25 07:14AM L Mon 02:10PM H


02:05AM 08:13AM Tue 03:11PM 10:38PM


03:07AM H 27 09:17AM L Wed 04:11PM H


11:29PM L

04:07AM H 10:21AM L Thu 05:09PM


12:16AM 05:04AM Fri 11:23AM 06:03PM


04:21AM 11 10:44AM Thu 05:40PM 12:17AM 12 05:09AM Fri 11:31AM




12:49AM 05:53AM Sat 12:13PM 06:48PM




01:18AM 14 06:34AM Sun 12:53PM 07:17PM

DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

Sharps Island Light –3:47 Havre de Grace +3:11 Sevenfoot Knoll Light – 0:06 St Michaels, Miles River –2:14

–3:50 +3:30 –0:10 –1:58

*1.18 *1.17 1.5 *1.59 *1.59 1.9 *0.82 *0.83 1.1 *1.08 *1.08 1.4

February 14

February 22

February 28

March 7

PropTalk’s Tide & Current Tables Provided by

January 15 - February 14 Currents

Current tables show location, day of the week, day of the month, event (Slack, max Flood, max Ebb), time, and current speed in knots. 0154 30 0453 0737 1107 1434

CHESAPEAKE BAY ENTRANCE 0220 15 0520 0808 1129 1458

1811 2032

0252 0600 0845 1200 1524 1848 2109

0324 0639 0921 1230 1550 1922 2144

16 17 18

0037 0358 0720 0957 1259 1620 1957 2221

0118 0437 0801 1034 1327 1655 2030 2259









-1.2 +0.9 -1.2 +0.6 -1.2 +0.9 -1.2 +0.7 -1.2 +0.9 -1.2 +0.7 -1.1 +0.8 -1.2 +0.7

-1.0 +0.7 -1.1 +0.6 0200 0525 -0.9 0845 1114 +0.6 1353 1736 -1.1 2105 2339 +0.6 0243 0617 -0.8 0936 1157 +0.5 1418 1821 -1.1 2143 0019 +0.6 0336 0710 -0.8 1036 1243 +0.4 1448 1908 -1.0 0103 +0.6 0443 0806 -0.8 1142 1334 +0.3 1532 1958 -1.0 0155 +0.7 0549 0913 -0.8 1249 1439 +0.3 1643 2057 -1.0 0017 0302 +0.7 0650 1022 -0.9 1348 1551 +0.4 1800 2203 -1.1

-1.9 +1.4 -1.8 +1.4


0013 0336 0641 0918 1236 1603 1910 2149

-1.8 +1.3 -1.8 +1.4


0109 0430 0740 1008 1320 1652 2000 2240

-1.7 +1.2 -1.7 +1.3


0205 0530 0839 1102 1404 1747 2051 2334

-1.6 +1.0 -1.5 +1.2


0302 0634 -1.4 0944 1159 +0.7 1451 1844 -1.3 2148

0030 0407 0738 1057 1259 1546 1943

+1.0 -1.2 +0.5 -1.1

0128 0518 0849 1214 1404 1656 2049

+0.9 -1.1 +0.4 -1.0

0240 0627 1005 1332 1545 1807 2204

+0.7 -1.0 +0.3 -0.9

0107 0416 0733 1109 1440 1700 1911 2307

+0.7 -1.1 +0.3 -1.0

0211 0515 0832 1202 1529 1743 2008 2358

+0.7 -1.1 +0.4 -1.0


6 7 8 9


0306 0556 +0.8 0920 1249 -1.1 1607 1819 +0.5 2058



0143 0508 0808 1123 1406 1654 2000

0219 0537 0848 1211 1458 1754 2046

0255 0608 0930 1303 1554 1903 2137

20 21 22


0047 0416 0717 1104 1451 1756 2336


0504 0758 1155 1544 1856


0041 0557 0845 1247 1636 1953

0143 0655 0938 1341 1726 2044


-1.2 +0.8 -1.2 +0.6

-1.5 +1.2 -1.5 +0.9

0201 0503 0747 1057 1428 1739 2011

-1.2 +0.9 -1.2 +0.7


-1.7 +1.4 -1.7 +1.1

0234 0540 0822 1125 1452 1810 2045

-1.2 +0.9 -1.3 +0.8



0001 0309 0552 0935 1300 1607 1825

0058 0401 0643 1021 1349 1650 1917

12 13 14

DIFFERENCES ON CHESAPEAKE BAY ENTRANCE: Wolf Trap Light, 0.5 mi west of Stingray Point, 12.5 mi east of Point Lookout, 5.9 nm ESE of ON BALTIMORE APPROACH: Poplar Island, 2.2 nm WSW of Thomas Point Shoal Lt, 0.5 nm SE of Chesapeake Bay Bridge, main chan

slack before

0008 0334 0641 1015 1356 1654 2020 2233

floodmax flood

-0.9 +0.7 -0.5 +0.6 -0.8 +0.8 -0.5 +0.5 -0.7 +0.8 -0.6 +0.4 -0.7 +0.9 -0.6 +0.3 -0.6 +0.9 -0.6 +0.2 -0.6 +1.0 -0.7 +0.2 -0.5 +1.1 -0.8 +0.2 -0.5 +1.1 -0.9

0300 0548 0843 1142 1434 1753

+0.8 -0.8 +1.1 2105

1535 1843

0100 0412 0721 1036 1333 1638 1934

-1.1 +1.0 -0.9 +0.8

0144 0452 0810 1133 1432 1743 2028

-1.0 +1.1 -0.9 +0.7

0230 0535 0901 1233 1533 1853 2126

-0.9 +1.1 -0.8 +0.5

0001 0319 0621 0956 1333 1637 2007 2229

-0.8 +1.1 -0.8 +0.4

0054 0413 0710 1053 1434 1743 2123 2336

-0.7 +1.1 -0.8 +0.3

4 5 6


0154 0512 -0.6 0804 1153 +1.1 1534 1847 -0.8 2233


0044 0302 0614 0901 1252 1631 1947

+0.3 -0.6 +1.0 -0.9

0149 0412 0717 0959 1348 1722 2040

+0.4 -0.5 +1.0 -0.9





0043 0239 0442 0755 1035 1433 1813 2130

+0.3 -0.6 +1.2 -1.0

0119 0330 0548 0853 1135 1524 1858 2213

+0.4 -0.6 +1.2 -1.0

0153 0417 0649 0951 1235 1614 1941 2255

+0.5 -0.7 +1.2 -1.1

slack before ebb

+0.7 -0.8 +1.1 -1.1

-1.1 +0.9 -0.9 +1.0


0226 0503 0747 1047 1334 1704 2023 2336

0018 1 0335 0634 0939 1237


0125 0428 0710 1028 1402 1709 1934




0213 0503 +1.1 0844 1209 -1.3 1523 1735 +0.7 2017


0302 0532 0815 1101 1335 1714 2036 2357



+0.9 -1.1 +0.5 -1.3


+0.5 -0.6 +1.0 -1.0 0335 0612 +0.6 0903 1147 -0.5 1422 1755 +1.0 2112 0033 -1.0 0407 0651 +0.6 0950 1232 -0.5 1510 1836 +0.9 0109 -1.0 0438 0729 +0.7 1036 1318 -0.5 1600 1917 +0.8


-1.1 +0.8 -1.1 +0.6


0044 0350 0633 0957 1329 1639 1856

0115 0409 0749 1118 1439 1647 1909 2304


0246 0547 0829 1151 1518 1822 2100


1735 2010

-1.8 +1.4 -1.8 +1.3

13 14

0029 30 0325 0627 0930 1244


-1.3 +1.5 -2.1 +2.1 -1.4 +1.6 -2.1 +2.2 -1.6 +1.7 -2.1 +2.3 -1.8 +1.9 -2.1 +2.4

0041 15 0344 0615 0912 1225

1621 1924

0122 0426 0702 0954 1310 1653 1953


1725 2025

0237 0549 0831 1125 1439 1759 2100

0023 0314 0633 0916 1215 1523 1834 2138



0120 0421 0724 1030 1342 1732 2014

-1.8 +2.7 -2.9 +2.5

1817 2057

-2.0 +2.8 -2.7 +2.5

0009 0255 0616 0912 1232 1526 1901 2139

-2.2 +2.8 -2.5 +2.4

0051 0343 0714 1007 1333 1618 1943 2224

-2.3 +2.6 -2.2 +2.2

0134 0433 0814 1107 1436 1714 2026 2311

-2.3 +2.3 -1.8 +2.1

0219 0526 0917 1211 1542 1809 2112 2359

-2.3 +2.1 -1.5 +1.8


0200 17 0507 0747 1038 1355

1644 1930

-1.6 +2.6 -2.9 +2.5

0208 1 0518 0819 1131 1435



-2.0 +1.9 -2.0 +2.4 0052 0354 -2.1 0719 1004 +1.9 1308 1611 -1.8 1910 2219 +2.3 0123 0436 -2.2 0809 1057 +1.8 1406 1703 -1.6 1948 2305 +2.3 0159 0523 -2.3 0904 1153 +1.7 1514 1757 -1.3 2030 2353 +2.2 0240 0611 -2.3 1006 1251 +1.7 1631 1853 -1.1 2119 0043 +2.1 0327 0700 -2.4 1110 1353 +1.7 1746 1952 -0.9 0136 +2.0 0421 0755 -2.4 1212 1501 +1.7 1853 2055 -0.9

1952 2156

+1.9 -2.5 +1.9 -1.0

0147 0418 0725 1033 1432 1736 2103 2322

0023 0335 0620 0955 1410 1701 2043 2249

+2.0 -2.6 +2.1 -1.1

0233 0504 +1.5 0812 1115 -1.9 1507 1802 +1.9 2135

0126 0433 0724 1051 1504 1752 2127 2338

+2.2 -2.8 +2.3 -1.3


4 5




0048 7 0359 0710 1126 1435







0024 0246 0517 0816 1056 1440 1809 2127

+0.4 -0.6 +1.0 -0.9

0106 0336 0616 0910 1150 1528 1852 2210

+0.5 -0.6 +1.0 -0.9

0143 0420 0707 0959 1241 1613 1932 2248

+0.6 -0.6 +1.0 -1.0


0217 0500 0753 1045 1330 1655 2009 2324

+0.6 -0.6 +0.9 -0.9


0248 0538 0836 1129 1418 1735 2045 2359

+0.7 -0.7 +0.9 -0.9


0234 26 0519 0855 1312 1605

max ebb flood speed ratio ebb speed ratio

0307 0619 -2.1 1023 1317 +1.8 1651 1905 -1.2 2205

1755 2004

+1.6 -2.0 +1.7 -1.1

0138 0453 0804 1222 1551 1853 2107

+1.4 -1.8 +1.7 -1.0

0000 0232 0545 0900 1312 1640 1944 2201

+1.3 -1.8 +1.7 -1.1

0056 0328 0636 0950 1355 1713 2027 2244

+1.3 -1.8 +1.8 -1.2 +1.3 -1.8 +1.8 -1.4

11 12

0000 13 0315 0550 0859 1158

0228 0529 +2.4 0828 1146 -2.9 1555 1843 +2.4 2208 food dir.

ebb dir.

1540 1834

-1.5 +1.6 -1.9 +2.0

0039 0355 0637 0944 1244 1613 1910

-1.7 +1.8 -2.0 +2.1


flood knots ebb knots

+1:43 +2:18 +3:45

+2:00 +3:00 +4:53

+1:34 +2:09 +4:57

+1:36 +2:36 +4:15

1.2 1.2 0.5

1.0 0.6 0.3

015° 030° 340°

190° 175° 161°

1.0 1.0 0.4

1.2 0.8 0.4

–0:44 –0:25 +0:16

–1:26 –0:09 +0:08

–0:57 –0:43 –0:17

–0:49 –0:41 +0:13

0.6 1.0 0.9

0.8 1.3 1.1

359° 033° 025°

185° 191° 230°

0.5 0.8 0.7

0.6 1.0 0.9

Chesapeake Bay Powerboating

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FULL MOON PArTy with moon lights,

Anglers Night Out Fishing Flick & Tales Tuesdays: Feb 23, Mar 9, Mar 23 6 pm Cocktails 7 pm Dinner & Movie Meatloaf Loaf Special, Half Price Bottles of Wine

band & dancing!

WE’VE STEPPED IT UP A NOTCH! Lunar Chili Dogs, Full Moon Gumbo, Jamaican Jumbo Wings, Buck Oysters, Drink Specials, too! THUrSDAy Feb 26: Nautical Wheelers

See Page 22 for PropTalk’s Boat Show Calendar


13-Feb 17

Winter Lunch Series 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Captain Salem Avery Museum, Shady Side, MD. Savor homemade soup, specialty breads, beverages, and dessert as you learn local lore. $17; reserve your spot now.


Fishing Expo and Boat Show Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD. Don’t miss one of Capt. C.D. Dollar’s seminars.


Rolling Stones Tribute Shows 7 and 9:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Celebrate the Rolling Stones Experience. $30. Beer, wine, soda, and water available, too.


Richmond Fishing Expo Richmond (VA) Raceway Complex. Tackle, seminars, boats, samples, bass tub, door prizes, trout fishing, custom rods, guide services, and more.


Chesapeake Lights! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Presented by the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society. Speakers include Wayne Kirklin from the Overfalls Lightship and Jane Cox, co-owner of the Baltimore Harbor Lighthouse.

Oysters, clams, shrimp, crawfish, mussels, crab legs & shooters Fourth & Severn, Eastport – Annapolis • 410.216.6206 •


Marine Electrical Systems Seminar 10 a.m. to Noon. West Marine on Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis. Features Bob Campbell of Marine Electrical Systems and Annapolis School of Seamanship. Free. (410) 268-0129,


Songs of Women and the Sea 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Judy Cook presents her songs of traditional Americana and the British Isles. $17 for members; $20 for non-members (includes lunch). Preregister today.


Coastal Navigation Class 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. J/World Annapolis. $225.


Diesel Engine Class Annapolis School of Seamanship. For many more courses and learning opportunities, visit

Battle of the Chesapeake Bay; Baltimore’s free black caulkers and the riots of 1858; and Chief Winterhawk of the Nause-Waiwash Tribe. For fees and more details, call (410) 295-0104 or visit


Fly Fishing Show Garden State Convention Center, Somerset, NJ. Exhibits, demos, classes, guest speakers, and more.


148th Anniversary of USS Monitor Versus CSS Virginia Newport News, VA. Museum staff will lead lectures and demos commemorating the battle between the North and South’s ironclad ships.


Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Moon lights, live music from Nautical Wheelers, dancing, and local favorites, including lunar chili dogs and full moon gumbo.



17 21-Mar 25 


Nautical and Wildlife Art Festival Ocean City, MD. Noted painters, sculptors, model shipbuilders, and multimedia artists will showcase their works and give demos. Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

AMM’s 2010 Maritime Seminar Series 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM). Learn about Bay creatures; saving the Bay; maritime Annapolis; NOAA’s smart buoys and the Captain John Smith Trail; the

East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s and Aquaculture Trade Expo Ocean City (MD) Convention Center. Hosted by Maryland Watermen’s Association.

Junior Chefs Rockfish Cook-Off Ocean City (MD) Convention Center. Watch five finalists in two age groups compete for cash prizes as part of the East Coast Junior Watermen’s Show.

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Marine Diesel Engine Seminar 10 a.m. to Noon. West Marine, 113 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. John Martino of the Annapolis School of Seamanship will give you the basics for free.


MSP Polar Bear Plunge Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Live pig races, plunges at 1 and 3 p.m., results, tent party, and more. Benefits Special Olympics Maryland.



Huge Ice Floe Breaks Screwpile Cottage of Sharps Island Light from its Foundation, 1881 Keepers Butler and Tarr drifted in the cottage for 16 hours, until it ran aground in Paw Paw Cove on Tilghman Island. Where’s YouTube when you need it?

10-Mar 3


Using VHF and DSC Marine Radio Seminar 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newark (DE) Senior Center. Hosted by the Wilmington Sail and Power Squadron. For fees and more details, call (302) 7330289 or email


Maryland Safe Boating Course 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia, MD. Hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 22-2. Minimal fee for materials.

Collision Avoidance Seminar 10 a.m. to Noon. West Marine on Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Learn from John Martino of the Annapolis School of Seamanship to use radar, AIS, VHF, and ARPA. Free. (410) 268-0129,

2 2-May 5 

Groundhog Day

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Winter/Spring Boating Safety and Seamanship Course 7 to 9:30 p.m. 13 weeks. Annapolis High School. Taught by USCG Auxiliary and Anne Arundel Community College.

Make Sure it Gets Done Right!


Boat Anchoring: It Shouldn’t Be a Drag 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newark (DE) Senior Center. Hosted by the Wilmington Sail and Power Squadron. For fees and more details, call (302) 733-0289 or e-mail

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) provides boat builders, dealers, yards and repair shops with the standards and education needed to increase the quality of workmanship and to get the job done right. ABYC is the source for marine safety standards and technical workforce certifications. The ABYC Certified technician logo is a recognized symbol of safety, quality and professionalism around the world.


Polar Plunge Winter Festival Virginia Beach. Parties, costumes, music, sand sculptures, ice carvings, vendor displays, giveaways, kids’ fun, and more. Saturday plunge at 2:30 p.m. Benefits Special Olympics Virginia.

Next time you walk through the door at your builder, yard, repair shop or dealer, ask if they are an ABYC member, and if they have an ABYC Certified technician on hand.


Marine Flea Market 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tri-State Marine, Deale, MD. Boats, anchors, plumbing parts, GPS watches, deck chairs, and more. Donate items to the West/Rhode Riverkeeper for a tax receipt.

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To locate an ABYC Certified technician near you, use our online Certified Technician Directory at!

Setting Standards for Safer Boating

Dump Your Totally Insignificant Other Week

Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Rehoboth Beach, DE. Benefits Special Olympics Delaware.

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Super Bowl Sunday Guess who’s on at halftime? The Who, that’s who.

Anglers Night Out for Fishing Flick and Tales 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner. Gather at the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport for dinner and Raising the Ghost with your fishing buddies! PropTalk is a sponsor. Chesapeake Bay Powerboating

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These companies all employ ABYC Certified Master Technicians Tidewater Yacht Service Center

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321 East Cromwell Street Baltimore, MD 21230

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Dependable Marine Service

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P.O. Box 1000 Edgewater, MD 21037

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March Continued...


Pasadena Sportfishing Flea Market/Show Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, Severna Park, MD. Boats, tackle, gear, and more fun stuff than you’ll ever need. $3; kids under 10 admitted for free.

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Mardi Gras

Susan Cheung shows she’s no chicken despite her outfit. Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunges are all fun and for a good cause. Photo by Nicholas Fevelo

Piloting Course 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. St. Paul Lutheran Church, Annapolis. Hosted by the Annapolis Sail and Power Squadron. For fees and more details, contact (410) 263-8777 or


5990 Lawton Avenue Rock Hall, MD 21661

GPS Navigation While Boating 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newark (DE) Senior Center. Hosted by the Wilmington Sail and Power Squadron. For fees and more details, call (302) 733-0289 or email

18-Apr 17

VoiCeS Adult Training Course 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Annapolis. Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) is CBF’s adult education volunteer training program about the complex history, issues, and relationships that make the Bay the national treasure it is. $25.


Bay to Ocean Writers Conference Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD. Presented Eastern Shore Writers’ Association.


From the Shoreline 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. John Mock sings songs of the people, places, and boats of the Atlantic’s coastlines. $17 for members; $20 for non-members (includes lunch). Pre-register pronto.

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Coastal Navigation Course 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. J/World Annapolis.

20-Apr 17

VoiCeS Adult Training Course 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Easton, MD. CBF’s VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards) focuses on the Bay’s complex history, issues, and relationships. $25.


Anglers Night Out for Fishing Flick and Tales 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner. Gather at the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport for dinner and Once in a Blue Moon. PropTalk is a sponsor.


Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. Boats and motors, fishing gear and tackle, paddle sports, and fun! sportshows. com/philly_main.html


Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Moody moon lights, live music from Nautical Wheelers, dancing, and local delicacies to wolf down, including lunar chili dogs and full moon gumbo.


Captain’s License Basics 10 a.m. to Noon. West Marine on Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis. Learn from captain Paul Truelove of the Annapolis School of Seamanship Free. (410) 2680129,


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Night in the Museum Gala 7 to 11 p.m. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. The museum will come alive with food, costumes, lively entertainment, dancing, a silent auction, and more. $60; RSVP by February 19.


TieFest 2010 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kent Narrows YC, MD.


Tim’s Rivershore Polar Plunge Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant, Dumfries, VA. Dippers unite to benefits Special Olympics Virginia. Live music, costume contests, prizes, and more.

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oin graphite gurus, bamboo bosses, and fly fishing fanatics at the Kent Narrows YC for the eighth annual TieFest February 27 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Learn the mysteries of tying and casting from Lefty Kreh, Bob Popovics, Bob Clouser, Steve Silverio, and other masters in fish deception. Fishing guides and equipment makers will show their wares, too. Kids under age 16 years will be get prime-time slots for casting lessons. The fun is free, thanks to sponsor Coastal Conservation AssociationMaryland. For more details, email tony@

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hether you’re a browser or a buyer, boat shows have something fun for everyone. We’re talking great deals on all types of boats, craft activities and costumed characters to delight the kids, seminars and speakers to expand your mind, and hot new accessories you can’t boat without. If you know of a show that’s not listed here, give us a piece of your mind at For a list of nautical flea markets, fishing expos, and other similar events, see page 18 for our Chesapeake Boating Calendar.




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5-7 Greater Richmond Boat Show

12-14 National Capital Boat Show

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3-7 Atlantic City International Powerboat Show

26-28 Tidewater Boat Show Hampton Roads (VA) Convention Center

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11-15 Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami

22-25 Bay Bridge Boat Show

Miami Beach Convention Center and Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center, FL— 12-14 Mid-Atlantic Sports and Boat Show

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Worth a Look: Boat Shows Beyond the Bay he Atlantic City Convention Center will rock February 3-7 with the boats, gear, accessories, and bikinis that make up the Atlantic City International Powerboat Show. Drool all over sportfishing machines, bass boats, Bay boats, bow riders, center consoles, cuddy cabins, deck boats, flats boats, inboard/outboard boats, luxury yachts, pontoon boats, runabouts, wakeboard boats, and waterski boats. Because it is a fun venue in a great location, a bunch of Bay businesses will be there, including marine services, marinas, boat lift companies, boat builders, insurers, and more. Jim Carney of Clarks Landing in Chester and Shady Side, MD says, “We’re bringing a few Luhrs to the Atlantic City show, including the new Canyon Series 37 Open. You don’t want to miss this boat. Visit us at our big brokerage booth; we’ll be there.” Also at the Atlantic City show, Twiggy, the waterskiing squirrel, will be there in

rare form. Other fun features include the Discover Boating Center, Green Boating Zone, Kids’ Cove and traveling nature and museum on wheels, the Affordability Pavilion, the 40-foot Miss Geico Offshore

Racing Boat, a Fish Tales Contest with a Lowrance Fishfinder/Chartplotter as the prize, chances to win marine electronics and gear, live fishing academy/seminars from Fisherman Magazine, a fish fry, a Wing-A-Thon contest, and a bikini contest. For more details about this National Marine Manufacturers Association event and for show coupons, visit


he Ocean City Seaside Boat Show will barrel into the Ocean City (MD) Convention Center February 12-14. Look for deals on 350 boats from more than 50 dealers and gear and accessories from over 140 exhibitors. We’re talking bass boats, sport cruisers, sportfishers, center consoles, cuddys, performance boats, and a heck of a lot of hot new hulls. The fun is sponsored by the Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club. Daily admission runs $8; $15 gets you a weekend pass. Grab some brunch and then hit the show Friday (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and Sunday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Enter for a chance to win an 18-foot Sweetwater Pontoon Boat and a 40-hp Honda motor donated by the good folks at North Bay Marina. For more particulars, visit For PropTalk’s complete list of boat shows on the Bay, see page 22.

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o you have a thing for great deals on boats, gear, and accessories? Then boogie on over to the Baltimore Boat Show at Charm City’s Convention Center January 21-24. Nearly 100 exhibitors will be on hand to help you live the liquid lifestyle. You’ll see all manner of boats for cruising, fishing, skiing, and hunting fun. Check out Bay boats and bow riders, catamarans and center consoles, cuddy cabins and deck boats, flats boats and runabouts, luxury yachts and trawlers, dinghies and inflatables, jet boats and jon boats, and kayaks and personal water craft. Everything else you’ll need to find happiness on the water will be there. We’re talking hundreds of items, including apparel and autopilots, de-icers and dinghy davits, engines and electronic gizmos, galley ware and gifts, paints and pumps, sunglasses and swimwear, and fishing tackle and trim tabs. You’ll even find archery, hunting, diving, and camping equipment. Many helpful souls from marinas, resorts, schools, and area businesses will be there to share some one-on-one time with you.

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When? Thursday-Friday, January 21-22, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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What’s New? Orioles great Larry Sheets will sign autographs Saturday (1 to 3 p.m.); don’t miss photo ops with Sheets and the Orioles Bird. Try your luck at the Wing-A-Thon (1 p.m.) Saturday hosted by 98 Rock and Bill Bateman’s Bistro. The winning glutton for wing-eating punishment will waddle away with a gift certificate to the Monster Mile to race four laps around Dover Downs. Also check out the display of classic wooden boats by members of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society.

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Are You Kidding? SpongeBob Squarepants will delight the ankle biters Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Throughout the weekend, take a sanity break and visit the Kids’ Zone. The paddleboats on a mini-lake, kid-friendly boating sessions, and storytime with Blackbear the Pirate and author Steve Buckley will appease professional whiners of all ages. Back by Popular Demand Visit the show and enter the drawing for a chance to win a great accessories package valued at $1230. The package includes a Garmin chartplotter, a VHF marine transceiver, a GPS crossover navigator, a BBQ grill, and a Penn trolling rod and reel combo. Also enter for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree at the show. Don’t miss these three big venues: the Electric Boat Display, Affordability Pavilion, and Discover Boating Center.

cally. Engaging speakers include Helen Belich Bently, Baltimore Museum of Industry; captain Chris Dollar, CD Outdoors, LLC and PropTalk’s fishing editor; captains John Martino and Paul Truelove, Annapolis School of Seamanship; Janie Meneely, Chesapeake Bay Magazine; and Molly Winans, SpinSheet Magazine. Hosted by the Annapolis School of Seamanship and Chesapeake Bay Magazine, these lively seminars will start from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Did You Say Seminars? Why not learn something and have fun at the same time? Local pros will show you how to buy a boat, maintain a diesel Where’s PropTalk? engine, avoid collisions, boat safely, start Drop by and say hello to the PropTalk sailing now, get your captain’s license, crew. Booth 108 is near the Pratt Street cruise with the family, and fish fantasti entrance MYSO_1000 Prop Talk:Layout 1 1/6/10 10:26 AM Page 1 to Exhibit Hall D.

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10. Do figure eights on ice at Patterson Park. 9. Warm up with a humongous hot chocolate at Vacarro’s. 8. Be “Bemore” for a day and visit Café Hon. 7. Shop, eat, repeat (as often as needed). 6. Buy a cocktail and catch a movie at the Harbor East Cinema. The theatre rocks! 5. Pretend to be hip and visit a gallery or two. 4. Fawn over Star Wars toys and sports memorabelia and walk among sharks. 3. Nacho Mama’s! Go ethnic; the place is lousy with fine restaurants. 2. Hunt ghosts at local haunts. And last but not least...

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hen you, your spouse, or your kids are up to the gills with cordage and gleaming new center consoles and fiberglass, and your eyes have glazed over, it may be time for a break. Head outside the Baltimore Convention Center doors for food, drinks, or some non-boating-related sightseeing. The Baltimore Convention Center is situated among downtown Baltimore’s best-known attractions: the Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Aquarium, ESPN Zone, etc. We’ve listed a few, perhaps lesser known, places worth visiting while you attend the Boat Show. It’s time for some sustenance. About six blocks from the Convention Center is Lexington Market. The Market has essentially two competing reputations: good, cheap, abundant food, yet slightly downtrodden with an “inner city” feel. It does offer a more authentic Baltimore vibe than some of the Inner Harbor attractions. About 150 vendors sell everything from crab cakes and sushi to fried chicken and soul food—at reasonable prices. Perhaps the most famous stall is Faidley’s Seafood with their lump crab cakes full of big sweet lumps of crab.


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Beyond the Boat Show For history buffs, this market is the world’s largest continuously running market of its type. Located on Lexington Street between Eutaw and Greene Streets, the market was established in the late 1780s on land donated by American Revolution hero General John Eager Howard, for whom Maryland’s Howard County is named. The land had been a farm on Howard’s family estate. Howard allowed farmers to converge in the late 1700s to sell their hams, butter, eggs, and such, and the rest is history. It is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. There’s usually live music on Fridays and Saturdays. About a 15-minute walk east on West Pratt Street takes you to Little Italy. Everyone has his or her favorite spot in this neighborhood, but we suggest the cozy family-like restaurant Chiapparelli’s. They are all about straightforward abundance— lots of red sauce and hearty veal dishes. But, their specialty house salad should not

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be missed; crisp lettuce is topped with their tangy vinaigrette and loads of Parmesan cheese. It’s located at 237 South High Street ((410) 837-0309). Overlapping with the Boat Show is Baltimore’s Restaurant Week (January 22-Febuary 7). It may be a good chance to try one of the more pricey restaurants in town—combine a Boat Show with a date night. You pay $35 for a three-course dinner, choosing from 90 or so participating restaurants. Or, lunch is $20. Gratuity is not included. Go to for a list of restaurants or to book a table. For those who want a healthy dose of culture, head to the Walter’s Museum. Entrance is FREE. Walk through the galleries of sculpture, jewelry, mummies, and 19thcentury French paintings to see the progress of fine art through 50 centuries. The original Palazzo building features 1500 works from mostly the Renaissance and Baroque periods. And, the elegant Hackerman House wing holds one of the largest collections of

traditional Asian art in the United States. Paintings by Monet, Manet, Pisarro, and Degas bring me back to my European History 101 course in college. The photocopied handout given to us in class did not do these paintings justice. The Walters is located at 600 North Charles Street (at Mount Vernon Place) and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a bit of a walk; about 15-20 minutes. But, if you like art at all, and have not been, it’s worth the visit. For more information, call (410) 547-9000 or visit People forget that Babe Ruth was born, raised and introduced to professional baseball in Baltimore. At the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, a typical Baltimore row house, you can see Ruth’s boyhood bat, the scorecard from his first professional game, and other memorabilia. It’s located at 216 Emory Street, three blocks west of Oriole Park. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for kids.

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Are You I

by Stephanie Stone

n the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll say upfront that I do not like kids, and pirates strike me as mostly toothless, couth-less, unwashed miscreants. Having said that, there’s a pirate ship plying the waters of Baltimore that is quite the story. Urban Pirates’s ship Fearless is operated by two women, Cara Joyce and Lauren Bolin, who have backgrounds in education and small business. They also have four kids between them, under the age of seven. It all started when Cara took her kids on a birthday excursion on a pirate boat. “In five minutes, I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” she says. If this sounds a bit over the top, you need to talk to Cara, whose happy extroversion and devilmay-care enthusiasm lead me to scribble “caffeine-induced” in the margin of my notepad. When I tactlessly mention this to her, she shoots back gaily, “and lots of it.” Home from her life-changing ride, Cara convinced her friend—and both hubbies—to finance a pirate ship. What financial institution would back such a fantastical idea? “Everything we had went into this boat,” she says, “even the kids’ college fund.” Then they went in search of a builder. Which led them in the winter of 2007 to David Mason in Crisfield, MD. At his yard Chesapeake Boats, David builds mostly custom composite boats. This, he explains, means that they are made out of wood, and then glassed over. “We put the chine on first,” he says. “Then build the bottom—we build it upside down. Then we turn her over and build the topsides.” In addition to building cruising yachts, Chesapeake Boats builds boats for hire—from dinner cruisers to professional charter fishing boats—so they could easily build to the Coast Guard specs required to schlep a passel of kids around the harbor. “Dave built a pirate boat for Ocean City,” Cara tells me. “Ours is bigger (52 feet), and we did a bow thruster, a deeper draft (3.5 feet), and two Volvo Penta 220s.” A custom air-brushed paint job covers the entire boat bow to stern. New

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for 2010 is a bolder paint job and a “lady on the bowsprit with long blonde hair.” Fearless was built on an impossibly tight timeline—started in January and afloat for the 2008 sailing season. “I pretty much lived in Crisfield that spring,” says Cara. Then there was the name. A world-wide contest yielded 5000 submissions. “The name Fearless kept coming up,” Cara says. “We were fearless going into this venture, and the kids who come aboard need to be fearless, as well.” And the adults who accompany them, I dare say. I first talked to Cara at the beginning of the 2009 season and wished her well in light of the fizzling economy. “What economy?” she shot back. Sure enough, when I caught up with her last month, she announced that business was up 30 percent in 2009. “We just got back from New York. We were featured on MSNBC’s program Your Business, hosted by J. J. Ramberg. “It was huge for us,” says Cara.

It’s not just the people onboard who have fun. The harbor is getting in the pirate spirit, too. At Henderson’s Wharf, locals line the dock in full pirate regalia and fire on the boat with Super Soakers. “The fireboat likes to fire on us, too,” Cara adds. “Do you fire back?” I ask hesitantly, remembering the awesome display the fireboat put on for Tug Fest. “Of course we do!” she exclaims. The programs are too numerous to mention. Urban Pirates hosts free storytimes on the boat; they have groupies who follow them to mad-lib sessions at local libraries. In winter they do “pirate invasion” parties at people’s houses. But whether it’s storytime or hour-long excursions—pursued by Mad Dog Mike/Mary in the 15-foot skiff Cannon-dodger—kids sing, dance, and talk like pirates, spurred on by lead pirate Peppercorn (aka Adam Sahhar), the captain, and professional actors. “There will be no sitting down,” says Cara. “It’s complete craziness—we’ll try anything once.”

If half a hundred rug rats high on pirates, dancing, and singing at the top of their lungs are not your cup of tea, Urban Pirates’s Fearless hosts Bring Your Own Grog cruises for adults on weekends from the Ann Street pier. To hear Cara tell it, the BYOG cruise is a grown-up version of kids-go-wild, with ethanol-enhanced singing and dancing—and the obligatory water cannons. If you’d like to experience an adventure aboard the Fearless, you can visit them at or call (410) 32-QUEST to reserve your pirate passage. The season starts with Privateer Day, April 10, in Fells Point. About the Author: Stephanie Stone has been a steady columnist covering the Baltimore and Northern Bay waterfronts for PropTalk’s sister publication SpinSheet for many years. Send your Northern Bay story ideas and comments to

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Heffalump Not!

by Charlie Iliff


ou want to name it WHAT?!,” Linda hollers: “Heffalump? You call a marina for a slip—what kind of women do they expect to step off a boat named Heffalump? You get in trouble and call the Coast Guard? They’ll say: ‘Heffalump? Go ahead and sink, Heffalump?’” “But think about it,” I say, “Pooh kept dreaming of big vaguely-described animals, Heffalumps, that would sneak in and eat all his honey. He and Piglet dug Heffalump traps, but all they caught was themselves. Don’t you see, it really fits a big clunky trawler?” “Yeah?,” Bob asks: “Who gets to be Piglet?” “Well, how about Eeyore?,” I 30 February 2010 PropTalk

say. “I can identify with an old grey donkey.” And so goes the search for a name for our new-to-us DeFever 44. But, we get ahead of ourselves, since my assignment for this article is “buying a used boat in a buyer’s market.” Perhaps I should start with how it became a buyer’s market. Simple: Bob Burnett and I caused it. In the summer of 2008, one or the other of us said: “Hey, why don’t we get a bunch together and buy a boat to do the loop? We each can take it for part of the trip, leave it, and the next group can take it for another leg. Most of the trip is within a day or two drive or an easy flight.”

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So we talked about it a bit, got some others interested, and looked at a couple of sturdy Kadey-Krogens and a collection of neat trawlers at TrawlerFest in Solomons. And—as an obvious and immediate result of our interest in expensive boats—the stock market crashed. So, over the next year, the boat market became a buyer’s market. The only problem was that we, along with most of the other potential buyers in late 2008, had to put boat plans on the shelf. Our buying power had deteriorated faster than the boat prices. But along came late 2009, and Bob’s adage: “It’s best to run out of money before you run out of time.” His daughters and grandchildren may not agree, but with that philosophy in mind, we decided to start looking, again, but at lower financial levels. The first place to look for a boat to buy is in PropTalk, of course. So we again looked at the Kadey-Krogens, which were still a bit out of our reach, but capable of any cruising we could envision. A couple of 42s in Annapolis have stabilizers, so we could go to Bermuda, or ... Someone’s going to get a deal with those boats. The PropTalk display ads and classifieds had a lot of boats that would take us where we want to go. Some expensive, a few pretty cheap; some fast, some slow. Although our focus early on had been a trawler, we looked at a lot of boats, in pictures and from Annapolis docks—from the water and up on the hard—and tried to envision ourselves heading south in the fall or north in the spring, or at anchor in the Rhode River or Shaw Bay or Dunn Cove at sunset or sunrise at breakfast or suppertime with young grandchildren or old friends. We had a lot of discussions, and a couple of great meals, laughing about memories and memories to be made in the future. We realized that looking for a boat is as much fun as cruising on one, but we went and bought one anyway. We spent a bunch of time on Crusader’s website and found a lot of different boats to consider. We talked to Scott Taylor at Crusader, who remembered our looking at a boat that he was showing at TrawlerFest 2008. He knew generally what we thought we were looking for and gave some welcome advice. He went to look at a boat or two in Annapolis that he found he couldn’t recommend because of the amount of work needed. Each time we saw something that interested us, he helped with pros and cons that we added to our search list. Chesapeake Bay Powerboating

To learn a bit more about trawlers, we spent time looking over the layout and equipment in Larry and Polly Dulin’s Fu Hwa Ocean 38, Seaquel. We liked it and learned a lot from Larry’s descriptions of his trips up and down the ditch to Florida. We looked at pictures of everything from 36 to 50 feet, including the ones we couldn’t possibly afford, but sure would like. We got aboard and looked carefully at a couple of Monk 42s and liked them. Unfortunately, one needed a bit more work than we were willing to undertake, even though the price was right, and the other had an asking price reflecting her near boat-show condition. Mary, PropTalk’s publisher and Rachel, an ad sales rep for the magazine, looked at a couple of boats for us in Deltaville, during a driving rain and seven-foot storm surge. In the miserable conditions, those boats didn’t show well. A Jarvis Newman in Virginia looked nearly perfect, but sold the day before we called for an appointment to look at it. Another Jarvis Newman wasn’t laid out quite as we wanted, although the hull and running gear certainly demanded that we consider it seriously. Then, on the Crusader website, we began to focus on a 1982 DeFever 44 Long-Range Cruiser, located in Baltimore. We found information about the model on the DeFever Cruisers website, and Scott discussed the boat with us in some detail, including recent prices for similar boats. Scott handed us off to Neal Barrett, who was the listing broker. Neal arranged for us to spend time looking at the boat. When Lucy and Linda started talking about how we could contain young grandchildren in the salon, on the covered aft deck, and up on the flying bridge, we were pretty sure we’d found our boat. Neal arranged with the owner to have Captain Bo Weaver take us for a ride to the Key Bridge and back. It didn’t hurt that it was a beautiful day to be on the water. After some agonizing, we

negotiated through Robin Harris at Harris Marine Financing for a loan and through Christine Wilson at Hartge Insurance Associates for insurance. We made a low offer, which after a counter and some discussion, the owner accepted. We had Tarn Kelsey survey the hull and systems and Chris Oliver the engines, and the seller, Dr. Brady, had some work done pursuant to the survey reports. Our search and purchase are probably similar to those leading to most boat purchases. First, we had an objective: the loop. Interestingly, as the search progressed, we became less interested in the entire loop and more focused on several places. Bob and Linda suggested Key West. Lucy has family in Cape Vincent, where the St. Lawrence leaves Lake Ontario. Just managing to get to those two places will be a significant accomplishment. The DeFever, however, is slow as are most trawlers, and our real destination is to be on the boat. We’ve now transitioned from an evolving list of desired characteristics, through lists of possible acceptable boats, until suddenly our current list is of things needed to be done to the DeFever 44 to make it solid, reliable, and genuinely ours. And, with luck, we may actually get to Key West and Cape Vincent. Before we leave, however, we just have to agree on a #@$&*%$ name.

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Winter Learning Wonderland by Carrie Gentile

Not your typical ice-breaking vessel, but it’ll do in a pinch. Why not come in from the cold and learn a thing or two from the Annapolis School of Seamanship? Seminars at West Marine in Annapolis are free this winter. Photo by Jim Christie


f all the things the Chesapeake Bay seems to be short on in winter— sunlight, balmy breezes, fresh crabs—learning opportunities in the form of boating courses and Chesapeake Bay-related lectures are not among them. If you’re looking to stave off a bout of cabin fever, feed your hobby or passion, or figure out the inner workings of your diesel engine, these classes will offer instruction and information to keep up your mental boating acuity. Winter learning options were once sparse and reserved for nerds, but interest in finetuning navigational skills is increasing, and

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so is the number of courses offered. By all means, the following is not a complete list, but a sprinkling of options to keep your head in the game while waiting for re-commissioning.

What’s New?

In addition to teaching a range of one- to 10-day courses for boaters throughout the year, the Annapolis School of Seamanship expands its repertoire of winter classes every year. This year, captain John Martino, president of the school, has developed a new course aptly named, Cruiser’s

ter Workshop. It’s aimed at boaters who dream of cruising to Florida or beyond, but lack the confidence to make the journey. And the cool part is it takes place at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS). Attendees can tour the largest ship training facility in the world, complete with a 360-degree bridge simulator from a 900-foot container ship. It’s a good chance to see what your boat looks like from a bridge of one of the monstrous ships you’ll encounter while cruising. “We wanted to combine detailed-rich content with a broad range of navigational topics,” says Martino. According to Martino, seminars offered at boat shows are useful, but are limited by time constraints. His new workshop combines the dense amount of material a boating course offers with the range of topics found in seminar series at boat shows. Presenters include Steve D’Antonio, the technical editor of PassageMaker Magazine; Ralph Naranjo, technical editor of Practical Sailor; Lee Chesneau, former marine meteorologist for NOAA, and Martino. They are teaming up to offer a two-day workshop (Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24) that will delve into specific topics ranging from cruise planning and preparation to avoiding big weather and big ships at sea. Presentations will be followed by in-depth breakout sessions designed to address specific interests of the attendees. Food and lodging at the MITAGS hotel onsite in Linthicum, MD are available, as well. The cost is $475 per person. For more information or to register, visit or call (866) 369-2248. Another new course offered by the Annapolis School of Seamanship this winter is Collision Avoidance; it will take place at the West Marine in Annapolis. “I spoke about collision avoidance for the first time this fall, and it was really well received. We feel it is important information to share,” adds Martino. All year round, the school offers a full slate of intensive, two-day classes in Annapolis on electrical systems, navigation, diesel engines, and obtaining a captain’s license; pre-registration and fees are required. Martino has also teamed with West Marine to offer a variety of seminars all winter for FREE. (See page 18.) Call West Marine on Hillsmere Drive at (410) 2680129 or visit and navigate to their events page. Chesapeake Bay Powerboating

Basic Seamanship

The Annapolis Powerboat School, located on Bembe Beach Road, offers one-day classes in basic seamanship, piloting, and first mate skills. The courses are held on Saturdays throughout the winter and are $75 per person. They cover all the essentials such as docking in tight quarters, proper use of a VHF, basic chart reading skills, the U.S. buoyage system, and relating paper charts to chartplotters.

Inner Workings

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) sets industry standards and offers technicians and professionals learning opportunities. But now, it is expanding its repertoire of courses by allowing us amateurs to become better do-it-yourselfers. This winter, ABYC will offer a basic diesel and basic electricity course. You can learn the relationship between amps, volts, ohms, and watts.

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Electrical System Basics January 30-31 February 20-21 Marine Diesel Basics February 27-28 Radar & Electronic Navigation March 13-14 Basic Navigation & Piloting March 27-28 USCG Captain’s License Master & OUPV/“6-Pack”: Wknds: Jan 29-Feb 21 Weekday: Feb 15-26

Learn from experienced industry professionals in a variety of marine disciplines. Visit our website for more courses and class dates. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register on the web or by phone. (410) 263-8848 • (866) 369-2248 PropTalk February 2010 33

Catching the Big One

The 26th annual Fishing Expo takes place January 14-17 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Along with a bevy of freshwater, saltwater, and offshore fishing tackle, boats, motors, and trailers, the expo also has a fishing seminar lineup. Topics include both bass and saltwater fishing on the Chesapeake. The schedule is packed Thursday through Sunday. For a complete list of fishing seminars, go to seminars.html.

Safety First

Any Maryland boater born after July 1, 1972 is required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education to operate a vessel. The certificate is obtained by passing a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approved boating safety course. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels offers the course beginning in March (March 9-10 and March 23-24) for $25 per person. Preregistration is required. Virginia enacted a law in 2007 that requires boater education for anyone operating

a personal watercraft (PWC) with an engine of 10 hp or greater. By 2016, all powerboaters must meet the state’s requirements. Boat U.S. offers a free online course, and local Power Squadrons and Coast Guard Auxiliary offer them as well.

Build It Yourself

Ruark Boatworks at the Richardson Maritime Museum in Cambridge, MD offers classes in the arts of building wooden boats and wooden boat models. You can join in on one of the many ongoing restoration projects ( The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum also offers boatbuilding seminars, with some aimed at teens (hdgmaritimemuseum. org). Chesapeake Light Craft in Annapolis offers classes this winter in building your very own Passagemaker Dinghy. Classes are not cheap, but fees cover the costs of boatbuilding materials and instruction (clcboats. com).

Chesapeake Bay History

The Annapolis Maritime Museum in Eastport offers a full slate of seminars focusing on all things related to the Bay, from the plight of the native oysters, crabs and crabbers to the role that free black Americans had in shipbuilding in Baltimore during the 1800s. In February, author and naturalist John Page Williams will talk about NOAA’s new smart buoys that mark the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail ( For a list of free seminars at West Marine in Annapolis taught by the Annapolis School of Seamanship and other winter learning options, see the Chesapeake Calendar on page TK. If we missed your boating class or seminar and you want to be included in the future or in PropTalk’s events schedule, email About the Author: Carrie Gentile is an Eastport-based freelance writer who lives on a trawler. Send story ideas to her at carriegentile@

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Double Hulls and a Great Double Team


’m always amused at the recording when calling Horizon Marine when either owner Mike Monteith or Dave Jeffries is unable to answer the phone. “Sorry, etc… We are down in the bilge of some boat somewhere.” And that’s pretty close to exactly where I found them when I visited them a while back aboard Orza berthed at Waterside in Norfolk, VA. Well… actually, they were in the starboard hull’s engine compartment. Orza is Spanish for hard alee. She is a custom luxury catamaran yacht owned by long-time Norfolk sailor turned powerboater Scott Ripley. Built by All American Marine in Bellingham, WA, she is 57.5 feet LOA, 22 feet B, and 3 feet D. Following her launching and sea trials in 2004, she transited via Panama to her east coast home port of Norfolk. Her twin C-18 1100-hp cats with direct-drive Hamilton water jets performed flawlessly during the 8000-mile trip. Mike was onboard during the shakedown leg to San Diego, CA. There are three staterooms each with dedicated heads, a spacious saloon and galley, and all the amenities one would expect of a vessel of her class. The bridge has 360-degree visibility. The console accommodates a full suite of electronics and twin readouts for the engines, which remind me of a present day “Hal.” Cats usually have to berth at the pier’s end or a T-head at the extreme limit of shore power where AC voltage drops and surges are common. Mike and Dave were onboard Orza finishing upgrading the 24-VDC charging system with larger alternators and one of those mysterious black boxes (in this case, it was off-white) to control, monitor, and manage the two 50-amp shore power services. Such upgrades were advisable, if not necessary. Ripley prefers DC systems over running the generator. The yacht can now run cabin heat and the clothes dryer at the same time Chesapeake Bay Powerboating

and remain at anchor for extended periods without starting the generator. Horizon Marine operates out of Cobb’s Marina in Little Creek, VA. Mike and Dave have teamed up to provide a wide range of services to an even broader spectrum of boaters. Whether an I/O runabout that lives part time on a trailer, a true

gas I/O, inboard repair, maintenance, and re-engine guru. More than 75 percent of their business is from repeat customers. That speaks highly of their quality, pricing, and customer service. No sketch is complete without a close look at the people. Mike is a retired Coastie with most of his career spent in the boat community. He is a serious marine archeologist, and over many years, dove on and explored more old stuff in the Bay… and other locales, than he could ever hope to accurately catalogue. He has cruised extensively on all three coasts and the Lakes. Following his USCG retirement, Mike and his bride Frankie Ann took a year (L-R): Dave Jeffries and Mike off to do the Monteith of Horizon Marine. Bahamas in their S2 9.2C sloop. He is also an accomplished Orza flies in Florida. banjo picker, sea shanty balladeer, and song writer. offshore vessel in the 60-foot range such as Dave has always been into automotive Orza, sail or power… yeah, they do that. and boat engines. He has the ear if not the They specialize in installations, upsense of what is “doing” inside the cylinders grades, and repair. Consulting, insurance of an internal combustion engine. Some work, engines and systems surveys, and folks just know where that sweet spot is for selective project management services an engine, and he does. A certified master round out their portfolio. They are equally mechanic, his final transition to the marine comfortable with both U.S. and foreign side of things occurred when he joined a systems, processes, and gear. Principal enFormula dealership some years back. Tungine lines include Beta Marine, Mercruiser, ing is his gifted specialty, and he is much Universal, Volvo, and Westerbeke. They sought after especially prepping entrants’ sell and service Hamilton Water Jets as go-fasts for and during those challenging well as Balmar, Kohler, and Next Generabut fun poker runs. tion. For more information about and photos Horizon is a true turn-key enterprise. of Orza, visit To In an era of ever-growing specialization, listen to Horizon’s low-keyed phone mesthe advantage to the boat owner is the sage, call (757) 676-3376 or visit them at avoidance of dealing with several separate Cobb’s Marina. companies to accomplish a project. HoriAbout the Author: D.C. “Merf” Moerschel zon’s stem-to-stern approach is integration has been “messing about in boats” longer than at its best! Over the past three years, they he cares to recall. Retired, living in Annapohave repowered 67 sailboats and more lis, he plies the Bay and other waters in his than 100 powerboats. Mike is the diesel, Albin trawler Salty Dog and only does stuff he water jet, electric go-to guy. Dave is the likes to do. PropTalk February 2010 35

Old Boat Disease by Charlie Iliff

Illness Stage III: The Onset of Reconstruction


ast month, I described for you the first two stages of Jerry West’s Old Boat Disease. First, he exhibited symptoms of Stage One: the Dream. He sold his Lord Nelson Tug and prowled the U.S. Powerboat Show, ignoring all the shiny new fiberglass. He asked weird questions about carvel versus lapstrake versus plywood and leafed through listings in the

brokers’ tents of 1960 and before wood powerboats. He asked questions like: “You know any fellas who restore wood boats?” He dreamed of glossy paint, brilliant varnish, admiring looks from passing boats, and wine, of course, chilled just so. Then came Stage Two of the Disease. He tracked down a restoration expert, Dave Herbig, and from him found out

Nice new bottom built and painted

about a beautiful 1955 26-foot ChrisCraft. Beautiful in 1955, that is. Pretty frowsy looking in 2008, but mostly shaped like a boat. Jerry bought Moonshine as is, where is, in a pasture, for $200. He had her transported to Dave’s place, and Jerry and Dave reached agreement on how the restoration would proceed. The essential terms of the agreement: Dave would restore the

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boat over a year or a couple of years, and Jerry could stop by now and then, make selections, and continue to dream about lazy trips on the Severn in his antique Chris-Craft. And so, by the deadline for this article, Jerry is solidly in Stage Three of Old Boat Disease: The Onset of Reconstruction. His first wide-awake view of “progress” didn’t make the old hulk look much like the pretty 12-year old picture of Moonshine in her prime. Incurable optimism being a symptom of the disease, however, Jerry wasn’t a bit dismayed as Dave removed the cabin, all of the interior, and the bottom planking and began realigning the few remaining structures into the classic ChrisCraft bullnose shape. While Dave was disassembling the boat, Jerry was wrestling with a serious problem. When admirers passed by the boathouse on Chase Creek, should they see the exquisitely varnished transom displaying the name Moonshine? It isn’t a bad name, and certainly it isn’t a great idea to tempt the wrath of Neptune by changing the boat name improperly. But, Jerry’s two standard poodles are named Ruby and Sapphire, not after jewels, but wines. Perhaps when finally restored, the boat should also bear

the name of a properly aged vintage pleasing to the palate as well as the eye. But if so, what? White or red? Sparkling? Or is Moonshine really the best fit after all? Dave’s first priority wasn’t the boat name. His was to take the hulk and make it into something that would float reliably and also live on a lift. He stripped the bottom planking, repaired ribs as necessary, and installed a new plywood bottom. Not original, of course, but watch what happens if you put a caulked planked boat on a lift for a week or so and then drop her in the water.

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Once the bottom was built and painted, Dave flipped the boat right-side up and started on the interior. Since the boat was being done almost from scratch, Jerry got to select layout and trim. He also got to listen for the first time to test firing of the Chevrolet powerplant which had been installed 12 years ago, but never run in the water. With mufflers installed, it was quiet, but started and ran exactly as commanded. Stay tuned with PropTalk for news about Old Boat Bug Stage IV: Nearly Terminal.

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Meet Mr. Moneski:

Keeping Old Outboards Alive by Tim Campbell

Paul Moneski’s little shop of parts for Wizards and other antique engines.


first met Paul Moneski in September 2003 when I took my 1949 Martin 60 outboard motor to his house to have him look at it. My grandfather bought it new in 1949 from Martin Motor Company out of Eau Claire, WI and had it shipped to his house in Dundalk, MD. He and my father would use the motor to go fishing in and around the mouth of the Patapsco River. Many years later around 1989, my grandfather gave me the Martin, because he knew I liked to fish and be on the water. Since that time, I had never used it or even got it running, because it was missing some parts and I had no idea where to begin. After having the motor for so many years and not using it, my plan was to sell it, which is what led me to Paul. I thought Paul might buy it, but by the end of the day he convinced me to keep it by patiently explaining the value of owning a piece of history once enjoyed by my father and grandfather. Paul worked on the motor in his driveway while I looked over his

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shoulder and handed him tools. He got my antique engine started, gave me some much-needed parts, and even supplied a prop for it. I’ll always be grateful to Paul for taking the time to share his knowledge of antique outboards with me. Without his help, I’m sure I never would have appreciated the importance of maintaining this part of my heritage. Paul told me I had to keep it, because it was a part of Americana. That day, Paul showed me the collection of antique outboards he had in his club basement, including several Martins, Chris-Crafts, and Evinrudes. Lesserknown brands such as Elgin, Majestic, and Wizard all had a spot somewhere in there, too. In fact, his motors weren’t merely limited to the cluttered workshop in his basement. He had a couple of restored engines in the sunroom and some in the backyard under cover. It was almost beyond belief to see all the engines he had. There must have been a couple dozen outboards in various stages of repair, from almost totally rebuilt to total basket cases. Paul grinned as he told me he had still more outboards in storage at a friend’s house. When asked how many antique outboards he had, Paul admitted he couldn’t say exactly. At any one time, he works on 10 to 12 motors as he finds parts for them. He said he didn’t

Paul Moneski and one of his many Evinrudes.

favor one brand over another; he liked them all, but chose not to work on anything made later than 1980. Paul’s oldest antique outboards are a 1938 and a 1940 Evinrude fully restored to museum quality. He calls them the birthday motors—one for him and one for his wife Fran. The Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, where Paul has been a volunteer for some time, currently has two of his antique outboards on display: a rare 20-hp, 1954 Martin 200 Silver Streak and a 5.5-hp, 1949 Chris-Craft Challenger. Chris-Craft discontinued production of outboards in 1953 and ended up selling to the Oliver Farm Tractor Company. Likewise Martins, owned by the National Pressure Cooker Company (which later became Presto), were not produced after 1954. Once Paul had my interest aroused, I wanted to know more about antique outboard motors and how one went about restoring them. I had many questions. For instance, I wanted to know how a person found outdated parts, the right paint colors, decals, etc. Paul finds parts at antique outboard swap meets and by networking with fellow enthusiasts. He referred me to the Antique Outboard Motor Club, Inc. (AOMCI) ( and a book, The Old Outboard Book by Peter Hunn. Paul is a member of two AOMCI chapters, Old Bay in Joppa, MD and the Chesapeake chapter out of Richmond, VA. Since Paul has been restoring antique outboards for more than 30 years, he has come to know many people all over the country who are his resources for parts and materials. He even knows someone who makes replica engine stand parts that look exactly like the original showroom models and a retired executive from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, who can produce reproduction grips from better than original urethane rubber. One resource for paints Paul uses is a club member in Canada who is in the paint business and mixes paints, cans them, and sells them to other members. Some colors are more common, such as Wimbledon White, a standard color used by Ford Chesapeake Bay Powerboating

Paul Moneski’s Silver Streak

A Chris-Craft engine.

Motor Company for many years. Automotive colors were often used on outboards, because they had already been tested. Paul knows a retiree who can create exact replicas of decals using pictures and computer images. When disassembling and reassembling the motors, Paul does a lot of cleaning and makes subtle improvements, such as using a gasket seal, rubber adhesives, and new bearings. He tries to match the original gasket material as close as he can. Paul cuts and punches out his custom-made gaskets using a pair of scissors and a leather punch. As he installs the parts, Paul often uses new bearings that he says are essentially made the same as they were years ago. The

goal is to restore the engines to operating condition so they can be run at various AOMCI meets around the country. In his living room, Paul showed me a thick binder filled with letters, notes, and pictures detailing where he acquired the motors, who he got them from, and when. Documenting the motors is also part of the process and very important to Paul because it helps to give them provenance. By doing this, he learns the history of the various motors and can even track some of them to the original owners. Although modest and unassuming, Paul has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to antique outboards. He enjoys sharing his passion and finds meaning in his work preserving this part of American history by bringing old motors back to life. I not only learned a lot about restoring antique outboards but also the importance of saving the past. It was a privilege and a pleasure meeting Paul. About the Author: Tim Campbell lives in Phoenix, MD and has fished the Chesapeake Bay for more than 40 years, taking part in more than 100 tournaments. He is a member of the Bass Angler’s Sportsman Society, Coastal Conservation Association, and International Game Fish Association. When he’s not angling for stripers on his 2003 Parker 21SE, he works for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. PropTalk February 2010 39


Mid-Winter Dreams


hen the boat’s on the hard, and the winter wind bites, there’s not much else to do but plan and dream about summer. In honor of Valentine’s Day February 14, we asked female staffers at PropTalk about their dream boats and their ideal days on the water. Hopefully, this will give our male readers some insights and ideas for planning romantic escapes on the Bay this upcoming season… After living in John Trumpy’s granddaughter’s house when we first moved to Annapolis in 2006, my husband Chris and I fell in love with the old Trumpy yachts. My dream is to find a Trumpy that has been abandoned or desperately needs some love and work with Chris to rehab/refinish the entire boat. We both love wooden boats, but we have a special place in our hearts and a deep appreciation for old wood. After

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we refinish the boat, if we’re still married [wink], I would love to tour the world in comfort.—Emily Monaco My dreamboat is one that requires no maintenance, sits at the dock outside our office, and is ready to go at a moment’s notice. It has to be a boat I can manage solo but also one that I can take six or seven other people out on. Quick to get on a plane. Quiet at just above idle for the evening cocktail cruise and fast enough to get to Kentmorr for dinner and back between the end of the work day and sunset in the summer. My dream day is spent on a boat with someone else driving. No destination. No cell phones. No contact with the outside world unless we want it. A good book and shade to read in.—Mary Ewenson Our 1982 Defever 44, Indian Summer, although new to Linda and Bob Burnett

and to us, needs some TLC. So, first I would like to make her prettier and more comfortable inside. Then maybe a shakedown trip down the Bay and up the James River for some Civil War sightseeing. My personal cruise target is to visit cousins at Cape Vincent near the St Lawrence RiverLake Ontario intersection, maybe by way of Key West. That should take a while at seven knots. I’m looking forward mainly to lots of down time enjoying the scenery, biking onshore, and reading books.—Lucy


My dreamboat is a Boston Whaler 170 Montauk (above) because it’s supposed to be sturdy and reliable with “unsinkable Unibond construction” they say. I saw one last summer. It was older model but had shiny new black canvas, and it was all fitted out with rod holders and a cooler. Seemed like the perfect boat to buzz between

the dock bars in Ocean City or here at Ego Alley in Annapolis. The engine seemed to be a good size for hauling my nieces on the tube. In fact, Bart at Chesapeake Whalertown had one all decorated with a wreath and lights, sitting right at the foot of Eastport Bridge during the holidays. I kept thinking, “I should buy myself a little present.” My dream day on the water would be to make it to two or three dock bars on a warm afternoon in early spring. Maybe having someone more experienced than most of my friends onboard to ensure we don’t break down and someone to safely steer us home.—Dana Scott My dream day on the water would be to have all of my Charleston friends come visit for a day out on the Bay.—Rachel Engle As someone who rarely gets out in powerboats, I can say that getting an invitation from anyone in a powerboat is a pleasure, whether it’s an inflatable, a fishing boat, or a picnic boat. One time, some friends invited me to go to an early crab dinner on some big fancy boat—a Tayana? Very pretty boat. We made it to Rock Hall from Annapolis in 45 minutes. I can’t even get there in my car that fast. As a sailor, I feel a little guilty saying this, but I had a blast!—Molly Winans Dream day on the water: It would be summer. We’d already have the boat locked and loaded and ready to go. My sister-in-law would ride with us. We’d get on the boat at about 10 a.m. and take a 10-minute chug to the islands up the Rhode River, set the hook, and have my brother-in-law raft up with us on his boat. We’d spend the day swimming, sunning, dinghying around, seeing the sights, eating and drinking, and looking forward to a quiet overnight anchorage. We’d share music, cocktails, appetizers, and stories at sunset; and dine on crab cakes and coleslaw after dusk. The kids would have glow sticks and stuffed animals to keep them cozy at bedtime, and we’d have pretty accent lights on before bedtime, without worrying about draining our house batteries. Then, we’d go up on the flybridge to see a meteor shower and tell tall tales into the wee hours.—Ruth Christie

Happy Valentine’s Day from Dividing Creek off the Wye River. No, it was not Photoshopped. Photo by Ruth Christie

Chesapeake Bay Powerboating

by Captain Bob Cerullo

Back in the days of the Norsemen, there wasn’t any GPS navigation equipment to guide those noble mariners toward land. They carried raven, crows, and other land-loving birds caged at the top of the mast. When the navigator needed to know in which direction the land lay, he released a bird and watched the direction in which it flew. The birds knew how to find land even when the sailors didn’t. Eventually, when they started putting lookouts on the top mast, the tub in which they stood became known as the “crow’s nest.”

Back when sailing vessels dominated the high seas, a seasoned mariner could tell what kind of ship he was checking out in his spy glass by the shape of the triangular sail in the foremast. The shape or the way the jib was cut provided a warning as to the type of ship and often, her country of origin. Jibs carried on French vessels, for example, were cut much shorter in the luff or the forward edge of a sail running from head to tack (front corner of the sail) than those of their English counterparts. The expression “I like the cut of his jib” was a statement of approval. It was also used to describe an attractive young lady by saying: “I like the cut of her jib.” In general usage, it is a statement of a judgment of a person’s demeanor or appearance, as in: “I don’t like the cut of his jib.”

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Gliding Gander:

Beyond Expectations by Lea Brooks and Garon Stutzman

Editor’s Note: Lea and Garon are overhauling Gliding Gander, a Lippincott 46, for some serious southern cruising. They plan to head south January 15. Enjoy the second installment of their story.


in a cruising boat. We could not find better within our budget and specifications, so we opted to retrofit the boat we came to love and appreciate and one that we trusted with our lives during our last trip of 4000 miles. Having grown up boating and living along the Chesapeake, we had a rather intimate knowledge of the technical and

he Chesapeake Bay is the underpinning for a very dramatic and dynamic inter-related economy. It provides for professional and recreational watermen, hunters, and leisure boaters. As a result, this is one of the best areas in the nation, and indeed the world, to find professional marine services. We gave years of thought to the question of retrofitting a 30-year-old boat versus buying another. A primary consideration was the proud character and history of Gliding Gander. Built in Trappe, MD in 1979 for use by the ABC Wide World of (L-R): Matt Anthony, the ship’s main carpenter; Lea Brooks; and Tony Van de Wal, president of AVFM Sports, this particular in Rock Hall, Gliding Gander’s prime rebuilder. Lippincott held special favor and respect in many people’s hearts. practical competence and marine services People recognized this boat—even in the surrounding the region. We believe some Bahamas! of the finest and most proven boat hulls Primary challenges included rot around ever developed came from the Chesasalon windows, only one stateroom, plus peake region. Our hull is no exception. not enough tankage to cross the Caribbean These considerations were the basis of our Sea. However, Gliding Gander has many decision to take advantage of the area’s attributes. She is solid, swift, economiunlimited talents. cal, sea worthy, and comfortable. She had Our original estimate contemplated rea displacement of 19,900 pounds and building a “boat” costing 40 percent of our shallow draft of three-feet, three-inches. replacement budget. Sometimes it seems In our past travels, when we arrived in as if we are keeping the entire economy of major yachting centers with their beautiful Rock Hall afloat. After months of fighting mega-million dollar yachts, we compared the weather, Mother Nature and Murphy’s ourselves to Jed Clampett when he arrived Law finally prevailed, so we moved the in Hollywood in his classic old truck. The boat inside. We took every opportunity to choice was very clear. Either fix her or sell make upgrades not originally estimated. her. Addition of a hard-top canopy and more We set a maximum budget and a debuilt-in seating on the fly bridge added tailed, prioritized list of what we required

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over one month and $10,000. We had underestimated the total man hours required. When we tried speeding things up, we suffered inefficiencies working too many men inside the boat at the same time. Integrating recycled wood flooring, cabinetry, and veneer—made from old Virginia fencing boards—added a wonderful look. It also escalated into a large and more expensive carpentry project. More than 30 different people combined talents and converted a “boat” into a “yacht.” The final cost will be double our estimate or 80 percent of our replacement budget. One day, we bumped into Larry Simms, President of the Maryland’s Waterman’s Association, who joked, “You are actually ahead of schedule, because usually, boat retrofitting projects take three times what is originally contemplated.” We now have a more expensive, albeit a better, higher quality “yacht” than the “boat” we originally anticipated. Gliding Gander will be more solid, lighter, and less expensive than a new production yacht. She will be better equipped and have a comprehensive array of instrumentation and electronics exceeding that of production yachts. Best of all, we will be proud to enter those major yachting centers; Hillbillies no more! About the Authors: Lea Brooks and Garon Stutzman are lifelong boaters who live on the Chester River. Garon is an entrepreneur, engineer, and businessman. Lea is an ardent adventurer, retired social worker, and grandmother of five. For the nitty gritty details of Gliding Gander’s extensive, expensive remodeling project, visit glidinggandergetaway.

Cruising Club Notes What’s Shakin’?


ther than those shivers in your timbers… On the Chesapeake, it’s time to gear up for the boating season with meetings, seminars, and nautical flea markets. Until the spring splash, Bay dwellers will be expanding their minds and waistlines, no doubt. This month, we’ve got fun news from Bethesda, Frederick, Solomons, the Annapolis area (of course), and even Wilmington, DE. Sit back and enjoy the tall tales of February. —Ruth Christie/

Welcome Aboard


ay “Hello” to the Admirals Annapolis YC (AAYC), the newest addition to PropTalk’s growing list of Bay clubs. AAYC seeks new members to join in enjoying the Bay with raft-ups, crab feasts, cruise trips, and dinner meetings with nautical speakers, to name a few of their activities. The club is a member of the Chesapeake Bay YC Association and currently is headquartered in Bay Ridge, with members throughout the area. Membership fees are reasonable, and you don’t have to own a boat to join. Meetings are held at local restaurants, and sailors and powerboaters alike are welcomed. For more information, contact Bruce Ratti at (410) 268-6163 or —by Bruce Ratti PropTalk also welcomes MSSA’s DC Metro Chapter to the fold. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at 4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda, MD. For more details, contact Jeremy Bendler, chapter president, at president@ or visit


And You Think You Like To Fish…

ast year flew by for the Frederick Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s Association (MSSA) (below). One hundred people attended January’s annual dinner, and members spent the next three months enjoying fishing shows and seminars and stocking up for migrating stripers. During a Chapter Promotion Day in March, we displayed half a dozen boats, fielded questions from curious folks, signed up new members, and enjoyed USCG Auxiliary boat inspections and safety demos. April’s Spring Shakedown Cruise out of Sandy Point State Park circumnavigated Kent Island, with lunch at Fisherman’s Inn. During our Spring Tournament, 24 boats fished out of the Beacon Marina in

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Solomons; the winner-take-all Calcutta paid out a handsome $2000. Summer brought the bluewater MSSA Tunament and live-lining on the Bay near the Choptank. In October, 20 boats trailered to Harker’s Island, NC for King Mackerel Tournament fun and collected tall tales for the Crab Feast/Awards Meeting. In November, we again tempted the Bay’s rockfish, did some offshore fishing, and took part in MSSA’s fall tournament. During our December Flea Market/Meeting, captain Max King showed how he catches monster rockfish by drifting eels. We make every trip count; we always stick together to put each other on fish ( —by Chris Linetty

Skip Johnson on an electrifying eeling trip last January.

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Fired Up for Fishing Fun

he Pasadena Sportfishing Group’s first meeting of 2010 will be January 11 at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall in Severna Park, MD. Captain Walt of Light Tackle Charters will share his light-tackle techniques for fishing the Chesapeake Bay. As always, there will be door prize drawings, a 50/50 to benefit our Kids’ Fishing Derbies, food, and fun. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Our meetings are free and open to the public. And, don’t miss our 18th annual Fishing Flea Market and Show at the fire hall February 13-14 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Snooze, and you’ll lose out on great deals on boats, tackle, and gear (pasadenasportfishing. com). —by Paul Coakley Editor’s Note: PropTalk will be at the Fishing Flea Market and Show. The March issue will be there hot off the presses as will be some of our team.


Have a Great 2010!

olomons Island Model Boat Club members sail out of the Calvert Marine Museum. Members will meet for work sessions January-April and again November-December. Sailing, racing, and potluck events will run from April through October. For the full schedule of fun, visit —by Butch Garren

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ilmington Sail and Power Squadron skippers have two great speakers lined up for its winter meetings. On January 22, Rick Carrion of the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild will share his experiences restoring Elf. Proceeds of an auction of white elephant marine items will go to the Antique Boat Restoration Society. On February 12, Dr. Samuel Lyness, a retired neurosurgeon and avid sailor, will show how to prevent and deal with medical emergencies at sea. Each evening will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Brandywine Community Center in Wilmington, DE and include appetizers, dinner, and dessert for a mere $8 per person. The squadron also will offer three boating skills seminars in collaboration with the City of Newark, DE February 3, 10, and 17. For more details about meetings and seminar fees, call (302) 733-0289, email, and see page 18 ( —by Harry Anderson

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ack Creek YC members met at the Annapolis Marriott December 12 to view the Eastport Parade of Lighted Boats (above). Our annual Ball will be January 30 at the Kent Island YC in Chester, MD from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. It’s a black tie affair; socks are optional. With a full moon and a clear sky, the view should make for a memorable and romantic evening. Appetizers and pre-dinner drinks will lead nicely into salads, New York strip and crab cake combos, mixed vegetables, roasted potatoes, wine, dessert, coffee, and tea. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening, and dancing to Mike Lange and his Boogie Express will follow the installation of new officers for 2010: commodore Richard Sanger, vice commodore Bill Falk, rear commodore Steve Bacon, fleet captain John Loving, treasurer Mary Bowie, and secretary Betsy Beyer. New members of the Board of Governors are JJ Sullivan and Dale Schulz. Belgian waffles and eggs will make the next morning complete. After the Wine Dinner February 20, we will continue land-based events until the season opener April 17. To join our active club with warm and welcoming members, visit —by Otto Hetzel

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t Broad Creek Marine in Easton, Herman Haddaway recently put the lid on (aka laid down the ceiling) on a Haddaway 32. This is one of the projects Herman envisioned when he teamed up with his son Ronnie Haddaway over a year ago and opened a large-scale building. They both build and provide TLC to 80-footers in the comfort of the great indoors. he crew at Weaver Boat Works in Tracys Landing, MD is devoting a lot of time and brain power into building a Weaver 64. Twin 1900-hp, C/32A Cats will power her and up to 1862 gallons of fuel when her tanks are topped off. She can make 1400 gallons of water a day and boasts two Onan 21.5-kw gensets. She has three staterooms, three heads with showers, teak mezzanine styling in the cockpit, a power salon door, and all the bells and whistles required to look good while finding fish in far away places. She’ll start turning heads this March. 46 February 2010 PropTalk

n his spare time, Mark Miller, the lead tech at Ferry Point Marina, maintains his allelectric Chevrolet Geo Metro as a commuter car. The thing is… there’s no engine and no fuel tank. She runs on the juice from 22 batteries, sports extra beefy springs to handle the extra weight of the batteries, and is powered by a forklift motor. What will they think of next? t F&S Boatworks in Bear, DE, a 72-footer is in the works, no doubt destined to delight the waters with her variable deadrise hull and longitudinally stepped Vee design. She’s stiff, but in a good way. And, the secrets of another project in the shop are still under wraps.

The 9.9-hp engine on this CA1600, built by Tom Jones at Crab Alley Custom Boats, hit 21 mph!

system, PYI dripless shaft seal, a Raymarine multiplexer, and SPURS line cutters; replaced steering system valves and flushed and changed the hydraulic fluid; built and installed stainless steel mast supports, custom cabinetry, and a computer desk; upgraded the house battery bank to Odyssey AGM batteries; moved battery switches to make them readily accessible; sandblasted and applied an Interlux epoxy barrier coat system and three coats of Interlux Micron Extra; made a custom modified stainless anchor pulpit to carry rock anchor; rebedded the deck hardware; made multiple gelcoat repairs; cleaned and waxed the hull; serviced the Cummins engine, Onan generator, bow thruster, and Sealand Vacuflush waste system; and completed extensive sea trials.” PropTalk is exhausted just thinking about all of this.


n addition to winterizations, haulouts, storage, and other custom services, the team at Oxford Yacht Agency in Trappe, MD recently upgraded the systems on a Sabre 36 Express. The owners

will soon be cruising in style with all the comforts of state-of-the-art electronics and none of the worries of those with tangled webs of wiring woes. asters and commanders at Ruark BoatWorks in Cambridge, MD, have completed the hull on a 27.5-foot cedar-strip-planked-overoak-framed workboat and are nearing completion on the interior, flooring, and washboards. The search is on for an engine, preferably a large V-8 or diesel. As they will do for similar boats for future custom-


completed the hull restoration with MAS epoxy and many hours of sanding and fairing. The teak decks were sanded and refinished, toerails and rubrails added, the cabin roof rebuilt, and the cockpit and interior refurbished. Will Ruhland at Distinctive Finishes in Salisbury, MD did the painting and varnish work. Five sprayed coats of Awlgrip Fighting Lady Yellow grace the hull, and Epifanes varnish shines on the brightwork. A trolling motor is side-mounted on a removable bracket that stows under the cockpit seats. Mama

for Washington College is almost complete. She is fully equipped with air conditioning, heat, a generator, state-of-the-art Furuno electronics, a head and shower, a full galley, a 505hp C-9 Caterpiller diesel, and USCG certification for 30 passengers. At press time, she was due to have sea trials in early January and will go to the Trade Show in Ocean City at the end of January, with delivery scheduled for soon thereafter.” Mason adds, “We sold a 48- by 17-foot pleasure boat

Dick Doyle and Jay Rohmann of the Fisherman’s Museum Boat Shop in Reedville, VA are breathing new life into a deadrise.

Mmm, mmm, good! Martin Hardy and the team at Composite Yacht in Trappe, MD made and installed this six-foot fiberglass beauty for Bay Country Bakery in Cambridge, MD.

The crew at Weaver Boat Works in Deale, MD bring a Weaver 64 up to snuff.

ers, the team will customize the cabin and deck areas to suit the buyer’s whims. Also in the shop is an apprentice workboat. She is coming to life in the form of a plywood skiff that will serve as a prototype for a youth- or family-built boat program managed by the Ruark BoatWorks that celebrates traditional boatbuilding methods and materials.   n addition to a full plate of winter service projects, the working wizards at Zimmerman Marine in Deltaville, VA are building a cold-molded Haven 12.5-foot sailboat. Zimmerman recently signed a contract to build a Zimmerman 38, the updated version of the Z36. The new boat, for a southern California customer, will be powered with a 540-hp Cummins. Work on the 38 will begin in February. he crew at Small Open Boats in Port Republic, MD finished a year-long restoration of a classic sailboat, a 22-square meter Skerry cruiser, for customer Roger Colaizzi. This 82-yearold racer had been fiberglassed at some point and then stripped and recovered with biaxial cloth and epoxy. Ken Spring

Mia was launched in October; every time she sails, she is surrounded by boats taking her picture. She measures 33 feet overall, 20 feet on the waterline, and five feet, eight inches at her beam. With her classic lines, mahogany and teak topsides, and hooked mast, she turns the heads of even the most ardent powerboat enthusiast. ”I feel privileged to have worked on this gem and never expect to see anything like her again in my career as a boatwright,” says Spring. eorge Hazzard of Wooden Boat Restoration in Milllington, MD says, “We are making outer chines for the 21-foot 1947 Greavette that was used to square off the chine area of a round chined boat. Replacing the original six cylinder that has seen better days, a 283-cubic inch Chris-Craft engine is in place in a 1958 22-foot Chris-Craft Sea Skiff. Like a Southern Belle, she awaits warmer weather to do some test runs before she heads for Mount Dora, FL this March. My own project 1964 Falcon Wagon is being ready for primer and possibly some new paint in the near future.” ccording to David Mason of Chesapeake Boat Builders in Crisfield, MD, “A 46-footer

to a couple in Virginia to be completed in the spring. Designed purely for pleasure and cruising, she will be fully outfitted and custom built to suit the nautical needs of the owners.” artin Hardy of Composite Yachts in Trappe, MD says, “The 38-foot SW hull will arrive shortly from Maine; we will finish her for a local charter captain. A full interior refit on the Markley 46 is well underway.” As is customary with custom work, the Markley customer has added a few other changes to the list. The crew built another hardtop for a Pursuit, and it is scheduled to be mounted onto custom aluminum pipework, which has just been started. A new fuel tank, floor, and paint repairs were just completed on a 39-foot Sunsation. Hardy says, “Sales are on the rise, and we are finalizing other agreements on large winter projects.” athews Brothers Boatbuilders in Denton, MD is still diligently working on a sailboat refit with its many changes and alterations. Before the heavy holiday snow fell, they had already tucked away their indoor storage customers and shrink-wrapped



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the outdoor customers. The new 22 Bay Cruiser is coming along nicely with the teak windshield, coaming, caps, and toerails being fitted, as we speak. The team has just begun work on a new 40-foot hull and is “in process” on several other repair and paint jobs. The company feels extremely fortunate to be able to say they’ve got quite a bit of work on the schedule and hope that 2010 is a much better year for the entire boating industry!

This 42-footer has had more work done than Joan Rivers. She’s fresh from a major refit at Deltaville Boatyard.

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ennis Elzey of Elzey Custom Boats in Cambridge a built and installed a new cabin top for a charter boat (Bay Hog) out of Chesapeake Beach for Capt. Paul O’Conner. A cabin is in the mold for a Shore Built 24, and wood work is being done on a total refit of a 1969 Chris-Craft Roamer.

Also in the shop is a 23-foot Seacraft center-console; we have the decks out and are replacing the balsa core. Finally, a 32foot ‘lobster yacht’ is having her soft top replaced with a hard top and will receive upgrades in the galley and some shiny new paint wherever needed.”


oe Reid at Mast & Mallet Boatworks in Mayo, MD says, “I’m building a wooden Chesapeake 22 inboard ‘crab yacht.’ The hull is built, and I am preparing to install the Universal 35-hp diesel.

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Racing News going to the Races in 2010?


t’s time to start planning your trips to the races for 2010. PropTalk has covered the racing scene for five years, and 2010 is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. Look at the photos from past races, and you’ll see that it’s hard to tell who is having more fun—the racers or the spectators. One thing is for sure: if you’ve never been to a powerboat race on the Bay, you need to get to one this year. Stay tuned to PropTalk for racing news, schedules, and fantastic photos. And, when you get to the races, watch for team PropTalk. We’ll be there, cameras in hand!

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Fish News with Capt. C.D. Dollar Ocean City Fishing Center Hosts Third Annual Black Friday Rockfish Tourney


ot even a Nor’easter could dampen the spirits of scores of anglers. Nearly 50 fishermen competed for cash and bragging rights while helping raise money for the non-profit outfit that offers financial and emotional support for families dealing with autism. The event usually starts on Friday, but a storm forced tournament organizers to push it back a day. Despite tough weather conditions, Jessica Pollmeier, the tournament coordinator, says they are encouraged by the participation and are already planning for 2010. “Next year, we may make it a three-day tournament to give fishermen a lay day due to weather as well as give hunters (who are out and about on Saturday) an opportunity to fish on Sunday,” she says. Angler Tim Hopkins, fishing aboard Playmate, took first place and the $2035 purse with a striper that weighed 20 pounds and measured 38 inches. In second place was Doug Southworth who boated a 19-pound, 37-inch rockfish worth $635. He was fishing aboard Stripe Tease. Andy Petrusis, fishing aboard Bitter Salt, earned the third-place slot and $690 by decking a 19-pound rockfish with a length of 38.5 inches. Rounding the field was the crew on Get Sum, who took fourth place by catching an 18-pound, 38-inch striped bass worth $160. In the Junior Angler category, top honors went to Maggie Hopkins on Playmate with a 15-pound, 35.5-inch rockfish. “It was an awesome tournament with a lot of action for both rockfish and big bluefish,” says Southworth of Kent Island, MD. “We’re definitely looking forward to fishing it again next year.” For more details, call the Ocean City Fishing Center at (800) 322-3065 or visit ocfishing. com.


No Changes for VA Fishing Tournament in 2010

he granddaddy of all Chesapeake fishing events enters its 53rd year with no changes anticipated. The year-long Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament opened January 1. “The Tournament Committee felt the current citation standards were at appropriate levels, so they recommended no adjustments to the program for the coming year,” says tournament director Lewis Gillingham. In 2004, the tournament committee made major changes to the program, which included release citations for all species and increasing the qualifying minimums for more than a dozen species. In recent years, the committee has attempted to fine-tune individual minimum qualifying weights and lengths to coincide with historical trophy-fish standards. Other popular programs administered by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament, such as the Junior Chesapeake Bay Powerboating

Angler Program and the Expert and Master Angler Programs, will return unchanged in 2010. The Junior Angler Program challenges children younger than 16 years of age to catch and release six species of saltwater fish. To qualify as an Expert Angler, a fisherman must register fish in at least six different species for citation awards during the year. Master Angler requirements are 25 citations (with a maximum of one per species per year) in at least five different species over an unlimited period of time starting in 1996. Virginia saltwater fishing licenses are now valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. On another note, anglers fishing the territorial sea south of the Virginia border for striped bass are reminded these are North Carolina waters, and anglers must have a valid North Carolina saltwater fishing license since Virginia does not have a reciprocity agreement with North Carolina. For more details, call (757) 491-5160 or email


American Striper Association’s Angler of the Year

Capt. Kyle Johnson out of Solomons and his mate Brooks (left) were “fun fishing” aboard the charterboat Doctors’ Orders when “bubba,” a 50-pound rockfish, hit a single parachute lure dragged off the waters of Smith Point, VA in December.

Fishermen To March on Washington, DC


ed up with what it calls “unintended negative impacts of the Magnuson Stevens Conservation and Management Act (MSA),” a group of commercial and recreational fishermen plan to protest the federal fisheries law that was reauthorized in January 2007. According to the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), rally organizers say protesters will march February 24 from noon until 3 p.m. under a United We Fish flag. “The closures keep coming, and it’s good to see the collective fishing communities and industries, both recreational and commercial, calling for scientific based Magnuson reform,” says Jim Donofrio, RFA’s executive director. The protest rally is being coordinated by the Conservation Cooperative of Gulf Fishermen, Fishing Rights Alliance, Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s

aptain Greg Nunn of Team Hapi Daze won the Mercury/American Striper Association’s (ASA) Angler of the Year award in the tightest points race in ASA history, edging out Captain Bryan Pieros and his Team Michael’s Bait and Tackle. This is the second Angler of the Year title for Team Hapi Daze. The 2009 Lady Angler of the Year title went to Mary Inman fishing with Team Big Dog. The 2009 Junior Angler of the Year title will be shared by Ann and Sydney Unsworth and Connor Rowe fishing aboard Team Mod Squad. The Virginia Beach Striped Bass National Tournament Champion was Captain Ken Zwirko on Team Bunker Down. Ken’s 41-pound striper held off Captain Max King’s (Team Affliction II) 40.5 pounder. A 40.05-pound striper caught by Captain Alden Thornton on Team A Team took third place. Crew member Nick Ambrose won the tournament’s Junior Angler award, and Ashley Judy of Team Amazing Grace won the Lady Angler award. For the complete story, click Holy Cow! On December 12 while fishing with Capt. Randy Dean of the charterboat Bay Hunter out of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Scott De Matteo of Shady Side, MD caught this huge 51-pound striper that inhaled a two-ounce bucktail with a five-inch shad.

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Association, New York Sportfishing Federation, RFA, United Boatmen of New Jersey, and United Boatmen of New York. The groups organized through the umbrella group United We Fish are “hoping to prove to legislators just how many American anglers and business owners are truly being impacted by the overly restrictive management requirements created by MSA based on non-scientific arbitrary deadlines.” The groups involved

are opposed to what they believe are “flawed data collection methods” that drive fishermen off the water while hurting local charter fishing and seafood businesses and coastal communities. RFA reports that U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and numerous other representatives reintroduced the Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act last March. A similar measure died in November of 2008. Also, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) has sponsored a Senate

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Beale Ong of St. Michaels shows off another healthy striper he landed “on the fly” while fishing with Capt. Walt of Light Tackle Charters at CBBT in mid-December.

version of the bill (S.1255) though it currently has no co-sponsors. “This is much bigger than any one state issue or individual grievance,” says RFA’s managing director Jim Hutchinson, Jr., adding that “our community has been divided by preservationist tactics for too long. It’s time to unite the clans in defense of our coastal heritage and traditions.” For more details, visit

Fish News with Capt. C.D. Dollar More than 51 Pounds of Striper!


ichie Keatley of Norfolk, VA (left) has applied to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) for a flycaught world record striper that tipped the scales at 51 pounds, five ounces. The current record is 43 pounds, 12 ounces. According to IGFA’s Virginia rep Julie Ball, Richie was fly fishing with Pete Sileo in Richie’s 22-foot boat at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel December 17.

The monster rock hit a 3/0 Clouser blue-tinted fly that Keatley had tied. It took about 30 minutes to bring the fish boat-side, but the net broke after three attempts. “A quick-thinking hand-through-gills maneuver by his buddy (Sileo) landed the trophy safely in the boat,” Ball reports. Congratulations Richie and Pete!

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Maryland Vows To Get Tough on Rule Breakers

o more Mr. Nice Guy,” or so says the Maryland Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) Fisheries Service. The state’s fisheries management division announced in December that they intend to implement a new penalty system to deter poachers and other natural resource violators. The proposal would also impose penalties on first-time offenders, based on the severity of their crimes, as well as repeat offenders. For decades, anglers have complained that the Fisheries Service has levied fines and penalties that are too soft and only amount to “cost of doing business” on state waters. Current law requires several convictions to generate a suspension, and suspension time is minimal. The 2009 General Assembly directed DNR to create a penalty system for a single violation and provide tougher penalties for repeat offenders. DNR has been working with the Penalty Workgroup, Tidal Fisheries and Sport Fisheries Advisory Commissioners, and Attorney General’s Office to create the new commercial penalty system. The new enforcement system would: assign points to violations based upon the gravity of the offense; increase penalties for repeat offenders and special protection for certain species; and include provisions for automatic suspension for certain violations. “We believe the proposed increased penalties remain reasonable and will provide a greater deterrence to people thinking about breaking the law,” says Fisheries Service director Tom O’Connell.

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FISH FORECASTS by Capt. C.D. Dollar


Chris Detweiler caught this in November on the Chesapeake (Eastern Bay) on his nine-weight rod, 350-grain sinking line, 1/0 Clouser half & half. He was anxious to release it back in the water, so he didn’t get an exact measurement.

lthough a good chunk of the Chesapeake’s fishing world has settled in for a well-deserved nap, there remain some steelboned souls impervious to the throes of winter. Ocean rockfish and wreck fish are available for those plying Atlantic waters. Local creeks should hold fat crappie and perch as well as feisty chain pickerel. Warm-water discharges are also a viable option for resident stripers, but remember that’s a catch-and-release game. Just be sure to wear your life jacket and pack a thermos. If you’re done fishing until the spring, check out the PropTalk calendar for a full listing of the numerous fishing and boat shows this winter. Make sure you stop by the PropTalk booth to say hello and swap fish tales. I’ll be at the Fishing Expo at the Timonium Fairgrounds January 14-17, Baltimore Boat Show January 20-24, and Annapolis MSSA’s Saltwater Expo February 27. Another cure for cabin fever is the “Angler’s Night Out: Fishing Flicks & Tales” hosted by the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport and presented by PropTalk. Beginning January 12 and running through March 23, we’ll feature six fantastic fishing documentaries. Make plans to attend to enjoy great food and drink specials and some camaraderie. A couple of housekeeping notes: the federal closure remains in effect for black sea bass, so you must release them. Also, Maryland is finalizing rules for its heretofore de facto early season (March to early April) striper trolling fishery. Check the state DNR’s website for specifics.


here’s no quarter for the fish off Virginia Beach even in the cold months when Capt. Jim Brincefield is around. He’ll fish for large ocean-run rockfish in January into February, using preferred baits such as parachutes, Mojos, and bucktails that he trolls with heavy gear. “This is the time for the big boys! Look for diving gannets and baitfish to set up on,” he says. “In February, we will once again start our extreme long-range, deep dropping for grouper, tilefish, blackbelly rosefish, cod, haddock, barrellfish, and hake.”

Capt. Jim Brincefield Challenger II

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atch out fish! Capt. Kevin Josenhans will ring in the New Year as Josenhans Fly Fishing. “After close to 20 years of part-time operation, I’m going to be a full-time fly fishing and light tackle guide,” he says. “The name change is more than semantics. As one of the longest running fly fishing charters on the Bay, we want to re-emphasize our roots. Fly fishing is fun and easy when proper equipment and technique are utilized, and there is no better venue than the Chesapeake Bay. From the Susquehanna Flats to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT), we will have you casting to, and catching, fish on the fly.” With that in mind, he reminds anglers that January and February by no means bring an end to some great fly fishing

opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Mild winter days will see Kevin and his Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman traveling to the CBBT for some catch ’n release striper fishing. “Barring a super cold winter (I probably shouldn’t have said that), rockfish will be available for the light tackle angler right through the winter months,” he adds. “If that doesn’t suit you, there will also be pickerel fishing on the Nanticoke and its tributaries.” Contact Kevin for a much needed break from cabin fever, or visit his new website at josenhansflyfishing. com for updates, reports, and seasonal fishing specials.

Josenhans Fly Fishing (443) 783-3271


apt. Walt of Light Tackle Charters in Crisfield, MD will take you fishing for big rock at CBBT, or if you prefer, grab an ultra-light rock and cast for crappie and pickerel on scenic Eastern Shore tributaries such as the Pocomoke River. His new rig—a 23-foot Parker center console—is ideal for the Bay, and his jonboat does the trick for the panfish. At CBBT, he’ll cast Bass Assassins and BKDs on light-tackle outfits (15-pound test) around the pilings and islands while waiting for the feeding frenzy, which is marked by big birds such as gannets feeding on bait pods that stripers maraud. When you’re walking the aisles of the Seaside Boat Show at the Ocean City (MD) Convention Center February 12-14, make sure you stop at the Cedar Creek Marina booth to say hey to Capt. Walt. Capt. Walt Light Tackle Charters


(410) 957-1664

apt. Jeff Popp is done fishing for rockfish, but he is back at the Bay’s headwaters where he’ll guide clients for yellow perch and walleye in the Susquehanna River and area tributaries. “Last season we had a good year for panfish,” he says, adding that his clients caught fish from 11 to 14 inches and made up the limits in no time. Capt. Jeff Popp


(410) 790-2015

ill O’Brien at Shore Tackle and Custom Rods in Kent Narrows, MD will spend the winter months wrapping custom rods and working the fishing show circuit. Make a point to visit him and his crew at the 26th Annual Fishing Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Shore Tackle and Custom Rods Kent Narrows, MD

(410) 827-7765

The third annual Black Friday Rockfish Tournament hosted by the Ocean City (MD) Fishing Center raised almost $4800 for the Autistic Children’s Support Group of Worcester County.


apt. Sean Crawford of Terrapin Bay Guide Service in Eastern Bay says that as long as water temperatures cooperate at the mouth of the Bay, the CBBT striper fishery “should continue to be productive,” though it is strictly catch-and-release. He says he had a good December season down there and plans to work the islands and pilings that were hot areas last month. He’ll key on the large schools of menhaden and keep a lookout for diving gannets working around CBBT. “Six and 10-inch BKDs are my preferred bait, with the lightest jig head possible to get it into the strike zone,” he adds. “Large bucktail deceivers, regular deceivers, and halfs’n’halfs are the flies to use, with chartreuse being the normal color of choice.” Capt. Sean Crawford


(410) 490-5942

apt. Gary Neitzey wrapped up his striper season at CBBT and is now taking bookings for the spring Susquehanna Flats season as well as pickerel and perch trips. Capt. Gary Neitzey Fish Hawk Guide Service

On November 28, Rob Gorman and skipper Gil Briggs caught this 51-inch, 37.7-pound rockfish trolling in 100 feet off Bloody Point Light. Photo by Gil Briggs (410) 758-4262

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CLASSIFIED AND BROKERAGE SpinSheet & PropTalk Seek a college-aged writer for a winter/ spring unpaid internship. Writing, sailing, and/or powerboating experience preferred. 6-8 hours in the Annapolis office per week, with an end-of-semester stipend. Send resumes and 2-3 writing samples to molly@spinsheet. com. Graphic Design Advertising Traffic PropTalk and SpinSheet magazines are looking for a graphic designer with excellent organization. If you have experience in Illustrator, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, and InDesign and designing print and web marketing, advertising, and promotional pieces, this is the job for you. Boating experience on the Chesapeake a plus. Send resume to No calls please. Editor PropTalk Magazine is in search of an editor. Candidate must have loads of powerboat and writing experience. Must love boating and the Chesapeake Bay and be interested in attending boating events all over the Chesapeake. Management and organizational experience a must. Please send resume and letter to SLIPS

20’ - 40’ Slips, Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St., Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water, & showers. (410) 990-9515. www. 28’ - 38’ Slips  Power & sail, cozy & intimate MD Clean Marina, Deale, MD. Great boating & fishing, protected harbor, free Wi-Fi & pumpout, 30 mins. from DC. (410) 867-7919, www.

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30’ - 35’ Slips Available Annapolis City Marina, Ltd. in the heart of Eastport. Includes electric, water, restrooms with showers, and gated parking. Give us a call at (410) 268-0660,

Accredited Marine Surveyor Capt. Jon Sheller, AMS, established 1980, serving MD/DC/VA, SAMS & ABYC accredited. Power & Sail, Gas & Diesel. Pre-Purchase, Insurance, Finance, Corrosion, (410) 3497016,

#1 - Chesapeake Yacht Sales 18355 General Puller Highway, Deltaville,VA 23043, (804) 776-9898, www.cysboat. com

Don’t Pay Annapolis Rates this Winter Winter storage $3/ foot/month. $90 minimum. $12/ foot HWBL. In-water storage open and covered up to 50 feet LOA. Full-service BY or DIY. Winterization, sail & battery storage, variety of services: brightwork, shrinkwrap, ask us! 7-foot depth. 30-T TraveLift. (804) 472-3955, www. Powerboat Slips & In/Out Boatel Space  Winter Price Specials – Deale, MD – Great boating and fishing – Pool – Showers – Sales – Parts – Service – Inboard – Outboard – Sterndrive. Gates Marine Service, (410) 867-9666 or (301) 261-9200. Tired of Paying Too Much  For crowded Solomons? Come join others who switched to the open waters of the Potomac. Deep-water slips, covered slips, Jet Ski & boat lifts, ramp. Breton Bay area, Leonardtown, MD. Combs Creek Marina (301) 4752017, www.combscreekmarina. com. Why Pay High Annapolis or Baltimore Rates?  Slips $1,250 - $2,200 YR. Land storage $110 monthly. Haulouts $8.50 per foot. Minutes to Bay and Baltimore Beltway. Old Bay Marina (410) 477-1488 or www. SURVEYORS

ABYI Marine Surveyors, LLC Sailboat & powerboat surveys, big or small, gas or dsl. Contact Derek Rhymes, NAMSCMS and SAMS A.M.S. (410) 2684404 or toll-free (866) 608-4404.


Full Fair Market/Book Value for Your Boat 501(c) (3) private foundation seeks boat donations for use within educational programs. Fully tax deductible. Free boat surveys provided. Free hauling/transport. Also accept cars, trucks, and other items of value. Also seeking volunteer sailboat and powerboat instructors. (410) 591-9900 Maryland Maritime Foundation  Needs your help. Through donations of boats, equipment, and other items, we provide funds for education and other opportunities to organizations and individuals. We also have boats for sale at great prices - allowing you to get on the water. (301) 509-3206, . Boat, Car, and RV Donations Needed  Possible cash back. Fast pickup. Tax receipt given. Proceeds spent locally for college education grants., (410) 532-9330, (877) 5329330. Donate Your Boat  And help teach at-risk teens to sail. (202) 478-0396, www.planet-hope. org POWER

Repo’d Boats For Sale

Sell Your Boat Fast for Market Value Most sold in two weeks or less. We sell your boat on eBay. List your boat. Get a check. Jody Palmisano Boat Brokerage. (410) 340-0008. Power boat listings needed Competitive commission structures, high traffic office location, brokerage storage, online and print adv. Boats are selling and we need more listings. Visit us online at www. or call 1-866735-5926 to get your boat listed and sold.

17’ Holby Bristol Skiff ’08 Dealer demo with very few hours on the engine. In excellent condition. Reduced in price. Offered at $18,500 Contact Ken Comerford at (410) 280-2038 or for more info.

17’ Invader ’87 Bow rider, excellent cond., 2007 trailer, 4.3-L OMC I/O w/352 hrs, covers, Sea Scouts, $3000, James Klimek, (240) 271-4631, 21’ Supra ’91  Good cond., trailer-fair cond., inbd Ford 351, ski tow boat, Sea Scouts, $5000 obo, James Klimek, (240) 2714631,, or Steve Alexander, (301) 646-0805,


22’ Mathews Brothers Classic Bay Cruiser ’02 Surprise Fiberglass hull. Yanmar 100hp dsl engine. Stored and maintained by IndoorBoatStorage. Available for immediate purchase. $79,999 Call Mathews Brothers at (410) 479-9720. 25’ Trophy Pro ‘05 Walk Around  Hunter green, 250-hp Merc Verado, < 200 hrs. Many extras, EZ-Load trailer, prof maintained, shrinkwrapped; asking $52,500. Tow vehicle; 2006 Ford F-350; dually, crew cab, turbo dsl, 20K miles, 100K warranty; asking $33,000. Located at 1641 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd. Arnold MD 21012. Contact: 703-851-4286 or e-mail:

Now Representing 26’ Four Winns ‘03 With Trailer & generator. Barely used and in top condition, priced at $47,000 Call (410) 827-9090 or 27’ Sea Ray 270SD ‘04 Great family boat. Spacious open bow w/enclosed head and side sleeping berth. Great for tubing & skiing. Canvas includes bimini top & cockpit cover. Stern Drive ’04 Mercruiser MX 6.2L MPI BR3, 320 hp with 334 hrs.$38,500. In Chester, MD. See pictures at, (800) 4427601.

Handcrafted power boats

Blue Star 29.9 Bruckmann 34 Blue Star 36.6 Bruckmann 50’ Pilothouse Motorsailer

Bruckmann 34

Downeast 29' 32' 32’ 34' 34' 35` 36' 38' 40' 46'

Blue Star `01 $180,000 Wasque `73 $79,000 Jarvis-Newman `77 $145,000 Mainship Pilot Sedan `03 $165,000 Bruckmann `08 In Stock Bruno & Stillman HT `75 $44,900 Zimmerman `02 $429,000 Evans `07 $195,000 Webbers Cove FB `78 $269,000 Jarvis Newman `78 $145,000

32' 33' 35' 36' 43' 45' 53' 55'

Power Island Gypsy `83 $72,500 Cruiser Esprit 3375 `98 $79,900 Albin `01 $165,000 Grand Banks Classic `86 $139,850 Viking `90 $224,900 Cherubini trawler `01 $395,000 Hatteras Classic MY `79 $269,000 Fleming `96 $72,500


for more details and full listings

410-269-0939 25' Ranger Tugs R25 ‘08 This R25 is trailerable! The hull is fast and efficient with great comfortable cruising capabilities and accommodations up to 5 people. $117,000 Gratitude Yachting Center (410) 639-7111 26’ Crosby Tug ’79 2001 Perkins 65-hp dsl. Many design changes & upgrades have been done to this lovely vessel to make her a great little cruiser. Truck cabin forward for a more comfortable sleeping cabin. Pilot house was completely rebuilt on the same footprint but in fiberglass. Aft end of pilot house made into galley, lrg cockpit, good side decks & so much more. She is safe & quite the eye catcher! Asking $59,000 OBYS (410) 226-0100.

27’ Grady White ’99 Sailfish With twin Yamaha 225s. Fish ready with low hrs $44,900 Call (410) 827-9090 or

28' Albin TE '00 Very lightly used & meticulously cared for. A beautiful dark blue hull & oyster decks make this boat a standout at any dock. Offered at $81,900. Contact David Malkin at (410) 280-2038 or David@

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Horseshoe This 1995 Chris Craft Crowne 34 is available for long term charter with option to buy. 40% deposit on $25k total. No interest remainder distributed over two years. Less than half the price of comparable boats.

Sistership Contact Don Backe to learn more about this and other boats for sale

(410) 626-0273

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28’ Cruisers Yachts 280 CSI ‘05 Certified pre-owned boat. Comes with 1 yr Sea Tow subscription and 1 year warranty. Sleeping for 6 in this well-appointed family cruiser. Camper canvas, GPS plotter, TV/ DVD, AC/Heat, generator. Two gas Volvo 4.3L with 245 hrs. $72,500. In Chester, MD. See pictures at, (800) 442-7601. 28’ Sea Ray 280DA ‘05 Wellequipped anchor locker, windlass, spotlight, cockpit sunpad & carpet, sport spoiler, cockpit table, wet bar, transom shower, bimini top, cockpit cover, equipped galley, creature comforts. $69,900 In Chester, MD. Pictures at Clarkslanding. com, (800) 442-7601.

Cape Dory 28 flybridge fast trawler. 1989, 30 ft. overall. AP, single engine, bowthruster, 4 year old engine. Asking price reduced to $63K. Seriously for sale Make offer. 28’ Carolina Classic ’09 Twin 260 HP Volvo dsls. Hardtop with full enclosure. Reverse cycle AC. Electric windlass. $178,808 Chesapeake Yacht Sales (804) 776-9898 or

28’ Four Winns Horizon ‘02 Twin Volvo 5.0 gas engines w/250 hrs. ‘04 aluminum trailer. Owner leaving country must sell! $28,900 All reasonable offers encouraged. Must see! Photos @ John Kaiser (443) 223-7864 cell anytime

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30’ Grady White ’06 Twin Yamahas and clean as can be. Lee outriggers & full electronics package. $137,000 Call (410) 827-9090 or 29 Chaparral Signature ’05 Lots of custom features including custom hard top, salon upgrades. Twin gas engines. Extended warranty on boat and engines until 2010. Like New! $79,950. All reasonable offers encouraged. Photos @ John Kaiser (443) 223-7864 cell anytime 29’ Mathews Brothers Patriot ’02 JWB Fiberglass hull. Yanmar 315hp dsl engine. Kept in top cond. at MathewsBros IndoorBoatStorage facility. $150,000 Purchase today! Call Mathews Brothers at (410) 4799720. 29’ Mathews Brothers Patriot ’04  Lady Antoinette Fiberglass hull. Volvo Penta 5.7GXi, 320hp gas engine. Kept in top cond. at an indoor storage facility. Purchase today! $149,500 Mathews Brothers at (410) 479-9720. 29’ Mathews Brothers Patriot ’04  Summer Inn Fiberglass hull. Yanmar 315hp diesel engine. Kept in top cond. at MathewsBros IndoorBoatStorage facility. $189,000 Purchase today! Call Mathews Brothers at (410) 4799720.

29' MJM 29z ‘07 3 miles per gallon at 24 knots will ease the pain at the gas dock. Wrap around seating for more people than you probably want to take out. Price Reduction $259,900 Contact Paul Mikulski at (410) 280-2038 or

31’ Mainship Pilot ‘09 Yanmar 315 HP dsl. Fully enclosed hardtop sedan. Bow thruster. Windlass. Generator. A/C with reverse cycle heat. $199,000 Chesapeake Yacht Sales (804) 776-9898 or info@

2008 Eastport 32 The Jake Hull # 3, Loaded, like new. Twin Yanmar-BMW 260hp fully electronic turbo charged diesels with only 38 hours, Furuno Navnet electronics. Interior has extra cabinets and A/C. Set up for the serious fisherman but retains the comfort of a luxury weekender. Offered at $359,000 In Annapolis. Listed by the Eastport Yacht Company, call Tom Weaver (443)951-1380 ext 1101

32’ Carman ‘98 Ready to fish, crab, or cruise? This 32' Carman is ready with a 230hp single Volvo Turbo Diesel I/O $69,995 Call (410) 827-9090 or 32’ Ches. Deadrise ’00 PRICE REDUCED TO $47,500!!! No engine or gear, Ready to drop in gas or dsl, Finished to fish, Full electronics, Fresh Awlgrip, (410) 476-4414, www.

32' Custom Downeast ‘82 Beautiful example of down east styling tempered with fly bridge cruiser. Many upgrades and very efficient powered with Volvo TAMD60B turbo diesel. Price Reduction $78,000 Contact David Malkin at (410) 280-2038 or

33' Cruisers 3372 Express ’03 Twin engines, low hours, fully loaded. AC/Generator Priced below current comps at $79,000 Photos @ John Kaiser (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 cell 33’ Sea Ray 33 ’97 Express Cruiser Bank Repossession. Open Cockpit is ready for a large crowd or awesome fishing groups with its spacious cockpit and roomy interior. Balt prep station/wet bar, in-deck fish box. Twin MerCruisers Inboards. $59,000. Make an offer. In Chester, MD. See pictures at, (800) 4427601. 34’ Albin Aft Cabin Hard Top MY  $ 59,000 – Very rare boat. Full salon & fly bridge, lower helm, bow thruster, 250hp Cummins dsl, gen, Air, radar, Many recent upgrades - a must see trawler. Call Tony Tumas: day or evening (443) 553-5046. email: tony@, Visit our web:

34' Formula PC '99 A well built boat with plenty of sex appeal! Sleeps 6, both staterooms have privacy curtains. Entire aft section of cockpit can be turned into a giant sunken sunpad. Good performer, cruises at 23 knots. $110,000 Gratitude Yachting Center ( 4 1 0 ) 6 3 9 - 7 1 1 1 34’ Mariner Orient ’02 Exceptional upgrades, Single Cummins diesel, Upper & lower Helm, Bow & Stern Thrusters $175,000 Call (410) 827-9090 or 34’ Sea Ray 340 Impeccably kept and truly turn key. Just 200 hrs on FWC 8.1 Mercs and generator. Not many boats this clean. $134,000 Call (410) 8279090 or 35’ Cruisers Yachts 330 Express  Two Volvo 8.1 Penta gas, 375 hp. Well-equipped with creature comforts. Call for details and price on this great boat. In Shady Side, MD. More boats at, (800) 4427601.

35’ Doral 350 Sportcruiser ’95 All the options! Bow Thruster, AC/Gen., TV/VCR, ice maker, fridge, full galley, GPS plotter, trim tabs, power bow spotlight, elect. windlass, two staterooms, Mercruiser 7.2l engines, 24k cruise/33.4k top speed. $39,000. All reasonable offers encouraged. 100’s of Photos @ John Kaiser (443) 223-7864 cell anytime

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35’ Maxum ’04 Rare dsl powered model cruises at 27mph with a 16 gph fuel burn. Two staterooms and clean. $149,500 Call (410) 827-9090 or

35’ Tiara Open ’02 Twin dsl, hardtop, dark interior. Lift kept and ready for a serious buyer to step aboard. $199,000 Call (410) 827-9090 or 35’ Tiara Open ’98 T-Cummins 370HP dsls. This is a lovely, well equipped, lightly used and meticulously maintained vessel. Excellent electronics package, comfortable interior, and preferred engines. Seriously for sale and looking for offers! Asking $139,500. OBYS (410) 226-0100. 36’ Grand Banks ’86 Classic, single screw Lehman. Cruise equipped; generator, Heat/Air, Dsl heater, Davit system, more! Recently reduced: $139,850. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939,

36’ Nauset Sedan Cruiser ‘03 High quality DownEast Yacht, lightly used, completely equipped for cruising, outstanding condition! Electronics duplicated helm/flybridge, single Cummins, Generator, Bowthruster, A/C. $249,000 Gratitude Yachting Center (410) 639-7111

36’ Sabre Double Cabin Fast Trawler ’93 This is a lovely and well maintained vessel. Upgraded electronics to 2001, awlgripped flag blue hull, T-250hp Detroit engines that cruise at 14 knots and tops at 18 knots. Great live-aboard or weekend cruiser for the family or w/friends. She is asking an incredible price of $135,000 and willing to listen to offers. OBYS 410-226-0100. 37’ Egg Harbor Convertible ’01  This is an exceptionally clean vessel that has been professionally maintained! Only 580hrs on her Twin 420HP Caterpillar dsls. She has an inviting interior with above-average workmanship. 2 stateroom layout w/varnished teak woodwork, designer fabrics & top-shelf furnishings. She has been priced to sell & is looking for offers. Asking $194,500 OBYS (410) 226-0100.

37’ Formula ‘04 Silver Imron, Twin Mercs & Bravo III drives, Bow Thruster, the 37’ is the blend of speed and luxury $156,000 Call (410) 827-9090 or Trojan 11 Meter ’88 Two 454s. gem aor. radar. Call Tony Tumas: (443) 553-5046. www.; email:, 38’ Cruisers Yachts Express ’99 With Cat dsl power & many extras. Cherry interior, 2 staterooms and 2 heads w/ large salon & galley offer plenty of family space below. The 13’6” beam provides stability, safety, & lots of entertainment area for after hrs entertaining. Currently stored under cover & meticulously maintained. It does not get any better than this. Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230.

38' Marine Trader Tradewinds Sundeck ‘86 Good livability, little money! Twin Lehman 135's, 8.5kw Kohler Genset with low hours, new Norcold refrigerator, good instrumentation, knowledgeable owner. $99,000 Gratitude Yachting Center (410) 639-7111 38’ Meridian 381 ’03 Sedan Bridge Lewmar windlass, full bridge enclosure, Kohler generator, auto fire ext system, converter, Raymarine electronics RL 70C GPS/Plotter closed, Array radar, ST40 depth finder, VCI flat panel computer w/tide and chart, equipped galley, salon & staterooms. $159,000. In Chester, MD. See pictures at,, (800) 4427601. 40’ Carver ‘99  Spacious aft cabin motoryacht. Twin Cummins 330 dsls. Generator. Radar. New enclosure. Perfect liveaboard or long range cruiser! $169,500 Chesapeake Yacht Sales (804) 776-9898 orinfo@ 40’ Formula 400SS ‘99 Super clean performance boat with 502 Motors. Low hrs and turn key. Call (410) 827-9090 or www.

40’ Robbins ’94 Caterpillar diesel, Electronics, Full Galley $130,000 (410) 476-4414

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40’ Robbins by Mathews Bros ’07 Madeline, Fiberglass hull. 540 Cummins dsl eng. Delivered in May of ’08, this highly customized boat is practically new! Available for immediate purchase. Asking $485,000 call MathewsBros at (410) 479-9720.

41’ Meridian 411 ‘03 Flybridge Sedan Sake Maru lift kept, beautiful condition, only 411 hours on Cummins 370 hp diesels, 600 on generator. Spacious layout for cruising or living aboard. Inventory includes Onan 11kw Generator, docking on command system, full canvas, bridge auto pilot, Radar and Color GPS plotter and more. $229K 100’s of Photos @ John Kaiser (443) 223-7864 cell anytime 42’ Cruisers Yachts 4050 Express Motor Yacht ’03 w/ Yanmar dsl power, less than 200 hrs, full hard top w/cockpit air/ heat and many extras. Cherry interior with 2 staterooms and 2 heads along w/full galley & wide open salon w/plenty of natural lighting provide the new owner w/lots of living space. This boat has cockpit space galore & cruises at 20 knots while sipping fuel. Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230. 42’ Cruisers Yachts Express ’99  one owner, lift kept, Cat dsl power, low hrs w/ many extras & options. Lightly used in the Chesapeake Bay this proven winner has cherry interior, 2 staterooms, and 2 heads for the cruising couple w/friends or family. 14’ beam, raised spacious helm, and large cockpit space provide more than enough entertainment area. Ready to go. Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230.

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42’ Grand Banks ‘84 Classic double cabin flybridge trawler. Twin 135 HP Lehman dsls. Very well maintained. Beautiful interior teak joinery. $128,800 Chesapeake Yacht Sales (804) 776-9898

42’ Jones ’97 Cummins 635HP, Full Electronics, 6 Pack, Easy Conversion to Passenger Vessel, Built & Ready to Fish $179,000 (410) 476-4414 42’ Jones ‘00 575 HP Diesel, Gen-set, A/C & Heat, Full Electronics, 6 Pack, Ready to Fish or Cruise. $239,000 www., (410) 4764414 42’ Krogen Pilothouse Trawler ’84  Very rare. Island berth forward, stabilized, epoxy bottom, new galley, washer/ dryer, electric dinghy davit and complete electronics. Excellent value. Located Annapolis. KadeyKrogen Yachts (800) 247-1230. 42’ Krogen Pilothouse Trawler ’95  Widebody model. This is a real waterman’s boat. Original owner. Maintained to high standards. Meticulous records & logs. Benefit from the owner’s extensive knowledge & experience. Located Solomons. Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230 43’ Carver ACMY ’96 $189,900 Twin Cummins, Air, gen, radar, pilot. Call Tony Tumas: day or evening (443) 553-5046.; email: tony@greatblueyachts. com. 43’ Viking ’90  Convertible., 671 TIs. Cruise, entertain or fish in this well-maintained yacht. PRICED TO SELL $224,900. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

43’ Eastbay ’02 Extremely well equipped comes w/extended warranties on engines. Ready for a new adventure. Call for pricing. Contact Ken Comerford at Ken@ or (410) 280-2038.

43’ Eastbay EX ’00 Kelly’s Catch Beautiful soft top express cruiser w/low hr CAT dsls, 25 knot cruise speed, 8kw Onan, dripless shaft seals, extensive electronics, flat screen TVs, DVD, Bose, CD, Stidd seats, windlass , 6 person life raft, covers for everything, A/C in helm area. Two staterooms, teak & holly sole, opening ports & overhead hatches for great ventilation. Recent Flag Blue hull paint & new non skid as well. Aggressively priced to sell at $359,000 Contact Marc Thomas (410) 991-0939 or

43’ Eastbay HX43 ‘02 Mint! Loaded with standard factory/custom options. See what inside storage is about! Prepped for 2010 season! $535,000 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 43’ Wellcraft ’87 Portofino Express, twin 454 Chevys w/360 hrs, new radar w/GPS & depth, new canvas, 7.5-Kw genset, many other upgrades, call for more details, Sea Scouts, $60K obo, James Klimek, (240) 2714631,

45’ Cherubini ’01 Trawler Unique custom interior. Beautiful blue awlgrip hull. AC, genset, Espar furnace, cruising comfort, electronics galore! $395,000 Crusader Yacht Sales (410) 269-0939

46' Grand Banks in beautiful condition. Bank work out open for offers. Call Frank Gary 410-703-4017. View photos at

46' Carman '01 TWIN John Deere 375HP, USCG Cert. 36 Passenger + 2 Crew, Fully Equipped Inside & Out, No Expense Spared, Incredibly Priced @ $269,900 (410) 476-4414

46’ Cruisers ’06 Hardtop Volvo 480 dsls, washer/dryer, thruster, two staterooms, $415,000. Call (410) 827-9090 or

46’ Custom Bay Built ‘04 Solid fiberglass hull built to Coast Guard specs with the best equipment. Twin 370 HP Cummins, Aqua Drive, Dripless shaft seals, 6 KW Northern Lights, 30,000 BTU AC/Heat, Furuno NavNet Radar & GPS, Simrad Autopilot, Windlass, and much more. A great family boat, or ICW cruiser, with high end yacht quality finish inside and out! Offered at $495,000 by Luke Brown Yachts - Contact Marc Thomas (410) 991-0939 or

46' Grand Banks Europa '01 "Geronimo" has been maintained to the highest standards since new. Optional 435 HP 3208TA CAT diesels provide a fast cruise speed as well as a very economical displacement cruise speed. Naiad stabilizers, extensive electronics, watermaker, Aqua Drive, 24 volt Side-Power bow thruster, Novurania RIB with 25 HP Yamaha, and much more. This fresh water Europa is turn key! Trades considered. Asking $597,500 Offered by Luke Brown Yachts - Contact Marc Thomas (410) 991-0939 or

46’ Markley ’05 Built to fish and charter ready, Full electronics, John Deere diesel, Fishing gear goes with sale, $229K, (410) 476-4414

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46’ Pacemaker Flush Deck MY ’78 $189,900 Twin Detroits, Gen, Air, Call Tony Tumas: day or evening (443) 553-5046. www.; email:, Visit our web: www.greatblueyachts. com,

2004 Selene 48 A turnkey vessel. Lovingly maintained. Fully equipped for long range cruising and a comfortable live-aboard lifestyle. This is a must see vessel. Selene Annapolis (410) 280-0006 48’ Krogen Whaleback ’00 The Whaleback is the biggest 48’ boat on the water – 3 staterooms, 2 heads, saloon & galley all on one level. Ship-like pilothouse with 360° visibility. AC and separate dsl heat. Fully found & ready-to-go. Located Solomons Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230.

49’ Selene ‘07 As a Next Generation Selene, she features extra height in the engine room, the Cruiser Stern, and other features that distinguish her as a Selene for serious cruisers. Immaculately kept and well equipped. Contact John Dennison (410) 280-0006 50’ Bestway ’87 Volvo diesels, shed kept, stabilizers, and an EZ2CY enclosure. Great layout to cruise or live on. $224,000 Call (410) 827-9090 or www.knot10. com

50' Cherubini Independence '03 Thoughtfully equipped with the best! Extremely comfortable cruising yacht. Twin Yanmar diesel engines, Northern Lights Generator, washer/dryer, hydronic heat, A/C, full size refig/freezer, and a Jacuzzi Tub just to highlight a few features. $949,000 Gratitude Yachting Center (410) 639-7111

52' Menorquin 160 '04 Looking for luxurious, live aboard or weekend trips with accommodations to sleep 8? This yacht has semi-displacement hull with a full keel, twin diesel engines for a top end of 18 knots. Beautifully maintained throughout and well equipped. $795,000 Gratitude Yachting Center (410) 639-7111 53’ Hatteras ’79 Great live aboard, loaded. New bottom & barrier coat. Top end rebuilds, Stabilizers, Genset, washer/ dryer, AC, diesel heater, more $269,000 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939, www.crusaderyachts. com

54’ Vicem Classic ’06 Is a prime example of a beautiful “Down East” Yacht. Original owner, custom built for family cruising, and powered by low hour MAN 800 hp diesels providing 30 knot speeds. With her beautiful woodwork and very high end fit and finish, she commands attention in any harbor. This New England boat is stored out of water and under cover and she is in “as new” condition. Price upon request. Offered by Luke Brown Yachts - Contact Marc Thomas (410) 991-0939 or

56' Alden Grand Saloon Express '97 Twilight was built for Royalty! With Alden’s renowned C. Raymond Hunt deep-V high performance hull fitted, with the upgraded & preferred 660 HP CAT 3196E dsls, & 5 bladed props, produce a fast 20 knot plus cruise speed in most any sea conditions. Two staterooms with 2 heads, exquisite teak woodwork w/elegant raised panels hand-built by Alden craftsmen! New Awlgrip Carinthia blue paint job. Trades considered $650,000 Offered by Luke Brown Yachts - Contact Marc Thomas (410) 991-0939 or

53’ Selene ‘03 The only twin engine, three stateroom layout available. In excellent condition and ready to cruise. New Awlgrip paint! Contact John Dennison (410) 280-0006

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57’ Selene ‘06 Loaded with the best equipment and ready to take you wherever your heart desires.This long range cruiser is economical, handles easily and is comfortable in any conditions. Contact John Dennison (410) 280-0006

64’ Grand Banks Aleutian Local boat attractively priced at $1,895,000. Trades possible., 410-268-1611.

65' Marlow Explorer '01 "Never Better" Caterpillar 3406E diesels just overhauled January 2010, Northern Lights 12 & 20 Kw generators - both recently overhauled, Naiad stabilizers, KVH phone and TV, watermaker and much more. Master stateroom, with private access from the salon, has adjoining office and split head arrangement. Two guest staterooms, with ensuite heads, are forward. Crew quarters for two, with a full head, are aft. Asking $1,495,000. Trades considered. Offered by Luke Brown Yachts - Contact Marc Thomas (410) 991-0939 or

70’ Hatteras CPMY ‘91 Features an enlarged fully air conditioned aft deck, 4 staterooms including 2 VIP guest cabins. Updated interior. Low hours on recently overhauled engines. All offers considered. Contact John Dennison (410) 280-0006

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Chesapeake Classic Baby It’s Cold Out There…

A Nordhavn Trawler waits for the spring thaw on Back Creek near Annapolis a few winters ago.


hh… Febrrrruary on the Chesapeake Bay. What better way to celebrate winter on the Bay than with a classic photo by John Bildahl? It’s a wonder this shot isn’t blurry, what with the freezing cold and all; makes us shiver just looking at it. It’s kind of creepy too; looks like some kind of alien jutting its frozen maw out at Sigourney Weaver. Are those teeth?

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