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Editor’s Notebook with Joe Evans

Kingsmill T

he fundamental dream that comes with your motor yacht begins with a smooth cruise to a secluded cove where you will swing easily on the hook as refreshing cocktails and snacks magically appear and a perfect sunset pauses for your enjoyment over a blue horizon. This scenario is certainly possible, even likely, in the course of yacht ownership. However, it takes considerable effort, a bit of skill, and acute communication abilities to coordinate a perfect maritime getaway. Someone will need to properly stock the boat, solve the navigation and anchoring algorithms, prepare the hors d’oeuvres, assemble the drinks, arrange the sunset, and clean up the evidence when the real world beckons. Creating your own waterborne resort situation is a worthwhile challenge, but a challenge nonetheless. Add children to the crew, and the quest for serenity becomes more elusive. The menu of entertainment, snacks, diversion, and clean-up projects will be more complicated, and the noise level will remain high as you attempt to settle in. Sometimes it makes more sense to simply use the boat as the best method of taking the team to a place where every other aspect of a satisfying trip is handled by professionals. Last summer, my small entourage felt the need for an excursion mixed with history, varied entertainment options, thrills, relaxation, pedicures, an endless buffet, and perhaps some beer—a menu of features not easily assembled on a boat. The obvious solution was the Kingsmill Resort, a golf/spa/marina destination run by the Anheuser-Busch people in Williamsburg, VA.

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Kingsmill Marina is located on the James River at marker 40 just across the river from the Hog Island Wildlife Refuge. The channel into the marina offers a controlling depth of 18 feet, and the floating spread of docks can accommodate boats up to 100 feet. The marina is protected by a perimeter of stout bulkheads that mitigate the choppy swell that kicks up across the river from summer’s balmy sea breeze. Kingsmill is also the only fuel dock along this stretch of the river, so there’s no future in shopping around. However, the resort promises competitive market rates for gas, diesel, pump-out services, and beer. The shore-side end of the dock features the Marina Bar & Grille offering seafood and steak specialties each night and lunches on the weekends. To complete the scene, a guitar-playing crooner or two bring the full catalog of Parrot Head tunes to the deck to enhance the mood every summer evening. The grille also serves beer. During the day, you may charter kayaks, jon-boats, or paddle-boats for fun and exploration. Just up the hill are bikes to rent. If that’s not enough, a house phone on the dock will bring a free shuttle to take you up to the rest of your resort adventure. On the bluff overlooking the river is a sprawling campus of guest houses, three 18-hole golf courses, a par-three nine-hole course with night lights, tennis courts, a sports club, racquetball courts, swimming pools, bike paths, the spa, four full-course restaurants, and a sports bar where you can get a beer. In fact, you can get beer at all of these places—even the spa. I checked on that. My wife and daughter broke away to meet their appointments at the spa for an experience called the Deep Rivers Hydrating Pedicure, which I understood would involve having their feet exfoliated, hydrated, polished, massaged, and encased in wax. The resort provides a 26-page menu of spa options for ladies, gentlemen, and groups covering every imaginable service from the organically sublime to procedures that read like medieval torture. I decided to skip the bikini wax and proceed straight to Moody’s Tavern across the putting green where Follow us on Twitter—

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I could watch seven flat-screen televisions tuned to sports and hydrate myself with some beer. I can’t say that I have ever seen my girls more pleased than when they came out of the spa. There must be something to it—perhaps an intoxicating ingredient in the iridescent pastel paints that were used to coat their toenails. I was equally pleased with my tavern experience and was reluctant to move away to the next option. Historic Williamsburg and Busch Gardens are all part of the resort agenda with free and steady shuttles running resort guests back and forth. If you mean to keep the kids happy, you’ll take the Busch Gardens Europe shuttle. Otherwise, it’s off to Old Williamsburg for some learning. I chose the Busch Gardens bus, recognizing that it is operated by the same people who make the beer. Old Williamsburg is not. Busch Gardens is a sprawling recreation of 17th Century Europe spiced up with a worldfamous selection of thrill rides. An easy stroll or miniature railroad circumnavigation of the park will take you through hamlets representing England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Bavaria, Germany, France, and Quebec (not precisely a European place, but close enough). In each place, you may sample pretty good renditions of each country’s cuisine, and you can acquire cold beer to drink. Otherwise the tour is enhanced by not having

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very many actual Europeans to deal with. The main thing of course is a deathdefying experience called the Griffon, the tallest and fastest diving roller coaster in the world featuring a religion-inspiring 90-degree, 205-foot, 70-mph drop, two Immelmann loops, and a splash across a small pond before a violent stop and a dizzy escape back to your loving family. The Immelmann loop, by the way, is named for Max Immelmann, the famous German pilot in World War I who conceived the maneuver. It involves a half loop spinning into a half twist with a radical upside-down curve sending you out in the opposite direction from which you came. Due to the random selection that accrues to single riders, I ended up wedged between two preteen Hannah Montana fans for my trip on the Griffon. After the trip, the girls were kind enough to make me aware that on the second Immelmann I was screaming like, well, a little girl. What they didn’t realize is that there was reason for concern due to the bratwurst and sauerkraut special I had consumed back in Germany that had threatened to leave my body by the same avenue it entered at the top of the second (130 foot, 87 degree) drop.

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Nothing goes better with survivor’s euphoria than an ice cold beer. Back at the resort, we cleaned up a bit and achieved our reservation at the Bray Bistro, the most sophisticated eating option in the compound with a spectacular view of the river. In spite of the restaurant’s high style and modest dress code (collared shirts, dress slacks, skirts), the menu is focused on seasonal renditions of southern comfort food favorites—peach tea, sweet potato bread pudding, local seafood, baked cheese grits, and the like. I know what you’re thinking, but this time, I drank sweet iced tea. I swear. The escape from Kingsmill is not as easy as the approach. It’s too fine a place to leave so easily. I think next time, we’ll be sure to take in Old Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. (My daughter thinks Yorktown would be a good name for the Griffon). Nonetheless, Kingsmill will be our base of operations again, even though we don’t play golf or tennis or racquetball. But, I do like a cold beer every once in a while. For more information, go to kingsmill. com.


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Letters Dear PropTalk:

Thanks for your mention in July’s issue. It said more than the usual blurb and had a nice picture. The Honey Dipper and I have been quite the media darlings lately with articles and mentions in the Capital newspaper and on WJZ-TV. I am available for any other interviews or stories you might want to do. Any coverage we get is good for the West/Rhode Riverkeeper organization, the rivers, and the Bay. Thanks again.

Michael DeRogatis- Captain of the Honeydipper Pumpout cell (410) 940-3754

Dear PropTalk:

I just read the article in your club notes section about the Shakedown Cruise at Stingray Harbour YC. I don’t believe Captain John Smith had a “fatal runin with a stingray in July 1608” (unless it was fatal to the stingray!). In fact, he was severely burned by a gunpowder accident in 1609 and returned to England for treatment. He never returned to Virginia.  He died in England in 1631. Thanks for keeping everyone informed about cruising clubs on the Chesapeake. John Loving Compass Rose Annapolis

Dear PropTalk:

I just read your article in the August issue of PropTalk concerning non-functioning pumpout facilities. We recently returned from a boating trip to the Norfolk area. We went into Hampton to buy fuel and pump out and were told their pumpout was not working. Since we were heading down to the Norfolk area the next day, we figured we’d get a pumpout there before pulling into our slip. However, when we arrived, we were told that their pump was not working either. This was a major problem for us since we would be there for three nights, and we’d been on the water over a week. We made an amazing discovery while walking up to the marina office. The Virginia Department of Health offers a pumpout service through their Boater’s Education Program. College students go to the marinas on weekends with a manual hand-pump system and pump out boats for free. Needless to say, these kids were busy all weekend long, as it was July 4th and the marina was packed. We totally agree that the marinas need to get their act together to provide better pumpout service to boaters. Another good pumpout experience for us was last weekend at the Wellwood Dock in Charlestown. They offer free pumpout for transient boats right at the dock, similar to Spring Cove in Solomons. On another matter, in your dock bar section, you might want to take note that Shaffer’s Canal House has been closed for years and there is no evidence they are making any progress on re-opening. However, Chesapeake Inn across the canal has a very crowded and fun Tiki bar which is not listed. Thanks for a great publication, Sue and Jim Shilling Chesapeake City, MD

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Dear PropTalk:

Cristina and I have a new Mariner 37 trawler with a Cummins 230 and the SmartCraft Engine monitoring system. We’re new to the trawler scene, and we have been watching our engine performance. Several friends with trawlers claim to run eight knots at two gallons per hour. We can’t seem to get close to that.  We’re at 6.2 and 2 gph.  At these speeds, one has a lot of time on one’s hands, so I’ve taken to recording RPM, fuel burn, and speed in an Excel spreadsheet. We’ve run about 120 hours since mid-May. I have a couple of hundred data points. Over the past few weeks, we’ve noted worsening performance, when, due to the engine break-in period we’d expected improved performance. This weekend we burned 2 gph at 5.3 knots and burned 2.7 gph at 6.2 knots. For the same speed were burning almost 20 percent more fuel.   On Saturday, I dove over and looked at the prop. I was expecting with all the travelling we’ve done we would not get too many barnacles, but I was wrong. There were quite a few barnacles. If I had not been watching my performance with the SmartCraft system, I might not have noticed the performance change as it progressively got worse.   Now, why am I writing to you about this?  Just imagine how much fuel is being wasted this weekend on the Bay in inboard powered boats with fouled props. I think it is timely to remind your readers just how much fuel they can save if they have clean props. Since this condition is a gradual degradation of performance, many people might not notice it.   Arguably, it is expensive to hire a diver to clean your props, but if several boat owners in a marina get together and hire a diver, it would be cheaper and would probably pay for itself in very short order.  I’m writing this at anchor in Jackson Creek,  Deltaville, VA.  When we get underway I’ll see if the barnacles were truly the issue. Tom and Cristina Tadhana

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Looping Sisters by Joe Evans

arly this summer, Katie McPhail (age 26) took a little shakedown cruise on her outboard-powered 16-foot open skiff from the Chicago Lock down the Chicago River to the Illinois River to catch her sister Elizabeth’s (age 22) college graduation. After the ceremony, the two boarded the skiff and pointed south for a summer jaunt that has so far included the Mississippi to the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, then down the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to Mobile Bay and across the panhandle edge of the Gulf of Mexico, and around and down to Fort Myers and the Okeechobee Canal. Then it was a simple matter of crossing Florida through the top of the Everglades to Stuart, FL, where they picked up the Intracoastal Waterway for a tour through Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia to Norfolk, followed by a bit of open-water cruising up the Chesapeake toward Annapolis. PropTalk found them at the South River Marina in Edgewater, MD collecting their thoughts and shedding some not quite essential gear for the rest of the Great Loop, which will take them back to Lake Michi-

gan. When asked if they are completely crazy, Katie replied, “We’re not risk takers. We take the trip as it comes and play it safe.” Along the way, they dock at marinas and sleep in a pop-up tent on the tiny foredeck. More often, other cruisers in the marina invite them over to stay, or the marina people help them find good accommodations nearby. Unlike most big expeditions, the “Sibbs” are bringing no grand world message or promoting any particular charitable cause. “We don’t have a specific world message. We are doing this just for fun, to see the country, and to have an adventure,” Elizabeth says. Katie adds, “I guess we can show that you don’t have to have a big 50-footer to enjoy a big trip. You can have all the fun you want with a good little boat.” Now traveling and tweeting as the GreatLoopSibbs, the adventure really began where they grew up on Lake Sammamish near Seattle, WA in the family’s old Century ski boat. After a career in aerospace, their father bought a small boat building op-

eration making the Duroboat line of tough aluminum fishing boats ranging in size from 10 to 16 feet. Katie was facing time off due to a temporary summer furlough from her work at a small private school. Elizabeth had no firm plans for post-graduation. The boat shop happened to have a spare hull. So, they decided to take a trip. Why not? Without too much fanfare and with the help of connections through Boating Life Magazine, they gathered support from Suzuki Motors, Mustang Survival Gear, Turning Point Propellers, Sea Dog Line (rigging), Sand Spike Anchors, Bob’s Machine Shop (engine jack plate), Spot (GPS locator), Lowrance (navigation and communication), and the Great Loop Cruiser’s Association. Boating Life publishes the girls’ blog, which they file via laptop along the way. By the time PropTalk hits the docks, the Sibbs will be well on their way home. With about 3500 miles in their wake, they only have about 2500 more to go. Follow along at and

(L-R) Elizabeth and Katie McPhail, the Great Loop Sibbs, 3500 miles into their small-boat big-summer trip. Photo by Joe Evans/PropTalk

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A Legacy Lives on at Somers Cove Marina by Ruth Christie ne hot summer’s day a few years back, we were swimming (well, flopping around, actually) in the Somers Cove Marina Pool with our wee ones. After quietly observing us, this nice lady started giving the kids helpful pointers about swim strokes, breathing, and such. She did it in a way that made it fun for the kids. They made almost immediate progress in their swimming skills that day. We’re pretty sure, now, that she was Martha Williams. Williams was an American Red Cross volunteer and swimming instructor at the Somers Cove Marina Pool for more than 11 years. Through her efforts, more than 500 children learned to swim, and many of them became lifeguards in the area. Williams passed away in December 2008. To honor her, the pool was recently renamed the Martha H. Williams Memorial Pool. The marina’s swimming program continues today, where many children of Martha’s students now learn to swim.

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i-Discovered Boating; You Can Too


ou know why you spend time on your boat, but can you prove it visually? Not quite so easy, is it? Using a healthy dose of humor, emotion, and creativity, David Knight and Ken Lancaster aced Discover Boating’s notso-amateur video and photo contest, i-Discovered Boating. The key was to live the fun first and then find a way to show, in living color, why people love boating. Knight’s video “What Can You Discover When You Discover Boating?” traces his enjoyment of boats ever since he was a young kid (oh so many “eons” ago) and illustrates what he (and many other smart people) gets out of boating today. That video and Lancaster’s photo “Just Add… People” each earned $5000. If one of these win-

ning entries is used in a future ad campaign by contest organizers, Knight or Lancaster could get an additional $5000. Sweet! Lancaster and Knight stepped up to the challenge and were among the nearly 300 “art-eests” who braved the judges’ evening dispositions. These brave souls offered their creations up for judgment by the pros, who considered originality, overall appeal, and likelihood to motivate people to go boating. Well done, people! “This contest allows us to share the experiences that boaters crave on the water with millions of potential boaters,” notes Carl Blackwell. “We were completely overwhelmed with fun impressive entries from around the country, all of which captured the essence of why 70 million Americans take to the water each year.” Check out the winning entries and 18 totally awesome “honorable mentions” at

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here’s still time to register your classic beauty for the sixth running of the Reedville Antique and Classic Boat Show September 11-13. Sign on by August 28, arrive Friday, strut your stuff on Saturday, and leave Sunday, unless you make other arrangements, that is. Registered vessel owners will be treated to two big parties at the museum: Cocktails on the Creek from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and a Wine and Appetizer Party with dock owners from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Showtimes are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday for displays, workshops, and more. Don’t miss the antique boat parade at 3 p.m. A $5 Pier Pass gets visitors access to the show, views of boats from land or by water taxi, a program listing all the boats and their locations, admission to the museum, and access to the Nautical Flea Market. Dinghies will be welcome at a floating dock at the museum. The fun is hosted by the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and the Tidewater Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. (804) 453-3506,

olleen Bachkosky, Erin Balderson, Pryce Beven, Kim David Bloescm, Brandon Casas, Cameron Dziekiewicz, Nicole Foggan, Layla Gholston, Jack Hardy, Danielle Harringan, Marge Hyatt, Jessie Jordan, Makae Luzader, Roby Menefee, David Nehf, Nadra Radcliffe, Jacob Smith, Ben Walden, Campbell Walz, Max Wolpoff, and Jeffrey Wong. What do these 21 kids have in common? They are the art and poetry finalists in this year’s running of the Maryland River of Words contest. Over the last year, 415 students in Maryland entered their artwork and poetry into the Maryland River of Words and learned a thing or two about watersheds and our natural environment through the arts. “Many entries focus on the Chesapeake Bay, clearly a source of inspiration for these talented young artists,” says Elena Takaki, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Education Manager. This is the sixth year that DNR partnered with River of Words, an international poetry and art contest. Maryland students qualify for the Maryland portion of the contest automatically by entering the annual international contest. During a special ceremony on Natural Resources Day (August 29) at the Maryland State Fair, all finalists will receive ribbons and free State Fair passes donated by the Maryland State Fair. Each champion will receive a $100 savings bond courtesy of BB&T Bank and a gift basket. Finalists and champion artwork and poetry will be on display at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium from August 29 to September 7. dnr.


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Maryland and DC Get Grants

he Anacostia Riverkeeper and Assateague Coastal Trust in Berlin, MD take nothing for granted when it comes to clean water. The BoatU.S. Foundation recently awarded nearly $50,000 in 2009 Clean Water and Boating Safety grants to 19 non-profit groups across the country that develop creative projects to fix environmental problems on local waterways and promote safe boating. Here on the Chesapeake Bay, BoatU.S. Foundation Clean Water Grants went to the Anacostia Riverkeeper in Washington, DC to develop and distribute a brochure to teach boaters the importance of reducing marine debris and the Assateague Coastal Trust in Berlin, MD to create educational materials promoting environmentally-friendly boat cleaning practices, ways to prevent the spread of invasive species, and proper waste pumpout practices and locations. Well done!

Recognizing Boating Access Advocates

etting access to the water is getting to be a big problem for many Bay boaters. Waterfront residential developments, regulatory red tape, increased taxes, poor land-use planning, and more restrictive zoning are just some of the trouble makers. To help, BoatU.S. is up to its old tricks again. For the third year in a row, you can nominate people who preserve or improve public waterway access for the BoatU.S. Recreational Boating Access Award. When weighing the nominations, judges will look at such things as challenges to, impacts of, and likelihood of success of the proposed programs. Solutions can include creative public/private partnerships, changes in land use planning or permitting processes, tax incentives, legislation or public ballots, and public education. To be eligible, the activities must have been undertaken in the last three years; no previous entrants can reapply. Send in your nomination by October 1, and winners will be announced by Halloween. boatus. com/gov/accessaward

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Need Another Reason To Visit St. Michaels?


Waterman Rick Morlock of Rock Hall, MD will be on hand to “show and tell” all about pound netting during the Chesapeake Folk Festival July 25. Photo by Michelle Zacks


ive and breathe the Bay during the Chesapeake Folk Festival July 25 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. Celebrate the Bay with visual arts and crafts demos, lively local music, skipjack and buyboat rides on the Miles River, fun films for the family, stories and activities for the kids, and live demos of trot-lining for crabs, building boats, weaving pound nets, carving decoys, making guitars, and more. In addition to beer and other beverages, there will be plenty of food. From crab cakes to Smith Island Cake, from BBQ chicken to coffee, from homemade ice cream to granola; you name it, they’ll have it. Festival tickets are $15 per adult, $12 per senior, $6 per kid ages six and 17 years, and free for museum members and kids ages five years and younger.



New at the Cape Charles Museum


t’s not often wise for a bridge/ tunnel to give pieces of itself away. But, in this case, it’s a great idea. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel recently loaned and donated some historical models, photographs, and other items to the Cape Charles (VA) Historical Society for display in the Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center. Among the items is a 500-pound early 1960s model of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Weighing in at 500 pounds, this model traveled the East Coast to show design and construction features and explain how the life-sized structure would cut 1.5 hours off the driving time from Philadelphia to the Hampton Roads area. Also on display are historical photographs of the Bridge-Tunnel and its builders and a 14-foot boat hook used to catch the large ropes to land the Chesapeake Bay ferries at the docks in Kiptopeke and Little Creek. The museum tells the story of Cape Charles and centers around Bay crossings, moving from log canoes, sailing ships, steamers, ferries, tugs and barges, and finally the Bridge-Tunnel.

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hat’s better than a program that has saved the lives of at least three kids? Borrow a free life jacket from one of the BoatU.S. Foundation’s Kid’s Life Jacket Loaner Program sites, snap a picture of your kid wearing the jacket, and upload it to the Foundation page on Facebook or email it to In November, judges will select the best photos to be featured in the official “2010 BoatU.S. Foundation Calendar,” which will be offered for sale on The program allows parents to borrow for free a right-sized life jacket for the day or weekend. This year alone, the program will loan more than 90,000 life jackets at more than 500 locations across the nation.

DOCKTALK • Want help with that pesky pumpout? MarineSync uses plug-and-play technology to provide remote, wireless diagnostics, monitoring, and maintenance services for pumpout systems, vessels, travel lifts, and more. Good for the Bay and its “peeps.”

This spring, Jim Roos (shown) joined the Annapolis sales crew of KadeyKrogen Yachts. Roos has worked in, on, and around the water all his life. When he moved to Annapolis 17 years ago, Roos began to help fulfill customers’ dreams of cruising and organized owner rendezvous and special events. Meet Roos at Trawler Fest in Solomons and the U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis. Send Dock Talk items to

What’s in your fuel tank? Dockside Mobile Marine Services & Fuel Polishing has acquired SEI Marine Fuel and Tank Cleaning. With a spotless record of having cleaned more than 600 tanks without a spill, Paul West (shown), owner/operator of Dockside in Salisbury, MD, says he will maintain the high standards of cleanliness, punctuality, and professionalism that Bob Seay of SEI offered. Schedule your cleaning by contacting West at (443) 614-4070. • Want to stop barnacle buildup on your boat while reducing your carbon footprint? Check out Interlux’s new Pacifica Plus, the first copper-free antifouling product with a new biocide (Econea) and slime-blocking technology.

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our PropTalk team attends many events—open houses, raft-ups, tournaments, fundraisers, fun-raisers, tributes, openings, races, and parties. Many parties. It’s our job to be current so we can keep you connected to the action. This month we took into account the Sunday bikini action along Kent Narrows, fished with Bill Burton and family on the Choptank River, photographed the 99th running of the Cambridge Classic races, tested mudslides at Sarles Boat Yard in Eastport, visited the Chris-Craft Commander Rendezvous on Kent Island, toured the Reedville Fisherman’s Museum, hit the Walczak Yacht Brokerage open house, went tubing in Poplar Island Narrows at Lowes Wharf… Check to see if we took a photo of you and yours at one of these events, and follow us on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss the next happening.

Melissa and Laura O'Connell wait to get started catching fish at the Bill Burton Fishing Pier on the Choptank River. Photo by Joe Evans

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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

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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

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PropTalk’s Tide & Current Tables Provided by

August 15 - September 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.


0330 +0.4 1004 -1.2 1604 +0.9 1954 2321 -1.0

0230 16 0705 1422

0440 +0.5 1110 -1.3 1712 +1.0 2056

17 0327 0812

0019 -1.1 0540 +0.7 1211 -1.5 1522 1808 +1.1

18 0419 0921

0113 -1.3 0633 +0.8 1310 -1.6 1620 1900 +1.3

19 0506 1026

0206 -1.5 0725 +1.0 1409 -1.7 1713 1953 +1.3

20 0552 1127

0256 -1.6 0820 +1.1 1505 -1.8 1807 2047 +1.3

0016 21 0640 1224

0342 -1.7 0915 +1.2 1557 -1.8 1900 2139 +1.3

0100 22 0729 1321

0426 -1.7 1006 +1.2 1647 -1.7 1957 2229 +1.2

0145 23 0819 1416

0511 -1.6 1055 +1.2 1741 -1.6 2053 2319 +1.0

0228 24 0909 1509

0600 -1.5 1146 +1.1 1840 -1.4 2151

25 0311 1000

0012 +0.8 0654 -1.3 1240 +1.0 1604 1942 -1.2

26 0354 1057

0107 +0.6 0748 -1.2 1336 +0.9 1706 2041 -1.1

27 0442 1159

0201 +0.5 0842 -1.0 1434 +0.7 1816 2146 -0.9

0108 28 0538 1306

0258 +0.3 0941 -0.9 1547 +0.6 1922 2258 -0.8

0216 29 0637 1410

0411 +0.3 1049 -0.9 1716 +0.6 2024 2359 -0.8

0318 30 0731 1509

0522 +0.3 1147 -1.0 1807 +0.7 2118


0406 0824 1557

0047 -0.8 0608 +0.4 1233 -1.0 1843 +0.7

1 0443 0918

0127 -0.9 0646 +0.4 1315 -1.1 1637 1917 +0.8

2 0516 1009

0202 -1.0 0725 +0.5 1356 -1.1 1711 1952 +0.8

3 0547 1056

0233 -1.1 0805 +0.6 1436 -1.2 1747 2029 +0.9

4 0617 1140

0302 -1.2 0846 +0.7 1514 -1.2 1823 2107 +0.9


0010 0649 1223 1902

0332 -1.3 0923 +0.7 1551 -1.2 2143 +0.9


0042 0720 1306 1945

0404 -1.3 0957 +0.8 1629 -1.2 2219 +0.8


0115 0756 1347 2030

0438 -1.3 1030 +0.9 1710 -1.2 2256 +0.8


0148 0832 1429 2118

0517 -1.3 1106 +0.9 1758 -1.1 2337 +0.7


0221 0602 -1.2 0915 1148 +0.9 1513 1854 -1.0 2208

10 0257 1001

0024 +0.6 0655 -1.2 1238 +0.8 1606 1951 -1.0

11 0339 1059

0116 +0.5 0750 -1.2 1334 +0.8 1715 2050 -0.9

0008 12 0437 1201

0211 +0.5 0847 -1.2 1434 +0.8 1829 2156 -1.0

0111 13 0555 1309

0314 +0.5 0952 -1.2 1544 +0.8 1936 2304 -1.0

0211 14 0710 1413

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

0427 +0.5 1102 -1.3 1659 +0.9 2035

slack before


0147 +0.9 0839 -0.8 1448 +0.4 1723 2019 -0.5

0042 +1.0 0243 +0.9 0748 -0.8 0610 0929 -0.8 1338 +0.2 1308 1540 +0.5 1853 -0.5 1823 2116 -0.5 0141 +1.1 0334 +0.9 0528 0845 -0.8 0656 1014 -0.9 1243 1440 +0.3 1345 1625 +0.5 1644 2000 -0.6 1914 2208 -0.6 0240 +1.1 0052 0421 +0.9 0621 0937 -0.9 0739 1054 -0.9 1323 1537 +0.4 1419 1705 +0.6 1758 2106 -0.6 2000 2255 -0.6 0337 +1.1 0143 0505 +0.9 0710 1024 -1.0 0818 1131 -0.9 1358 1628 +0.5 1450 1742 +0.7 1904 2208 -0.7 2042 2339 -0.7 0057 0432 +1.1 0233 0547 +0.9 0756 1108 -1.0 0856 1205 -0.9 1433 1716 +0.7 1518 1818 +0.8 2004 2307 -0.8 2122 0200 0524 +1.1 0022 -0.8 0841 1151 -1.0 0322 0628 +0.8 1508 1802 +0.8 0931 1238 -0.8 2100 1545 1852 +0.8 0002 -0.9 0105 -0.8 0301 0614 +1.0 0412 0708 +0.7 0924 1233 -1.0 1005 1311 -0.8 1544 1847 +1.0 1611 1927 +0.9 0056 -0.9 0148 -0.8 0401 0704 +0.9 0504 0749 +0.6 1006 1314 -1.0 1038 1343 -0.7 1621 1933 +1.1 1639 2004 +1.0 0150 -0.9 0234 -0.8 0500 0753 +0.8 0558 0832 +0.5 1048 1357 -0.9 1110 1417 -0.7 1700 2020 +1.1 1709 2043 +1.0 0244 -0.9 0015 0323 -0.8 0600 0844 +0.7 0657 0918 +0.4 1130 1441 -0.9 1144 1454 -0.6 1741 2108 +1.1 1743 2127 +1.0 0036 0340 -0.9 0105 0416 -0.8 0703 0937 +0.6 0801 1009 +0.3 1215 1527 -0.8 1223 1537 -0.6 1825 2159 +1.1 1825 2216 +1.0 0132 0438 -0.8 0200 0513 -0.8 0809 1034 +0.4 1107 +0.2 1304 1617 -0.7 1912 2252 +1.0 1629 -0.5 1916 2312 +1.0 0230 0540 -0.8 0258 0614 -0.8 0919 1137 +0.4 1211 +0.2 1400 1712 -0.6 2003 2349 +1.0 1733 -0.5 2017 0329 0642 -0.8 0014 +0.9 1028 1243 +0.3 0357 0714 -0.8 1505 1813 -0.5 1105 1317 +0.3 2059 1536 1845 -0.5 0048 +0.9 0119 +0.9 0426 0743 -0.8 0455 0811 -0.8 1131 1349 +0.3 1149 1417 +0.4 1616 1917 -0.5 1652 1957 -0.6

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floodmax flood

slack before ebb


30 0520 1223

0051 30 0739 1242

0010 15 0657 1129















0301 +1.8 0858 -0.9 1440 +1.8 1723 2055 -2.4 0118 0413 +1.8 0800 1005 -1.0 1239 1543 +1.9 1833 2204 -2.4 0222 0519 +2.0 0854 1106 -1.2 1347 1648 +2.1 1945 2311 -2.6 0322 0613 +2.2 0941 1158 -1.4 1451 1749 +2.3 2056 0011 -2.7 0416 0703 +2.3 1023 1248 -1.7 1551 1848 +2.5 0109 -2.7 0505 0751 +2.3 1103 1338 -1.9 1649 1947 +2.7 0208 -2.6 0552 0836 +2.4 1143 1429 -2.2 1745 2044 +2.8 0002 0302 -2.5 0636 0917 +2.4 1223 1516 -2.3 1841 2138 +2.8 0100 0350 -2.3 0718 0956 +2.3 1303 1601 -2.4 1936 2229 +2.6 0158 0437 -2.0 0757 1035 +2.2 1344 1645 -2.4 2031 2322 +2.3 0255 0526 -1.7 0836 1115 +2.0 1423 1731 -2.2 2124 0020 +2.0 0353 0617 -1.4 0915 1158 +1.7 1502 1818 -2.1 0118 +1.8 0455 0709 -1.1 0959 1243 +1.5 1541 1904 -1.9 0214 +1.6 0555 0800 -1.0 1050 1329 +1.3 1624 1949 -1.8 0005 0312 +1.5 0651 0853 -0.9 1147 1417 +1.2 1713 2037 -1.7

max ebb flood speed ratio ebb speed ratio

0409 +1.5 0948 -1.0 1510 +1.2 1808 2130 -1.7

0134 31 0820 1334

0448 +1.6 1038 -1.1 1606 +1.3 1905 2225 -1.8


0215 0856 1422 2001


0256 0553 +1.9 0928 1158 -1.6 1508 1750 +1.7 2057

0519 +1.7 1120 -1.4 1700 +1.5 2315 -1.9

3 0336 0957

0001 -2.0 0629 +2.0 1236 -1.8 1553 1839 +1.9

4 0416 1026

0048 -2.0 0709 +2.1 1316 -2.0 1637 1928 +2.1

5 0454 1055

0136 -2.0 0750 +2.2 1357 -2.2 1721 2018 +2.3

6 0533 1125

0225 -2.0 0832 +2.3 1438 -2.4 1807 2106 +2.4


0023 0612 1158 1854

0312 -1.9 0914 +2.4 1518 -2.5 2154 +2.4


0117 0652 1235 1942

0359 -1.7 0955 +2.3 1559 -2.6 2242 +2.3


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SaturDay, SEPt 19 5–9 pm

Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport live music: The John Frinzi Band, Jim Morris, James “Sunny Jim” White and Doyle Grisham of The Coral Reefer Band tickets:, 410/295.0104 or

August Thru Aug 20

Tour the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Boats leave the Annapolis Maritime Museum docks at 8 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. Alternating Sundays. $70.

Thru Aug 23

Thru Aug 27 Concerts Free

7 p.m. Thursdays. Captain Herbie Sadler Waterman’s Park, Annapolis Maritime Museum. Talented locals sing sea songs by the Bayside. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Summer

Thru Aug 29 Programs

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD. Fun educational canoe paddles and hikes through Maryland’s wetlands for families. Free Kayaking Opportunities Discovery Village, Shady Side, MD. The West/Rhode Riverkeeper Chris Trumbauer has teamed up with Discovery Village to provide single and tandem kayaks, paddles, and life vests on a first-come, first-served basis every first and third Thursday of the month.

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Full Moon Party Thursdays live music Sept 3 D’Vibe Duo Oct 1 nautical Wheelers

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Thru Sep 28 Boat Season 15-16 Fishing Tournament Pumpout

Free Lunchtime Concerts Noon on Thursdays at Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis City Dock. Organized through the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

Thru Sep 24

MonDayS: Crisfield Crab Cake Special tuESDayS: Meat Loaf Special. 1/2 price bottles of wine on wine list

oysters, clams, shrimp, crawfish, mussels & oyster shooters

Schedule West and Rhode Riverkeeper’s Honey Dipper cruises the West and Rhode Rivers and offers sewage disposal services to skippers for $5.

Thru Sep 30 Tours 10 Canoe

a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, VA. Gentle two-hour canoe trip on Powell’s Creek with basic safety and paddling instructions. Moonlight tours available. state_parks/lee.shtml


USCG Auxiliary Boating Safety Course 7 to 10 p.m. August 10, 14, and 17. Annapolis Fire Department, Taylor Avenue.


Captain Steve Harman’s Poor Girls Open Ocean City, MD. Ladies-only billfish (tuna and dolphin have been added) tournament benefitting breast cancer research. The Open has raised more than $100,000 for the American Cancer Society.


Hampton Cup Regatta Hydroplane boat races on Mill Creek. Watch from East Mercury Bridge, Fort Monroe, VA.


Lost at the Tiki Bar Costume Party 7 p.m. Put on your best costume to raise money for the Solomons Charter Boat Fleet. $20. tikibarsolomons. com


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Spanish Lessons

Northern Neck Anglers Club, VA. Weigh in by 4 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Awards for Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and spot.


Scott Kirby Concert 4 p.m. Songs and stories about boats and beaches will fill the Southern Maryland Sailing Association clubhouse when singersongwriter-storyteller Scott Kirby returns to Solomons and Dave Edmisten will accompany on guitar.


Mid-Atlantic $500,000 South Jersey Marina, Cape May, NJ. This is the richest marlin and tuna tournament in the galaxy!


Basic Marine Electric Course Annapolis, MD. Course designed for marine pros who are electrical novices. Offered by the American Boat and Yacht Council.


Four Centuries of Biological Invasions in the Chesapeake Bay 7 p.m. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD. Dr. Paul Fofonoff discusses patterns and effects of invasive marine organisms.


Steve Miller Band Concert 7:30 p.m. Fly like an eagle at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. $45 or $55.


Boat Naked Hour 4 to 5 p.m. Coincides with happy hour. Bonus: no weigh-ins!


CBPBA North Poker Run A Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Association fun run on the Patapsco River.


Spanish Mackerel Fishing Tournament Weigh-in at Chesapeake Boat Basin, Kilmarnock, VA. Proceeds benefit Lancaster County Little League. (804) 724-9279


Wings-N-Wheels 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cambridge Regional Airport, MD. Boats, motorcycles, cars, aircraft, live entertainment, and food. What’s not to love? (410) 221-8009, (410) 221-0606

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Diesel Engine Class Annapolis School of Seamanship. Other classes offered this month include Diesel Level II and Captain’s License. For the full course schedule, visit


North Beach 2009 Bayfest Noon to 6:30 p.m. Town of North Beach, MD. Arts, crafts, good music, good food, and good fun for the whole family! Don’t miss the Waterman’s Association’s Crab and Shrimp Fest. Free! (301) 855-6681


Special ABYC/Port Supply Certification Class Town Hall, Rock Hall, MD. Sponsored by Port Supply. $745. (410) 365-6964,


Rock the Bay Poker Run From Nauti-Goose Saloon, North East, MD to Red Eye’s Dock Bar on Kent Island.


Bear Creek Dinghy Poker Run Sheltered Harbor Marina, Baltimore.


Boating Safety: Suddenly in Command 9 a.m. to Noon. West Marine, Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD. Three-hour USCG Auxiliary primer to prepare those generally not at the helm for emergency situations. $20. (410) 3847753


CBPBA Crab Feast Noon to 4 p.m. Maryland YC on Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD. Come by boat or car and enjoy steamed Chesapeake Bay crabs with your family and friends! Limited to 100 reservations,


Maryland Renaissance Festival Kicks Off 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crownsville, MD. Revel Grove will host food, fun, crafts, and frivolity that runs through October 25. Follow us on Twitter—

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Silver Anniversary of Brannock Maritime Collection 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Brannock Maritime Collection at Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD. Crabs, food, music, auction, and special guests. Tickets available at the Richardson Maritime Museum.


Daily Rum Ration for Men Enlisted in the U.S. Navy Is Abolished, 1861 A sad, sad day.



Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Start the school year right by howling at the full moon with your pack. Live music with D’Vibe Duo.

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Kent Island Cup Kent Island YC, Stevensville, MD. Aloha! This 35-mile team-paddling-relay race around Kent Island, features a luau party on Saturday after the race. Hosted by the Kent Island Outrigger Canoe Club.


National Hard Crab Derby and Fair Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD. Crab racing, beauty pageants, parades, crab cooking and picking contests, crafts, games, rides, swim meet, docking contests, fireworks, and more. Come by boat!


Boat Auction 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Bid on the boat of your dreams! Offering everything from wooden rowing skiffs to classic sailboats and modern power cruisers.


Docking Challenge 12-4 p.m. Skipjack Cove Yachting Resort, Georgetown, MD. Get the lowest time and win cash prizes.


MTABC Crab Feast Rocky Point State Park, Essex, MD. The fun benefits the Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County’s scholarship program.


Pro-Am Fishing Tournament Deale Marina, Rockhold Creek, Deale, MD. A no-limit tournament with participants allowed to fish the entire Chesapeake Bay. Youth and adult anglers may leave from any port on the Bay.


Aargh! Special Labor Day Pirate Adventures Avast me hearties! Sharpen your cutlass as Annapolis’s Pirate Adventure boat ride is 20 percent off for police, fire, and teaching pros all weekend. ID required.


Skipjack Race and Land Festival Navigate into Deal Harbor Island, MD for this annual festival hosted and sponsored by the Deal Island-Chance Lions Club. All proceeds directly benefitting the local community. lions

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Three Seminars: Heading South This Winter 10 a.m. to noon. Saturdays. West Marine, 113 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Topics are “Taking the ICW to Florida,” “Bahama Bound,” and “Going South Safely.” (410) 268-0129


Chicken Necker Appreciation Day 12 to 5 p.m. Sharp Street Pier, Rock Hall, MD. Food, fun, games and more... including (you guessed it) a chicken race.


Fish Fry Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Phillip Merrill Center, Annapolis. Celebrate the South River with the South River Federation.


The going price in Annapolis for crabs and fish koboobs. Photo by Joe Evans/PropTalk


ABYC Standards Certification Annapolis. Offered by the American Boating and Yacht Council. Safe Boating

10-Oct 29 Course 7:30

to 9:30 p.m. Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Baltimore. Presented by the Dundalk Sail and Power Squadron on eight consecutive Tuesdays.


Onancock Harborfest Onancock, VA. Waterfront festival held at the town wharf and gazebo park. Includes live entertainment, food, cardboard boat race, and more.


Maryland Seafood Festival Sandy Point State Park will host the 42nd annual version of this tasty and entertaining Annapolis tradition, with music, great food, exhibits, arts and crafts, and The Capital’s Crab Soup Cook-Off September 12. mdseafoodfestival. com


Antique and Classic Boat Show Reedville, VA. Displays, boat parade, nautical flea market, oyster workshop, and water taxi service. $5 (includes show and museum entry). Sponsored by Tidewater Chapter of Antique and Classic Boat Society and Reedville Fishermen’s Museum. (804) 4533506, 28 September 2009 PropTalk


Annual Boating Party Support the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels with cocktails, dinner, and dancing.


South Poker Run A Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Association tradition.


Day Cruise on the John W. Brown 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. South Locust Point Cruise Terminal, Baltimore. Voyage into history on the John W. Brown and enjoy live music of the 40s, demos, an air show, a continental breakfast, and all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Proceeds help maintain this Liberty Ship Memorial.

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Hampton Bay Days: Hornsby and Skaggs Hampton, VA. Ricky Skaggs with Kentucky Thunder at 6 p.m., Bruce Hornsby and the Noise Makers at 8 p.m., and fireworks at 10 p.m. Free. baydays. com


Leonardtown Wharf Waterfront Celebration Noon to 5 p.m. Leonardtown Wharf, MD. Sailboat races, water-related exhibits, kayak and canoe guided tours, food, entertainment, and more all for free.

Photo Contest Deadline Shady Side, MD. Submit up to three photos for the Captain Salem Avery Museum’s juried show, “Local Lens: Images of South County and the Bay.”


Celebrate the Severn 7 to 10 p.m. Come celebrate the $2 million donated to the Severn this year! Delicious locally grown catered food, live music from Today’s Date, live auction, and a raffle for a Capri all-electric Scooter. severnriverkeeper. org


Hooper Strait Lighthouse Opens Lighthouse Challenge 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Celebrate Maryland’s 375th Birthday at this early bird start to the Lighthouse Challenge weekend at Hooper Strait Lighthouse.


Antique Car and Classic Boat Show From varnish to chrome, vessels and vehicles will be on display in Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA.


Antique and Classic Boat Society Show Pt. Pleasant, NJ. Barnegat Bay Chapter hosts vendors, artists, flea market, and antique cars. (610) 296-4878


Boatyard Beach Bash 5 to 9 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport. Enjoy this tropical-infused beach party featuring live music and tasty treats. Featuring The John Frinzi Band, James “Sunny Jim” White, and Jim Morris. $60.

Rappahannock RiverFest Farley Vale Farm, Fredericksburg, VA. Wine and dine on steamed crabs and BBQ at the Friends of the Rappahannock’s annual gala. Live music, fine food and drinks, and live and silent auctions.


Lighthouse Challenge Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, MD. See what fun the Chesapeake Chapter U.S. Lighthouse Society has in store this year.


Build Your Own Boat Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis. Geoff Kerr will help you build a Chesapeake 17LT.


Ocean City (MD) Sunfest Celebrate sand and the change of seasons with arts, crafts, and food. Concerts by The Village People, Little Big Town, Rick Springfield, and more!


Pirates, Rum, and Reggae Cruise 8 to 11 p.m. Annapolis. Dress the part with Captain Marcus Waters and enjoy lively reggae music afloat. $40.


Rock Hall FallFest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rock Hall, MD. Fun for the whole family includes food, entertainment, music and displays.


Waterfront Festival Wilmer Park, Chestertown, MD. Bluegrass music, kayak competitions, tug-ofwar tournament, cardboard boat regatta, and environmental exhibitors. For kids of all ages.

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RiverFest at Historic St. Mary’s City Historic St. Mary’s City, MD. Live music, games, prizes, hands-on activities, exhibits, harbor rides, kayaking, and more all for free. Presented by the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association. PassageMaker

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Marina, Solomons. Learn about diesels, ship systems, corrosion, and boat handling. Leads up to Trawler Fest fun October 2-4.

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Fish Fry 2 to 6 p.m. Merrill Center, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis. The South River Federation’s popular fall event! Music, food, raffle, and fun for the whole family.


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American Tugs East Coast Rendezvous Calvert Marina, Solomons. Meet factory reps and get hands-on docking lessons.,



Police Hold Tiki Bar Fundraiser 3 p.m. The Solomons area Fraternal Order of Police will hold Tiki Bar patrons “in custody” to raise money for their benevolence fund. Food, fun, and entertainment.


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Dock Bar Guide Upper Bay

Chesapeake Inn

39° 31.6N 75° 48.6W

The Granary

39° 26.1N 75° 58.4W

Nauti Goose Saloon

39° 35.4N 75° 56.4W

Woody’s Crab House

39° 36.2N 75° 56.3W

Harbor Shack

39° 8.1N 76° 14.6W

Waterman’s Crab House

39° 7.5N 76° 12.6W

Carson’s Creekside

39° 19.3N 76° 25.6W

Sue Island

39° 17.1N 76° 23.9W

Crab Quarters

39° 20.5N 76° 24.5W

Red Eye Clubhouse

39° 17.1N 76° 24.4W

Island View Café

39° 16.1N 76° 23.8W

Hard Yacht Café

39° 15.0N 76° 29.3W

Bay Café

39° 16.4N 76° 34.3W

Rusty Scupper

39° 16.5N 76° 36.3W

Dead End Saloon

39° 16.5N 76° 35.2W

Canton Dockside

39° 16.3N 76° 34.9W

River Watch

39° 18.4N 76° 25.5W

Nick’s Fish House

39° 15.4N 76° 36.4W

Windows on the Bay

39° 8.4N 76° 29.6W

Magothy Seafood

39° 4.1N 76° 30.7W

Deep Creek

39° 2.6N 76° 27.4W

Jellyfish Joel’s

39° 15.5N 76° 10.5W

C&D Canal

Sassafras River Northeast River Northeast River

Rock Hall Harbor Rock Hall Harbor

Dark Head Creek Middle River Middle River Middle River

Browns Creek

Bear Creek, Dundalk Baltimore Harbor Baltimore Harbor Baltimore Harbor Baltimore Harbor Baltimore

Middle Branch

Patapsco River

Mill Creek, Magothy River Deep Creek, Magothy River Fairlee Creek Chesapeake Bay Powerboating

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Middle Bay (cont.)

Middle Bay


38° 56.5N 76° 33.2W

Skipper’s Pier

38° 46.2N 76° 33.3W

Pusser’s Landing

38° 58.6N 76° 29.2W

Hemingway’s and Lola’s

38° 58.3N 76° 19.4W

Sam’s Waterfront Café

39° 2.1N 76° 24.4W


38° 54.5N 76° 21.4W


38° 57.1N 76° 34.3W

Annie’s Paramount

38° 57.2N 76° 12.4W

Cantlers Riverside Inn

39° 0.2N 76° 27.3W

Harris Crab House

38° 57.2N 76° 12.4W

Captain Bud’s

37° 58.3N 75° 51.4W

Red Eye's Dock Bar

38° 57.2N 76° 12.4W

Props Restaurant

39° 8.0N 76° 28.4W

Big Owl Tiki Bar

38° 58.1N 76° 14.7W

The Captain’s Table

38° 19.5N 76° 27.5W

The Jetty

38° 58.3N 76° 14.2W


38° 19.2N 76° 27.3W

Fisherman’s Inn

38° 58.1N 76° 14.4W

Stoney’s Kingfisher

38° 19.3N 76° 27.4W

Calypso Bay

38° 46.3N 76° 34.8W

Blue Heron Pub

38° 13.5N 76° 57.4W

Crab Claw

38° 47.5N 76° 13.2W

Madigan’s Waterfront

38° 40.5N 77° 15.3W

St. Michaels Crab House

38° 47.4N 76° 13.1W

Mango’s Bar & Grill

38° 43.2N 76° 32.3W

Foxy’s Dock Bar

38° 47.2N 76° 13.2W

Naughty Gull

38° 19.5N 76° 27.5W

Lowes Wharf Marina Inn

38° 45.9N 76° 19.7W

Pirate’s Cove

38° 50.6N 76° 32.3W

Schooners Landing

38° 41.3N 76° 10.1W

Big Mary’s Dock Bar

38° 50.6N 76° 32.3W

The Masthead

38° 40.5N 76° 10.1W


38° 50.5N 76° 32.4W

South River Ego Alley

Chesapeake Harbor South River

Tiki Bar Kent Narrows

(410) 827-6523

Mill Creek, MD Crisfield, MD Main Creek

Solomons, MD Solomons, MD Solomons, MD

Colonial Beach, VA Occoquan River Herring Bay

Kent Narrows

(410) 827-4959

Patuxent River

Galesville, MD Galesville, MD Galesville, MD

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Rockhold Creek, Deale Kent Island Kent Island Kent Narrows Kent Narrows Kent Narrows Kent Narrows Kent Narrows Kent Narrows

Tracys Landing, MD St. Michaels St. Michaels St. Michaels

Sherwood, MD Oxford Oxford

Middle Bay (cont.)

Lower Bay

Abner’s Seaside

38° 41.2N 76° 32.1W

Mallards at the Wharf

37° 42.7N 75° 45.3W

Vera’s White Sands

38° 25.3N 76° 27.5W

Sunset Grill

36° 57.5N 76° 17.3W

Badfish Dock Bar

38° 19.1N 76° 27.1W


37° 0.5N 76° 20.4W


38° 19.3N 76° 27.4W

The Beacon Cabana Bar

37° 3.1N 76° 17.6W

Solomon’s Pier

38° 19.2N 76° 27.3W

Surfrider Marina Shores

36° 54.2N 76° 3.5W

Tiki Bar

38° 19.1N 76° 27.2W

Surfrider Taylors Landing

36° 55.2N 76° 11.3W

Four Winds Café

38° 19.5N 76° 27.1W

La Marinella

36° 54.2N 76° 4.1W

Bay Hundred

38° 43.8N 76° 19.5W

One Fish Two Fish

36° 54.4N 76° 4.3W

Suicide Bridge

38° 37.2N 75° 56.4W

Chicks Oyster House

36° 54.2N 76° 5.6W


38° 34.2N 76° 4.2W

Dockside Inn

36° 54.2N 76° 5.1W

Morris Point

38° 15.2N 76° 43.9W

Bar Norfolk

36° 50.4N 76° 17.3W

Tim’s II

38° 19.4N 77° 14.5W


36° 50.4N 76° 17.3W

Potowmack Landing

38° 49.5N 77° 2.3W

Pelican Pub

37° 7.1N 75° 58.7W

Tim’s River Shore

38° 34.1N 77° 15.5W

Aqua at Bay Creek Resort

37° 15.4N 75° 58.7W


37° 30.2N 77° 36.3W


37° 50.3N 76° 15.1W

River’s Inn

37° 15.2N 76° 28.5W

Smithfield Station

36° 58.5N 76° 37.2W

Chesapeake Beach Patuxent River, MD Solomons, MD Solomons, MD Solomons, MD Solomons, MD Solomons, MD

Knapps Narrows Choptank River, MD Cambridge Creek Potomac River Fairview Beach, VA Potomac River Potomac River Point Lookout

Onancock Creek Hampton Roads Hampton Roads

Salt Ponds Marina Lynnhaven River Little Creek

Lynnhaven River Lynnhaven River Lynnhaven River Lynnhaven River Elizabeth River Elizabeth River Cape Charles Cape Charles Reedville, VA Gloucester Point, VA Smithfield, VA

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Seafaring Cocktails E

ven Captain Bligh eventually came to understand the crew-calming value of a ration of rum. Who is to say that a dependable Mojito recipe wouldn’t have saved the day and spared him that aggravating 3700-mile trip in a 23-foot launch? Well, the PropTalk cocktail team can speak to that based on our diligent research, and the official answer is: A refreshing jug of tropical sweetness and rum enhanced with lime and mint wouldn’t have hurt the situation a single bit. Further research has shown that onboard cocktails should be simple to prepare, agreeable to everyone, and possible to make in quantity without losing flavor, magical properties, or momentum. With help from readers and the staff, we offer these PropTalkcertified recommendations:

Larry’s Maritime Cosmo 2.5 oz vodka 1.25 Triple Sec 1.25 oz lime juice 2.5 oz cranberry juice Shake and serve without ice in a martini glass with a twist of lime or an olive.

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1 can lime aide 1 can light rum 4 cans lime seltzer water Lightly crushed mint

Larry Freedman adds the extra shot of cranberry juice to mitigate a tendency to walk off the dock after enjoying a couple or three of these remarkable concoctions.

A proper Havana Mojito is a sublime work of art and labor—delicious and time consuming but not good for pouring in quantity to a group of thirsty guests. Most volume recipes don’t achieve the original standard. This one does. PropTalk’s Planter’s Punch A half bottle Myers dark rum One cup Curacao 2 qt sour mix 2 qt pineapple juice 16 dashes Angostura bitters 2 cups club soda Float some orange slices and pour over ice Might as well double the recipe and mix it in a giant plastic bucket. 34 September 2009 PropTalk

Karen’s Mighty Good Margaritas Can of frozen limeade Can of cheap tequila Ice to fill blender within two inches of the top Blend at medium speed Stir in a bottle of domestic beer. (National Bohemian works fine.) Pour and garnish with fresh lime slice Float a half-ounce of triple sec on top (Hint: Don’t even think about adding beer while blending unless you want a big beer-foam shower)

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2 oz Gosling’s Black Seal rum 3 oz Barritt’s ginger beer No substitutes! That’s all. That’s it.

Weaver’s Eastport Punch In a giant pitcher mix Equal parts Mount Gay rum, orange juice, and ginger ale A two-second pour of Cointreau One strong-armed dash or two or three of Angostura bitters Pour into large, ice-filled tumblers. Sprinkle with freshly-grated nutmeg (a known hallucinogen). Garnish with a wedge of lime. Tom Weaver of the Eastport Yacht Company confesses that this is the essential concoction for a summer anchorage on the Eastport 32. On at least one occasion, his failure to bring enough rum resulted in an impromptu flogging, which he says he rather enjoyed.

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Sarles Boatyard Mudslide In a gas-powered blender (On The Edge Model #900108 Party Blender) mix 1 bottle Kahlua 1 bottle Bailey’s Irish Cream 1 bottle Vodka 3 pints vanilla ice cream 2 bags of crushed ice   Pull-start the blender, blend liquids first, then add ice cream and ice until smooth and creamy. Serve in a tall tumbler with a long straw and a sprinkle of grated chocolate. Submitted by Tom Weaver

The Reithlingshoefer, a non-drink drink Club soda A splash of cranberry juice Squeeze of lime over ice Garnish with a small wedge of lime Don Reithlingshoefer, the renowned designer of the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Annapolis, introduced the Eastport maritime community to this perfect alternative for the times when you are the helmsman. (Recipe submitted by Dick Franyo)

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Trawler Fest Solomons

by Ruth Christie


f you’re thinking about a trawler or just want to see what all the fuss is about, the Calvert Marina in Solomons is where you and your friends should be October 2-4. Trawler Fest’s expansive exhibitor area allows you to try new activities, mingle with exhibitors, and tour a variety of vessels before enjoying cocktails as the sun sets on the Patuxent River. Trawler Fest show times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Holiday Inn Select is Trawler Fest’s host hotel and seminar central. Seminars run from 8:30 a.m. to noon all three days. To keep things lively, more than half of all seminar presentations will be new topics. With multiple choices in all time slots, there should always be a topic of interest for both the newcomer and the experienced cruiser. Offerings include how to select and buy the right boat, medical and safety issues, engine maintenance,

boat repair, AC/DC power, anchoring, stowing and provisioning, electronics, navigation, cruising, weather, and more. In addition to the morning seminars, Trawler Fest includes demos and displays, afternoon workshops, an awards party, fun giveaways and prizes, an auction to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, and a chance to explore the Solomons area. Register in advance for a discount. Slip arrangements must be made through Trawler Fest; space is limited, and it’s first come, first served. Parking is available at the marina. If you stay at the Holiday Inn Select or attend the seminars, you can park at the hotel and take a water taxi or van shuttle service between the Holiday Inn Select and Calvert Marina. For Trawler Fest event information, call (888) 4872953, and you will talk with some pretty friendly and helpful people. The fun is presented by PassageMaker Magazine.

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The C&D Canal: A Man-Made Shortcut by Captain Rich Eyring


y first trip through the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was in a 23-foot Grady-White. The trip went well, but we arrived much later than planned due to a 15-knot headwind and strong currents. In retrospect, I should have waited out the weather conditions. My next run through the canal was on a 65-foot Viking, which was a cakewalk. This time through, I factored in the weather conditions and consulted the tidal charts. Running at 35 knots, we went from Annapolis to Ocean City, MD in about six hours. By connecting Chesapeake Bay with the Delaware River, the C&D Canal reduces travel distances by as much as 300 miles for commercial ships and recreational boats traveling the Mid-Atlantic. It’s been a particular boon to business and convenience for the ports of Baltimore and Philadelphia. Recreational boaters traveling from Chesapeake Bay have also caught the canal’s benefits by making the journey to the Atlantic Ocean faster and more economical. Although the canal first began operating in 1829, it had been considered as early as the mid-1600s by a Czech mapmaker named Augustine Herman. Herman was the first to see that the narrow strip of land separating the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River would be a perfect cut-through location to save mariners hundreds of miles on their journeys. Herman’s proposal for the canal, however, did not take off until after his death. In 1788, Ben Franklin and Ben Rush, a Philadelphian business leader, took a liking

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to the project and put up the money to conduct surveys of the site. In 1802, the two men created the C&D Canal Company, and in 1804, construction commenced. The original plans called for 14 locks on a waterway running from Welch Point on the Elk River to the Christiana River in Delaware. In 1806, the economic climate changed for the worse, and the Canal’s future was put on hold.

Two decades passed before the project was reorganized, and with the help of two senior officers from the Army Corps of Engineers, the canal company was able to push on. In 1824, engineers reduced the locks to four and reconfigured the canal’s route by opening the Maryland side to the Back Creek branch of the Elk River and opening the Delaware side into the Bay at Delaware City. Close to 3000 men dug the trench using picks and shovels. Two and a half million dollars and five years later, the

C&D Canal opened for business. At 14 miles long, 66 feet wide, and 10 feet deep, the canal could handle almost any vessel of that era. The canal was the most expensive of its kind and considered a major infrastructural achievement for its time. In 1919, the Federal Government purchased the canal from the C&D Canal Company for the price of construction and merged it into the national Intra-Coastal Waterway system. By the early 1900s, the railroad bridge and four pedestrian swing bridges crossing the canal were replaced by vertical span bridges. In 1927, at a cost of 10 million dollars, the canal was converted to a sea-level ditch and widened to 90 feet. The C&D canal remains one of the few sea-level shipping channels in the world. Since the canal’s early days, dredging projects have been continuous. By the mid1970s, major dredging and construction had increased the canal depth to 35 feet and widened it to 450 feet. These improvements allowed the canal to accommodate two-way traffic and much larger commercial transatlantic ships. Further dredging in 1996 deepened it to 40 feet. The C&D Canal is a fun and fast way to get to the Atlantic from the Chesapeake Bay. Over the years, all of the locks were removed, and there are no speed limits or tolls to dampen the trip. Anchoring is not permitted in the canal. However, there are some nice anchorages at either entrance, with the Chesapeake side being the more picturesque.

My advice while navigating the canal is to stay out of the center channel where commercial traffic tends to be. If you draw six feet or less, there is plenty of water for you on the outside. Keep a steady speed depending on what kind of vessel you are on. I run anywhere from 15 to 40 knots, depending on conditions. Check tide tables and choose your timing accordingly. The current can be quite strong, and it will affect your transit time. Most importantly, keep a watchful eye on debris in the water. A fellow mariner I know, operating a 50-foot Viking, hit a floating log at 35 knots in 2007. One of the props sheared off and is still on the bottom of the canal. A voyage through the canal is a great experience, but it should not be taken lightly. Check conditions and tides, and keep your eyes peeled for floaters and commercial traffic. Be safe and have fun. About the Author: Riche Eyring holds a 100-ton USCG master license. He’s a freelance writer and director of marketing for a hedge fund located in Annapolis.


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Coast Guard boating safety statistics indicate that there were only 222 fire incidents among the over 13,000,000 registered boats during all of 2007—not bad! But, the Coast Guard doesn’t tell us that these numbers are not complete since they come primarily from incidents that occured on open waters away from the dock. Still, it’s clear that we don’t have a big fire problem in the boating industry. That is, unless that fire happens on your boat. There are five key components to effective fire protection—Prevention, Detection, Egress, Suppression, and Managing a Fire Situation.

Effective maintenance for all onboard electrical and propulsion equipment is important. Fifty-five percent of fires on boats are electrical in origin. When a boat fire occurs in open waters, 90 percent of the time it starts in the engine room. My first recommendation, even if you are particularly handy, is to have an American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)-certified technician perform your electrical, fuel, and engine work. Go to to find a trained mechanic near you. Good housekeeping in both the cabin and engine room is a must. Candles, hot halogen lights, unattended heaters, and fuel and oil residue are too frequently the cause of fire aboard boats. Chemicalsoaked rags and cleaners should not be left to sit inside the boat. Dock boxes and trash cans are better places for these. Gasoline vapors are heavier than air and will collect in the bilge of a boat. Inspect your fuel system frequently. The smallest leak can create the biggest of problems. Always run the blowers before starting your engine. Only ignition-protected equipment should be used in the engine space on gasoline boats. Diesel boats don’t have this requirement, but be careful with portable gasoline containers and cleaning chemicals. They create a dangerous situation in the engine room of a diesel boat.

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I am sure that everyone reading this has smoke alarms in their homes. I am also certain that most of you don’t have any on your boat. On boats, we have AC electric and DC electric, fuel lines running behind furniture or under decks, internal combustion engine(s), cooking equipment, and batteries; much more stuff than we have in our homes! Additionally, we don’t drive our homes around the sea as we do our boats introducing heavy corrosion, vibration, and three-foot waves into the situation. It’s a wonder and a tribute to the high level of craftsmanship evident in modern boat building that we don’t have more trouble than we do. If you are going to sleep in your boat, get some smoke alarms. One should be mounted on each side of any solid door. Considering the 90 percent frequency of engine room fires when underway statistic, I’m sure to have one in my engine room too. Smoke alarms should be mounted in a dry area and replaced every five years. Smoke alarm batteries should be changed at the start of every boating season. A smoke alarm might also let someone on the dock know of a problem on your boat when you are not there to take care of it yourself. Early detection could save your boat and the boats owned by your neighbors in the marina. All gasoline-powered boats with accommodation spaces must have a carbon monoxide alarm. When these alarms go off, they are trying to tell you something important. Don’t disable the alarm. Ventilate the boat and shut down all combustion sources.

The International Residential Code we follow for home safety states that every sleeping room must have two ways out—usually a window and a door. Some staterooms, particularly in boats over 40 feet, have only one way out, and a fire in the main salon could prevent escape by this one avenue. If you have a stateroom with no second exit in your boat, go back and read the detection part of this article again. It is nearly impossible to provide the same escape capability in a boat as we have in a house. Compromised egress demands adequate smoke detection. Hatches are considered a secondary means of escape in a boat and meet both the ABYC and National Fire Protection Association requirements if properly sized (14- x 18-inches) and placed. But hatches are not always easy to reach and can be difficult to open – particularly for children or the elderly. Make sure your hatches can be reached and that they function easily, and be sure that everyone knows how they work. Escaping a fire when out on open water creates a whole different challenge. Swimming for safety is more tenuous than running. Check the engine room frequently while underway, so you may react and mitigate a bad situation before it gets bad.

There are two types of extinguishers—portable and fixed. The Coast Guard mandates the number, size, and type of extinguishing agent for portable extinguishers depending on the size of your boat. These are minimum requirements, and it is not a bad idea to add a larger extinguisher to your complement. Go to to learn the requirements for your boat. If you are in a situation where you need to employ an extinguisher, realize that the pressurized material could actually spread the flames if you apply the pressure too closely. Stand back from the fire before pulling the trigger.

Although not a requirement, most motor yachts come with fixed fire extinguishing equipment in the engine space. These installations range from a simple cylinder with a sprinkler type head to an entire system that will shut down engines and gensets as well as close off ventilation. Manual remote activation is also found on some boats. You should know the components and understand how the system on your boat works. Fixed and portable extinguishers should be inspected every year. The cylinder should be in good condition, and the gauge should read in the green. Portable extinguishers should be hefted to ensure that the agent is loose. All fixed and portable extinguishers need to be hydrostatically tested anywhere from every five to 12 years depending on the construction of the cylinder and the extinguishing agent inside. Should a fire occur at the dock, a garden hose can be used provided the fire does not involve a fuel source (gasoline, diesel, grease, or chemical) and electrical power to the boat has been shut off.

This is the most difficult part to prepare for. You are not likely to hear about a fire in a cool, calm, and collected voice from a cool, calm, and collected person. How the fire message is delivered (to you and by you) affects the reactions of those aboard and can increase the panic and confusion. If you are losing it, everyone else will too. Take five seconds to gather your composure. Call for help using channel 16 on your VHF radio. We all can’t hear your cell phone. Look at the big picture. As the captain/owner, you are responsible for everything going on, not just the fire situation. Life jackets should be accessible and distributed. Plans should be made to evacuate the boat. Look for other capable people aboard and give them responsibilities. Communicate clearly and isolate your passengers from the fire.

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Fire protection is not something that always gets the attention it deserves. We should all perform a fire protection inspection at the beginning of each season and again whenever you can. Go through your boat and evaluate your protection levels for each of the five points that are discussed in this article– 1 TF Solomons Prop REVISED:Layout then go out and enjoy the water!

About the Author: John McDevitt holds six ABYC Certifications and a 100-ton USCG Masters License. He also has an associate’s degree in fire protection. He is involved in sales and service at Bluewater Yacht Sales in Stevensville, MD.


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Out of My Mind

by Ruth Christie

All the comforts of home. Dinghy duty gets bumped up a notch at Zahniser’s. Almost paradise. The scene from Zahniser’s “tot lot.”

Making friends in high places. Fred, Laura, and Nicholas on the Fourth of July.


e spent the Fourth with Fred. Let me explain. Friday night, we skimmed two hours off the work day to get a jump on a boat trip to Solomons. Playing hooky is one thing, but when you’re on assignment, it’s a whole new ball of wax. You have to take your fun seriously. We had locked and loaded our Legacy 40 earlier in the day, and all we had to do was get the kids, crew, and last-minute supplies onboard and head south. With my husband’s brother along for the weekend, we left at 3 p.m. and were on the hook off the Tiki Bar by 7 p.m. Toward sundown, a bunch of friendly dinghy sailors waved their way past us, racing to see who could beat the sun home. Turns out, Terry Walters, the dockmaster at Zahniser’s Yachting Center, was on one of those small boats. She keeps her sailing dinghy at the marina. Thanks to Terry’s quick thinking and accommodating ways, we scored a tie-up at the end of the L dock

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for the Fourth of July weekend with only a one-day notice. The next morning in cool brisk breezes, we joked about having to make a 10-minute trek across skate-infested waters to our spot on the dock and settled into Solomons time. If you haven’t been to Zahniser’s, put it on your to-do list. After countless boat trips to the place, we knew what to expect, except for one thing. Sure, we enjoyed the marina’s many amenities, especially the pool and swings, walks in town to and from the Tiki Bar and Cone Island’s icy treats, fantastic crab cakes at Stoney’s Kingfishers Seafood House, and the wonderful ambiance of walking the waterfront. What we didn’t expect was Fred. Smack dab in the middle of a two-week sailing trip with his amicable parents, Fred—a delightful bright kid—was a happy addition to our visit. Throughout the weekend, the kids met Fred at the swings and crafted galactic adventures as they tried to hit the trees with their toes. The

kids toured each other’s boats and berths, shared lemon drops and e-mail addresses, and had fun acting like, well, kids. It was nice for our children—ages seven and 11 years—to share the weekend with someone their own size. Our kids have yet to show much interest in the hows and whys of a powerboat. But, Fred knew what all the instruments did at our helm station, can tell you a thing or two about navigation, and helps steer his own boat. Playdriving our boat, he imagined speeding her up and jumping the docks! We enjoyed watching the fireworks with Fred and his parents, sitting on blankets along the Patuxent’s shoreline. Solomons offered up a home-town holiday celebration, the best we’ve seen in years, second only to Washington, DC’s pyrotechnics. Zahniser’s provided a fun answer to the question the kids always ask on boat trips, “What’s there to do when we get there?” This time, the right answer was, “Let’s find Fred.”


You Came All This Way

by Ed and Elaine Henn

Editor’s Note: Bay Ranger, a Ranger Tug 25, and the Henns have taken PropTalk fans along as they re-explore the ICW and beyond. This seventh installment unfolds in late March 2009 near Daytona Beach, FL:


e left “cycle town” on a Sunday with a bunch of speeding boats. After nicking our prop in one shallow spot in a failed gunkholing attempt, we found a quiet anchorage south of St. Augustine, ate supper, and waited for the space launch. “There she blows!” Not as spectacular as it would have been from the Banana River, but still quite impressive. On St. Patrick’s Day, after noticing vibration in the motor, we chugged up to a good prop shop in Brunswick, GA. Brunswick Landing Marina is huge and close to town. It has two bathhouses, three TVs, heaps of lending books, and free laundry facilities. What a treat! When we visited the Post Office that day, the clerk smiled and said, “Imagine… You came all this way to our town to mail in your taxes.” The town is full of wonderful huge, old oaks, some more than 900 years old. We thought of all the ancient places we saw in Europe; trees are one of the oldest things we have in America. We scored a 7 a.m. appointment with the prop people the next day and set the alarm for the first time on the trip. The prop had a slight shiny nick on one blade, and the shaft sported three feet of lightweight line! With checkbook in hand, we took care of everything. Maintenance duties aside, this trip is all about doing what we want to do when we want to. Georgia and South Carolina have been particularly good to Elaine. So far, she has knitted 10 sweaters, 10 hats, eight pairs of baby booties, four cotton dish cloths, and two pair of socks. And, she won the March gin rummy tournament. A cardinal rule of boating is to “mind your mother,” as in Mother Nature. NOAA gets the forecast right most of the time; the rest is up to the crew. Spring came in with a revolving door of serious winds, sun, rains, a tornado watch, fog, and more rain, not to mention dogwood blossoms, eagle sightings, and USCG vessel checks. After the weather held us in

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Beaufort, SC for a few days, we moved to an anchorage in the basin by Wrightsville Beach, NC. The forecast called for strong winds, rain, and thunderstorms with air-toground lightning strikes. With white caps all around, we called a marina as soon as it opened the next morning and easily tied up to their T-dock. The winds came, but no storm. This meant we could dine on the beach, while watching the wild surf, spring break kids, and Friday waterfront parties. HOME is beginning to sound good, not because we are getting antsy or crowded or bored on the boat. We’ve been away for more than five months, and it’s time to plant some flowers, and the Severn House pool opens in a few weeks. Stay tuned with PropTalk for more of our travels. About the Authors: Ed and Elaine Henn are Chesapeake Bay cruisers who like a taste of warm weather every now and then. When they are not on Bay Ranger, among other pursuits, they help deliver PropTalk Magazine.

Knit one, purl two. Elaine takes time out.

Gerry the geranium spent last year on our balcony at home in Annapolis. He has thrived in the marine warm winter environment.

“A Campbell Creek NC sunrise over an ICW marker. It’s the essence of the whole trip for me,” says Elaine.

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This roomy, Ed Monk designed motor yacht has a visually balanced profile and an elegant, contemporary style. At full throttle, the engines were turning 2330 RPM, and the boat achieved about 20 knots…



Ocean Alexander 58

by Mike Kaufman


he Mid Atlantic Marine Group (MAMG) and its parent company, The Bluewater Group, were created in 2006 to acquire, develop and manage marine real estate primarily in the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic regions. MAMG was created with the purpose of being a one-source platform for all aspects of yachting services, including arranging the purchase or sale of a vessel, her maintenance, storage, repair, and even provisioning, set-up, and clean-up for any cruise or day trip the boat may take. MAMG’s main service yard, Severn River Marine Service is located on Virginia’s Severn River in Hayes, VA. They have an extensive service yard there, capable of handling 20- to 200-foot vessels, and hauling boats as heavy as 75 tons. This interesting group is the exclusive dealer for Ocean Alexander Yachts, from 48 to 145 feet LOA from North Carolina to Connecticut. We boarded one of these yachts, the Ocean Alexander 58, in Annapolis to participate in a sea trial and a tour of the vessel. This roomy, Ed Monk-designed motor yacht has a visually balanced profile and an elegant, contemporary style. Ocean Alexander Yachts in Taiwan is a high-quality yacht builder, and the fit and finish of the boat prove that. The Afromosia cabinetry and the burl woods are beautifully matched throughout. 44 September 2009 PropTalk

The accommodation layout is expansive. The design does not attempt to fit the maximum number of berths below, but rather, gives the owner and guests two large, comfortable staterooms. A third smaller stateroom with a pair of single berths is suitable for kids or crew. On the main deck is a large saloon and a condominium-sized galley. The galley has large countertops, an Amana Easy Reach refrigerator, a Gaggenau cook top, a GE microwave convection oven, a Miele dishwasher, and a garbage disposal. Forward of the galley is a pilothouse sized for a boat 80 feet longer than this one. The size of the windshield and breadth of the area give the impression that you are piloting an especially fast ship. Visibility forward and to the sides is very good. The side doors are watertight by yacht standards. They are pantographic so that they do not swing across the side decks when opening. Naturally, a Stidd pilot seat is included. There is a three-screen navigation system in the pilothouse and a twin-screen system on the flying bridge. With one Stidd seat in the pilothouse and two on the flying bridge, it all evens out. The backbone of the navigation system is Furuno’s NavNet 3D with a backup GPS system.

The full height, standup engine and machinery room is accessed by a stairway in the lazarette with passage through a watertight door. In this spectacular space among a logically-organized array of polished white, aluminum, and stainless steel fixtures, we find a pair of white Caterpillar C-12 ACERT 705-horsepower diesels surrounded by stainless steel guard rails and mounted on very impressive stainless steel mounts. Redundancy is the operative word down here. There are two 450-gallon fuel tanks and two Northern Lights 20-kW gensets. Each engine and generator has a pair of Racor fuel filters, and the hydraulic system has a power takeoff on each main engine. The air conditioning system is over-redundanced with five 16,000 BTU units installed. Hydraulics rather than electrics are used to power the bow and stern thrusters, the windlass, and the stabilizers. In the pilothouse, Mike Ladas, president, Wendy Ladas, marketing, and Sean Gordon, the skipper, got the vessel under way. At idle, cruise, and full speeds, the substantial doors to port, starboard, and aft as well as the effective insulation kept the noise to a surprisingly low level. The boat’s feel was that of a heavy but surprisingly responsive vessel with good acceleration and smooth, controlled turns. At 10 knots, she was burning six gallons per hour per engine. At a reasonable cruising pace of 15 knots, the engines turned 1850 RPM, the ride was soft in the light chop, and the bow rail as seen from the pilothouse was below the horizon. All in all, the Mid Atlantic Marine Group has the capability of providing an impressive level of service, and the Ocean Alexander shows a high level of quality. The two together should result in a powerful combination. About the Author: Mike Kaufman has been a professional yacht designer and surveyor for more than 30 years. He has designed and assessed both power and sailing yachts for a full range of purposes around the world. Kaufman is a National Association of Marine Surveyors Certified Marine Surveyor and has served as regional director and chairman of the Membership Screening Committee for that organization. He is a life member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers— Follow us on Twitter—

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Smokin’ by Michael Morgan


oats and tobacco have been a part of the Chesapeake Bay experience since before the arrival of Columbus. It’s easy to imagine Chief Powhatan of the Algonquian tribe offering Captain John Smith a smoldering wad of sot weed to set a mood before introducing him to his daughter Pocahontas. Anyone who enjoys smoking a cigar knows the tranquil effect of putting a flame to a freshly-rolled Dominican or Havana Ribbon. Combine that with a cruise to your favorite spot, and you have a combination that defines freedom, relaxation, and pleasure. Here are some recommendations for places and stogies to enjoy along your way: Ego Alley, Annapolis—Any waterway with a nickname like that would have to have a place where Big Daddy can enjoy a big smoke. Pussers Carribean Grille on the dock is that place along the Annapolis Inner Harbor with more than 150 feet of open air, live music, great scenery, and fine food. Just up Main Street, a three-minute walk away is Annapolis Cigars, an excellent 46 September 2009 PropTalk

tobacco shop featuring Rocky Patel, Pradron, Romeo & Juliet, Lagloria Cubana, and other premium smokes. Kent Narrows, Chester—Red Eye’s Dock Bar, The Owl Tiki Bar, and The Jetty on the eastern side of Kent Narrows are cigar friendly. However, you may want to bring your own assortment of sticks due to a limited selection along the Narrows. Miles River, St. Michaels—“Saint Mikes? Cigars?” you say. Believe it or not, St. Michaels is one of the most cigarfriendly places on the Bay. St. Michaels Marina has a serious selection of premium cigars resting perfectly in well-maintained humidors right in the ship’s store, including Ashtons, Montecristos, Partagas, Graycliffs, and even Padrons. The marina store is a certified Padron dealer and even has a private stash of hard-to-find wraps, including the elusive Opus X. Surrounding the marina and waterfront are the Crab House, Town Dock Restaurant, and Foxy’s Dock Bar with ample outdoor space for enjoying a good burn and a beer.

Poplar Island Narrows, Tilghman Island—Fourteen miles from Annapolis or St. Michaels just east of Poplar Island is Lowes Wharf Marina Inn, a diamond in the rough and an excellent place to light up and watch the sun retire. Arrive early to play some volleyball between puffs, and cool down later at the Tiki Bar. Afterwards, you can choose to cruise home or just stay the night at the Inn. About the Author: Mike Morgan operates St. Michaels Marina. He recommends a Padron series 1926 Belicoso #2 followed up with a Davidoff Petite Corona Millennium Blend with the beverage of your choosing. Editor’s note: This list is intended to be a brief sampling, knowing that there are many other bayside venues open to tobacco enjoyment and other waterside vendors of fine tobacco to serve you. Please feel free to send your recommendations and thoughts to

Club Notes The Toys of Summer


ruises, creeks, and cocktails. It doesn’t get much better than that. Chesapeake clubs are moving about all over the place in boats big and small, including Hatteras, Bay Buyboats, and even PWCs. From the looks of it, everybody survived Fourth of July fireworks displays in good order. Next up, September shenanigans. Read on. —by Ruth Christie/


What’s at “Steak”?

fter Steak Night and prizes for the most patriotic outfit, the Somers Cove YC in Crisfield enjoyed Freedom Fest at Somers Cove Marina to celebrate local veterans, including Austin Cox and General Tawes, the last surviving D-Day veterans from the area. The night ended with spectacular fireworks. —by Keith Campbell

Smokin’ during Somers Cove YC’s Steak Night.


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he damp weather June 5 did not deter 50 people on 20 vintage vessels from the Classic YC of America (CYCA) from attending the flag raising ceremony this year at Osprey Point Marina. The fun featured a huge picnic, meet and greets with five past commodores, an excellent dinner with new members Mike and Lisa Heim and their 46-foot Uniflite and Craig and Suzanne Collins with their 1933 Egg Harbor, and a great Getaway Breakfast in the cozy marina barn. CYCA rendezvoused at Worton Creek Marina July 1719 and thanks BBQ master Dale Harris, Bill Reynolds, and everyone else who helped with this event. Photos of these and other events are posted at At press time, we will be in the middle of a late-summer rendezvous at Skipjack Cove Yachting Resort in Georgetown, MD August 14-16. The fun includes a vintage boat parade on the Sassafras, cocktail parties, dinner at the Granary, and a getaway gathering before boats depart on Sunday. —by Robyne Reynolds and Michael Thielke

CYCA’s Flag Raising ceremony June 5-7 of last year at Osprey Point Marina in Rock Hall, MD. Photo by John Dutton

Bend It Like Beckwith aptain George “White Boots” Beckwith, one of the finest and most famous saltwater fishing guides on the East Coast, was the guest speaker for the Potomac River Smallmouth Club July 29. Beckwith guides light-tackle and fly fishermen in Costa Rica and on the Roanoke River and beyond. Beyond being an amazing guide and teacher, George is also an active environmentalist fighting for clean waters and wildlife protection. During our August 26 meeting at the Vienna (VA) Fire Station at 7:15 p.m., John Odenkirk will be the guest speaker. He is a Fisheries Biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and is the point person in the Northern Snakehead controversy ( —by Ernie Rojas


Rendezvous to Remember


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iring a cannon, watching Wednesday night races in Annapolis, anchoring in Cockrell Creek, dinner with friends at The Crazy Crab, passing a tall ship, sailing with a pod of dolphins, a biking tour of the Eastern Shore, time each evening to socialize, shopping in Oxford, listening to music in St. Michaels, dinner at The Crab Claw, time with family, mild temperatures, several days of great sailing, walking through Solomons, and touring a working boatyard—these are the memories of the Stingray Harbour YC Summer Cruise. The highlight for many was a tour of Cutts & Case Shipyard in Oxford given by Eddie and Ronnie Cutts. Members celebrated the Fourth of July in grand fashion with a trip to the St. Mary’s River to listen to the fine Friday night River Concert performance followed by spectacular fireworks. On July 10, we manned the Silent Auction for the Southern Chesapeake Series of the Leukemia Cup Regatta. Our summer plans include anchor out events determined by whim and wind, an August Shrimp and Crab Feast, and Labor Day cruises to the Northern Bay or Southern Bay, depending on your lineage ( —by Pat Anderson and Bill Boggs PropTalk September 2009 47

Raiders on the Chesapeake



Conch You Hear the Whistle Blowing…

ack Creek YC’s (BCYC) annual Nine-Day Cruise June 27-July 5 brought more than 50 members on 22 boats to the Maryland YC, Mears Great Oak Landing in Fairlee Creek, Georgetown (MD) Yacht Basin, Worton Creek Marina, and Haven Harbor Marina on Swan Creek for Rock Hall’s Fourth of July fireworks. On July 18-19, more than 30 members on 15 boats enjoyed our Summer Swim Party Weekend at Mears Point Marina at Kent Narrows, featuring Belgian waffles, bagels, and BBQ. Stay tuned for news of our Rendezvous Raft-Up August 1 on the West branch of the Wye River between Drum Point and Big Wood Cove ( —by Otto Hetzel Richard Sanger and Nicole Berg won BCYC’s Father/ Daughter Conch Horn Competition during the Kent Narrows Swim Weekend July 18-19. Photo by Michelle Sanger

BCYC members flocked to a Fairlee Creek BBQ during the Summer Cruise. Photo by Chuck Gorum



artin Tross, president of Chesapeake Raiders, says “We jump on our skis to escape work, life, and worries; the wind, speed, and getting wet are relaxing. We’re a new club with about 20-25 like-minded members; everyone is welcome. We organize fun rides, tours, poker runs, scavenger hunts, fundraisers, and winter events, such as skiing, snowmobile rides, horseback riding, and parties. We also provide a stronger voice in the community regarding regulations on PWCs and Jet skis and are tied closely with the Chesapeake Power Boat Association. We like riding in the South, West, and Rhode Rivers, especially just before sunset when the water is calm.” “When I first tried standup racing jet skis, I hit a wake and immediately felt something around and cutting into my neck. I slipped a hand under it and pulled it over my head; I had just been caught by a boat that was trolling. I beached the ski and made sure I wasn’t bleeding. I was lucky a hook didn’t go through my neck! I am much more careful now when jumping wakes,” Tross adds. His friend Scott Church says, “The club is in its infant stage, but growing fast. Martin and I met through Facebook when he posted information about a jet ski club. My favorite places to waste time and enjoy good food are Thursdays on the West River and Lowe’s Wharf. You can join our club for free and pay as you go. And, Suntime Rentals gives members a 10-percent discount on weekends.”

The Real Deal

atteras 1510 Club members are gearing up for their National Rendezvous at National Harbor Marina September 10-13. If you pay for a five-day stay at the marina, you’ll get seven days plus $15 a day for electric. Also, we’ll have free use of the tent at the end of the pier, with tables, chairs, and a podium with microphone. Several of us will arrive September 8 for a water taxi ride to Old Town Alexandria, VA or a MetroRail ride to see the Washington Nationals play the Philadelphia Phillies; the Stadium has a boat dock we might be able to use. On Wednesday, we’re hoping to tour the White House and visit the Capital, followed, of course, with an appetizer-laden cocktail party.

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Highlights will include several cocktail parties, a crab feast, a trip to the USCG Headquarters, an evening bus tour of the city, a BoatU.S. presentation, our annual Club Meeting, boat-based open houses, and the annual Banquet at the Fish Market Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria via water taxi. For more information and deals on accommodations, contact fleet captains Tom and Phyllis Earnest at (301) 870-7153,, or phylpharm@ (hatteras1510club. com). —by Harry Hamelink Chesapeake Raiders head out of Turkey Point Marina during their Shark Bite Poker Run July 18.


Living the Sweet Life

n September 11-12, the Windjammers of the Chesapeake will gather at the Gibson Island Boat House, relax with friends on Black Hole Creek, and preview the winter lectures. Please join us (blacornalley@aol. com). —by Leah Duer Alfriend


Lobster Cove

wenty Down East Cruising Club members and five boats enjoyed a great rendezvous in Galesville, MD featuring a Down East Lobster Feast and Clam Bake July 18. The happy hour, camaraderie, lobsters, service, and waterfront dining room at Pirates Cove Restaurant were all terrific! Pirates Cove served up 1.5-pound lobsters surrounded by clams, mussels, shrimp, fresh corn on the cob, the world’s best French fries, banana bread, coleslaw, and hot fudge sundaes for dessert. Miss Rachel on Fishing Creek. New members Steve and Photo by Madeline Moodie Georgia Picarde and their Matthews 29 joined the fun. Anne and I used our Seaway 24 center console as a water taxi for the boats at anchor. The Moodies have invited DECC members to their waterfront home on the Little Choptank, and Kenny and Jeane Beach have suggested a cruise in September to Chesapeake Harbor or Rock Hall for their Fall Festival (rickc@ —by Rick Casali

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hift into cruise mode with the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA). Camp Letts will be packed with the 23rd Annapolis Gam September 25-27. Don’t miss donuts and coffee courtesy of St. Brendan’s Isle Mail Forwarding Service, countless cocktail parties, and SSCA’s cruising seminars, roundtables, demos, nautical flea market, camaraderie, great food, and fun. You don’t have to be an SSCA member to attend ( —by Barbara Theisen

Heading to Hurlock


uring the Pasadena Sportfishing Group’s meeting August 10, Captain Tim Sherman showed how to optimize striper tackle. We all enjoyed the Q&A session, prizes, and 50/50 to benefit our Kids’ Fishing Derbys. Our meetings are free and open to the public. On October 3, we’ll take a bus trip to the Suicide Bridge Restaurant and have lunch on a paddlewheel boat ( —by Paul Coakley

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Don’t Criticize the Weather

he Jewish Navy once again enjoyed a multitude of fireworks displays during our annual Fireworks Extravaganza in the White Rocks area and “kvelled” over the perfect weather. At press time, members are preparing for a raft-up off the Severn River with members of Kol Shalom. In midAugust, we will head north for another weekend raft-up. While we do not and cannot control the weather, we realize that we can all learn from the weather; it pays no attention to criticism. If you would like to meet like-minded Bay boaters who are not “hamstrung” by humdrum activities, contact us at jewishnavy@ —by Adiva Sotzsky


Come Buyboat

he Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association will return to Urbanna, VA for the fifth annual Buyboat Homecoming July 31 to August 2. Not more than 30 of these boats remain on the Bay; 17 buyboats are among the 25 boats—including deadrise workboats, dredgers, and head boats—expected at the Homecoming at Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point. Bessie L., Capt. Latane, Delvin K., Dudley, East Hampton, Ella K., Ellen Marie, Elva C., Emmett H., Iva W., Muriel Eileen, Nellie Crockett, P.E. Pruitt, Peggy, PropWash, Samuel Bailey, and Thomas J. have all registered for boat tours and fun. The Deltaville Maritime Museum will show off a restored log Buyboat F.D. Crockett, and the Smith Island Crab Skiff Association will display some of its motorized soft-crab-grabbing skiffs. In addition to boat tours, maritime history author Larry Chowning will be signing books. August 2-12 mark the Southern Cruise to Yorktown, Poquoson, Hampton, Norfolk, Cape Charles, Onancock, Saxis (to see the Buyboat Harvy A. Drewer), Pocomoke City, Crisfield, Smith Island, and Tangier Island, with the schedule adjusted for weather, time underway, and tiki bars ( cbba).—by David Wright

Jewish Navy members (the Lews and Lawrences) arrive at White Rocks for Fourth of July festivities.

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Racing News


Cambridge Classic

by Joe Evans

he 99th running of the Cambridge Classic fulfilled all the promise of a sultry summer weekend with flat water, searing heat, and high-octane power around Hambrooks Bay. Great Marsh Park was filled with spectators, food vendors, pit crews, and family fun for a perfect execution of the nation’s oldest motorsports race. More than 60 boats and crew came to test their octane and driving skills. Special kudos go to Allan Nelson (race director) and his tireless team for orchestrating another great race weekend. Next year’s 100th running will be a triple whammy, as Cambridge hosts the U. S. Nationals, Canadian Nationals, and the American Power Boat Association World Championships. Organizers are planning for a fleet of more than 150 boats from across the continent. Stay with PropTalk for updates as the action heats up toward this huge sports event.

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Brandon Kennedy Bear, DE Joseph Sovie Ogdensburg, NY Robert Kennedy Baltimore Tom Thompson Youngville, LA James Martin Norfolk,VA Keith McKnight Cortland, NY Tom Pakradooni Glen Mills, PA David Paraskeva Blackwood, NJ Duff Daily Stuart, FL

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Thunder on the Narrows

The 19th Thunder on the Narrows peeled off over the August 1 weekend on Hog Bay adjacent to the Kent Island YC. In spite of threatening clouds and some rain on Sunday, (what would Thunder on the Narrows be without thunder?) two full days of heats were accomplished, and the winners were: 5 Litre Saturday Chuck Miller The Rock 5-Litre Sunday Tom Thompson Batt Boat Jersey Speed Skiff Bill Darby & Patrick Dender Rapture Pro-Stock Dale Hernandez Jr. Cherokee Thunder National Modified Calvin Phipps Mack’s Out 1-Litre Keith McMullen Leo’s Vacation Center 2.5-Litre Stock Bobby Kennedy Playin’ Again 2.5-Litre Modified Paul Brockson Sonic Speed Thanks to announcer Jeff Ayler for these results and his expert race commentary over the weekend.

Still To Come

August 14-16 Hampton Cup, Hampton VA September 5-6 Rage on the River, Port Deposit, MD October 3-4 Clarksville, VA October 10-11 Hydrofest, Wildwood, NJ Editor’s Correction: In last month’s race feature wherein I recount my ride with Larry Lauterbach in his 120-mph two-seat hydroplane, I came away befuddled enough to omit three of his world records and two national championships bringing the totals to nine records and 12 championships. I also put the skid fin on the wrong side. It goes on the port sponson since race courses run counter clockwise. And, finally, we misprinted the elder Lauterbach’s first name. He was Henry, not Harry. Otherwise, it seems that I got the rest of it right, or so I’m told. Joe Evans

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Auger bits at the Harold Ruark Boat Works in Cambridge, MD. Photo by Joe Evans

The teams build the Mabel Skiff designed by Jay Rohman who co-chairs the Fisherman’s Museum Boat Shop. Rohman named the design after his granddaughter. Volunteers at the museum prepare the materials and set up building stations for the event. Participants have a list of hand tools to bring as well as advice on work clothes and other items to make the project go smoothly. The cost of the program varies with the market price of materials.


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ick Doyle with the Reedville Fisherman’s Museum reports that the boat shop’s seven year old Family Boat Building Program is thriving. The concept for community boat building events began in St. Michaels in 1998 when Wooden Boat magazine briefly brought the Wooden Boat Show to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. That year, 60 families built small skiffs over two days with help from the museum’s boat shop staff and Joe Youcha of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Since that time, Youcha and Wooden Boat have worked together to refine and spread the concept.

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The Reedville event happens in late June or early July each year with 10 families who gather to begin building their boats on Friday with the goal of being able to launch their vessels by noon on Sunday. Each group is led by a coach who demonstrates the essential skills and monitors progress as the boats come together. “Come together” is the operative term, as the exercise is really about families crossing generations to work together to refine their relationships while making something practical and beautiful. These boat-building groups often include parents, kids, grandparents, cousins, and neighbors.

Family boatbuilders at the Reedville Fisherman's Museum in July.

The forecast for the 2010 program is about $950 per family. For more information, contact Dick Doyle at (804) 453-3084.


om Campbell and his crew at Campbell’s Town Creek Boatyard in Oxford, MD have installed the essential systems and the QSC-540 Cummins diesel engine on Blue Wing, the fourth Spencer Lincoln-designed 37-footer to come from the Campbell shop. The custom deck has been joined to the hull, and the interior is now taking shape. The interior is set up for owners David and Jeanne Campbell in Cambridge, MD, with a spacious V-berth stateroom forward and a fully-equipped main salon sporting an entertainment system and a bar. The settee in the salon will convert to a double berth for guests. Campbell expects to have her ready for sea trials by October. Previous editions of this design achieved top speeds of about 23 knots and settled in to cruise at a comfortable 19. She will be featured next to the new Campbell 31 at the United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis October 15 through 18.

The 31-footer is a new design for the Campbell crew. The boat features a Bay-style deadrise hull with ample flair forward carrying all the way aft to keep the ride dry without losing the sleek Chesapeake profile and style. She is intended to be a day-boat you can spend the night on. The cabin features a full-sized V-berth, a convection microwave, a refrigerator, Corian countertops, and the flawless wood joinery and finish work that Campbell is known for. She is powered by a Cummins QSB-380 engine. She cruises at 20 knots, with a top speed of 28.

Deck installation on the Campbell 37 in Oxford, MD. Photo by Bill Griffin


eorge Hazzard at Wooden Boat Restoration in Millington, MD took a well-deserved week-long cruise after the Antique and Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels where his work garnered awards. Phil Marone’s 1959 Chris-Craft Sea Skiff restored by Hazzard in 2005 won the best utility, best ChrisCraft, and best in show prizes. Hazzard also won the Bone Yard Boat award, presented by Ginger Martus for being the best example of a boat that could have been cut up and burned but was saved and repaired to run another day. The Bone Yard winner was a 1967, 17-foot Grady-White that was rebuilt by Wooden Boat Restoration in 2008. Now in the shop, is a 1952, 20-foot Chris-Craft Riviera getting a new bottom and a 1952, 22-foot Chris-Craft Kit Boat in for a full refinish job. On the side, Hazzard’s frame-off restoration of a Model-A Ford won best antique at the Rock Hall July 4th parade.


iffany Yachts in Burgess, VA is busy with repair work on a unique Louisiana oyster boat, which was converted into a cruising yacht. The design

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dates back to a wooden sailing hull built in 1856, which was later used as a plug for a mold to build two fiberglass replicas. The fiberglass versions were fit out for tow-boat work with inboard engines instead of sails. This one was launched in 1989 and christened Pogo. Jim Miller near Reedville ended up with her and soon restored, converted, and renamed her Nina. A few years ago, Tom Wheat found her at Miller’s Boat Yard and bought her to use as his pleasure boat. Though the hull is fiberglass, everything

Converted Louisianna oyster boat at Tiffany Yachts in Burgess, VA.

else is built of wood. She has her original four-cylinder marinized Ford diesel tractor engine, which develops about 90hp. By the time this PropTalk hits the dock, she will be back at her berth on the Little Wicomico River. Meanwhile, sporadic progress occurs on the new Tiffany 38, an in-house design, which has been under development in between repair and refit projects for the better part of four years. At present, the hull, decks, and house are complete. The deck and house have been fitted but not joined as the interior begins to take shape. She now has her main salon floors and some furniture. The concept is for a single-screw cruiser organized for aging baby boomers who want a handy vessel with comfortable walk-around access and accommodations for Bay and coastal cruising.


ill Donohue of Annapolis Classic Watercraft has announced the opening of his new shop in the Annapolis Commerce Park, where he intends to produce the Homewood Landing Diesel Launch as a semi-custom offering. “The new shop certainly doesn’t have the character of our facility at Sarles Boatyard,

but it’s ideally suited to the production of the HL24 as well as our restoration projects,” Donohue says. “Plus, the new shop has heat and air-conditioning, allowing us to work regardless of the weather,” he says. First up in the new shop is the completion of the first Homewood Landing 24 for Dan and Penny Yates. Also on the work list is the refurbishment of a Redfern 22 for an Annapolis-based owner and the restoration of John Griber’s 15-foot Old Town runabout.

The 111-foot Mathis-Trumpy under restoration at Worton Creek Marina. Photo by Bill Griffin


ill Judge in Denton, MD is on the home stretch toward completion of Bob and Sheila Wohlfarth’s new semi-custom Chesapeake 36 cruiser. This unique yacht features an extended cabin and an island berth below, a single full head with a separate shower, an up-galley, and a 480 hp Cummins engine. The Wohlfarths intend to keep her ready at the Annapolis Yacht Club for cruising and to support the club’s sailing programs. She should be ready to splash by the end of August. In the last week of July, Judge took in orders for two 27-foot Chesapeake models and a 22-foot center console fishing boat.


artge Yacht Yard in Galesville, MD has completed the annual varnish work on Misty, a 1946 38-foot Matthews Sedan. Over time, the Hartge Yard staff has replaced or sistered her forward ribs; re-bedded her toe rails, rub rails, and hatches; replaced the blocking for her struts and rudders; replaced soft planks; re-fastened the hull with bronze fastenings and monel nails; glassed the hull below the waterline using vinylester resin and 10-ounce cloth; and replaced much of the plumbing and mechanical items. PropTalk September 2009 53


he Crew at Mast & Mallet in Edgewater, MD has essentially completed their work on a 25-foot deadrise project based on an earlier 22-foot Bay cruiser developed by Joe Reid about 20 years ago. This boat is a stretched version of the 22-footer aided by designer Mike Kaufman’s magic ability to elongate a boat. Kaufman managed the lengthening and relocation of bulkheads and frames to accommodate more boat and a 54-hp Yanmar diesel engine. She features a jaunty cabin just cozy enough to accommodate crab baskets and grandkids.

Bill Judge applies the primer coats to the new Judge Bay Wolf 36 in Denton, MD.

Her custom bronze work was cast as a favor by a friend of the owner, Howard Layer in Gaithersburg. She will soon be ready to run home to her berth in Oxford, MD with her owners, Ralph and Susan Myers. Mast & Mallet has also completed the strip-planked hull for Bill Donohue’s Homewood Landing 24, a power launch to be completed in the Annapolis Classic Watercraft shop in Annapolis. Also in the shop is a Chris-Craft Capri in need of varnish and an engine rebuild. Reid’s crew is handling the wood and var-

Misty, a 1946 38-foot Matthews Sedan, is ready to go at the Hartge Yacht Yard in Galesville, MD.

nish work. Keith Gunther at GPS Marine next door is rebuilding the engine. With the 25-foot deadrise out of the shop, Reid and crew are set to begin building a 22-foot interpretation of a Smith Island Crab Skiff.


omposite Yacht in Trappe, MD has splashed and sea trialed a 32foot Willis Beale designed Down East-style cruiser built on a hull from the RP Boat Shop in Steuben, ME. The boat has a single Cummins V-series 380 below

The new 25-foot deadrise for Ralph and Susan Myers at Mast & Mallet in Edgewater, MD.

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deck. She features 28-inch cockpit sides and a 12-foot beam, which makes her ideal for cruising with kids. The cabin includes a Vberth, full galley, and head. The owner likes to fish, so the boat will have a clean layout on deck with removable seats to clear the way for fish fighting. Also in the shop is a 46-foot Carman for some interior trim work, a Corecell hard-top, some cabin modifications, new granite countertops, air conditioning and ice making equipment installations, a Vacuflush marine head, raw- and fresh-water

Coree Duncan and Jon Masaracchia apply finishing touches to the 32-foot RP cruisier built at Composite Yacht in Trappe, MD.

washdown systems, and the addition of a 17-kW Onan genset, a fighting lady yellow Awlgrip topside paint job, and a cloud-white deck paint job. Composite is also building adjustable floatation chambers and the diesel-powered propulsion units for self-propelled containers. The unique concept is to have containers filled with survival supplies hoisted overboard and send them into troubled situations such as hurricane- or tsunami-affected areas where large seagoing vessels can not navigate.

A 46-foot charter boat nearing completion at Chesapeake Boats near Crisfield, MD. Photo by Bill Griffin


esigner Chuck Neville in Centreville, MD has taken his 30 years of yacht design experience and applyied it to three-dimensional imagery of his own work and the designs of others. According to Neville, “Three-D illustration has become an affordable option for design and illustration. The advantage is in the ability to produce a host of views once the model is complete. The images can be complete with hardware and equipment. Or, the image may be developed quickly to illustrate the geometry and show a client what to expect.”

Chuck Neville's early rendering of the Judge 36 extended cabin.


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lassic wooden yachts with names Happie followed, and recently he preferred. The major objection to wood is such as Elco and Trumpy are of a acquired a 1956 42-foot Matthews just its high maintenance cost. Wilson maintime and yet, are timeless. A boat to keep his hand in. Like most classic tains that wood has gotten a bum rap!  like Happie, Dan Wilson’s 39-foot 1932 boat restorations, Happie is a continuous But is this position totally valid? Wilson Warner raised-deck cruiser, catches our work in progress. Helping Wilson on the questions the difference between paying a eye, kindles our dreams, and captures our Matthews are Steve Smith of Chesapeake crew to detail that plastic prize with having souls. These craft do indeed have a soul, as Yacht Service and Dominic Fiaschetti, your bright work maintained? Detailing they represent the efforts of naval architects, President, Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the is seasonal compared to say a complete builders, and a parade of varnish job every third Those of us who have taken on “project boats” may season. Comparative cost of craftsmen who have husbanded them through their have faced like tasks involving refilling an ever exthat once-a-decade Awlgrip life’s voyage. Wilson fits the panding hole in the water with more “boat units.” job for topsides, decks, latter category. and cabins of the modern Wilson started small with fiberglass boat versus a a 15-foot 1955 Penn Yan before progressing Antique & Classic Boat Society.  more frequent paint out for a woody raises Wooden boat restoration parallels efthrough David, a 1933 33-foot Captain’s further questions.   forts in antiques, historic buildings, and Gig; Destiny, a 1950 Chris 36-foot Sedan For my part, I have long wondered fine art. Those of us who have taken on Cruiser; Sakonnet, a 75-foot John Wells about the comparative cost of bottom work project boats may have faced like tasks motor yacht laid down in 1929 at Chance on a wooden boat versus a glass version. involving refilling an ever expanding hole Marine in Annapolis; and Victoria, a 1937 Bottom paint is a wash. Classic woody 54-foot Murray Peterson from Nyack, NY.   in the water with more “boat units, but true restoration and ongoing maintenance Sakonnet is of particular interest, serving restoration belongs to those whose focus is often involve wood replacement. Sistering as his home afloat for some years, a base for antique and classic wooden yachts.  or replacing ribs and strakes, once comConsider the challenge of finding his career as a syndicated radio broadcaster, monplace, is now intimidating. Well, how parts for an ancient flathead-six engine, and his time operating gourmet cruises. In much does it cost to strip a bottom done in or recasting bronze hardware emulating the early 1980s, she served as Clive Cusby blisters and replace the now potentially the original, or searching for parts to that sler’s search vessel in his quest to locate weakened builder’s hull lay-up schedule old cast iron Shipmate coal stove! Purists the Confederate ironclad ship Virginia with several layers of barrier coat? In the may be a hard-over bunch for such stuff, (ex-Merrimac) and the HMS Florida sunk final analysis, it is the absence of skilled but the real stigma to classic restoration is in the Newport News shipping channel. shipwrights that scares many away from Also, while with Sakonne,t Wilson served as wood. Wood has all but disappeared from wood.   captain of the 104-foot 1925 Trumpy-built construction, except for furniture veneers Wilson sees several more serious chaland trim. Even topside bright work trim Presidential Yacht Sequoia (1980-81 and lenges to ongoing efforts in wood restorais under assault, with stainless and plastic again in 1997). tion. He sees the old guard fading away.

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I take this to include not only the skilled trades, but more importantly, those who are willing to invest their time and money in boats like Happie. “Who’s going to pick up the reins?” he queries. Sadly, Sakonnet and other boats he once owned are now gone mainly as victims of neglect. This suggests fewer and fewer wooden yachts available in any condition let alone restored. All told, I think there are some bright spots. Consider the schools, museums, and foundations offering wooden boat building classes. Apprenticeships continue to be popular. I recently hosted Aaron Scott of Seattle-based Jensen Motor Boat Company on a tour of Cutts & Case in Oxford, MD and other boat restoration operations in St. Michaels and elsewhere. At 28, he has a 10-year project underway restoring a 72-footer. My sense is that perception has won out over comparative value and perhaps opportunity. Undertaking a classic wood boat restoration is truly a labor of love and requires the special talents of a few very dedicated folks. I would argue that while the remaining market is rather small, the opportunities can be quite encouraging. From challenge comes opportunity.

About the Author: D.C. “Merf” Moerschel has been “messing about in boats” longer than he cares to recall. Retired, living in Annapolis, he plies the Bay and other waters in his Albin trawler Salty Dog and only does stuff he likes to do.

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Fish News By Captain C. D. Dollar


Kids Classic

oardwalk fries, the White Marlin Open, and now it looks as if the Marlin Club’s annual Kids Classic Fishing Tournament, now in its fifth year, is set to join the ranks of these Ocean City, MD traditions as its popularity grows each year. On July 18, approximately 350 anglers on 63 boats and three headboats participated, up from 327 young fishermen last year and a more than four-fold increase from the inaugural tournament. It was the largest Marlin Club tourney to date. “Our objective is to get kids out fishing,” says tournament co-chairman Pat Svehla. “The kids just love it.” Anglers ranging in age from 19 months to 19 years competed for just about every species of fish one can catch in the sea. Participants enjoyed a weekend of food and fun with a cookout on Saturday at the OC Marlin Club and a carnival with amusements by Fantasy World Entertainment on Sunday. Each angler was honored with a plaque courtesy of Cyntinory Marine and recognized during Sunday’s award ceremony. Anglers were also treated to goody bags and free tournament T-shirts compliments of Red Sun Custom Apparel.

Money generated from the Classic also helps support the Wish-A-Fish Foundation, which takes kids with special needs and their families out fishing to provide a little relief from the daily stress of dealing with a life-threatening illness or mental or physical disability. This year, the Club raised $6000 for Wish-A-Fish.

Top Finishers Billfish—Reel Joy 350 points: Taylor McCart (white), Parker Kreppel (white), Spencer Cropper (blue) Tuna—Justin Layer, 150.6 pounds aboard Riptide Dolphin—Ben Hild:18.6 pounds aboard Espondon Bluefish—Parker Kreppel: 9.2 pounds aboard Reel Joy Flounder—Tyler Stierhoff: 5.4 pounds aboard Moe Trouble Mackerel —Nicholas Roy: 8.6 pounds aboard Bill$ 4 Bills Rockfish—Get Sum Fishing Team: 13.4 pounds aboard Get Sum Seabass—Sean Hemphill: 2.6 pounds aboard Morning Star Tog—Sam Heimer: 4 pounds aboard Tuna Box For the complete list of winners, visit

Carolyn Kennington won third place in the flounder category at the Ocean City Kid's Classic on July 18 for her 4.2 lb. catch while fishing aboard Senor Cigars. Photo courtesy of the OC Marlin Club

State Record Spadefish Landed


14-pound 14-ounce spadefish caught on June 13 by Roland E. Murphy of Fredericksburg, VA has been certified as a Virginia state record by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Murphy caught the record fish while fishing at the Cell with Allan King on his 25-foot private boat Kingfish. The spadefish was tricked into hitting a piece of fresh clam, pinned to a 1/0 Gamakatsu hook, tied to a 30-pound fluorocarbon leader. Murphy was using a Penn Ocean Master rod matched with a Daiwa BG-30 reel spooled with either 40 or 50-pound Power Pro braided line. As Murphy worked the feisty fish to the side of the boat King was able to scoop it into the landing net. The pair immediately recognized the magnitude of the catch, as hand scales suggested the fish would weigh close to 15 pounds! A quick picture of the pair holding the fish was taken by King’s wife Sherry, the fish went in the boat’s live-well and the trio headed in to officially weigh the catch. The spadefish measured 25-1/4 inches in total length and had a girth of 26-1/4 inches. Murphy’s catch erases Virginia’s only tied state record. Austin Edwards of Powhatan, VA had set the state record bar at 14 pounds on June 17, 2006 while fishing at the Cell and Mark Ottarson of North, VA matched that on June 7, 2007 while fishing at Wolf Trap Light. For more information, contact Lewis Gillingham, Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament, 2600 Washington Ave, 3rd Floor, Newport News, VA 23607, (757) 491-5160, vswft@ 58 September 2009 PropTalk

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Fish News By Captain C. D. Dollar


MSSA Hosts Tuna-Ment

uly kicked off the second leg of MSSA’s Tournament Series with the 20th annual Tuna-Ment, as more than 20 boats entered the three-day tournament. When the scales closed, Walt Donaldson of North Potomac was atop the podium with his 132.5-pound tuna, checked in at Sunset Marina in Ocean City, MD. Donaldson entered all Calcuttas earning him almost $10,000. Second place went to Dale Dirks of Edgewater, MD who weighed in a 59.7-pound yellowfin worth $995. Frank Large of Bedford, VA rounded out the field with a 55.7-pound yellowfin earning him $340. Large checked-in fish each day and was entered in all of the Calcuttas, so he took home nearly $4000. Joe Jones of Port Tobacco, MD won the bluefish category weighing in three bluefish with a combined weight of 27.6 pounds, earning him $630. Tom Weisman of Crownsville won $855 in the dolphin category for catching a combined weight of 45.1 pounds. No one checked in wahoo or king mackerel, so MSSA’s lottery system kicked in. Pete Abbott and Charlie Reichert were the two lucky individuals who won those two lotteries.


OC Tuna Tournament Lands Big Fish and Cash

ith a cash payout of more than $500,000 and 120 boats competing, the recent 22nd Annual OC Tuna Tournament notched another successful event. Only one pound separated the top finishers, as David Salvatore, fishing aboard That’s Right, landed the heaviest tuna at 158 pounds for first place and $103,802 in prize money. Second place went to Tim Stanley (157 pounds, $229,830) on Reel Chaos, and the third-place winner was Jimmy Fisher on Fishomatic with a tuna of 156 pounds worth $5035. The crew from the Billfisher took home the big check ($96,850) for heaviest total weight and bragging rights until next summer. Here are the results. Heaviest Tuna 1st—David Salvatore, 158 pounds, $103,802, aboard That’s Right 2nd—Tim Stanley, 157 pounds, $229,830, aboard Reel Chaos 3rd—Jimmy Fisher, 156 pounds, $5035, aboard Fishomatic Heaviest Total Weight 1st—Billfisher, $96,850 2nd—Sea Slammer, $53,183 3rd—Always Late, $30,820 Heaviest Dolphin 1st—A tie between Instigator and Binnacle, Curtis Colgate and Svetlana Messick, 23 pounds, $1750 2nd—A tie between Playmate and Samurai, Mitch Ensor and Wayne Warren, 22 pounds, $250 Top Junior Angler 1st—Ethan Spencer, 147 pounds, $1000, aboard Wayne’s World 2nd—Charlie Gravina, 139 pounds, $500, aboard Let It Ride 3rd—Ryan Kirk, 136 pounds, $250, aboard Tuna Box,

As EPA Considers Ethanol Increase, Problems Could Increase, Too


oaters who have had to deal with engine trouble nightmares caused by ethanol should be concerned that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering allowing an increase in the amount of ethanol in gasoline from 10 percent (E10) to 15 percent (E15). Many recreational boating groups and marine industry prfessionals are troubled that Growth Energy, a pro-ethanol lobbying organization, and 54 ethanol producers petitioned the EPA to consider the increase. There are widely known problems with ethanol’s ability to attract water into gasoline or phaseseparate, which has led to marine engine failures and major repair or replacement costs for boaters. It also degrades fiberglass gas tank walls. The main bone of contention from opponents of the increase is that E15 fuel has not been independently tested for use with marine engines. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) have been urging boaters and fishermen to speak out on the issue. According to a recent press release, BoatU.S. and NMMA are concerned, because boat engines are not designed, calibrated, or certified for use with gasoline containing more than 10 percent ethanol. Recreational boat warranty documents and manufacturers’ owner’s manuals currently advise boaters not to use gasoline containing more than 10 percent ethanol, so it’s conceivable that using E15 in marine engines could void engine warranties and damage motors and fuel systems. BoatU.S. vice president of government affairs Margaret Podlich says, “This is really about a group of investors attempting to profit at the expense of 13 million recreational boat owners. We had significant problems with the nationwide roll-out of E10 a few years ago, and without further independent testing of E15 with marine engines, we are very likely to see similar issues.”

Top Lady Angler —Reel’n & Deal’n, Chris Ailleo, 149 pounds, $1500

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by Captain C.D. Dollar

Norfolk Canyon off Virginia Beach. Photo courtesy of Julie Ball


ver been on the receiving end of a gentle love bite from a bluefish? Me neither. Gentle isn’t in blues’ DNA. A vicious snap, of course, is second nature, and over the years, countless blues have tried to take a sizable chunk of my flesh as they went back into the brine or before being chilled on ice in preparation for the smoker. I wasn’t even mad at the two bluefish that found their mark; I just figured it was the cost of doing business with them.

s I pound out this column, it’s the third week of July, and the summer fishing season is in full swing. And what a ride it’s been so far, both on the coast and in the Chesapeake. I’m a day removed from chasing breaking blues with light tackle and have high hopes the action will only get better as we move into fall. But I’m in no hurry. I’ll gladly take the lingering twilight extending a day’s fishing and wouldn’t think of hurrying along the croakers, flounder, red drum, and Spanish mackerel spending their summer with us. Offshore, the yellowfin and bluefin tunas have posted better numbers than last season, and each week, more mahi move in off the coast. August ought to see the marlins make a strong showing. Maybe we can’t slip all of life’s hard elbows, but a few hours fishing does wonders to soften the blow.

Chesapeake Forecast


apt. Jeff Popp in Solomons will spend most of August into September chasing rock, blues, and Spanish mackerel. “Buoy 77 and Cedar Point will be prime locations, and from there, just keep working to deeper water for bigger fish,” he advises. Captain Jeff Popp (410) 790-2015 Follow us on Twitter—


aptain Jim Brincefield makes no bones about it: August and September are the best two months to fish in Virginia. “Tuna, dolphin, wahoo, marlin, and swordfish run rampant here, and the weather is great!” he says. “Inshore, cobia, drum, mackerel, trout, jacks, black sea bass, spadefish, and triggerfish compete for your hook. Bring your Ben Gay, because your muscles will hurt crankin’ all the fish.” Captain Jim Brincefield (252) 336-4296


aptain Kevin Josenhans in Crisfield, MD looks forward to a great fall run of blues. He anticipates that catches will improve as the days grow shorter toward the first week of September, and waters cool back into the mid-70s. “Fish plastic grubs and shads or Clouser deep minnows along the grass flats early and late in the day,” he says. “Specks will feed aggressively on a moving tide.” Spanish mackerel will provide great sport at the Puppy Hole near buoy 8 off Crisfield. Josenhans likes a strong ebb tide since it will concentrate these speedsters and make for some great fun on light tackle. Small spoons and epoxy flies will tempt the macs. A fast retrieve is usually best.

Bull red drum will school up in anticipation of their fall exodus. Try the northwest and southwest Middlegrounds with chunks of peeler crab on a fish-finder rig. “Most of these bruisers will be over the legal size limit, so please handle them gently as they are brought to the boat,” he says. Captain Kevin Josenhans (443) 783-3271


aptain Walt of Light Tackle Charters on Maryland’s Eastern Shore says a good flounder and croaker bite should continue in Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds. Also look for the Spanish mackerel to show up in force by August. He plans to work the area between Smith Point, Point Lookout, and Smith Island. “We’ll look for birds on the surface to mark schools of them and troll pretty fast or cast small spoons into and through the action,” he says. “Rockfish will be schooling up and feeding in packs by the end of August and all of September.” Captain Walt (410) 957-1664

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aptain Gary Neitzey of Fish Hawk Guide Service working Eastern Bay and the Upper Chesapeake expects to find breaking stripers and bluefish from Matapeake to Sharp’s Island. “There should also be Spanish mackerel around,” he says. “This time of year, the fish seem to break better on calm days. When there aren’t too many blues around, BKDs will catch stripers. When the blues are thick, a bucktail or spoon works better.” He adds that poppers like the Smack It, Jr. will also bring exciting strikes. Captain Gary Neitzey (410) 758-4262


apt Harry Nield aboard Kingfish II fishing Tangier Sound and points south looks forward to an early August nighttime run of bull red drum. Throughout August, the croakers will taper off, but the jumbo Norfolk spot should fill in nicely. “September on Tangier Sound marks the beginning of live lining and jigging for mid-grade stripers on the banks,” he says. “Schools of sea trout (called yellowfin by Shore locals) should arrive in better numbers toward the end of September.” Captain Harry Nield (443) 871-3499


aptain Dan Harrison of Salty Fly Guide Service in Crisfield says, “There are a lot of flounder coming in at the boat ramp at Somers Cove Marina, really nice fish.” And, that ought to hold true into September. After hitting the blues, go into the shallows, especially if the tide is up, to catch stripers and speckled trout. On the fly, he suggests yellow/white and chartreuse/ white with copper flashabou. On spin gear, try Bass Assassins in pearl with green tails on a half-ounce leadheads. Captain Dan Harrison (443) 235-6760

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aptain Sean Crawford of Terrapin Bay Guide Service in Eastern Bay says, “There is plenty of bait again this year, so consistent action should start up any day now.” He likes to chuck bucktail Deceivers and Clousers, although Ray’s Fly and Polar Minnows also mimic the slender bay anchovies and peanut bunker well. Soft plastics like BKDs on a quarter-ounce jig head work well for light tackle; though, when the bluefish are around or the fish are on small bait, a narrow profile bucktail might work better. “If the Spanish mackerel come up our way again, an intermediate fly line works well with a Bob Popovics Siliclone fly,” he says. “We will also check the shallows during full and new moons as large fish move in to feed on crabs. Topwater action can occur during any time of day on a high tide. Lures to use are Stillwater Smack-it, Jrs. on spinning rods and Siliclones on fly tackle.” Captain Sean Crawford (410) 490-5942


Offshore Forecast

aptain Jeremy Blunt, at the helm of the 60-foot Hatteras Samarai docked at the Ocean City, MD Fishing Center says, “With the start of the White Marlin Open, the timing is perfect as the marlin fishing starts to heat up in the canyons such as Poormans and Baltimore. As the month progresses, the dolphin bite will improve. For those who want tuna, places like the Hot Dog and the Hambone will continue to hold tuna thoughout the month.” Captain Jeremy Blunt (410) 507-4150

Photo courtesy of Captain Walt


aptain Mark Sampson of Fish Finder Charters in Ocean City, MD says offshore anglers will chase white and blue marlin from the 50-fathom line out and sometimes beyond the canyons. “I’d expect plenty of dolphin and decent numbers of yellowfin tuna will be hooked within that same zone. By the end of August, anglers should find that the wahoo action is starting to heat up from 30 to 50 fathoms,” he says. “Anglers staying a little closer to home (20 to 30 fathoms) will likely enjoy decent dolphin action and possibly still be able to troll up a few bluefin tuna. Dolphin should be particularly plentiful along the 20-fathom line.” Near-shore fishermen will also find plenty of action with croaker, small bluefish, small seatrout, and plenty of sharks. He predicts wreck fishermen won’t see much improvement in the sea bass or tautog action until late September or October, but triggerfish and flounder will surely make up for the loss. On September 15, Maryland’s flounder season will come to a close, which he expects to be about the time the action will reach its peak. By September, he thinks the tautog fishing will improve around the inlet jetties, Route 50 Bridge, and the bulkhead just north of the bridge. “This will just be the start of even better things to come, as the waters begin to cool, and the fall migrations begin,” he adds. Capt. Mark Sampson (410) 213-2442




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29’ Mathews Brothers Patriot ’04 Summer Inn Fiberglass hull. Yanmar 315hp diesel engine. Kept in top cond. at MathewsBros IndoorBoatStorage facility. $225,000 Purchase today! Call Mathews Brothers at (410) 479-9720 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! $185,000 Mathews Brothers at (410) 479-9720. 29’ Sea Ray Sun Sport ’03  $59,900, our trade! Twin 260 Mercs, A/C, full canvas. Freshwater boat, always stored inside. Just serviced and detailed. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group, (800) 827-8089. 30’ Bertram Moppie ’94 T-310 Mercruiser engines, cruises at 22 knots and tops out at 30 knots. This vessel has had an exceptional owner who has maintained her beautifully. She shows like new, has a nice compliment of electronics, sleeps 4 in comfort, great for entertaining and fishing too. Asking $85,000 OBYS (410) 226-0100.

30' Pacemaker Sea Skiff '61 $35,000 Crusader Captain's Choice FWC 300 hp. 5.7L 1600 hrs. Cruise 18 knots. Dual station steering and controls. Heat. V-berth. Settee converts to berth. Refastened in 2007. Rewired 2006. New bronze prop and 1 1/2" s/s shaft. Eastport Yacht Sales (410)903-1830 30’ Grady White ’06 Twin Yamahas and clean as can be. Lee outriggers & full electronics package. $147,000 Call (443) 650-0316 or

31’ Marlago Open CC ’02 $59,900, 157 one-owner hrs on 200 HPDI Yamahas, perfect shape and recently detailed. Owner moving up. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group (800) 827-8089.

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. Offered at $83,000. Contact David Malkin at (410) 280-2038 or

32’ Legacy Hardtop ‘07 Lovely and well maintained vessel that is sure to please. Over $100,000 in extras, flag blue hull, AC, Gen set, upgraded 425HP Cummins dsl and so much more. Asking $365,000 OBYS (410) 226-0100. Don’t pass this one by! OBYS (410) 226-0100.

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 (443) 650-0316 or 32’ Ches. Deadrise ’00 Ready to fish, Plenty of rod holders & storage, Fresh paint, Electronics, Less than 400 hrs on BB Chevy $75,000 Composite Yacht (410) 476-4414

32’ Jones ’06 Cummins 370, Beautifully finished, built with comfort and ease of operation in mind, Ready to fish or cruise, Well Priced @ $169,900, (410) 4764414, 32’ Carver Aft Cabin ’99 Bottom-painted and serviced for summer. Full tune-up. New manifolds and risers. Estate sale. $59,000, all reasonable offers considered 100’s of Photos @ John Kaiser (443) 223-7864 cell anytime

32’ Tiara Open ’04 Price just reduced and detailed for the summer! 200 engine hrs. on Crusader fresh water cooled 8.1L MPI engines. All Raymarine electronics including GPS/ Radar/ VHF. $177,500 all reasonable offers encouraged. 100’s of Photos @ John Kaiser (443) 223-7864 cell anytime

33’ Sea Ray 330 Sundancer ‘94 Twin Mercruiser 7.4l @ 550hrs, custom hardtop, Air / Heat, full enclosure, dinghy w/ outboard – JUST REDUCED: $ 35,900 – don’t miss it! Call Tony Tumas to arrange a viewing: day or evening (443) 553-5046.; email:

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34' Cruiser 340 ‘07 Sporty cruiser with precise handling, good speed, and overnighting accommodations for up to six. Offered at $187,500. Contact Ken Comerford at (410) 280-2038 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 (443) 6500316 or

34' Formula PC ‘99 Well built boat with plenty of sex appeal! Built on a constant deadrise deep-V hull, 2 staterooms - sleeps 6, entire aft section of cockpit can be turned into a giant sunken sunpad. $110,000 Gratitude Yachting Center (410) 639-7111

34' Mainship Motor Cruiser ‘85 Superb economy at better than trawler speeds! Practical floor plan well suited to the needs of a cruising couple. Flybridge extends aft providing weather protection for the cockpit. $49,900 Gratitude Yachting Center (410) 639-7111 34’ Mariner Orient ’02 Exceptional upgrades, Single Cummins diesel, Upper & lower Helm, Bow & Stern Thrusters $197,000 Call (443) 650-0316 or 66 September 2009 PropTalk

35' Carver 355 Aft Cabin ‘98 Very comfortable motoryacht with flybridge, 2 private cabins, dining area converts to double berths - sleeps 6, 2 heads, well maintained, twin Crusader 454's will cruise at 20. $123,900 Gratitude Yachting Center (410) 639-7111 35’ Donzi 35ZF Daytona ’01 $64,900 This 35 Donzi rare w/ 2003 Mercury Racing 250XS Optimax outboards. Under 400 hrs, unmatched by either 225 Optis or 250 EFIs. Optional Daytona package w/higher level of equipment & appearance upgrades. Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group (800) 827-8089.

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. $49,900. 100’s of Photos @ John Kaiser (443) 223-7864 cell anytime 35’ Markley hull custom finished as a fishing/cruiser. Aluminum construction from the rail up. All heavy duty stainless hardware, Twin big blocks give her great speeds and good economy, Galley, Head, Electronics and More $75,000 Composite Yacht LLC (410) 476-4414.

35’ Marlago Cuddy ’02 $74,900, One owner, 225 Yamaha 4-strokes, many options. Flag Blue Awlgrip, great electronics. Change of owner’s plans forces sale. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group (800) 827-8089. 35’ Marlago Sport Open ’06 $109,900 275 Mercury Verados w/low hrs. This is one of the best kept Marlagos on the market. No expense has been spared on her. Comes loaded with options! Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group (800) 8278089

36’ Atlantic Boatworks/MDI/ Duffy Custom Downeast ‘99 w/ single 375 Hp Volvo dsl w/1250 hrs, generator, A/C/invertor, Bow thruster and dinghy. Excellent cond. Just Reduced. $209,500, all reasonable offers encouraged. In Annapolis for easy inspection. Call for demonstration ride. Photos @ John Kaiser (443) 223-7864 cell anytime

35’ Maxum ’04 Rare diesel powered model cruises at 27mph with a 16 gph fuel burn. Two staterooms and clean. $164,000 Call (443) 650-0316 or 35’ Tiara Open ’02  Twin diesel, hardtop, dark interior. Lift kept and ready for a serious buyer to step aboard. $199,000 Call (443) 650-0316 or

35’ Tiara Open ’02 All the right options; low hrs on turbo Cummins; upgraded electronics & canvas; shed kept; meticulous care; best on the market today. Asking only $215,000 Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or 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. Low engine hrs, upgraded electronics, 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 with friends. She is asking an incredible price of $149,900 and willing to listen to offers. OBYS 410-226-0100. 36’ Sabre Express ’99 T-300hp Caterpillars, cruises at 20 knots and tops at 25 knots. Norcold fridg, AP, Furuno Radar, Garmin GPS, Flat screen TV, Audiovox DVD player and much much more! Asking an incredible price of $169,500 and willing to listen to offers. OBYS 410-2260100.

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37’ Formula ‘04 Silver Imron, Twin Mercs & Bravo III drives, Bow Thruster, the 37’ is the blend of speed and luxury $169,000 Call (443) 650-0316 or 37’ Formula PC ’06 $289,000. Volvo common rail DIESELS, low hrs, Bay usage. Beautiful one owner boat. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group, (800) 827-8089.

38' Fairline Phantom ‘00 Out of the Blue is very well maintained and rare. European quality with sleek aerodynamic styling. Excellent condition, professionally maintained. Just detailed, new bottom job. $225,000 Motivated Seller. 100’s of Photos @ John Kaiser (443) 223-7864 cell anytime

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. $110,000 Gratitude Yachting Center (410) 639-7111

39’ Bar Harbor Yachts Cruiser ’06 Dealer Demo! Real downeast lobster boat … finished with finest yacht quality composite construction, fine furniture and superb systems. A liveaboard cruising vessel with superb accommodations for couple + guests and true offshore credentials. Single Cummins QSC540 with 20+ kt cruise at >1mpg. $585k. Bar Harbor Yachts (508)922-4101. Full photos/details see 39’ Carver 396 Aft Cabin ’00 $159,000 Twin Cummins dsls, immaculate condition, many options and custom upgrades. 2-boat owner is motivated. Call Ned Dozier. The Yacht Group (800) 827-8089. 39’ Mainship ’03 Single dsl, Teak and Holly floors, very clean. Two stateroom layout and ready to go down the ICW in style.$179,000 Call (443) 6500316 or

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40’ Viking ‘73 Completely redone inside and out and hard to find anything wrong. Cummins 450 diesels. Call (443) 650-0316 or 42’ Jones ’00 Scania 575HP, A/C, Full elect, elec head, shower, Many amenities, Ready to fish or cruise, Sleeps 5, $248K. Composite Yacht (410) 4764414, 42’ Jones ’97  Well Equipped with 6 Pack, More Info Coming Soon, $189,900, (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’ PL Jones Fly Bridge ‘07 w/hardtop on bridge. Three stations with electronic control, cruise, creep, troll. Engine: 3406 cat 580 hp 160 hrs, top speed 26 mph, cruise speed 20 mph. Sleeps 6. Electric san approved overboard head, shower & hot water system. 130 amp 110 volt electric system, 2 separate fresh water systems, 1 sea water washdown. 2 large insulated ice boxes, 1 large installed insulated fish box, 1 capstan anchor puller, 2 Richie compasses, 2 windshield wipers, 4 inside teak rod holders mounted. Electronics: Furuno 48 mile radar, Furuno GPS, Furuno depth finder, VHF, Lorance GPS on bridge. Boat in mint condition (like new). Replacement cost $400,000 Price $310,000. Emerson Gundy, Phone (610) 856-7131

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43’ Albin Classic ’79 T-120hp Ford dsls, AC, Generator & complete electronics. Just reduced to $65,000. 100’s of Photos @ John Kaiser (443) 223-7864 cell anytime 43’ Carver Cockpit Motor Yacht Beautiful Aft Cockpit Motor Yacht, Twin Cummins Dsls, Gen Set, Air, Full enclosure, GPS, Plotter, A must SEE BOAT! $ 189,900 Call Tony Tumas to arrange a viewing: day or evening (443) 553-5046.; email:

43 Eastbay ‘99 Odin rare fly bridge model. Nice local boat just listed. 2 touch screen 5212 Garmin plotters. Never get lost! 435 Cats. Smaller down east trades considered 410-980-5364 43’ Gulfstar Mark I Trawler ’73 Twin Perkins dsls, Gen Set, 2 zone Air/Heat, dual steering station, radar, pilot, plotter, many, many upgrades – a must see boat $89,900 Call Tony Tumas to arrange a viewing: day or evening (443) 553-5046.; email: 43’ Kha Shing Sea Star ’93 Twin dsl, Gen Set, Dual air, Aft Sun deck w/hard top, Full Sun Deck and Fly Bridge enclosure –Beautiful teak interior – priced to sell fast – $ 165,000 – open to offers. Call for complete details Tony Tumas day or evening: (443) 553-5046 or (800) 276-1774, or Visit

43’ Viking ’90 Convertible, 671 TI’s. Cruise, entertain or fish in this well-maintained yacht. PRICED TO SELL $224,900. 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, $67K obo, James Klimek, (240) 2714631, 44’ Krogen Pilothouse Widebody ’06  Very well equipped & in excellent cond. Complete electronics, RIB with 25 hp Yamaha, KVH, hydraulic stabilizers, washer/dryer & much more. Ready-to-go in every respect. Located Annapolis. Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230. 45’ Californian Aft Cabin ’90 $199,900 This well-maintained, highly updated Californian is now on the market. Featuring the upgraded 3208TA Caterpillars, Satellite TV, a RIB tender, updated electronics and interior, she is ready to go cruising now. Do not miss this boat! Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group (800) 827-8089. 45’ Cherubini ’01 Trawler Unique custom interior. Beautiful blue awlgrip hull. AC, genset, Espar furnace, cruising comfort, electronics galore! $440,000 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

46’ Bertram Sport Fish / Convertible ‘86 Beautiful custom interior, custom fly bridge, many upgrades Twin 8V92TI’s, Air, Gen, Radar, an exceptional boat – just reduced to $ 155,000. Call for complete details - Tony Tumas day or evening: (443) 553-5046 or (800) 276-1774, tony@ or Visit 46’ Pacemaker Flush Deck MY ‘76  Twin Detroit 8V71’s, Generator, 4 Air/Heat units, New Fly Bridge Enclosure, solid decks! Ready to cruise $119,900 – a must see boat. Call Tony Tumas to arrange a viewing: day or evening (443) 553-5046.; email: tony@greatblueyachts. com

46' Carman '01 TWIN John Deere 375HP, USCG Cert. 36 Passenger + 2 Crew, Fully Equipped Inside & Out, No Expense Spared, Incredibly Priced @ $289,900 (410) 476-4414

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

50’ Bestway ’87 Volvo diesels, shed kept, stabilizers, and an EZ2CY enclosure. Great layout to cruise or live on. $244,000 Call (443) 650-0316 or www.knot10. com 46' Grand Banks '89 Classic listed @ $249,000. Cat 375's, 8 kW Gen., Watermaker, AC, Galley & Dinette down, custom salon. Listed by Frank Gary of Walczak Yacht cell: 410-703 4017 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 $659,000 Offered by Luke Brown Yachts - Contact Marc Thomas (410) 991-0939 or 46’ Ricky Roe ’03 Yanmar 500hp, Genset, Beautifully finished, comfortable boat & well equipped, $295K. Composite Yacht (410) 476-4414. 46’ Sea Ray Express ’89 Must sell, Make offer! Extra clean, ever popular Sea Ray express. This boat is mint cond. w/extremely low hrs (300), on the durable 3208 Cats. She is in the water and located in Seaford Delaware. One hour from our office. The Yacht Group (800) 827-8089.

47’ Grand Banks Eastbay Flybridge ’06 Endeavour is hull #21, Never been used or slept on, 151 hours on the fully-warrantied UN Cat C-12 705hp diesels. Tricked-out D with all the CO NT ERa ‘Yacht toys, including AC Stored Commander’ R remote. T indoors, professionally maintained by full-time captain at first class yacht yard. $829,900 Photos @ (410) 923-1400 or (443) 223-7864 John Kaiser/cell anytime 47’ Riviera M470 Excalibur ’03 New 315 Yanmar dsls, very efficient and quiet, great cond. All options and many upgrades make this a fast, efficient and luxurious package. $199,000 Call Ned Dozier. The Yacht Group (800) 827-8089. 47’ Riviera M470 Excalibur, ’02, ’05,  496 Mercs, both lift kept, both in amazing condition. 50 MPH speed in utmost luxury. The perfect move into cruising for the fast boat enthusiast. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group. (800) 827-8089 48’ Chris Craft Catalina ’87 $184,900, Heavily updated in past three years. Kept under cover. 3208 Cats. Beautiful boat. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group, (800) 827-8089 .

50’ Carver 504 ’99 Only 214 hrs on Cummins dsls, best priced one on the market. Easy to see at our docks. Call Jim Lascaris at The Yacht Group, (800) 827-8089.

54’ Vicem Down East FBMY ’06 Absolutely perfect in every way; 2 staterooms; 2 heads; price reduction to $995,000. Bring offers. Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or

55 Chris Commander ‘77 MJ IV all fiberglass with upper saloon. Under cover since new now offered by her second owner. Lots of updates and ready to move aboard. $195,000. includes movie and book rights 410-353-4712

48’ Krogen North Sea ’07 Popular widebody model that is in near perfect cond & exceptionally equipped including hydraulic stabilizers, water maker, dinghy crane, excellent electronics & custom décor. This was the Trawler Fest Peoples Choice award winner in ’08. There is absolutely nothing to do or add. Just GO! Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230.

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 and preferred 660 HP CAT 3196E diesels, and five bladed props, produce a fast 20 knot plus cruise speed in most any sea conditions. Two staterooms with two heads, exquisite teak woodwork with elegant raised panels hand-built by Alden craftsmen! Asking $699,000 Offered by Luke Brown Yachts - Contact Marc Thomas (410) 991-0939 or 58’ Krogen ’03 Midship master layout w/VIP stateroom & additional day head. This boat has received constant attention & upgrades including new RIB & OB, electronics, décor & much more. Not only is this a go anywhere trawler, but it has all the comfort & conveniences of home. Located Annapolis. KadeyKrogen Yachts (800) 247-1230.

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58' Alden ‘03 Circe one off cockpit motor yacht. 3 staterooms, 3406E Cats, Hunt deep V hull. Stunning boat inside and out. Asking 40% of original build cost. Boat is a work of art. $695,000 410-980-5364

62' Offshore pilothouse ‘05 Vanishing Act Very popular design outfitted with the best of everything. 3406E Cat main engines, 2 generators, stabilized and hydraulic bow thruster. New listing asking 30% under replacement. Smaller boat trades considered. $1,350,000. 410-353-4712

65' Marlow Explorer '01 "Never Better" has been exceptionally maintained by a full time Captain since new. Private access from the salon to master stateroom with adjoining office and split head arrangement. Two staterooms forward plus crew quarters aft. Reliable 800 HP 3406 CAT diesels, Naiad stabilizers, 12 Kw & 20 Kw Northern Lights generators, Satellite phone and TV, watermaker and much more. Asking $1,390,000 Trades considered. Offered by Luke Brown Yachts - Contact Marc Thomas (410) 991-0939 or

17' Ebb Tide ‘86 4-cyl Mercruiser I/O boat cover & trailer $2500 (410) 626-0273 26’ Wellcraft Antigua ‘88 Needs work (410) 626-0273 28 Albin TE ‘03 Flush Deck Volvo Penta KAMD electronic Diesel Many extras. Only 300 Hours. Excellent Condition. $95,000 (410) 763-8254 34’ Chris Craft Crowne ‘95 T/454 Volvos. For long term charter (410) 626-0273 Uniflite 34 Cruiser 196? Twin 318s, tired but sound liveaboard opportunity (410) 626-0273

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Very Protected • 25-Ton Travel Lift • Full Service Yard Public Boat Ramp • Shrink Wrap • Repair & Maintenance DIY friendly! 410.544.6368 ALWAYS below 700 Mill Creek Rd. • Arnold Annapolis rates!

Bell Isle

pro-performance marine services, inc. Edgewater, MD Patrick Gallipoli 443-336-8760


Shaft/Prop cleaning and service Hull inspection/cleaning Search and Recovery

410-971-4777 Local & Long Distance Transport Boat sizes from 15’-55’

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Baby Boy


n this photo taken in 1986, Patrick Mahoney and Patrick Jr. tilt a bushel of plump crabs on their Deltaville deadrise Baby Boy. Patrick Jr. continues to work on the water alongside his father as the second and third generations of family watermen. As far as we can tell, they are the only remaining commercial fishermen/crabbers based out of Eastport or Annapolis. In 1997, the family acquired a second cedar-planked deadrise fishing boat. This one was built in 1983 by a man named Huges in Cambridge, MD. They named her Wild Country. She plies the channel edges for fresh bayfood alongside Baby Boy year-round. Earlier this summer, the family opened Wild Country Seafood a modest retail shop next to the Annapolis Maritime Museum on Second Street in Eastport, with the concept of bringing fresh seafood directly to customers. The place is open Tuesday-Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.—(410) 267-6711

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