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Tech It Out: Stay Charged Up with Proper Battery Maintenance Learn from a professional how to charge up and stay charged this spring. by Capt. Chris D. Dollar


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Boatyard Life For boaters who don’t make a living on or around boats, a return to the boatyard becomes a memorable rite of spring. Photos by Mark Talbott


Top Spring Commissioning Tips Start early, undo what you did last winter, get friends and family involved, and more. by Nathan Bickell

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Wartime Delivery: March 1944 The true story of eight men in two 70-foot Patrol Torpedo boats headed from Annapolis to New York, and a remembrance of the man who told it. by David Gendell



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31 Chesapeake Calendar sponsored by the Boatyard Bar & Grill 40 Boat Notes: Steiger Craft Long Beach 21 41 B.O.A.T. by Mike Edick 48 Eye on the Bay: Summertime Fun by PropTalk readers

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Taking the Plunge


n the 1986 movie “The Money Pit,” a couple played by Tom Hanks and Shelley Long are conned into buying a mansion that immediately falls apart the second they attempt to move in. A bathtub drops through a rotted ceiling. A sweeping spiral staircase decomposes as Hanks ascends it. Long hangs a cute negligee in the closet only to see the closet bar and shelves all collapse under the weight of silk. Long ultimately leaves Hanks for her ex-boyfriend Max, a creepy European dude who is a music conductor and lives in a lavish apartment (she seems to have made her movie career off of bad decisions, no?). Hanks, dejected, asks her “What has Max got that I haven’t got?” and she answers, decidedly, “Walls.” I’ve been thinking of The Money Pit often, since we just bought our first home together. As soon as we did this, we started writing checks. Checks to the plumber, to the flooring guys, to the guys who cut down one wall and moved another. Checks to the Home Depot, to Ikea, to the K&B True Value on the corner of Bay Ridge and Forest Drive. I started calculating things by the measure of 1997 Nissan Maximas, which was until now our biggest purchase together. The floors cost two and a half Maximas. The bathroom makeover cost one and a half Maximas. The water filtration system cost one Maxima. The list went on and on. And of course, the first day that we moved in, one of our neighbors was kind enough to point out a few dead trees on our property that would need

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to be removed (for the price of three Maximas, all to be paid in cash only). At least she brought over cake; the flooring guys did not bring us any cake. As it turns out, we aren’t the only ones making big purchases right now. Recently the National Marine Manu-

facturers Association (NMMA) released a report stating that the recreational boating industry is continuing its postrecession gains, with an estimated five percent gain in new powerboat sales for 2013. 2014 is anticipated to follow the same suit, with five to seven percent gains across the board.

And then there are the younger folks (well, young-ish let’s say) like ourselves buying used boats out of yards (both boat- and back-), giving them some loving and getting them back out on the water. We’re dormant, but we shouldn’t be discounted. Our boats don’t cost $300,000, but they’re our starter boats and they’re our babies. We’re getting our families involved in a lifetime pursuit that will lead to more generations buying boats and getting out on the water. Ask any passionate boater why he or she keeps a boat, and you’ll generally be treated to a lengthy story stemming back to their happy childhood. No one ever answers, “Because now I can totally afford the gas.” Taking the plunge is always difficult at first, there’s no way to get around it. You jump in head first and are met with freezing cold water. But after a while, things get a little warmer. Treading water becomes a little easier. Home improvements become a little easier on the wallet, the sum of time on the water starts to be greater than the sum of time fixing up the boat. And then you understand the benefit. It’s a secret club that you only understand once you’re initiated, but once you’re there, you can’t even imagine living your life any other way. No more landlords, no longer a landlubber. So in 2014, find yourself in that five to seven percent, if you aren’t there already. Trust us at PropTalk: it’s a life worth living, and it’s a way better investment than multiple 1997 Nissan Maximas.

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Letters The Truth about Peggy


t’s always a pleasure to see your magazine, and of course, our old boat the Peggy (“Restoring a Local Treasure” page 58 of March PropTalk). I would be disappointed if anyone was to get the impression, as the author Trey Shinault appears to represent, that Peggy went downhill during our stewardship. He neglected to mention that during our tenure we repowered her with a new John Deere, replaced both chines, the starboard shear, 100 feet of side planking, a third of the deck, and a long list of other things that literally saved her life. It is also erroneous that we had to pass her along to somebody else for a proper restoration. I’ve included a photo of her in 2007 at Mystic Seaport, the year Gretchen and I were awarded first prize for Best Owner Restored Power Boat at the WoodenBoat Show Concourse d’Elegance. This was following about 2000 hours and six years of sweat equity and $$ restoration effort.

When we re-located to New England, we decided that it was not in her best interest to be subjected to northern winters. In our interest to preserve her regional historical significance, we passed by a number of buyers when Matthews Maritime Founda-

tion responded positively to our offer of her as a donation. It seemed like a good fit and still does. She’s a local, and they said they had 20 volunteers and promised to double our annual maintenance budget. Anyone who has ever maintained one of these boats knows that the one thing

they cannot survive is neglect. We hauled her every year, painted her sometimes twice, and hosed her decks at least twice a week with salt water to keep her tight and pickled. The two years that she “sat virtually untouched” in Matthews County were very hard on the boat, and it shows in the photos. We were truly worried about whether we had made the right decision. As it turns out, they appear to be doing a thorough job, although they have raised the wheel house a foot higher than her original configuration and thus compromised the historical graceful profile of the boat. There are plenty of people in Matthews County who know how to get a hold of me. I find it dismaying that Shinault felt comfortable printing so many misrepresentations about a historical maritime rescue that I put my heart into when he could have contacted me directly. Kim Granbery Via e-mail

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an’t thank you enough for recognizing the state-owned Somers Cove Marina. I would however like to point out the picture is not of Somers Cove Marina! That picture I believe is of Oxford Boat Yard. I could be wrong, but it’s definitely not a picture of a 500 slip marina. Mike Grant MD DNR Boating Services Clean Waterways, Facilities and Regulations Division


Loopy in NC

atie and Gene Hamilton’s story “The North Carolina Loop Cruise” (page 34 January PropTalk) was a great story! I’m motivated to try the NC loop cruise, having been to Manteo, Ocracoke, and Edenton by car and ferry. However, the line on the map that accompanies the article and seems to represent their track does not touch any of the primary destinations described in the story. It does show a loop! It’s a pet peeve that the charts complimenting many cruising stories do not name the places described in the article. It dilutes the usefulness and interest of the story. I do enjoy your magazine, so this will not detract from my faithfulness as a reader. Keep up the good work. Alton Fryer Pasadena, MD


Department of Corrections

n the article “New Year, New Boat: Maintaining and Servicing Your New Boat,” we quote Jim Maier, owner of BOE Marine, as saying “to add fuel polish.” What he said was “to get your fuel polished.” He is now awaiting requests for fuel polish. Click to the website boemarine. com/help to ask Jim questions about engine issues, electronics, and more.

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by Kelly Technology, Inc. Here you can find the latest information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), including satellite views of the United States and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic, the latest tornado and severe thunderstorm alerts, and the ultraviolet index for the U.S. Easily share what you find on social media. Free.

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From BoatU.S. Instant access to 24-hour assistance on the water from the world’s largest on the water towing fleet, with over 300 locations and 600 towboats. Call for a tow, and BoatU.S. will automatically know your location. You can also use the app to view your latitude and longitude, or to share your location, raft up anchorage, or favorite fishing hole via Facebook, text or email. Free.

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From Need a place to launch or dock her? This one features more than 35,000 boat ramps and marinas across the country. Some folks ask if there’s enough access to the Bay. This can help you find it. Free.

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By Want to know more about the biggest boats on the Bay? Learn a ship’s name, type, speed, dimensions, and more. Choose from 80,000 vessels and build a custom list of ships to track. See real time ship positions based on AIS data. Fun to watch, but also could be helpful when entering busy harbors such as Baltimore and Norfolk. $3.99.

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By MP Fish Helps you choose the right knot for your situation and then helps you tie it correctly. The expected weakening for each knot is noted, as well as lots of other useful information. Free. Anglers, as you well know, there are a lot of fishing apps out there. Some are fantastic and others not so much. For help in figuring out which are the best, check out where you’ll learn the pros and cons of lots of popular angling apps.

National Cherry Blossom Festival


years ago Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gifted the city of Washington, DC, with 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to symbolize the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan. Their coming into bloom suggests spring and the arrival of warm weather in the nation’s capital. What better way to welcome the beautiful, pink blooms and warmer weather than have a celebration? The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins March 20 and goes until April 13, and is sure to have an event for everyone. Events will take place all over Washington, DC, but will mostly be centered around the trees planted along the banks of the Tidal Basin in SW. Even if you just go to walk beneath the cherry trees in bloom, join the more than 1.5 million people who are going to DC this spring, because it is an awesome sight to see.


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une will mark the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, an organization of volunteers that strives to make boating safe and fun for everyone. But Auxiliarists do a lot more than teach safe boating courses. Do you know that they have an Air Wing in Gaithersburg, MD? Or that trained members work alongside regular Coasties in many capacities? Would you be surprised to learn that Auxiliarists helped with security on the Potomac and on land for the President’s State of the Union address? Are you aware that Auxiliarists can examine commercial fishing boats? Gaithersburg, MD, Flotilla Commander Desiree de Liser says, “I became involved with the Auxiliary when I enrolled in a safety class in 2010 at the age of 62. The best part

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of being an Auxiliarist has been the training that I’ve received. Now, volunteering my time to the organization is an opportunity to give back. For example, I like to cook, so I spent a week as a chef on a cutter that was in port in Richmond, VA. I slept in a bunk, interacted with many energetic young people, and got lots of exercise using the ship’s ladders. Currently, I am training to be a Radio Watchstander at Station Curtis Bay.” De Liser continues, “For members, there are a myriad of niches to match your interests. One of our members served aboard a cutter helping to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf a few years ago. Another is a Branch ChiefCaribbean in the Interpreter Corps (he speaks Spanish and Portuguese) and was assigned to work with other nations establishing boating safety classes. Another member helps with container inspections at the Port of Baltimore.”

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Thornell Jones, who has held many Auxiliary leadership positions, including Division Commander, says the classroom experience offered by the Auxiliary is important. “Although we face pressure from online and free courses, you’ll learn much more in our classrooms interacting with the instructor and other students. That’s how I got involved,” he says. “In my early 50s, I took two courses. The classes and instructors were so good that I joined the Auxiliary. As a member, I had access to more courses than were offered to the public.” Jones advanced and went on to become an instructor. He says, “One of our keystones is teaching. In addition to basic safety and navigation classes, I’ve taught advanced classes, including teaching chart makers for NOAA and the military.” The Auxiliary’s roots date back to 1939, but its role was greatly expanded in 1996. Today members may

assist in any Coast Guard mission, except direct law enforcement and military operations. That means there are plenty of ways to get involved, and the Auxiliary welcomes new members. In addition to getting some top-notch training and making new friends, members may volunteer their time and boats to patrol the Chesapeake. De Liser and Jones stress that all kinds of skills are valued, including medical training, a second language, culinary experience, administrative or computer skills, and expertise in social networking, public relations, and recruiting. Learn more about the Auxiliary by visiting There you’ll find links to locate by zip code classes and vessel examiners, as well as lots more information, including how to get involved and updates on summer celebrations to mark their milestone anniversary. ~B.C.

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arth Day unfolds April 22, and this means that there will be clean up and conservation efforts worldwide. Because we live in one of the top 10 most populated areas in the United States, that means that we all need to work just a little harder to keep our corner of the earth clean. We also live, work , and play in and around the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. This comes with a big responsibility 365 days a year, but on Earth Day it is brought into our foresight. So how can we help keep the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries clean? One obvious suggestion is to not litter, and clean up after those who do. Another great way to make sure that you, and your children, and their children can enjoy the Bay is to get involved. Earth Day is a great catalyst to get out of the house and go join a river or park cleanup. There are too many to count in the area over the next few months! Project Clean Stream from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has more than 30 cleanups beginning on March 15 until May 17 throughout the region. The Surfrider Foundation will be hosting cleanups on the Potomac River in NW, DC, as well as in Ocean City, MD. The National Park Conservation Association will clean up Dyke Marsh in Alexandria, VA. Great Shiplock Park in Richmond, VA is holding a cleanup on Earth Day, and Blue Water Baltimore is sponsoring a Storm Drain Stenciling Workshop. The City of Annapolis will hold its annual Spring GreenScape on April 26, to beautify, clean up, and plant in public spaces. You can always go to your local park and volunteer an hour of your time to help them out in clean up efforts. If you can’t make it to any of these events, just make it a habit to pick up five pieces of trash every time you go on a walk. Every little bit helps!

MSSA Chapters Kick Off Season (Despite the Cold Weather)


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onsidering the attendance numbers for the MSSA Frederick and Annapolis chapters’ annual Sportfishing Expos, there’s a good chance you were among those who got to rub elbows with the Chesapeake Bay’s finest when it comes to snagging fish. Over 1500 people made it to the Frederick expo on January 18, with almost 1000 later coming to Annapolis for the expo on February 22. Whether or not you made it, the MSSA chapters have some great events lined up in the next month that you certainly need on your calendar. On April 5, the Frederick chapter opens its season with the annual Shakedown Cruise at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. This is a great chance to splash the boat for the first time in 2014, and there will be a poker run to the Eastern Shore as well as lunch on the water. All are invited. Later in the month on the 27th, over 50 warriors from Walter Reed National Military Center will be welcomed at Annapolis City Dock for the Rock On Warriors Fishing Day. This is a great opportunity for our esteemed soldiers and their families to experience a day of trophy rockfishing on the Bay, and gives the local fishing community a chance to give back. A dinner at the Fleet Reserve Club follows. Two great tournaments happen the first weekend in May. First up is the EVAN Foundation Spring Rockfish Tournament, which is open to any MSSA member. The entry fee is an affordable $100 with all proceeds going to the foundation to fight neuroblastoma, a rare and deadly pediatric cancer. Down south in Solomons Island, the Frederick Chapter’s Annual Spring Tournament is being fished out of Beacon Marina. The tournament offers great prizes and payouts. And finally, mark your calendars for the weekend of May 16-18 when chapter members will be switching out all the heavy tandem umbrella rigs for the lighter flounder tackle as they head south to Chincoteague, VA, to have a go at flatties in the back waters and bays around the island during the annual Chapter Flounder Tournament at Curtis Merritt Harbor. It’s shaping up to be a busy spring, with never a dull moment. If you would like more information, like to learn new techniques, need new tackle, or simply want to make friends who fish, contact either chapter and start your spring off on the right foot! and




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Jack 1946 – 2014

by Tom Hale


ack spent a lifetime in, on, and around boats. He was an entrepreneur who started multiple businesses including Regatta Point Marina, Dozier’s Yachting Center (now Deltaville Yachting Center), and Dozier Yacht Sales, through which he formed a large circle of friends. But it was with his acquisition of Waterway Guide that Jack set his indomitable spirit loose on the water. I suppose these days one might write a cruising guide based upon Google Earth explorations, but that was not Jack’s way. Jack had explored our waterways in detail and wanted to share the joy and wonderment with like-minded boaters.

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A consummate cruiser, Jack and his wife Craig made innumerable trips up and down the Atlantic seaboard. Sometimes he would be in a hurry to get somewhere, but the times he and Craig remembered best were the times they could slow down and enjoy the trip. These were the “luxury trips” where they had the luxury to go slow and explore. His love of exploring our waterways led them to buy the Waterway Guide in 2002. Jack would always share his knowledge and experience with all of us whenever he had the chance. He wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the waterways and found in the cruising guides the vehicle to make this happen. Along the way he created a team of dedicated on-the-water cruising editors who shared his love for exploring the waterways. Jack passed away in February after a lengthy battle with cancer. Many of us cruisers here on the Bay knew of Jack and Craig because they produced the most comprehensive cruising guides for the Bay and

beyond. I would like to share with you some words and thoughts of some of his team. “As a Cruising Editor for Waterway Guide since 2006, I’ve come to know and admire Jack and Craig. Jack was the driving force that brought the Guides and other publications to the high standard and respect they now enjoy. Our deepest sympathies and prayers to you and your family, Craig, from Carol and me. “Bob Kunath, Lake Michigan “Jack Dozier’s family, his friends, and the boating world has lost a wonderful and caring person. Jack Dozier was a lifelong boater and was willing to share his vast knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway with anyone who asked. We felt privileged to have been employed by him, and he was also a special friend. He will be remembered and missed by everyone who knew him!” Bud and Elaine Lloyd, Florida and Gulf Coast

“You never forget the people who give you a break in life, and for me, that was Jack Dozier. He opened doors and gave me opportunities that will last my lifetime. Jack brought out the best in people and inspired them to succeed. Whether he knew it or not, I always saw Jack as a mentor, as someone to look up to in both professional and personal life. He was a great businessman, and an even better family man. He leaves behind a remarkable legacy, and will be sorely missed by so many. We are all so very fortunate to have known him.” Michael Kucera – Atlantic Coast, Maine to Florida This summer when you are out cruising and you find a new place, think of Jack. This is what he wanted for you, for us; to go farther and enjoy it more. His spirit will be there.

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Eagle Festival Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD.


Emergency Management at Sea 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Annapolis Elks Lodge, Edgewater, MD. $65 for members, $85 for non-members.


Greene Games at The Greene Turtle Annapolis 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Kegs and Eggs, Flip Cup, Cornhole, etc. (443) 822-1417.


Introduction to Sea Kayaking Chesapeake Paddlers Association presents a one-day Intro to Sea Kayaking class. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. West River Center. $30.


Refuge System Birthday Bash 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, MD.


Tides and Currents 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Marker 20 in Hampton, VA. Sponsored by Old Point Comfort YC.


VA Charter Boat Workshop 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA. $15. (804) 684-7166.


Advanced Meteorology Course Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies, Annapolis. $250.


Fishing Flea Market Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Commodore Hall, Essex, MD. $3. Sponsored by the Essex-Middle River Chapter, MSSA.


The racing fishing schooner Gertrude L. Thebaud was launched at the A.D. Story yard in Essex, MA. 1930.


Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show White Stone, VA.

National Wildlife Week: Wildlife and Water Education program designed around teaching and connecting kids to the awesome wonders of wildlife.

St. Patty’s Show and Open House 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Marine Sales, 230 Riverside Drive, North East, MD (410) 287-9400.

Navigation Series Class: GPS 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Seafarers Yacht Club, 301 Chester Street, Annapolis. Taught by the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-08. $35

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Project Clean Stream Various locations throughout the region. (443) 949-0575.

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Baltimore St. Patrick›s Day Shamrock 5K and Parade 5K starts at 1:15 p.m. At 2 p.m., the parade runs from the Washington Monument down Charles Street and Pratt to Market Place.

Free Boat System Checks 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tidewater Yacht Service, Baltimore. Sponsored by ABYC. (410) 990-4460.

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Maguire’s Irish Pub Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport.

St. Patrick›s Day “We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.” ~Winston Churchill

Marina Pro Training Norfolk, VA. Free.

Environmentally Speaking: Return of the Osprey, a Symbol of the Bay Dr. Wink will discuss the life and migratory habits of one of the Bay’s most interesting birds. 7 p.m. CBEC’s Education Building, Grasonville, MD $8 for Members/ $10 for non-members. (410) 827-6694.

Vernal Equinox Ah, Spring! Try standing an egg on its end at 12:57 p.m. EST.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington, DC.

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Maryland Day Celebrations Historical, cultural, and natural resources sites in Anne Arundel County will open their doors to the public with special tours, events, and programming for $1 or less.


Washington Capital Boating Show Prince William Marina, Woodbridge, VA.


Demo Weekend and Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Riverside Marine. (410) 686-1500.


Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning 12 to 4 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Celebrate the coming of Spring with this timeless event. $25. (410) 295-0104 x4


Chesapeake YC Open House Open to interested boaters. (410) 867-1500.


Going Offshore with Steve Runals 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Marker 20 in Hampton, VA. Sponsored by Old Point Comfort YC.


South River on the Half Shell 6 to 10 p.m. Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville, MD. Benefits the South River Federation.

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Clark’s Landing Sales Event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shady Side, MD. (410) 867-9550.


National Harbor Restaurant Week National Harbor, MD.

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Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 1989.

Build Your Own Annapolis Wherry Chesapeake Light Craft.


Angler Night at the Boatyard Bar & Grill Presented by the Boatyard, Proptalk Magazine, and Joe Evans of DNR. Buck a Shuck, Meatloaf Night and half priced bottles of wine. 6 p.m. Happy Hour and Dinner. $3 pints and rail drinks and $5 apps until Film begins at 7 p.m.

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Navigation Series Class: Basic Navigation 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Seafarers Yacht Club, 301 Chester Street, Annapolis. Taught by the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-08. $80.


Drake Magazine Fly Fishing Film Tour Hosted by Urban Angler Ltd. in Arlington, VA. At the Arlington Cinema N Draft House. 7 p.m. $20


USPS D5 Annual Meeting and Spring Conference Princess Royale Hotel, Ocean City, MD.


Basic Marine Electricity 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Best practices for properly installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting marine electrical circuits. Annapolis Elks Lodge #622 in Edgewater, MD. $85 for CAPCA members, $115 for non-members.


Farring-Baybrook Park Tree Planting 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join the National Aquarium, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, and TreeBaltimore as we clean up one of the largest open spaces in Baltimore City. (410) 576-1014.

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Finfish Restoration Symposium 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Watermen’s Hall, Gloucester Point, VA. Designed to educate anglers and conservationists about topics of finfish restoration and management on the Chesapeake Bay. (804) 815-4895.


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Spring Open House Crusader Yacht Sales. Seminars, boats on display, food and drink.


Safety at Sea Seminar 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alumni Hall, USNA, Annapolis.


Southern Maryland MSSA 21st Annual Solomons Fishing Fair Solomons Fire Hall, 13150 H. G. Truman Road, Solomons, MD

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Annapolis Beer Week Diverse beer-related events. Support local charities, small businesses, and our community. (410) 353-9237.



April Fool’s Day “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” ~Abraham Lincoln

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Piloting Seminar Tuesday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m. Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies, Annapolis. $75


Care and Maintenance of your Outboard Motor Fawcett Winter Seminar Series featuring Scott Noyes. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.


Atlantic White Cedar Tree Restoration Join the Aquarium Conservation Team and plant seedlings at Nassawango Creek Preserve in Snow Hill, MD. (410) 576-1014.


Potomac River Cleanup and Hot Dog Roast 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join Washington Canoe Club and the DC Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for a cleanup of the Potomac River and Capital Crescent Trail. Meet up at WCC’s boathouse, 3700 Water Street, NW.

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Open House and Demo Day Annapolis Yacht Sales.

The Maryland Safe Boater Course 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Middle River, MD. Hosted by Bowleys Quarters Junior Fire Brigade. $35. (410) 800-8420.


Maryland Boating Safety Course 7 to 10 p.m. West Annapolis Fire Hall, 121 Jennifer Road, Annapolis. Sponsored and taught by USCG Auxiliary. (301) 919-7738.


Build Your Own Northeaster Dory Chesapeake Light Craft.


Spring Break Science Camps for Kids 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton, VA.


MD Basic Boating Safety Course 6 to 9 p.m. Ocean Pines Library. Offered by USCG Auxiliary. $15. (410) 208-2531.


Blessing of the Fleet 5 p.m. The blessing will be performed by the Reverend Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, MD. Docking information for the event: (410) 745-4981.


Blessing of the Fleet 5 p.m. under the Hooper Strait lighthouse. St. Michaels, MD.


Bay Bridge Boat Show Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, MD.


Oriental In-Water Boat Show and Nautical Flea Market The largest in-water boat show between Savannah and Annapolis. Pecan Grove Marina, Oriental, NC.


Privateer Festival Broadway Square, Fells Point, Baltimore. Live entertainment, tall ships, crafts and food vendors, reenactments, grog garden, pirate’s ball, and pub crawl.


Anchoring Seminar West Marine, Hillsmere location in Annapolis. Free. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


CPR/ First Aid Certification Course Offered by CAPCA. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annapolis Elks Lodge, Edgewater, MD. $105.


Delaware River Striper Tournament West End Boat Club, Essington, PA.


Gel Coat Repair Workshop 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Marker 20 in Hampton, VA. Sponsored by Old Point Comfort YC.


Earth Day Cleanup Ocean City, MD. Sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation.  


Group Meeting with Capt. Greg Buckner of Miss Susie Pasadena Sportfishing Association. Glen Burnie Moose Lodge, 7:30 p.m.

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Build Your Own Sassafras Canoe Chesapeake Light Craft. Tax Day “The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.” ~Will Rogers


Environmentally Speaking: Charles Darwin: Life as a Naturalist Unique insights into the life of Darwin. 7 p.m. CBEC’s Education Building, Grasonville, MD $8 for members/ $10 for non-members (410) 827-6694.


Drivers’ Ed for First Mates 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. OPCYC Marina clubhouse, Hampton, VA. Sponsored by Old Point Comfort YC. Fly Fishing 101 Orvis, Bethesda, MD. Learn the basics, perfect for all ages. Free. (301) 652-3562.

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MSSA Annapolis Chapter Meeting with Capt. Brian Mayer of Marauder American Legion Post #7, Crownsville, MD. 7:30 p.m.


CBMM Boater Safety Course 6 to 10 p.m. Van Lennep Auditorium, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. $25. Pre-registration required. (410) 745-4941

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Build Your Own Expedition Wherry Chesapeake Light Craft.


Earth Day “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.” ~Arthur C. Clarke


Great Shiplock Cleanup 1 to 3 p.m. Great Shiplock Park, Richmond, VA. (804) 788-8811 ext. 205.


Maryland Safe Boater Course 6 to 10 p.m. Middle River, MD. Hosted by Bowleys Quarters Junior Fire Brigade. $35. (410) 800-8420.


Building Your Own Boat Fawcett Winter Seminar Series featuring John Harris of Chesapeake Light Craft. 7 p.m. 919 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis. Free beer and $1 shots.


Storm Drain Stenciling Workshop 6 to 8 p.m. Baltimore. Learn to lead a storm drain stenciling project in your community. Free. (410) 254-1577 ext. 109.


MSSA Captains Meeting 6 to 8 p.m. BOE Marine, Kent Island, MD. Door Prizes, Food and Drinks.

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Blessing of the Fleet 5:30 p.m. Cape Charles Harbor, VA. Tiki Bar Opening Party  Solomons, MD.

Maryland International Kite Exposition Ocean City, MD. Exhibitions and demonstrations.


Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD


Fly Fishing 101 Orvis, Bethesda, MD. Learn the basics, perfect for all ages. Free. (301) 652-3562.


Project Healing Waters 2-Fly Tournament Rose River Farm, Syria, VA.

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MSSA Annapolis Chapter 5th Annual Rock On Warriors Annapolis City Dock

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Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman Wildflower and Tree ID Workshop  Susquehanna State Park. $50.

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Tech It Out by Capt. Chris D. Dollar

Stay Charged Up with Proper Battery Maintenance


ell me if this sounds familiar: your gear is loaded, cooler packed, and despite the googans gawking at the ramp, the launch goes off without a hiccup. Yet when you turn the key all you get is the desperate whine of a starter motor that isn’t getting enough juice. Most of us have been there at one point in our boating lives, and while it isn’t quite soulcrushing, it is a major pain in the butt, especially if it happens on Opening Day of the rockfish season. So what caused your boat starter battery to have the life sucked out of it like Willie Loman? Maybe it was a bilge float that got stuck on by debris; perhaps you forgot to turn off the running lights, VHF,

fishfinder or stereo. Or perhaps during this long winter hibernation you improperly stored your batteries, the most common battery problem come spring, says Eric Flamino from Stevens’ Battery Warehouse in Maryland. “Batteries that sit unused for long periods of time will self discharge,” Flamino says. “Some statistics show that a normal lead acid can self discharge 5-10 percent a month, depending on age (of the battery) and the tem-

##A starting battery with 600 MCA or greater is sufficient to start up a 200 hp motor. Photo courtesy of Deka.

A Quick Guide To Battery Lingo MCA: Marine Cranking Amps, the amount of amps produced at 32°F.

CCA: Cold Cranking Amps, the number of amps a battery can deliver for 30 seconds at 0°F and maintain 7.2 volts. AGM: Absorbed Glass Mat, increasingly popular due to improved performance over flooded batteries, including greater starting power and quicker recharge rate; usually more expensive than flooded batteries.

Gel Batteries: Sealed, valve-regulated (SVR) gelled-electrolyte batteries, maintenance free and leakproof; usually requires carefully regulated smart charging to prevent damage; expensive.

Battery Group: Refers to the physical size of the battery, separated into “groups” (Group 24, 27, 29, 31); 4D and 8D suitable for large diesel engines.

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Tech It Out continued... Dos & Don’ts DO: Stay with one battery chemistry (flooded, gel, or AGM). Mixing battery types can result in under- or overcharging. DON’T: Mix old batteries with new ones in the same bank. Old batteries, like negative people, often pull down the new ones to their deteriorated state.

DO: Keep batteries clean, cool and dry. Check terminal connectors regularly to avoid loss of conductivity. Clean corrosion with baking soda and water mixture.

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perature where it’s stored.” He recommends charging your batteries overnight on a 6 to 10 amp charger every 4-6 weeks to help avoid this problem. Another common practice that works to keep your batteries properly charged is using a “trickle charger,” or battery maintainer. More solar trickle chargers have entered the market, enabling you to maintain a good charge on your batteries throughout the season even when away from shore power. If you know your battery is healthy and fully charged--and you do because the voltmeter reads 12.6v or slightly better at rest--but still won’t turn over the motor, check terminal connections and/or ground cables. If

your battery is kaput, and you’re unsure of what kind to buy, get an expert (like Eric) to recommend the correct battery for its intended purpose. In general, there are two basic types of batteries, starting and house, often a deep-cycle. Eric says any decent starting battery of 600 MCA or greater is sufficient to start up to a 200 hp motor. (Personal preference: I always use a starter battery of greater than 600. I like the extra juice. And always check your engine manufacturer’s specs since some models call for 1000 MCA.) “We offer the Deka Marine Master (Group 24) with 1000 MCA and 130 minutes of reserve capacity, which is the best of both worlds,” he said. “It

not only affords great starting capacity, but also enough reserve capacity to run lights, fishfinders, radios.” On a related note, a battery switch is a necessity in my opinion. Why? Because it allows you to segregate batteries between systems and/or isolate onboard electrical systems to avoid draining batteries while not in use. The caveat to this is that you need to have at least one bilge pump wired directly to the battery to keep your baby afloat. By ensuring your batteries are the proper type and fully charged, you can set about enjoying your time on the water. And that’s the real reason most of us put up with the headaches of boat ownership, isn’t it?

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Boat Notes

by Capt. Chris D. Dollar

Steiger Craft Long Beach 21’ LOA: 21’ 0” | BEAM: 8’ 6”’ | DEAD-RISE: 21° | DRAFT: 15” | WEIGHT: 4,300 lbs. | REC. HP: 150 (Max. 250) | FUEL: 124 Gal.


ike a lot of useful things, the first Steiger Craft boats first grew out of necessity. Company founder Al Steiger’s first boats were for clamming, made of plywood, and put together in his garage. Then they moved on to glass over plywood, and when the wood would rot away, they’d be left with a fiberglass shell. In the early 1970s, Steiger took a ride on a Mako, a vee-bottomed, fiberglass boat with such an impressive, dry ride that he knew was the way to go. In 1975, after about eight months developing the first mold, he and his team built their first vee-bottom workboat that could handle the rough waters around Long Island. He sold it right away, and the boat is still on the Bay clamming today. Nearly 40 years later, Steiger Craft is still known for its dependability and seaworthiness. Only today the company offers a full line of center consoles, pilot house boats, and even picnic boats produced at its Bellport facility on Long Island, NY. All Steiger Craft boats are built using a one-piece, hand-laid fiberglass grid system. Steiger says, “It creates strength the same way a steel I-beam creates strength: by placing strong flat surfaces perpendicular to each other. This girder-like grid is fiberglassed into the hull. The hull and the grid system become one piece... We don’t even own a chopper gun, we never have.” The final result is a vessel that can handle the short chop of the Chesapeake as well as the open waves of the Mid Atlantic. Recently, I headed to Annapolis Yacht Sales’ new showroom in Stevensville, MD, where they had several Steiger Craft

models on display. Sales consultant Kate Chaney showed me several of the boats in Steiger’s impressive lineup, and the redesigned CC21 Long Beach caught my eye. Unfortunately, the bitter winter prevented me from getting on the water for a sea trial. The boat I checked out (list price $68,095) had an optional Armstrong engine bracket matched with a 250-hp Yamaha that made the 21-footer look much bigger. The Long Beach has a 21-degree deadrise and draws only 15 inches, perfectly suited to the Bay’s combination

of choppy waves and skinny water. The bracket also allowed for a built-in livewell/ fish box (optional) in the stern, which was nicely paired with a drop-down transom bench seat that’s easily removable with legs that fold under to make storage a snap. Even out of the water it’s easy to tell the Long Beach has maintained its fishing roots while adding several creature comforts the modern angler has come to expect from a premier fishing rig. As you’d expect for a 21-foot center console that costs $53,630 (base model price), the list of standard features is extensive.

The beefy center console impressed me with lots of room for electronics, powdercoated leaning post, dual batteries, and well-thought out storage lockers. The electronics fuse panel is easily accessible behind the console, as are the thru-hulls and water pumps (washdown and fish well) located in the stern bilge. The step-down console boasts a massive entryway and ample headroom—Steiger Craft lists the height at 5’ 8”—designed to accommodate a marine head. The screened porthole is large enough to provide more than token ventilation. The forward deck is spacious with plenty of room to fight fish or cast to shoreline. The stainless steel pop-up cleats, bow lights, and recessed cup holders are another nice touch. A grab rail extends in a horseshoe shape from the center console all around the bow, a nice safety consideration when fishing in sloppy seas. Anglers will also like the six horizontal rod racks (three each side) under the gunwales as well as flush-mount rod holders, two on each side, in the washboards. The leaning post, with its removable backrest, gives you another four rod holders. Built into the port side of the center console is a tackle locker that holds four Plano-style lure cases as well as a bin for other rigging gear. Chaney said Steiger Craft builds about 100 boats a year, all of which can be semi-customized. Also impressive is the company’s Life Time Guarantee, a clear indication of the confidence Al Steiger has in the boats his team builds. If you’re in the market for a seaworthy center console, make sure you add Steiger Craft’s 21CC Long Beach to your list.

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YKI? by Mike Edick


ome mainland Marylanders think heading east over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is equivalent to crossing the Thousand Islands Bridge into Canada; a passage from normalcy to a completely different way of life. Acting as if crossed, they might never make it back. And, they’d be correct. Kent Island is where the Bay Bridge touches down at the eastern end, into Queen Anne’s County (QAC) Maryland. Somehow four and a half miles of Chesapeake Bay isolates QAC from the rat race of the mainland like a force field; preserving a laid-back community surrounded on all sides by navigable water. Slowed down maritime life is precisely why to visit KI… There’s no large industry, no monstersized shopping malls; I’m not even sure there’s a building taller than three stories anywhere on the island. What this island offers are nice marinas and restaurants; high end eateries like Kentmorr, Hemingways, and The Narrows are Follow us!

surrounded by a dozen or so full service marinas. Add in the waterfront restaurants and marinas dotting Kent Narrows, and those numbers grow exponentially. Amazingly though, great food alongside great docks isn’t the best part about KI, and neither is the superb West Marine store in Chester. Kent Island is home to the Cross Island Trail and the South Island Trail, a network of paved running and biking trails from coast to coast (to coast). These trails are paved wide; passing and crossing situations between runners and cyclists happen without much drama. This approximately 12-mile network of trails offers gorgeous scenery: everything from wooden bridges overlooking marshes and creeks, to deepwood paths, to coastal beaches filled with wildlife and beautiful boats. See a decent map online at uploads/2013/05/trail1.pdf I can’t recommend biking highly enough. It’s a great low-impact way to expend energy versus our sedentary sport. KI Yacht Club plus Piney Narrows, Kent

Narrows, Mears Point, Bay Bridge, Castle Harbor, and Kentmorr Harbor marinas all have direct access to the trail network, allowing a vigorous ride from your boat before cycling to the eastern end of the Cross Island Trail. Traversing the local Kent Narrows drawbridge is a must, en route to fabulous seafood at The Narrows, Harris Crab House, Fisherman’s Inn, Annie’s Seafood, Crab Deck, or Red Eye’s Dock Bar. We’ll routinely pedal hard all the way from our slip, headed west to the Terrapin Nature Park, dip our wheels in the Chesapeake, and then crank all the way east on the Cross Island Trail. We try to burn as many calories as possible in those 20 miles, freeing needed stomach space to clear a half bushel of blue crabs upstairs at Harris Crab House, as we mess our paper-wrapped tables while overlooking boats passing through Kent Narrows. Not surprising, our trip back is considerably slower (usually followed by a nap below decks) before finally casting lines to catch another beautiful sunset over the Bay. PropTalk April 2014 41

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##As well as demo boat rides on new boats for sale, the Rachel Carson, an 81-foot Chesapeake Bay research vessel, will be available for tours. Photo by PropTalk

H Fun for the Whole Family H


f your boat is not quite ready for prime time—or better yet, if you are boat shopping—checking out the Bay Bridge Boat Show at Kent Island, MD, April 11-14, is a terrific way to kick off the season. Those who have attended before will remember a change in parking and be pleased to find friendly, on-site parking (as it used to be) for only a $3 donation to the Kent Island High School Athletic Boosters. As added incentive to spend the weekend on Kent Island, attendees may buy reduced price two-day passes, and children walk in for free. To launch the show in style, all attendees and exhibitors are invited to a free Friday barbeque with live music at 5 p.m. We do enjoy cheap parking and free

parties, but the real reason we love boat shows is the opportunity to explore new boats, equipment, electronics, gear, clothing, and accessories. If you like to wander the docks in the sunshine to gawk at a couple hundred high-end yachts, trawlers, or fishing boats or simply dream of a new kayak or inflatable, you will find all of them and the experts who can teach you about them at the Bay Bridge Boat Show. As well as demo boat rides on new boats for sale, the Rachel Carson, The University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science’s 81-foot Chesapeake Bay research vessel, will be available for tours. The Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron will offer a boating safety course for children ages 11-18 on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for only $30. Younger

children may enjoy the kids’ area with face painting and a moon bounce. Shore Tackle & Custom Rods will offer fishing, fly-fishing, and rod-building demonstrations. Courtesy of Sea Ray, there will be radio-controlled boats available for family fun. Mantra-fit will hold daily yoga exercise classes on small surfboards (Several PropTalk staffers have tried these landbased surfboards and can attest to the fact that they are challenging and fun to try. Try it. You’ll like it.). Paddleboard enthusiasts or those who are curious may enjoy hourly in-water demonstrations of paddleboard fitness programs. Show attendees will find a brand new food court with wood-fired pizza, gourmet hot dogs, and ice cream.

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Bay Bridge Boat Show


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Activities Outside the Show Gates


e asked our in-house Eastern Shore local what to do before and after the Bay Bridge Boat Show, and she recommended the following:

• Matapeake State Park dog beach and public beach— rental-facilities/matapeake-clubhousebeach • Hemingway’s for happy hour and outside atmosphere/views on sunny days—

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• Fisherman’s Inn and Crab Deck’s new bar inside for food/drinks for the whole family—

• Bridges Restaurant Bar and Dock’s outside happy hour—bridgesdanville. com • Kent Island Post 278 Legion for vets/members—

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As experienced show goers who have manned the PropTalk booth for the past eight years, we asked our staff what they like about the Bay Bridge Boat Show. Here are their 10 responses: • It means spring is here!

• It’s the first weekend I break out my flip flops.

• It’s a nice opportunity to spend the day outside without having to work on the boat. • I like how the show is more open, so it’s easier to find things. • Nicest venue and view of all the boat shows.

• The views, Hemingway’s outside bar, and on-site parking. • Bumping into boating friends and their kids.

• It is the “get the season started” show… like the osprey’s return, a rite of spring! • Eastern Shore folks don’t have to pay the $6 toll. • Did I mention how much I like the view?

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Summertime Fun

uring the you-know-what vortex of February, in an e-mail newsletter, we asked readers to dream about summer with us and send us some fun on-the-water photographs to win PropTalk coozies for their boats. Within minutes of sending that e-mail, we received these summertime shots.

Let’s keep the momentum going. Send an e-mail to titled “summertime fun” and include your fun Chesapeake Bay boating photos. We will send PropTalk coozies to the first three entries. Keep in mind that we always need cover shots, too, so send us your high-

resolution vertically oriented photos as well as horizontal ones. We will include as many of your photos as we can in the magazine and on our blogs at The spring equinox unfolds at 12:57 p.m. EDT March 20. We’re almost there!

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or as many dots you see along a map of the Chesapeake Bay for boatyard locations, there are ten more unlisted on the map, hidden up the creeks, that continue through the years in their quiet business of boats and keeping them afloat. The thousands of miles of shoreline along the Bay are lined with boatyards and the men,

women, and families who run these businesses—sometimes for many generations—and call them home. For boaters who don’t make a living on or around boats, a return to the boatyard becomes a rite of spring, as memorable as spying the first osprey of the season or taking the hard top off the Jeep for the first time and driving down

the gravel lane to the marina. If you keep a boat there or even just visit that of a friend throughout the season, you may think of a marina as a home away from home, a place where the smell of epoxy or the sound of an electronic sander against a tired hull may soothe the soul, remind you of a lifestyle you missed over the winter. A life along the water.

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##Eddie Cutts, Jr. talks boats with a family at his family-owned boatyard Cutts & Case in Oxford.

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##A sign in Solomons reminds boatyard visitors where everything that washes down the drain goes.

Boatyard folks are no strangers to shoveling snow off docks or climbing rickety ladders to tape down cheap tarps that have blown free in a nor’easter. They know how bone cold and frozen stiff even the best wool-lined glove can get. The rest of us only see the yard springing to life after the vernal equinox, as boat owners show up with tool boxes in the back of their trucks to work through the kinks, maybe slap on a coat of paint, prepare for opening day. Whether it’s a full service marina, teeming with service professionals in all

stages of boat repair or build, or a modest one with a few docks and an office with an old dog sleeping on the welcome mat, at the heart of the yard are boats and the people who know boats. As you make your way down to the boat this season, take a moment to absorb your surroundings. Take a few pictures. Send a note to and tell us about your boatyard and the people (and critters) in it. We will share your stories and pictures with PropTalk readers. ~M.W.





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Top Tips for a Stress-Free Spring Commissioning by Nathan Bickell

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s the weather warms up, we are all anxious to break out of our winter chill and get the boat in the water. The process of getting your boat ready for the season can’t be overlooked no matter how tempting it is to rush through and get on the water for the first time all year. Take the right steps this spring, and you will be set up for a long summer of care-free boating; do the wrong things, and you may spend more time in the marina opening your checkbook to pay for repairs that could have been avoided. With that we present our list of tips for a stress-free spring commissioning.

It all starts with the engine. The engine is priority number one. It has the most areas that need to be de winterized, and is the costliest repair if something goes wrong. The first step is to undo what you did during winterization. This means remembering to reattach hose clamps and drain the anti-freeze (or vodka) that was used to keep the engine safe during the cold months. Spring commissioning is also an opportunity to catch mistakes that may have been made during winterization. If you 54 April 2014 PropTalk

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forgot to drain your fuel tank or add a stabilizer during the winter, water may have contaminated the fuel. Pump a small amount of fuel out of the tank and if a layer of water settles above the gasoline after fifteen minutes, the fuel will need to be safely disposed of.


pring is a great time to take stock of your onboard first aid kit and make sure the essentials are stocked and fresh. If you do not have one, you may find a starter kit at a marine supply store. Here are important items to stock: • Headache/pain medication • Topical antibiotic ointment • Sunscreen • Topical anesthetic for sunburn • Band-Aids • Roll bandages • Towel • Splints • Thermal blanket

Take advantage of the boat being high & dry. If your boat spent the winter out of the water, the spring is a great chance to inspect and improve parts of the boat below the waterline. Check the boat bottom for any cracks in the paint and signs of oxidation and give it a fresh coat of wax. The extra time spent now is much preferable to being forced to take

her out of the water in the middle of the summer. This is also your best chance to make sure she looks her best all season. This means polishing the metal and teak on the boat. Neglecting to do this can lead the materials to break down over the years, causing decreased performance and costly repairs.

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Save money on gas. Clutter on your boat can add significant weight that will decrease fuel economy. Get rid of all that stuff that you thought would come in handy but you never really use (and the stuff you don’t remember bringing onboard in the first place). You will appreciate it every time you don’t have to fill up your tank.

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Many hands make light work. Your spring commissioning will go much faster and be more fun if you’re not the only one doing it. But how can you convince your friends and family to help when they all just realized they have “a really important thing going on” whenever you ask for help? Try leading with the more positive aspects of the experience. Say, “Hey want to help me drink all

this beer I have? By the way, it’s at the marina, and I’m getting my boat ready for spring,” or “I want you to be on the first fishing trip of the spring! All you have to do is help me with my boat this weekend.” Your friends will be so excited they will say yes before they even know what they are getting themselves into.

Do it right the first time. Spend an extra few minutes inspecting the hull or double-checking the spark plugs now and avoid spending hours and hours if something goes wrong during the season. Check out a complete spring commissioning checklist from BoatUS (boatus.

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Spring Prep Now

s seasonal boaters, we have several months each year to get ready for the boating season. Instead of missing out on perfectly good boating weather to make upgrades or improvements to the boat or learn some new skills in a class, we can take advantage of the time the foul weather affords us to install new equipment, fix up old equipment, and generally get everything ready for the next season to arrive. Now is the time to plan! If it’s too cold to work on the boat now, what can you do to be ready once it warms up a tad? Make a plan now that will lead to a productive off-season so when spring arrives and the weather turns warmer you’re not stressed out preparing to launch. Don’t wait until the last minute to get it all done. Have you thought about what you can do to prepare your crew or even yourself for that next boating adventure? There are many resources available to improve our knowledge and ability to operate our boat safely and efficiently. We all strive to be

safe boaters, but are we knowledgeable boaters? Boating is fun already, but having advanced skills can make it more fun! Take comfort in knowing there are many ways to improve your skills that will fit into your busy schedule, and there is never a better time to do it than the off-season. Set a goal now to advance your skills. Subscribe to boating publications and check out the adventure articles. Read the “How To” and maintenance articles. Take classes offered by the United States Power Squadrons or the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Join a boating club and take advantage of their advanced courses. Get your friends to join you. If your busy schedule interferes with attending regular classes, don’t despair. The United States Power Squadrons and the BoatU.S. Foundation have teamed up to bring you an interactive educational experience completely online. New seminars and courses can be accessed on your PC, laptop, iPad or other tablet, and are designed to expand your horizons by learning new

boating skills in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. Two of the latest offerings are “Partner in Command” and “Boating on Rivers, Locks, and Lakes,” and each cost only $40. The first could be invaluable in the case of an emergency. The first mate should have the confidence and skills to take control of the vessel, should the need arise. In Boating on Rivers, Locks, and Lakes, boaters learn how to read the river, transit locks safely, boat near large ships, and other skills that will make the next inland boating adventure even more fun. So take advantage of this off-season to get your boat and yourself ready for a better boating experience. These courses are full of vital insight into some tricky boating conditions. Be sure to check out these and other course options at to learn more. Bob Brandenstein, national educational officer of the U.S. Power Squadrons, lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and sails on Lake Erie.


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The trawler my husband found for us was perfect: queen master, plenty of storage space, and a terrific Next, we tackled the open cubby that This simple trick will jazz up your interior aft deck for entertaining. I wasn’t impressed stared me in the face above the galley on a real small budget–even with my smaller with the stand-up engine room, walk around sink. We have a down galley and that skill set. Did you ever buy a bed-in-aside decks, or twin engines. But I learned to open cubby became like your housebag? Most stores offer sheets, pillow slips, appreciate those features and more as I fell hold junk drawer. Things multiply comforter, shams and the bed skirt, all for a in love with our Sandyhook. Because Chris’s when you aren’t looking. Take a special price. On a normal bed, the bed skirt definition of good furniture involves the spring-loaded curtain rod with small sits between your box spring and mattress, endangered naugahyde, it was up to me to piece of the bed skirt and Ta-Da! The finishing the look of the bedding between make this functional boat cubby is covered a comfy place to be. and peace reigns. When our budget See, clutter is a deal All boats certainly have a function but for many of included two full-time breaker for many of careers it was easy to whip us who spend time them comfort isn’t at the top of the list. Living aboard out the credit card and on our boats and buy what felt right: new our boat for 15 years, comfort became essential. clutter is inevitable furniture, fitted sheets, on a boat… almost. custom window treatLet’s go forward ments. We even had matching canvas on our to the guest cabin vee-berth. The boat the comforter and the floor. Wellllll, we dinghy’s gas tank! A cruising kitty forced a builders designed incredible use of don’t have normal beds on a boat in case change in our large budget mindset. But I space for a guest cabin by inserting you didn’t know. We don’t even call them took Latin not Home Ec in high school… open shelving on both sides of the beds. It is a berth, and berths do not have Suzy Homemaker I am not! berth. Did I say open shelving? Even box springs. They have drawers beneath the mattress platform or some sort of storage. So the neatest Felix Unger would have a hard time keeping these shelves from what do you do with that durn bed skirt? Boaters have an incredible sense of comlooking like clutter keepers. Bed skirt I can’t begin to count the ways Shelly munity, and a wonderful cruising buddy took material converted into cubby curtains and I utilized the fabric from my queen me under her wing. Shelly would come over covers a multitude of sins. (say that and guest berths’ bed skirt! A quick inteto our boat for a cup of coffee and spend the three times fast!) morning asking what we were going to work on rior makeover begins with small decorator Remember this is pleasure boating! pillows. Toss those old and probably smelly next. We? She would discover what was drivI’ll bet some leftover fabric and a few boat pillows in the washing machine on hot ing me crazy and declare that irksome item as straight stitches unleash your creative hot hot! Bleach ‘em too and don’t worry our next project. Shelly uncovered my creativspirit. Look around your own boat and about the colors running. Sun bake or dry by ity, helping me see things with a new clarity. see what would make it feel more like machine, cut some of the fabric from your We started small, buying a sewing maa home. You are already an adventurchine that could manage the thickness of can- bed skirt, and poof! A designer pillow now ous sort because you are a boater. Now vas for our larger projects. Eventually we even perks up your bed, settee or pilot house. I let’s make the adventure feel comfy earned my sewing badge on those first easy reupholstered the forward veeberth cushions and pleasing to your eye without pillows. Decorative edging is optional if you which look amazing but that came later. First breaking your boat budget. are feeling it. I had to earn my water wings.

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Wartime March 1944 by David Gendell


e just got word that the canal is passable. That’s the good news.” The young Naval officer sweeps into the small room, fresh off the early morning phone call that sets the delivery in motion.

Eight men have been waiting for this information. As they waited, each remained dressed to face the cold nor’easter spinning off the coast. They knew they would be leaving this morning. They had simply been waiting to

learn if the first leg of their journey from Eastport to New York was south around Cape Charles or north, through the C&D Canal. The officer continues as the men solemnly shoulder their gear bags and move to the

door. “The bad news is that the storm is moving slowly. And the Russians are getting anxious.” The war has a way of bringing together diverse groups of people and putting them in unusual situations. This

##Six British PTs under construction in the “Big Shed” at the Annapolis Yacht Yard in Eastport. Photo by Richards T. Miller

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morning is no exception. Each of these new, 70-foot Patrol Torpedo boats will carry a four-man delivery crew: a skipper, an engineer, a Naval officer, and a signalman. Cap Cole is the group’s oldest man, a civilian fisherman from Maine who works as a rigger at the boatyard but is a skipper on these deliveries. A king at sea. The two signalmen are Naval Academy midshipmen, soon to be officers. Things have a way of getting turned around in wartime. The boats, freshly constructed at the Annapolis Yacht Yard for the Russian Navy, are en route to New York where they will be loaded onto a larger ship and sent across the North Atlantic to Murmansk, a Soviet port above the Arctic Circle. The business of the day is to get this pair of boats up the New Jersey coast, through the cold teeth of the nor’easter, and into New York Harbor where they will be signed over to the Russians. A couple hours later in the Delaware Bay, the canal behind them, Cape May on the bow, and in the smooth lee of the southern New Jersey coast, one of the Navy

##The Annapolis Yac ht Yard’s firs t PT, built for the British Royal Navy, running in sea trials on the Ch esapeake Bay off Annapolis. Photo by Ric hards Miller

officers, Dick Miller, takes his boat up to 40-plus knots. Three big Packard engines roar. These boats are startlingly fast. Last summer, Miller got one up to 47-knots on a measured mile. He slows to a bare steerageway, and the sistership pulls alongside. The other Navy officer shouts across to Miller, “Good progress so far!” Miller shouts back, “It’ll slow down as soon as we turn Cape May. Let’s turn the corner together and then do what we each have to do to get to the Atlantic City sea

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Wartime Deliverycontinued Lend-Lease convoy is waiting on these final two boats. Not long after leaving Cape May to port and turning northeast toward the Atlantic City sea buoy, the spitting rain turns into a mix of sleet and snow. The cold black sea pulses in well-organized, uninterrupted stacks of waves, streaked with lines of foam, standing tall above bow and stern when the boat

slides into the trough. With each set of waves, after a pregnant moment in the trough, the boat drives up to the crest and slams down over the peak with a deep, always shocking shudder that seems to come from somewhere deep inside the boat’s wooden soul. The boats stay within sight of each other and rendezvous at the sea buoy as planned, but they don’t stop. De-

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spite the pounding and the discomfort, there’s not a moment to lose. The midshipman stands close to Miller, who stands close to Cap Cole, the civilian skipper of this boat. The yacht yard still owns the boats, not the Navy. Shortly after the sea buoy, the mid catches Miller looking at his watch and asks the officer about their timing. “Cap’s getting us there the best he can,” Miller replies. “But in these conditions, we can’t steer at less than 18 knots, and the boat is unlivable at over 22. So I have us averaging about 20,” he says and smiles at his small joke, but the midshipman does not smile back. “All in all, the clock’s not in our favor,” Miller continues. A meticulous man, he has been constantly running speeds and distances against the clock in his head. “We wanted to get to New York and clear through the submarine nets before dark but that’s not happening now. I imagine we get there sometime around midnight and stand off until dawn. The Russians will have to get their boat tomorrow.” Boom! The boat crests another wave, Cap Cole uses the momentary altitude gain to scan the horizon ahead of them. The boat hangs in the air for a heartbeat then crashes with that violent shudder. “We should have Barnegat Light Ship by now,” Cole adds dryly. “And we don’t.” A few wordless minutes pass before Miller says, “Getting late, no Light Ship in sight, and this sea is not helping us. Maybe Atlantic City?” This was a young Naval officer’s way of asking a seasoned civilian skipper for permission. Things have a way of getting turned around in wartime. “All agreed,” Cole immediately replies, already shaping a course toward the other boat to pass the news. An hour later, in the cold and smooth Atlantic City channel, the boat makes for a slip and men think about the warmth of their hotel rooms, Miller ducks below to retrieve the docking lines. He opens the forepeak and immediately spots a small hole smashed through port bow. The pounding has opened the boat, but there isn’t too

much water in the forward bilge, as the pumps have worked properly and efficiently. A few minutes later, a similar hole is found in the port bow of the other boat. These are well-designed and proven boats; ##British and Ameri hundreds have been carefully can Naval off icers stand with Annap Yac ht Yard sta ff be olis and thoughtfully built in Anfore delivering a PT boat north form Eastport. Ric hards Miller is six th from napolis by talented men and lef t. Cap Cole is far right. Photo cou rtesy of Ric hards T. Miller women. They are built for global roles in a world war, but they can be brutally broken in a late winter nor’easter, within sight of the “Oh my God, how long will it take to New Jersey coast. After a good night’s sleep and a make- fix?” asks the Russian. “A couple of weeks, “Miller answers flatly. shift repair, the crews complete the delivWithout hesitating, the Russian replies, “I ery the following day in more moderate take the boat.” weather. The Russian receiving agent More than half a century later, when in New York is relieved to receive the recounting this adventure, Miller smiles and boats and push them onto the next leg of adds a post-script. their strange and urgent journey. Before The night before the Russians accepted asking the Russian to sign for the boats, the broken boat, in the evening, after the Miller brings him aboard and shows him PTs were safely tucked into slips in Atlantic the damage to the bow.

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Richards T. Miller 1918-2013

Witness & Participant. by David Gendell


etired Navy Captain Richards Miller died in Annapolis on December 7, 2013. Miller was likely the last direct link to the leadership of the extraordinary activity along the Eastport waterfront during World War II. Born in 1918, Dick Miller was raised in landlocked Jenkintown, PA,

north of Philadelphia. From an early age, he felt a strong pull toward naval architecture. He recalled, “I built my first boat when I was about eleven years old. It was a little double-ended affair made out of scrap lumber that I managed to find. I covered it with one of my mother’s good bed sheets and paraffin. It was about five feet long, double-ended, and had an outrigger for stability… I think I floated for about five minutes before I hit a snag and tore the covering. That was the end of that venture.” Miller received a full scholarship to the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, at the time located in New York

City. Shortly after he graduated in the summer of 1940, he joined active duty as a Navy Ensign. Immediately put to work as a Naval Architect based at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, he was intimately involved in the conversion of commercial and private vessels into military use in the run-up to World War II. In September 1941, he was ordered to Annapolis where the Annapolis Yacht Yard was tooling up to deliver on the first of several large PT boat contracts for the British Navy. Miller had based his thesis at Webb on PT boat design and the 23-year-old was tabbed to be the Navy’s man on

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the scene at the Yard in Eastport. Throughout the war Miller was based in Annapolis and responsible for the inspection of military vessels under construction at the Annapolis Yacht Yard and at nearly a dozen other facilities that had sprung up across Chesapeake in support of the war effort. “It was an interesting group,” Miller recalled more than 50 years later. In Baltimore the American Electric Welding Company was building steel barges, and the Owens Yacht Company built amphibious landing craft. A small outfit on the Magothy River was contracted to build plane rearming boats. Vineyard Shipbuilding built subchasers in Milford, DE. The Seaford Ship Building Company in Delaware built wooden barges and plane rearming boats. On the Eastern Shore, the Oxford Boat Yard Company built picket boats, patrol boats, aircraft rescue boats,

and plane rearming boats. Miller served in the Navy until retiring as a Captain 1968. He was an honorary member of the Naval Academy’s class of 1941. After the Navy, he worked as an engineer at Westinghouse in Annapolis and, later, as a consultant and author. He was a member of the New York YC and the Annapolis YC. Throughout Miller’s life, his work during World War II remained close to him, and he returned to it frequently as both a writer and and primary source for historians. As a young man, posted at the Annapolis Yacht Yard, Miller was closely connected with the Schooner America, which had been hauled there for refit before the war and was ultimately scrapped at the site in the winter of 1945-46. Miller constructed a half model of the schooner using a piece of America’s keelson as the hull, a bit of the mahogany from the PTs as her underbody, and a piece of long

leaf yellow pine from the sub chasers as her sails. The half hull’s nameplate was fashioned from a bronze boat nail pulled from the schooner. As a very young man, Captain Miller was thrust into an extraordinary wartime situation in sleepy Annapolis. As the war unfolded, he was the Navy’s man on site as 128 70-foot PT boats and 12 110-foot subchasers rolled off the production line and into the brackish waters of Spa Creek. During his time in Annapolis, the Annapolis Yacht Yard twice received the military’s highest honor for a production excellence, the E Award. Miller performed his duties with efficiency and honor. Along the way, he snapped photos, recorded details, and was fully aware of the context of the situation he was witnessing. For the next 70 years he was relentlessly generous in sharing his time and his memories. He will be missed.

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hile Chesapeake Bay weather isn’t allowing us to start pulling out the boat too soon, it’s clear that clubs around the Bay are pulling out their calendars and getting started on planning the 2014 season. There are raft ups, rendezvous, and even brunch options in the follow-

ing pages, all of which you’re invited to attend as long as you’re willing to have fun and make new friends. But more than that, there are classes scheduled to brush up your boating skills. There are lectures by area experts and professionals, and there are even summertime cruises both north and


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he Nanticoke River YC celebrated Valentine’s Day with a dinner dance with special guests Jean and Allan Johnson, Sr., who have been married for 64 years. Dr. Ton and Renee Benz, who have been club members for the last 12 years, will be relocating to Alabama, and so the club hosted a farewell dinner in their honor. Family members, friends, co-workers, and other members remembered the Halloween parties, friendship, and caring these two people added to the club and the community. They will be missed.

The NRYC lost a longtime member earlier this year, when Don Ewing of Seaford, DE, died on February 16. Donald was a Navy pilot in World War II, a NRYC member, a Seaford Historical Society volunteer, and a Nanticoke Memorial Hospital volunteer. He was 91. Commodore Bev Blades wants to let everyone who enjoys the Nanticoke River know that the railroad bridge will be open as of March 15, and the marina is ready to welcome visitors. For more information, visit

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES School is in Session


ld Point Comfort YC (OPCYC) announces their Pointer Maritime University (PMU) schedule for Winter and Spring 2014. Classes are held at Marker 20 in Hampton unless otherwise noted. OPCYC 2014 Dates to Remember:

March 15: Tides and Currents with Jeff Rogers, Dean of PMU and a keen observer of Chesapeake Tides and Currents March 22: Going Offshore with Steve Runals April 5: Field Trip to the Battleship Wisconsin and Nauticus in Norfolk April 12: Gel Coat Repair Workshop (held at our storage building just inside the moat at Fort Monroe. April 19: Drivers’ Ed for First Mates (at OPC Marina) For more information and course descriptions, visit

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he Marine Trawler Owners Association (MTOA) has announced the 2014 Calendar of Activities for both the Chesapeake Bay Cruisers (CBC) and the Southern Chesapeake Bay Cruisers SCBC). Looking to get involved? Here are the dates you need to remember. MTOA 2014 Dates to Remember:

March 23: CBC Brunch with Allan and Kathy Engler at Renditions Country Club March 29: SCBC Oysters and Chili contest with Tab and Susan Bass at Bay House in Reedville, VA April 27: CBC Brunch with Stu and Lee Myers at the Fleet Reserve Club, Annapolis May 16-18: CBC Rendezvous with Al and Cindy Gellene in Annapolis June 13-15: CBC and SCBC Cruise with Joe and Dawn Costa and Bill and Dotty Bogutski to Slaughter Creek Marina June 15-July 4: CBC’s Cruise to Nowhere with Al and Cindy Gellene to the Dismal Swamp Loop July 24-July 31: Joint CBC and SCBC Cruise to Solomons Island, MD, St. Mary’s, Olverson’s, and Kilmarnock, VA. Chuck and Sue Bartlett host.

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April 25th-27: Cruise to Smithfield May 23rd-26: Cruise to Mobjack Bay June 27-July 6: Cruise Week to the Great Wicomico July 26: Tommy Thornton Memorial Raft Up at Willoughby Bay August 8-10: Cruise to Warwick Yacht Club August 11-17: James River Cruise to Rockett’s Landing September 24-30: Carolina Cruise to Manteo Got a powerboat? Come on down! Got a sailboat? Come on down! Got a rowboat? Start pulling wind ergs to get those arms in shape and then, come on down!

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t press time, boats around the Bay are in the shop getting the final touches put on before the 2014 racing season commences. And when those flags are dropped, well, find a hat and hold onto it. The Bay is going to be torn up this summer, and we can’t wait.

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June 21: Oxford Cardboard Boat Races Oxford, MD July 18: Smith Island Crab Skiff Races St. Mary’s, Tall Timbers, MD August 2: Cape Charles Clam Slam Cape Charles, VA August 31: Crisfield Crab Derby Crisfield, MD

September 6: Maryland Waterman’s Festival Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis September 28: Poquoson Workboat Races Poquoson, VA

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##Michael Gorman, Vessel Maintenance Manager for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD, works on fitting the all important garboard strake on the Potomac River Dory. Photo by CBMM

Harbor Marina. Plans apparently call for the entire operation to move to the new location in the near future. Currently under construction is another Weaver 80, due for completion in spring 2015. Two Weaver 75s are also in the shop, one due to launch in fall 2014 and the second in fall 2015.


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hesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD, Vessel Maintenance Manager Michael Gorman reports the 1931 Potomac River Dory now under restoration has its planking underway. With the steaming and fastening completed on the tough bow planks, she sits on schedule for an April launch. Once the white cedar and juniper planking is finished, the garboard seam will be caulked and planks faired and ready for paint. The water line will be marked out and the “Big Dory” will be ready to bring out of the shop. The engine to be installed in the Dory is a straight 6 Ford marine-converted gasoline engine. CBMM is looking forward to having the dory boat out on the river along with the rest of the floating fleet for public boat rides early this summer.

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im Taylor, Service Manager at Harrison’s Yacht Yard in Stevensville, MD, reports that the refinishing of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department’s fire boat is proceeding on schedule for an April launch. The soda blasting was completed in late February. Tim also reports that the spring refit and commissioning season is off to an early start.


eaver Boatworks in Tracys Landing, MD, has delivered its latest build, a Weaver 80, to her proud owner. This light blue piece of floating sculpture, named Escapade, was launched at the Herrington Harbor North Weaver facility. Scuttlebutt on the waterfront, confirmed by a sign on the fence, is that Weaver has acquired a second facility up Rockhold Creek in Deale, MD, at the former Gates/Hidden

Tim Taylor, Service Manager, and Derrick Denny, of Harrison’s Yacht Yard in Stevensville, MD, remove the winter cover from a Regulator 28. Photo by Rick Franke

that their 12,350-square-foot service shop had 10 boats inside this spring. Two major projects included an Ocean 46 in for a complete soda blasting and hull refinishing as well as a Carver 48 receiving new generators and probably a main engine replacement as well.


im Jacobs, General Manager of Osprey Composites in Tracys Landing, MD, reports at least three projects involving leaking fuel tanks. Ethanol in fuel can be very corrosive, especially to older fiberglass and even metal tanks. A Luhrs 28 is nearing completion after replacement of a leaking fuel tank which required removal and replacement of most of the cockpit sole. An even more challenging project, according to Jim, was a mid-80s era Supra 21 ski boat brought in after an owner-installed fuel tank leaked. The

entire bilge, including the stringers, engine bed and floors were saturated with gasoline. “We had to handle that one carefully,” Jim said and chuckled. Larger boats often have their fuel tanks in hard to access locations. The best solution is often to cut a hole in the side of the hull large enough to remove and replace the tank. The hole is then re-glassed and finished to match. Osmotic blister repair is also a major portion of Osprey’s work. Three boats wait right outside the shop door, and a fourth is inside receiving a new barrier coat in anticipation of their spring bottom paint.

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The main salon of the Hatteras 70 being refitted with all new custom cabinetry and woodwork at Worton Creek Marina in Chestertown, MD. Photo courtesy of Worton Creek Marina


ost of us have had the experience of having a propeller repaired or re-pitched and after the expense and inconvenience, finding little or no improvement in performance. Digital tuning may be the answer, according to Ralph Beatty of the Digital Prop Shop in Tracys Landing, MD. “We use the Hale MRI System to precisely measure the diameter, pitch, position, blade shape, and tracking of each blade on your propeller. This system uses optical encoders for measurement resolution calculations to .0000000000001 of an inch, and provides us with a complete picture of your prop relative to ISO Tolerances. The tuning and repair process still involves lots of sweat and the use of hammers or hydrauFollow us!


lics to adjust each blade for position and pitch in local areas along each radius. After each adjustment, the propeller is again measured on the MRI to gage progress toward the desired targets. It may take many iterations of adjusting and measuring in what is a time-consuming and often tedious process, but the end result is a propeller that will do its torque to thrust job as efficiently as possible... This is true even with new propellers; customers consistently tell us of improved speed and smoothness.” Needless to say, spring is a busy time at Ralph’s shop.

any of us traditionalists were afraid that the sale of the Sarles and Petrini Boatyards in 2012 marked the end of an era on Spa Creek in Annapolis. I was pleased to learn that the heart of the oldest boatyard in Annapolis, Sarles’ marine railway, is still doing business. Deb Smith, former owner of Sarles, is operating the railway as Sarles Boat Services, offering wooden boat work and restoration, as part of the new South Annapolis Yacht Center in Annapolis. Shipwright Finley Mackenzie is preparing to launch Picnic, a wooden yacht

The yard crew puts the finishing touches on the newly launched Weaver 80 Escapade at the Weaver Boatworks facility in Tracys Landing, MD. Photo by Rick Franke


atrick Callahan from Worton Creek Marina in Chestertown, MD has two ongoing major projects. “We have a Bertram 31 in the shop for a complete ‘remanfacture.’ The boat is completely stripped down to the stringers and rebuilt from the bottom up. Worton Creek has completed eight of these Bertram projects to date. This boat is number nine. She will be re-powered with Cummins diesels and is scheduled for delivery in October 2014. This spring we should complete the major refit of the Hatteras 70 we have in the shop now. She’s getting all new custom cabinetry throughout, all new LED lighting, a new domestic water system, new generators, a new bow thruster, a complete paint job and much more. We expect to have her back in the water by May.”

A Vicem 56 Motor Yacht is ready for spring at Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard in Annapolis. Photo courtesy of Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard

conversion, originally built in 1973 in Easton, going back in the water just in time for spring. As soon as Picnic is off the railway Finley has a 40-foot 1961 Tilghman-built workboat ready to haul. He has already started restoration work on the boat. She is just a hull and an engine now, but Finley has plans to fully restore her to her former appearance.


nnapolis Harbor Boat Yard in Annapolis has had a busy winter season. Major projects have included re-coring the deck on a Shamrock 20, refinishing a 35-foot Everglades, and a complete refinish on a Vicem 56 Motor yacht.

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he Bachelor Point crew at Campbell’s Yacht Yard in Oxford, MD, completed an unusual project when they repowered the popular St. Michaelsbased tour and cruise boat the Patriot. The Patriot is a 65-foot two level 149 passenger vessel. Her new Cummins diesel had to be installed so she could go back in service in early April.


omposite Yachts in Trappe, MD, is reporting three new launches just in time for spring. The Composite 35 is a bit of a departure in that she’s a downeast style with a high sheer forward and round bilges. The Composite 37 is more of a traditional Chesapeake Bay design, as is the Composite 46, named Storm Trouble. Based on the stan-

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John Blankenship of Osprey Composites in Tracys Landing, MD, puts the finishing touches on the cockpit repair after the fuel tank replacement on a 2008 Luhrs 28. Photo by Rick Franke

dard Composite 46 design, she is a real Chesapeake deadrise with hard chines, gentle sheer, and a single 500-hp Cummins diesel, full keel and skeg, and a midships steering station. All similarity to a work boat ends there, however, as the plush interior appointments and the usual fine Composite Yachts fit and finish leave no doubt that Storm Trouble is a fine yacht.

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t Lilly Sport Boats in Arnold, MD, modification and re-rigging continues unabated. Work currently in the shop includes Tug It, a Phantom 30, undergoing a complete rerigging including a new cockpit that will accept the installation of shock seats. LBS, an Extreme 29, is getting a newly-aerated step bottom along with aerodynamic

work to the deck and drive height and weight distribution adjustments. Both of these Super Vee Light class racing boats are expected to be ready for the beginning of the racing season in early May. On the mechanical side, an Eliminator 36 Cat is having new power installed. Structurally, hull blue printing of a Concept 36 in underway, and there are six custom paint jobs waiting in the wings.

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The Potomac River Dory restoration project at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD, seen from the inside out. Photo by CBMM

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Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables

All times listed are in Local Time, Daylight Saving Time has been applied when appropriate. All heights are in feet.


02:20 AM Tue 08:31 AM 03:30 PM 08:55 PM

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01:42 AM Wed 08:03 AM 03:12 PM 08:30 PM

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12:15 AM Wed 06:46 AM 01:18 PM 06:53 PM

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02:59 AM Wed 09:18 AM 04:22 PM 09:40 PM

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2 04:53 AM Wed 10:59 AM 04:59 PM 11:19 PM

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5 12:49 AM SAT 07:15 AM 01:11 PM 07:19 PM

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12:20 AM Sun 06:44 AM 12:49 PM 06:56 PM

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6 01:38 AM Sun 08:07 AM 02:02 PM 08:15 PM

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7 02:33 AM Mon 09:02 AM 02:59 PM 09:15 PM

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02:19 AM Tue 08:47 AM 02:56 PM 09:10 PM

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8 03:34 AM Tue 09:58 AM 04:01 PM 10:17 PM

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9 04:36 AM Wed 10:51 AM 05:01 PM 11:13 PM

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02:18 AM THu 08:35 AM 02:47 PM 08:52 PM

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02:41 AM 08:55 AM 02:57 PM 09:07 PM

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04:54 AM SAT 11:49 AM 05:17 PM 11:39 PM

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03:10 AM 09:29 AM 03:32 PM 09:36 PM

1.2 0.3 1.1 0.3



03:39 AM SAT 09:58 AM 03:52 PM 09:55 PM

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05:24 AM 1.4 H SAT 12:04 PM 0.3 L 05:47 PM 1.2 H


05:48 AM 1.8 H Sun 12:48 PM 0.2 L 06:08 PM 1.3 H


12:00 AM Sun 06:06 AM 12:52 PM 06:27 PM

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12:21 AM Mon 06:38 AM 01:43 PM 06:57 PM

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1.3 0.3 1.1 0.2




03:58 AM SAT 10:18 AM 04:14 PM 10:17 PM

04:31 AM Sun 10:55 AM 04:42 PM 10:41 PM

1.6 0.3 1.1 0.1



12:34 AM Mon 06:46 AM 01:39 PM 07:07 PM

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01:01 AM Tue 07:25 AM 02:34 PM 07:44 PM

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1.3 0.3 1.1 0.2




04:42 AM Sun 11:05 AM 04:54 PM 10:57 PM

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0.2 1.6 0.2 1.2



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Low –3:50 +3:30 –0:10 –1:58


04:38 AM 11:13 AM 05:05 PM 11:26 PM


01:08 AM Tue 07:24 AM 02:25 PM 07:47 PM

diFFerenCes Sharps Island Light Havre de Grace Sevenfoot Knoll Light St. Michaels, Miles River

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01:40 AM Wed 08:10 AM 03:23 PM 08:29 PM

H. Ht *1.18 *1.59 *0.82 *1.08

L. Ht *1.17 *1.59 *0.83 *1.08

Spring Range 1.5 1.9 1.1 1.4




05:24 AM 11:49 AM 05:33 PM 11:36 PM


06:05 AM 1.5 H Tue 12:34 PM 0.3 L 06:13 PM 1.1 H


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

05:29 AM 0.3 L Tue 11:56 AM 1.4 H 06:28 PM 0.3 L


05:20 AM Mon 11:47 AM 05:30 PM 11:25 PM Tue

06:07 AM 1.7 H 12:36 PM 0.3 L 06:15 PM 1.1 H


12:09 AM Wed 06:51 AM 01:22 PM 06:58 PM

Low +1:40 –1:15 –3:13 –3:47

H. Ht *0.88 *1.12 *1.33 *1.37

0.1 1.7 0.3 1.1


Spring L. Ht Range *0.88 1.0 *1.14 1.1 *1.33 1.4 *1.33 1.4

04:38 AM THu 10:54 AM 05:16 PM 11:28 PM Fri

12:03 AM 06:21 AM 12:21 PM 06:40 PM

0.4 2.4 0.4 2.6



12:29 AM SAT 06:44 AM 12:44 PM 07:12 PM

-0.1 L 2.8 H -0.1 L 3.2 H


12:49 AM SAT 07:05 AM 01:00 PM 07:22 PM

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-0.2 L 2.8 H -0.2 L 3.3 H


01:30 AM Sun 07:45 AM 01:38 PM 08:02 PM

0.1 2.6 0.1 2.9



02:15 AM Mon 08:26 AM 02:20 PM 08:46 PM

-0.2 L 2.8 H -0.2 L 3.3 H


02:11 AM Mon 08:24 AM 02:17 PM 08:40 PM

0 2.6 0 3



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-0.1 L 2.7 H 0 L 3.1 H


-0.2 L 2.7 H -0.1 L 3.2 H

02:51 AM Tue 09:02 AM 02:56 PM 09:19 PM

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High +3 :52 +2 :01 +5 :52 +0 :47

03:48 AM Wed 09:54 AM 03:47 PM 10:11 PM

Low H. Ht +4 :15 *0.70 +2 :29 *0.48 +6 :04 *0.66 +1 :08 *0.77

Spring L. Ht Range *0.83 2.2 *0.83 1.4 *0.67 2.0 *0.83 2.4

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Slack Water Max Current Speed



0333 1016 1649 2222

Wed 0415 1104 1742 2310


Slack Water Max Current Speed

Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Slack Water Max Current Speed

0038 -0.9 0656 1.2 1326 -1.1 1932 0.8


0023 0640 1241 1843

0330 0.8 0939 -0.7 1544 0.7 2153 -0.8


0130 0704 1404 2057

0422 -0.5 1041 0.9 1723 -0.9 2341 0.6


0123 -0.8 0742 1.2 1415 -1 2022 0.7


0100 0723 1335 1927

0411 0.8 1026 -0.8 1631 0.7 2233 -0.8


0237 0816 1500 2146

0530 -0.5 1144 0.8 1820 -0.9


0134 0804 1425 2009

0450 0.9 1111 -0.9 1716 0.7 2311 -0.8






Slack Water Max Current Speed

Slack Water Max Current Speed

0501 -1.8 1051 1.1 1712 -1.8 2316 1.4


0221 Wed 0906 1410 2113

0546 -1.6 1131 1 1754 -1.7 2359 1.2


0041 0.6 0641 -0.6 1250 0.8 1915 -0.8


0632 -1.5 1213 0.8 1838 -1.5


0139 0.8 0749 -0.7 1355 0.7 2010 -0.8


0044 1.1 0721 -1.3 1256 0.6 1925 -1.4


0131 0.9 0813 -1.1 1344 0.5 2017 -1.2


0530 1239 1651

0223 0.8 0910 -1 1438 0.4 2117 -1.1




0434 1000 1657 2208

Slack Water Max Current Speed

0111 -1.3 0708 0.7 1338 -1.2 1925 0.7


0155 -1.4 0749 0.8 1416 -1.3 2006 0.9


0236 -1.4 0827 0.9 1452 -1.4 2044 1


Mon 0516 1215 1650 0025 0621 1322 1806

0312 1.1 0957 -1.3 1538 0.7 2211 -1.4

0135 Wed 0727 1427 1928

0420 1 1104 -1.4 1650 0.7 2323 -1.5

0315 -1.5 0903 0.9 1526 -1.5 2122 1.2


0528 1 1205 -1.5 1759 0.9

0018 0714 1216 1917

0354 -1.5 0939 0.9 1600 -1.6 2201 1.3


0100 Wed 0754 1250 1955

0433 -1.6 1017 0.9 1636 -1.6 2242 1.3



0517 1038 1732 2254



0500 1153 1835

0209 -0.8 0829 1.1 1505 -1 2113 0.6



0000 0546 1242 1929

0258 -0.7 0918 1 1556 -0.9 2207 0.6


0206 Mon 0844 1515 2049

0527 1 1154 -0.9 1759 0.7 2348 -0.7



0055 0636 1333 2024

0350 -0.6 1009 0.9 1650 -0.9 2304 0.5


0605 1236 1842

1 -1 0.6

25 Fri

0549 1203 1752

0233 0.9 0853 -0.8 1458 0.7 2102 -0.8



0155 0731 1426 2119

0447 -0.5 1104 0.8 1745 -0.8


0025 -0.7 0643 1.1 1319 -1 1925 0.6


0003 0644 1309 1845

0325 1 0951 -0.9 1555 0.7 2151 -0.8


0003 0.5 0549 -0.5 1202 0.8 1840 -0.8


0103 -0.7 0723 1.1 1403 -1 2009 0.5


0047 0735 1408 1936

0413 1.1 1045 -1 1650 0.7 2239 -0.8


0047 Mon 0627 1344 1752

0321 0.7 1012 -1 1540 0.3 2221 -1.1


0144 0836 1326 2038

0514 -1.5 1057 0.9 1715 -1.7 2326 1.4


0101 0.5 0652 -0.5 1301 0.7 1934 -0.8


0144 -0.6 0805 1.1 1449 -1 2057 0.5


0131 Mon 0823 1503 2026

0500 1.2 1135 -1.1 1741 0.7 2326 -0.8


0424 0.6 1112 -1 1646 0.4 2324 -1.1


0230 0922 1407 2125

0559 -1.5 1141 0.9 1759 -1.6


0155 0.6 0752 -0.5 1359 0.7 2024 -0.8

19 SAT

0511 1220 1918

0230 -0.6 0851 1 1538 -0.9 2148 0.5


0546 1.2 1224 -1.1 1830 0.7


0251 Wed 0825 1536 2014

0526 1208 1747

0.6 -1 0.4


0014 1.3 0649 -1.4 1230 0.8 1850 -1.6


0245 0.7 0848 -0.6 1453 0.7 2111 -0.8


0028 0603 1310 2008

0322 -0.6 0943 1 1629 -0.9 2243 0.5


0011 -0.8 0631 1.2 1310 -1.1 1919 0.6


0021 -1.2 0621 0.7 1256 -1.1 1840 0.6


0108 1.3 0746 -1.3 1325 0.7 1949 -1.5






Mon 0258 0832 1520 2211




0402 0937 1614 2300

Wed 0500 1042 1707 2344

10 THu

0553 1144 1757



0238 0924 1603 2128

Wed 0312 1005 1651 2207 THu



0347 1048 1740 2249 0426 1133 1829 2335

Wed 0345 0933 1558 2233 THu




0450 1051 1656 2318

0214 0910 1555 2114

Wed 0257 0955 1644 2203

All times listed are in Local Time, Daylight Saving Time has been applied when appropriate. All speeds are in knots.







0306 0953 1446 2200 0351 1043 1522 2251 0438 1138 1603 2346

0150 0728 1444 1904

0346 0916 1619 2115

0207 1.2 0849 -1.3 1428 0.7 2057 -1.4


0557 1112 1806 2337

Mon 0636 1144 1841 Tue





0321 1013 1453 2218 0416 1111 1546 2318





0244 0830 1526 2046 0349 0927 1619 2154 0448 1018 1709 2254 0541 1103 1755 2348

Mon 0631 1145 1839

0029 -1.6 0631 1.1 1301 -1.6 1901 1.1 0128 -1.6 0727 1.1 1351 -1.7 1955 1.2 0222 -1.7 0817 1.1 1438 -1.8 2044 1.3 0312 -1.7 0902 1 1522 -1.8 2130 1.4

0036 0718 1223 1922

0358 -1.7 0945 1 1605 -1.8 2213 1.4

0121 Wed 0802 1259 2004

0443 -1.6 1025 0.9 1646 -1.7 2254 1.3


All times listed are in Local Time, Daylight Saving Time has been applied when appropriate. All speeds are in knots.

Current Differences and Speed Ratios Secondary Stations Baltimore Harbor Approach

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

Speed Ratios Ebb



Secondary Stations Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Time Differences

Min. before Flood


Min. before Ebb

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Cove Point, 3.9 n.mi. East







Chesapeake Beach, 1.5 miles North







Sharp Island Lt., 3.4 n.mi. West







Chesapeake Channel, (bridge tunnel) +0:05






Thomas Pt. Shoal Lt., 2.0 n.mi. East







Stingray Point, 12.5 miles East







Pooles Island, 4 miles Southwest







Smith Point Light, 6.7 n.mi. East







Turkey Point, 1.2 n.mi. Southwest







Point No Point, 4.3 n.mi. East







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hen it comes to protecting Chesapeake sport fish, Captain Chris Newsome has long been one to “walk the walk.” Now he’s decided it’s time to “talk the talk” as well. Concerned about the need for better coordination among stakeholders, the Virginia-based fishing guide has organized the first annual “Finfish Restoration Symposium,” which will be held at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Watermen’s Hall in Gloucester Point, VA. The one-day event is free to the public and will feature fisheries experts discussing a wide range of topics. “The most important step is to manage the fisheries more conservatively,” he says. “In a dynamic, ever-changing environment, it is impossible to know exactly how many fish are out there... it’s very important to ensure populations do not accidentally crash due to poor data or data lag.” Newsome encourages sport fishermen to be more proactive and urges them to voluntarily lower their personal harvest and practice careful catch. He adds, “Sport fishermen cannot expect the situation to improve if they just sit back and complain.”

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Lucky 13: Boatyard Rockfish Tourney Kicks Off Rockfish Season


aryland’s trophy rockfish season is an annual rite of spring, and for the past 12 seasons, so has been the Boatyard Bar & Grill’s “Opening Day Catch & Release Rockfish Tournament.” Back for a lucky 13th year, this one-day event is scheduled for April 19. The tourney is exclusively “catchand-release” with the winners determined by electronic photo of the striper taken next to the Boatyard’s official “yardstick.” No rockfish are brought in to be measured. Dick Franyo, the Boatyard Bar & Grill’s owner and event founder, says, “We started this tournament because everyone was out on the water anyway, so giving them a means to really celebrate

##After trying to land the “big one,” fishermen head back to the Boatyard Bar & Grill’s parking lot to swap fish tales while enjoying live music, great food and cold beer. Photo by PropTalk

the day and help out these important causes caught on.” Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland, and the Annapolis Police Department’s Youth Fishing Camp. Anglers Sports Center is this year’s official presenting sponsor, and once again, PropTalk Magazine is the proud official media sponsor. After trying to land the “big one,” fishermen head back to the Boatyard Bar & Grill’s parking lot (Fourth Street and Severn Avenue in Eastport) to swap fish tales while enjoying live music, great food and cold beer. The party runs from 4 - 8 p.m. To register, go to

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Fish Forecasts by Capt. Chris D. Dollar


ull hockey” I yelled back at the man on TV in front of the computerized map when he announced the meteorological winter technically ended March 1. Only I didn’t shout “hockey.” As I finish this column, a wind-whipped snowstorm continues to dump inches of the fluffy stuff across the Mid Atlantic, leaving us to only dream of fishing. When the weather does finally break, legions of anglers will be more than ready, especially after one of toughest, and protracted, winters in years. The first weeks of spring are marked by transition in the

Chesapeake as gamefish like mature striped bass head up the Bay to their spawning grounds. The Susquehanna Flats “catch-andrelease” season opens March 1, with Maryland’s trophy spring rockfish season kicking off April 19. At the Bay’s mouth, bull red drum swarm the barrier islands of the lower bay. Typically, flounder enter the coastal bays, but with the harsh winter it’s anyone’s guess as to their timetable. None of us can predict how the fishing will be this month, but I’m certain we’ll be glad to get back out on the water, more so than in seasons past. Here’s what PropTalk’s pros have on tap this month.

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aptain Harry Nield of the charter boat KingFish II plans to follow up a successful 2013 campaign by starting the striper season “trolling up the fatties on the flats and edges in Tangier Sound.” He’ll also work the Bay proper from Cove Point to Smith Point, covering a lot of water at different depths, depending on water and air temperatures, which vary considerably in the spring.


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“I plan to use tandem bucktails in weights from 2 to 8 ounces,” the Deale Island-based skipper said. Prior to the April 19 opener, he said he plans to run several “catch and release” trips. Check out Captain Harry’s ad in PropTalk’s special charter fishing section. an, rested, and ready, veteran Chesapeake Bay charter skipper Sonney Forrest of Reel Relief Charters will return from his winter digs Marathon, FL, to fish the


Chesapeake spring season. Captain Forrest will target rockfish this month, using light tackle both jigging and trolling in waters around the Patuxent River. You can reach him via his contact info found in PropTalk’s charter boat section. aptain Monty Hawkins and his headboat Morning Star came out of the harsh winter none the worse for wear. He continues to sail from the Ocean City Fishing Center in pursuit of tautog, and when sea condi-


##While I do consider Stanley He of Bethesda an accomplished angler, this 23 inch 4.5lb flounder taking togtargeted shrimp over artificial reef on New Year’s Day was only a tasty fluke. Photo courtesy of Capt. Monty Hawkins

tions permit, some days are downright incredible. In fact, on recent trip just a few weeks ago, Captain Monty’s anglers tagged 36 fish up to 25.5 inches. The fish that were kept were sampled for age and 15 pounders were found to be 10 years old. Later in the year he will switch to flounder and sea bass, when that season reopens. To book a trip, check out his advertisement in PropTalk’s charter boat section. own the Bay in Virginia, Ric Burnley predicts that March will come in “like a lamb and go out like a lion.” Fishing translation: the action will be slow through this month but will fire up by the beginning of April. “Your best bet for early spring action is ‘tog on the wrecks off Virginia Beach and Eastern Shore. Action has been phenomenal all winter in water over 100 feet. Best bait is a chunk of clam on a 3/0 hook fished on a single-dropper bottom rig tied in 50-pound fluorocarbon,” he says. For those anglers looking for bigger fish to hook, Ric suggests heading down to Hatteras, where pros expect the big bluefin tuna hang out through late March. “Look for the fish on structure and along temperature breaks. Often schools of bluefin will be spotted swimming on the surface. Other times the fish will give themselves away with a large flat spot on top of the water,” he suggests. His favorite kind of action? Bluefin working bait on the surface, which he says you can hook with jigs and topwater poppers. But he

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82 April 2014 PropTalk says not to go under gunned. Make sure you rig a heavy action spinning or jigging rod with 100-pound braid and a shock leader of 130 mono. He likes to add a short bite leader of 300-pound mono and “tie on a big, burly topwater popper or 7-ounce vertical jig. If the fish are deep, drop the jig. If they are on the surface, throw the plug. Either way, hold on tight and be ready for a big fight.” Ric adds that anglers down his way have their eyes on April Fool’s Day, which is typically when the big red drum return to the shoals and sloughs of Eastern Shore barrier islands. “Set up near the breakers and cast a whole bluecrab on a fishfinder rig, or motor around the shallows and cast a 7-inch swim shad at fish cruising on the surface,” he suggests, adding that by the end of April, flounder should show up around the CBBT, striper will be hitting topwater poppers on the rock islands, and deepdrop fishing will be at its climax offshore. ropTalk welcomes members of the Virginia Charter Boat Association as contributors. This month, Captain Charlie Koski of Island Queen Inland Charters plans to start fishing for flounder as soon as the conditions in the back bays around the barrier islands off Chincoteague Island allow. That means clear water and temperatures warm enough to lure in the bait. Captain Charlie, a Chincoteague Island native with 35 years’ experience as a fishing guide, will also target kingfish and croaker a little bit later in the season. n the western shore, Captain Rick Lockhart plans to start the Maryland trophy striper season, which kicks off April 19, by fishing out of Smith Point Marina. aptain Walt of Light Tackle Charters will close out the rest of March fishing sweetwater of the Pocomoke River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “We’ve been catching crappie, yellow perch and pickerel (to eight pounds!) on six-pound test, ultralight tackle,” he reports. “The awesome Pocomoke River fishing will remain hot right through the end of March. Then I’ll be working the waters of the Susquehanna Flats for the spring ‘catch-and-release’ season for striped bass for the entire month of April.

Only a few dates remain open for that fishery for me.” ver the next month, Captain Kevin Josenhans of Josenhans Fly Fishing will begin the month of April fishing the Susquehanna Flats, and its striped bass “catch and release” season. By the end of the month, he’ll trailer his boat to Fisherman’s Island near the CBBT for trophy red drum. His client’s largest bull red to date stretched the tape to 53 inches.


“Plan B: If, due to snow melt conditions, the Susquehanna Flats turns into a muddy mess, I will move my operation to the Eastern Shore of Virginia for some light tackle flounder fishing, and maybe even a puppy drum or two,” he said. It’s always good to have a backup plan. n Delaware waters, according to PropTalk contributing writer Eric Burnley, it’s been such a cold winter he won’t be surprised if the first flounder of the year may not be caught until April.


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The Bowen Foundation for Autism PropTalk April 2014 83 “Look for them to show up in the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal, the shallows on the bayside of Cape Henlopen and the flats in Indian River Bay,” he recommends. “Shiners and live minnows will be the top baits.” The elder Burnley, who’s seen many a spring season in the First State, hints at the possibility of fishermen catching a few larger gray trout (AKA weakfish) in April. “Try the Coral Beds off Slaughter Beach, the jetty at Broadkill Beach and Roosevelt Inlet,” he says. “Nothing beats a white bucktail and purple worm except a chunk of peeler crab.” He adds that it’s possible to find a few rockfish in late March cruising the beaches in the lower Delaware Bay. This is the time for a clam bait on the bottom in very shallow water, he said. aptain Jeff Popp of the Maryland-based Vista Lady tells PropTalk that he’ll be glad to hopefully be on open water after this winter. “We will be fishing the Susquehanna Flats (catch-and-release striper season)


using a variety ##Recovering Wounded of techniques, Warrior, Jonathon Oliveira (Retired Cpl. USMC), from depending on Walter Reed showing off water condithe Rockfish he caught tions,” he said. during MSSA’s 2013 “Rock On Warriors” Fishing Event. “Bass Assassins Photo by Kevin McMenamin and big crank baits are always a favorite.” He adds it’s possible water levels from the Conowingo Dam releases, due to the snow melt that runs off into the river, which could result in a good spawn. “I purchased the Afternoon Delight aptain Randy Dean of the charter boat from long-time Bay skipper Bay Hunter charter service tells Captain Hank DeVito,” Captain Randy PropTalk he’ll kick-off the 2014 said. “My plan is to get it certified by June striper season by trolling the mid-Bay for until then it will be a six pack.” Randy the migrant stripers. says Hank will be selling tackle and fishHe’s added a new boat to his fleet, ing in warmer climates when he retires. making it three full-service charter vessels Fair seas, Captain Hank! based in Chesapeake Beach.


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ome early April, the favorite color for many fishermen in lower Virginia is red. Red drum, that is. This is typically the time when the big reds show up along the shoals and sloughs of the Eastern Shore’s barrier islands, preferring the warmer, shallower waters. The waters off Fisherman Island, the southernmost island on the Delmarva Peninsula chain of barrier islands near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, is one place where you can catch them. Note that Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge is closed to the public because it’s an important wildlife sanctuary. But the surrounding waters offer good chances to cast lures and baits to the bull reds.

##Chelsea Renoe landed this big red in the spring of 2013. Photo by David J of SC.

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Although each year is different— and who knows how this year’s prolonged, harsh winter may impact the fish’s migratory patterns—the running of the trophy bulls begins in April and usually stays hot through early June. Veteran drum hunter Ric Burnley tells me fishermen wanting to get in on the action should mark April Fool’s Day on their calendars, which is typically when the first of these top gamefish show up. Another marker is the full moon, which occurs April 15. Surf anglers typically are the first to score, fishing the Magothy Bay beaches along Smith Island, running out of Oyster or the ramp out of Wise Point. Kayak and boat fishermen can also score by anchoring up near the breakers and cast a live half or whole bluecrab (break off the claws) or peeler crab on a fishfinder rig.

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You can also motor around the shallows, looking for the reds cruising on the surface, which warms up more quickly than deeper areas. Trolling spoons is favored method, and casting big bucktails (gaudy colors like yellow and orange) tipped with twister tails, swim shads and stick baits should bring its fair share of red-hot strikes. Later in the run, typically the bite shifts to the mouth of the Bay, where you can find schools of reds cruising such areas as Latimer, Nine-foot, or Nautilus shoals, not too far from the east side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The largest red drum I ever landed was a 51-incher, courtesy of the Burnley boys who talked me, piloting my 23-foot center console, through a dicey slough separating two of the

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Virginia’s seaside barrier islands. Our return trip out in darkness had a certain pucker factor that not everyone is comfortable with. So know the tides, winds, and be aware that shoals shift. If you’re unfamiliar with the waters around Fisherman’s Island, I’d suggest hiring a guide. PropTalk contributors Captain Kevin Josenhans and Captain Walt, as well as Captain Mike Ross of Drum Commander in Oyster, would be happy to take you. Remember all red drum over 27 inches must be released, so have your gear—large, fish-friendly landing net, pliers, and camera—at the ready well in advance of hooking into one of these brutes. Fishing for trophy bull red drum off Fisherman’s Island might likely have you seeing red, but in a good way.

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Baltimore Marine Centers will commemorate its 20 years of making Baltimore City a boater’s haven with a series of special events and activities throughout 2014. “Having worked hard over the past 20 years to provide a unique environment to boaters, we look forward to celebrating with out guests during this anniversary year,” says Dan Naor, COO of Baltimore Marine Centers. Special events and activities include free vessel inspections, Trawler Fest, the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, a customer VIP party, slip holder giveaways for free slip renewals in 2015, and more. Baltimore Marine Centers boast five facilities in Lighthouse Point, Harborview, the Inner Harbor, Inner Harbor West, and Pier 7. For more information, visit ■

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Pocket Yacht in Grasonville, MD, is now a dealer for Eastern and Seaway Yachts. Pocket Yacht is currently a dealer for Cutwater Boats and Ranger Tugs. The showroom is located on Winchester Creek Road in Grasonville, and they invite you to come down and check out the new models. ■ Growing

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Clarks Landing in Shady Side, MD, is happy to announce that Shady Side Yacht Yard has been re-certified as a Maryland Clean Marina for 2014. “We recognize the importance and value of becoming a clean marina not only for our business but also for boaters,” says Jeff Truesdale, the marina’s general manager said. Clarks Landing has eben serving Mid-Atlantic boaters for over 30 years.


At Onancock Town Wharf, the final finishing touches have been made to the new harbor office. The facility has new restrooms and showers, along with a laundry room, pump out system, and free WiFi. The town wharf has a total of 16 fixed slips, 11 of which are transient. The Onancock Town Wharf is a great place to catch the ferry to Tangier Island twice daily between the months of May and October. For more information, visit 88 April 2014 PropTalk

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Boston Whaler Sport 130 ’08 50th Anniversary popular model in excellent condition. Less than 5 hrs. on 40hp mercury engine. Cushions, custom fitted cover, PFDs and trailer included. $9,500 Call 703 850-5875 or email     

Helping Our Wounded Veterans 240-750-9899 Boy Scout Sea Ship 59 Looking for tax deductible donations of sail & power boats in the Chesapeake Bay area. Donated boats must be structurally sound & in good cond. Contact Dr. Fred Broadrup (301) 228-2131.     Donate Your Boat, Planet Hope Is a local 501(c)3. Teaching youth from DC, Maryland and Virginia to sail for over 15 years. (800) 518-2816.     


John Kaiser, Owner of Yacht View Brokerage LLC Is offering complimentary dockage, electric and weekly professional cleaning for all Power and Sailing yachts from 20’ to 75’, until sold! A USCG 100 Ton Master with 25 years of experience, John has built a strong reputation nationally for excellent service and incredible listing to sale time(Usually less than 45 days!). John’s clients have often purchased multiple boats through him and many have become lifetime friends. Contact John Kaiser to request a referral to his most recent satisfied Sellers and to discuss listing your beautifully maintained yacht! Email:, Cell: 443223-7864, Office: 410-923-1400, Website:     

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17’ Bayliner ‘99 Runabout. Nice clean, in excellent shape. 4cyl engine recently restored. With trailer. $2,600. 703 362-2928.      18’ Larson ’10 LX 1850 Single Mercruiser 4.3L Alpha 190-hp I/O Gas with Trailer - $16,950 – Contact a salesman at (410) 604-4300 or     

Ranger Tug 21 ‘09 Easily trailered. Elaborately equipped - $100,000 New! Diesel, Thruster, Head, A/C, Heat, Impressive nav & electronic systems, Galley, much more. $64,900. S&J Yachts 410-571-3605    

Key West 189 FS ’12 Very new. Bottom paint. 115 hp Yamaha 4-stroke with less than 10 hrs. Trailer. Wonderful boat for fishing or family/recreational use. Owner needs to sell. $22,500 (443) 510-5327      Crownline 195SS ’11 W/2014 Load Rite Trailer. New Trade In!! Includes 2014 Load Rite 5Star trailer - - Mercury 5.0 MPI, 260-hp, Alpha drive, bimini top, sport package, Still under factory warranties. $28,900. Contact Jack Conrad, Tomes Landing Marina (717) 587-4217.     

20’ Grady White 205 ’06 Lightly used, never fished. Great shape w/very low hrs. Located just south of Annapolis and available to see most anytime. Contact Dan 410-267-8181 or    

Monterey 254FS ’08 Mercury 6.2(320hp) Bravo 1, bimini top, bow& cockpit covers, Kenwood FM/CD stereo, Porta Potti, depth finder, bow ladder, Includes Venture aluminum bunk trailer. $38,500. Contact Jack Conrad, Tomes Landing Marina (717) 587-4217.     

22’ Rosborough Seaskiff 22 ‘04 Low hours. Custom canvas and seat covers. Great bay boat. Owner needs boat sold this spring! Call Ian at 410-693-7386 or     26’ Roe’s Marine Custom ‘13 Great design with single diesel and nice electronics. $49,900 Knot 10 Yacht Sales (410) 827-9090 or     

22’ Composite Bitten Center Console curvy w/Carolina flare fwd, break sheer mid ships & tumble home aft. Introductory pricing includes 150-hp Yamaha & a venture trailer. $49,000, 410-476-4414      23’ Chris Craft Lancer ‘74 454 Mercruiser, fully restored except for engine set up. Original gelcoat. With galvanized trailer. 8,000. 703 362-2928     23’ Chris Craft Lancer ‘74 350 running in excel cond, new Lewmar anchor hoist. New battery cluster, new exhaust & new bilge paint throughout. With 2 axle 5-Star galvanized trailer. $5,500. 703 362-2928    

2006 Angler 204 FX Limited Edition, Center Console 150XL Optimax Mercury outboard eng w/only 150 hrs, 2006 Performance trailer, Garmin depth sounder/GPS/Fish Finder, VHF radio, live well. Step-down head compartment w/port-a-potti, rod holders. Location Pasadena, excellent cond. Just reduced $15,500 Email inquiries to

25’ Wellcraft Tournament Edition ‘01 Fresh water , rack stored, spotless condition. Evinrude 225hp $24,999. Curtis Stokes & Associates - Call Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187    

23’ Renken ’77 23 Being sold as-is $1,000 – Contact Kim at (410) 604-4300 or     

26’ Composite Center Console Starting at $78,000, is a well priced fishing machine. Call now for our extensive option list & pricing CC, Cuddy & Express models also available. 410-476-4414     26’ Formula ’01 260SS Mercruiser 7.4L MPI 310 HP I/O Gas - $29,995 - Contact Kellie Moody at (410) 604-4300 or     

24’ Carolina Skiff ‘92 New hull and bottom paint. New T-Top and guard rail. Center console, 85 Evenrude outboard. With 2 axle, galvanized trailer. $5,500. 703 362-2928.      24’ Maxum ’03 2400 Single Mercruiser 5.0L Alpha 220-hp I/O Gas - $19,950 – Contact Gregg Dyson at (410) 867-9550 or     

26’ Formula 260BR ’01 Merc 7.4L 490 hrs $19900 Jackson Marine Sales, North East, MD Robert Mitchell 410-287-9400-214     

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BROKERAGE & CLASSIFIED Belkov 30 Draketail ’83 Wood/glass, Cummins dsl, less than 55 hrs, fresh paint, excellent condition, no trailer. $22,500. Call Lad Mills at 401-745-4942 or     

26’ Shamrock Cuddy ’87 Direct drive inboard offers extra cockpit space, shallow water capability & good range. Keel-Drive hull, full length skeg keel & protected prop/rudder. $24,500 Contact or 410-267-8181    

28’ Albemarle 280 Express w/tower ’07 Sought after sport fisherman loaded w/Furuno electronics, outriggers & low hr Yanmar dsls. Call Scott 703-307-5900 or    

Nordic Tug 26 ‘96 Awlgrip green hull, teak and holly, beautiful condition, well equipped, ready to go at $116,500, call Cary Lukens, Annapolis Sailyard, 443-995-5553      Nordic Tug 26 ‘97 Awlgrip red hull, teak doors make her stand out, 150hp Cummins, air/heat, and electronics. Ready to go, Call Cary Lukens, Annapolis Sailyard 443-995-5553, $117,500     

28’ Legacy Yachts 28 ’00 Hull painted in 2011 along w/bottom paint, all exterior varnish work redone this year, excellent day cruiser/ local weekender $88,800 call Tommy Harken 843-830-4483 or    

29’ Grady White 290 ’09 Twin 300 Yamaha 4 strokes with less than 200 hrs. On our lot. $132,000 Knot 10 Yacht Sales (410) 827-9090 or      29’ Hinckley Talaria 29 R ’03 JAN PIETER (NEW TO MARKET) has been lovingly maintained and has very few hrs on her dsl eng. She lives under a custom built, covered slip & has always been Hinckley maintained. Priced at $219,000. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Peter Howard (410) 263-0095 or     29’ Sea Ray 290 Amberjack ’03 Twin Mercruiser Inboards w/ V drives, Gen Air/Heat, Raymarine C80 - Exceptionally clean! $59,500 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email: tony@, see photos & full specs at    

28’ Sea Ray ’04 280 Sundancer Twin Mercruiser 4.3L MPI Alpha 220-hp I/O Gas - $47,500 - Contact Mike at (410) 867-9550 or  

27’ Ranger Tug ’12 Single 180-hp Yanmar dsl. Genset, Air/Heat, Garmin electronics package. Dinghy and outboard convey. Seller moving up. A solid value at $139,000! Pocket-Yacht (410) 827-5230.     

28’ Cruisers ‘98 Great cond. with a new outdrive and plenty of other new gear – Bluewater Yacht Sales – John McDevitt 610-220-5619,     

28’ Northern Bay Down East Cruiser ‘03 Ideal boat, bow thruster, new laminate countertop and sink in galley/head, transom bench. Offered at $139,000. Contact David Cox 410-310-3476 or    

Sea Ray 280 Sundancer T-4 ’05 MPI w/237 hrs For a classic combination of beauty and & power, just step aboard this dynamic 280 Sundancer. It’s powered by T Mercury 4.3 MPI Bravo III. $58,900. Contact Jack Conrad, Tomes Landing Marina (717) 587-4217.     

29’ Strike Center Console ‘03 Very economical, Very clean, Cuddy w/AC, upper station, Cummins 450C, Garmin chart plotter, Furuno sounder, Si-Tex radar, bow thruster,, 410-476-4414     

29’ Formula 290SS ’12 Twin Mercruiser 377 Mag w/60 hrs. Tropical Red Imron graphics. Loaded and on new trailer! $119,900. Contact Gregg Cohen,    

31’ Albemarle 310XF ’04 3126 Cats(300 hrs) Lightly used on the Chesapeake. All factory options including tower, trolling valves, genset, windlass. Raymarine electronics, custom cockpit sunshade. Call Doug 443-497-2582     

31’ Blackfin ’94 REDUCED PRICE of $77,500. Solidly constructed, reliable boat is ideal for fishing in-shore/offshore. Open helm station & cockpit area accommodate the evening cruise. David Cox 410-310-3476 or    

30’ Chris Craft ’76 Tournament Sport Fisherman, Ray Hunt design, Deep V hull, Twin 454 Bluewaters, 700 hrs, Genset, A/C, Hard Top, large, walk-in head w/sink, microwave, etc., sleeps 4, $11,000 Call: 703-507-5351     30’ Mainship Pilot II ’03 Single Yanmar dsl, Gen Set, Air/Heat, thruster, full enclosure $93,000 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email:, see photos & full specs at    

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29’ Tiara 2900 Open ’95 Lift kept & very clean. Only 650 eng hrs. Located at our newest location on Kent Island. Asking $45,000. Contact Bob 410-267-8181 or    

Maxum 3000SCR ’97 T/5.7 Mercs 340 hrs, air, 4KW genset, trades possible. Jackson Marine Sales North East, MD, Robert Mitchell (410) 287-9400-214.    

30’ Regal 3060 ’08 Shed kept, well maintained & very well equipped. T-5.0 Volvo 270-hp and generator. Cherry cabinets, corian countertop. Queen berth in midcabin. Loaded, must see $77,500 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888 )221-5022     30’ Sea Ray ’94 Weekender Twin Mercruiser 5.7L 250hp I/B Gas – $15,840 – Contact Kellie Moody at (410) 6044300 or     

31’ Sea Ray 310 ’12 MUST SELL NOW! Low hrs. All the right gear. Asking $179,900. Motivated sellers - Bring any reasonable offer! Contact Dan Nardo or 410-267-8181     31’ Silverton 310 ’84 Convertible Twin Chrysler 5.2L 235-hp I/O - $8,900 Contact a salesman at (410) 867-9550 or      Crownline 315 SCR ’08 Powered by twin Mercury 6.2 MPI (640-hp Total), Bravo III drives, AC/HEAT, generator, radar Arch, cockpit canvas, SpotLight, windlass.. $89,995.Contact Jack Conrad, Tomes Landing Marina (717) 587-4217.


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65' Princess 2006 - Call John: 610.220.5619

63' Hatteras 2002 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696

61' Viking 2003 - Call Scott: 757.570.3944

58' Hatteras 1986 - Call Scott: 757.570.3944

55' Sea Ray 1993 - Call Pete: 757.876.9227

50' Carver 2000 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696

50' Hatteras 1996 - Call Roger: 410.456.3659

50' Princess 2003 - Call John: 610.220.5619

50' Princess 2003 - Call John: 610.220.5619

50' Tiara 2003 - Call Hank: 804.337.1945

48' Hatteras 1994 - Call Jud: 757.846.7909

48' Sea Ray 2005 - Call Roger: 410.456.3659

48' San Juan 2006 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696

47 Grand Banks 2007 - Call Mark: 757.406.1673

47' Grand Banks 2007 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696

43' Mainship 2007 - Call Harry: 757.912.6784

43' Silverton 2005 - Call Harry: 757.912.6784

40' Sea Ray 2006 - Call John: 610.220.5619

39' Silverton 2006 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696

37' Formula 2006 - Call John: 610.220.5619

36' Grand Banks 1983 - Call Mark: 757.406.1673

33' Larson 2009 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696

29' Back Cove 2009 - Call Scott: 757.570.3944

27' Formula 2003 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696

68' Defever 1990 - Call John: 610.220.5619 61' Princess 2005 - Call Jud: 757.846.7909 53' Hatteras 1985 - Call Harry: 757.912.6784 53' Elco 1937 - Call Jud: 757.846.7909 50' Viking 1990 - Call Hank: 804.337.1945 49' Meridian 2004 - Call Roger: 410.456.3659 48' Sunseeker 1999 - Call Roger: 410.456.3659 45' Sea Ray 1996 - Call Roger: 410.456.3659 45' Carver 2002 - Call Pete: 757.876.9227 44' Viking 1983 - Call Mark: 757.406.1673 44' Sea Ray 1995 - Call Roger: 410.456.3659 43' Sea Ray 1988 - Call Scott: 757.570.3944 43' Viking 1979 - Call Scott: 703.307.5900

43' Sea Ray 1988 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696 43' Tiara 2008 - Call Hank: 804.337.1945 42' Hatteras 1980 - Call Harry: 757.912.6784 42' Bertram 1976 - Call Mark: 757.406.1673 42' Evans 1997 - Call Bill: 804.854.6031 42' Hatteras 1976 - Call Pete: 757.876.9227 42' President 2001 - Call John: 610.220.5619 42' Phil Jones 2001 - Call Pete: 757.876.9227 42' Phil Jones 2007 - Call Scott: 703.307.5900 42' Grand Banks 2001 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696 41' Maxum 1996 - Call Mark: 757.406.1673 41' Formula 2000 - Call Mark: 757.406.1673 40' Hatteras 1989 - Call Hank: 804.337.1945

40' Hatteras 1987 - Call Scott: 757.570.3944 40' Silverton 1988 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696 38' Sea Ray 2003 - Call Scott: 757.570.3944 37' Formula 2001 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696 37' Silverton 1986 - Call Scott: 703.307.5900 37' Sea Ray 1995 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696 37' Four Winns 2005 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696 36' Grand Banks 1993 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696 36' Carver 1988 - Call Mark: 757.406.1673 35' Chaparral 2004 - Call Scott: 703.307.5900 35' Senator 1985 - Call Scott: 703.307.5900 34' Mainship 2003 - Call Harry: 757.912.6784 34' Bayliner 2002 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696

34' Sea Ray 2002 - Call Mark: 757.406.1673 34' Formula 1999 - Call John: 610.220.5619 34' Regulator 2009 - Call Jud: 757.846.7909 33' Sea Ray 2008 - Call Pete: 757.876.9227 32' Carver 1995 - Call Scott: 757.570.3944 32' Cruisers 2003 - Call Scott: 757.570.3944 32' Cruisers 2004 - Call Bill: 804.854.6031 32' Chris Craft 2002 - Call Scott: 757.570.3944 29' Sea Ray 2007 - Call Chuck: 703.999.7696 29' Sea Ray 2001 - Call Scott: 757.570.3944 29' Sea Ray 2002 - Call Scott: 703.307.5900 28' Cruisers 1998 – Call John: 610.220.5619 26' Regulator 2005 - Call Pete: 757.876.9227

BROKERAGE & CLASSIFIED 35’ Sea Ray 350 ’09 Sundancer Twin Mercruiser 496 MAG Seacore 375-hp I/O Gas - $229,952 – Contact Kellie at (410) 604-4300 or    

Rinker 310 Fiesta Vee ’01 Lift kept and stored w/no bottom paint, new electronics ’12, new AC/Heat 16,000 BTU in ‘11, 5.0 Merc I/Os 260-hp. Asking $45k, lift sale negotiable, Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187 Curtis Stokes & Associates or email     

33’ Greenline Hybrid ’11 JUST LISTED! Great cond. w/low hrs, clean! Hybrid dsl/electric w/solar power that’s a great value at $255,000 Contact Aaron Moeller 410-267-8181 or    

33’ Rinker Twin Mercs 5.7 Liters 810 hrs asking $45k Curtis Stokes & Associates 32’ Carver 3207 ’86 Aft Cabin  call Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187 Repowered w/350 Crusaders, new     gen. and AC. Price Reduced $24,500. Please contact Jason Whitson at Jackson Marine Sales 410-287-9400 x215 or 484-994-4244,     

34’ Bayliner Motoryacht ’02 Sea Esta T/250-hp Cummins dsls w/650 hrs. Bow & stern thruster, dsl generator, 2 strms, New canvas. Asking $129,000 Call Chuck 703-999-7696,    

34’ PDQ Power Cat ’03 Fresh water boat, gen/ac, low hrs on Yanmar. Amazing cond.. Owner has bought new boat and needs to sell. $224,900. Bob Allen 443-949-8051 Bay Yacht Agency (410) 703-5698.     

35’ Sea Ray 350 ’12 Twin Mercruiser 350 Axius 320-hp I/O Gas - $264,500 Contact a salesman at (410) 604-4300 or     

35’ Senator Flybridge Sedan Trawler ’85 Rare & unique trawler w/over $60k invested in upgrades is ready to travel south or cruise the Chesapeake. $46,950 Call Scott 703-307-5900,     35’ Tiara 3500 ’95 Twin Crusader, Gen Set, Air/Heat, full enclosure, Very clean! $69,900 clean! Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email: tony@, see photos & full specs at    

32’ Carver 3207 ’87 Aft Cabin, Twin Mercruiser 5.7L 260-hp I/B - $21,500 Contact Kellie Moody at (410) 604-4300 or      32’ Sea Ray 320 Sundancer ’05 Twin Mercruiser 496 MAG Bravo III I/O Gas $93,086 - Contact Kellie at (410) 6044300 or      32’ Wellcraft 3200 ’89 St. Tropez Twin Mercury 7.4L 340-hp I/B Gas - $12,900 Contact Paul at (410) 867-9550 or      Nordic Tug 32 ‘07 Low hrs, immaculate condition, all options, lovingly kept by a seasoned captain, in the water in Annapolis, Pete Dula, Annapolis Sailyard,410-268-4100, $235k/offer    

33’ Formula ‘07 Good looking twin engine express in great cond. – lift kept – Bluewater Yacht Sales – John McDevitt 610-220-5619,    

33’ Rinker 300 Express Cruiser ’07 JUST LISTED!! Low hrs (175 hrs.), Airconditioning and very well maintained. Priced to sell at $74,000. Contact Bob Oberg (410)-267-8181 or      33’ Sea Ray 330 ’10 Sundancer Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG 300-hp I/B Gas $194,058 - Contact Paul at (410) 8679550 or     

Albin 33 Trawler ’79 Compact, easily handled trawler for cruising/living aboard. 3 cabins, 2 heads, dual steering stations. Diesel engine under 1500 hours. $42,500. S&J Yachts 804-7760604      2009 Integrity 34 trawlers: Choose between single and twin engine models, two available at our docks, tremendous cruising values at $198,500, Annapolis Sailyard, 410-268-4100,     

34’ Pursuit Express ’00 New canvas; Bristol cond.; A/C; genset; many upgrades. New listing. Asking $109,000. Call Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or     34’ Sea Ray ’00 340 Sundancer Twin Mercruiser 454 MAG Horizon 380-hp IB Gas - $69,972 - Contact Mike at (410) 867-9550 or  

35’ Sea Ray 350 Sundancer ‘09 Loaded with options. Seller has new boat picked out and wants offers. $245,000 Knot 10 Yacht Sales (410) 827-9090 or      35’ Carver 33/350 ’91 Clean, well maintained AftCabin MY. Fully air conditioned w/galley down, full size refrigerator + electric stove w/oven. Hardtop back deck. T-7.4 Crusaders, Gen. Great Deal. $48,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022     35’ Maxum ’04 3500 Twin Mercruiser 8.1S 370-hp IB Gas - $79,950 - Contact Gregg Dyson at (410) 867-9550 or     

36’ Albin Express Trawler ‘02 Bow & stern thrusters, St. Croix steel davits, all electronics upgraded 20082012, Large fuel/water capacity. One of two Albins available. Contact Peter Bass 757-679-6991 or    

36’ Carver Aft Cabin ‘91 AC, generator, GPS, windlass. Price reduced $39,900. Jackson Marine Sales North East, MD. Please call Stephen K. Parker (443) 553-2518 or     36’ Sabre Express ‘99 Well maintained T-300-hp CATS and painted flag blue hull. She is ready to launch for the 2014 season. Asking $149,000 Contact Jim Reynolds 410.226.0100      36’ Wilbur Flybridge Sedan ‘87 Built in Maine with a Herreshoff interior. Single 375 CAT making her economical to run. Large cockpit makes entertaining a must. This boat must sell! Asking $67,000 Contact Jim Reynolds 410.226.0100     

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37’ Larson Cabrio ’07 Priced for quick sale. Fresh water, only 95 hrs on 8.1 Volvos. Kohler 7.3 generator. GPS, radar, spacious 13’ beam. $128,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022    

36’ Albin Express Trawler ’01 A great “Europa” style express trawler, fabulous interior for extended cruising, large flybridge, covered cockpit, dual steering stations, $134,900. Paul Mikulski at 410-961-5254 or paul@    

36’ Grand Banks ’93 Quest T/135-hp Ford Sabres, Clean & well cared for! Tender, fresh canvas, etc. Asking $172,500 Call Chuck 703-999-7696,      36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ’99  CIAO BELL is a Hinckley maintained Classic Picnic Boat /many recent upgrades including Flag Blue Awlgrip and bowrail . She is ready to go. $220k Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Peter Howard (410) 263-0095 or     

38’ Evans Deadrise Cruiser Cummins QSC 490-hp, 9kw Onan, Furuno NavNet, inverter, Heat & Air, island berth, electric toilet, commercial fridge/freezer, $249,000, 410-476-4414     

36’ Carver Mariner ’06 In boat show cond.! Low hrs. Great boat for cruising/ entertaining with a roomy bridge built for entertainment. $149,000 S&J Yachts 410-571-3605     36’ Silverton 36 Convertible ’07  Crusader 8.1L MPIs w/only 267 hrs . Spotless condition! Owners have found their next boat . $175,000. Curtis Stokes & Associates. Call Randy Walterhoefer 917-478-4944     

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38’ Chris Craft Commander Express ‘64 w/Flybridge Running with two 454 Crusader engs, Borg/Warner transmissions. New upholstery & dining galley. Many new parts included. New mahogany & aluminum swim platform. $12,500. 703 362-2928     

38’ Bertram 38 III Convertible ’81 Great cond., well maintained, high quality fishing boat. Fresh bottom paint. Great value at $89,000. Contact Ian Dimka 410-267-8181 or     

38’ Carver Super Sport ’06 565 hrs, Crusaders, bow thruster, Sport package, AC, Gen set, 2x staterooms, Garmin electronics, standing tall. $159,900 Call Rob Dorfmeyer 216-5339187 or    

38’ Sabre Hardtop Express ‘06 Professionally maintained, lift kept and under 500 hrs on the T-440 Yanmars, Flag Blue hull. Winter stored under full shrinkwrap. Inspection not to be passed up. Asking $350,000 Contact Jim Osborne 410.267.1808     

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BROKERAGE & CLASSIFIED 38’ Little Harbor Whisperjet ’99 T RAVELLER is a fine example of a wellequipped Little Harbor 38. Lightly used & Hinckley maintained. Would make a great boat for day or overnight boating. Price reduced to $259,000. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Peter Howard (410) 263-0095 or     

Chris Craft Catalina 381 ’86 Dsl powered. Great liveaboard/cruiser. Island berth forward, queen berth aft, tremendous storage. Wonderful updated interior, marble countertops. $59,900 S&J Yachts 410-571-3605     

39’ Island Pilot Bristol cond., lift stored year round, D6 Volvo dsls 350-hp, 24kts cruise, 29kts WOT, capable of 8-9 cruise fuel efficient, 3”2’ shallow draft. Call Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187 or     

40’ Monterey ‘09 400 Sport Yacht Twin Volvo EVC 500 IPS 370-hp I/B Gas $295,000 - Contact Mike at (410) 8679550 or    

40’ Cabo Convertible ’06 Immaculate one owner boat w/every option and over $70k of electronics. Twin MAN R6-800CRMs w/1000 hr service just completed. $529,000 Call Scott 703-307-5900,     40’ Meridian 408MY ’04 Expansive fullwidth salon, bright & spacious living area. Two strms. Low hrs on twin-8.1 Merc. Equipped w/Trac-vision. $185,900 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022     

Brokers For Fine Yachts

Menorquin 130 (43’) ‘04 $275,000

IP Py Cruiser 41 ‘07 $279,900

Monk 36 ‘00 $176,000

Nauset 35 ‘85 $79,000

40’ Nordhavn Flybridge 2 strm layout. Beautiful. See at our docks in Eastport . $499,000 Curtis Stokes & Associates . Call Randy Walterhoefer 917-478-4944,     40’ Sea Ray ’94 400 Express Cruiser Twin Mercruiser 7.4L 310-hp IB - $68,725 - Contact Paul at (410) 3402750 or     

39’ Sea Ray 390 MY Cummins dsl, Gen, Air, thruster, radar, washer/dryer $235,000 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email: tony@, see photos & full specs at     

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40’ Sea Ray Sedan Bridge ‘97 3 Stateroom layout. Quite simply the cleanest boat we have and our trade $105,000 Knot 10 Yacht Sales (410) 827-9090 or     

40’ Tiara Mid-cabin Express ’97 Freshwater vessel been in the bay for 3 yrs, T/Cummins 6TCA 450-hp, all the extras, $159,900. Call Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187 or email at    

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Markley Custom Chesapeake 41 ‘89 Cruisers yachts 385 My ‘06 Pursuit 3800 Express ‘04 $219,900 $256,500 $99,900

Nordic Tug 32 ‘08 $229,000

Eastern Casco Bay 31 ‘08 Grady-White 300 Marlin ‘00 $185,000 $58,900

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41’ Sea Ray 410 Motoryacht ’86 Gen, AC, radar twin GM 8V71s w/original hrs. Asking $59,900 Please contact Jason Whitson, Jackson Marine Sales 410287-9400 x215 or 484-994-4244,     

42’ Phil Jones Custom Chesapeake ’07 Fly bridge, 3 steering stations. Nicely kept and outfitted for serious fishing, serious cruising or serious fun! $270,000 S&J Yachts 410-571-3605    

42’ Beneteau Swift 42 ‘04 Headed to Annapolis!! She has a beautiful red hull and tons of custom additions - Freedom Lift, custom main salon & much more. She is loaded!!! Contact Tim Wilbricht (410)-267-8181 or    

42’ Provincial ’04 Extended cabin. 450hp Cummins 455 hrs on boat & eng. 20.7 mph cruise at 12GPH. Call for info. Asking $159,000 (804) 453-6829.    

42’ Sabre Flybridge Sedan ‘02 Maintained to the highest standards! Very well equipped & ready to cruise. Classy black awlgripped hull & clean white decks give her an elegant tuxedo appearance. Asking $299,900 Contact Jim Osborne 410.267.1808      43’ Sea Ray 430 ‘98 Convertible T/375 hp Cats, outriggers, windlass, custom winter cover and MUCH More! Please call Stephen K. Parker (443) 553-2518 or    

42’ Chris Craft Catalina 427 ’89 Aft Cabin Hardtop on aft/new bridge bimini w/side curtains. Front EZ2CY panels, queen berths fore & aft, tub/shower in MASTRM, full size fridge w/ice maker/ oven, dinette, stereo/cd/tv/dvd, pull-out couch, 502 Crusaders w/560 hrs, 9k Onan Generator. Sleeps 6 comftbly. Lots of room inside & out. $80,000. Call 703-507-5351    

43’ Wellcraft San Remo ’88 Cat 3208 dsls, Gen, Air, hard top, inflatable w/OB and many upgrades $89,900 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email:, see photos & full specs at     44’ Hinckley Talaria Flybridge ’08  BLUE ANGEL represents a virtually new T-44 FB and is a head-turner wherever she goes. Outfitted w/the ultimate in entertainment systems & options; she leaves nothing to be desired. Recent clean survey available! Price reduced to $849,000. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Peter Howard (410) 263-0095 `or    

2009 Sabre 42 PATRIOT at $529,000 ZEUS Drives

2008 T 44 Flybridge BLUE ANGEL is now $849,000 Virtually Every Option

2013 T34 ANTHEM at $624,000

2009 T40 PATRIOT DREAM at $799,000

2011 Picnic Boat MK III GRACE at $795,000 Practically Brand New and Available Now!!!

22’ Custom Skiff SURPRISE at $69,000 Built for past Owner of Hinckley

High end listings always welcome! 42’ Jones ’00 Well equipped dual purpose bay boat. 575-hp dsl eng, A/C w/reverse cycle heat, engine driven heater, gen, radar, & so much more!! Asking $165,000. Contact 410-476-4414     

44’ Huckins Atlantic ’00 High-end quality yacht $379,000 Harrison Yacht Sales (410) 827-7800.    

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47’ Formula Yacht ’07 Pristine! Lightly used high quality cruising yacht. Loaded; washer/dryer, hydraulic swim platform, Raymarine electronics, bow thruster & more. T-Volvo dsls. $299,000 A must see, call Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022     

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42’ Swift Trawler ‘04 - $299,000

45’ Florida Bay Cruiser ‘91 Unique opportunity to purchase one-owner, Florida Bay Coaster. Small-ship pilot house, upper-deck queen master, twin foc’sle, tile heads and a basement laundry! Irish Rover is best live aboard on the market, ready for your touches. $398,500, 48’ ss Ocean Yacht ’00m 3185 Cats,     1280 hrs all updates, 2 sr, 2 head, new HDTVs, Full enclosures, Beautiful cond., Scott James 757-570-3944, asking $279k     

52’ Jefferson Monticello ‘87 - $149,900

70’ Ocean Alexander ‘84 - $425,000

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49’ Krogen Express ‘98 Twin Cat 350hp, new electronics. New Local Listing ! $459,000. Curtis Stokes & Associates call Randy Walterhoefer 917-478-4944    

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$75,000 39’ Sea Ray 390 ‘04

45’ Silverton Convertible ‘07 715-hp D12 Volvos w/ only 400 hrs . 3 Stateroom . New Local Listing ! $345,000. Curtis Stokes & Associates Call Randy Walterhoefer 917-478-4944    


45’ Sterling Atlantic ’06 Lovely Brazilian motoryacht with classic lines and elegant interior. Think granite, leather and mahogany. Stabilized. Low hrs. $349,500. S&J Yachts 410-5713605     

50’ Ocean Alexander Sedan ‘05 Great layout and owner already has his new boat. Ready to go. $465,000 Knot 10 Yacht Sales (410) 827-9090 or     

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39’ Silverton 392 ‘00 ....................................$129,500 34’ Cruisers 3470 ‘03....................................$128,000 32’ Silverton 312 ‘98 ...................................... $56,000 32’ Wellcraft St Tropez ‘87 ............................ $19,500 31’ Tiara Open ‘85 .......................................... $26,500 29’ Sea Ray 290 ‘99 ........................................ $27,500

45’ Viking Convertible ’94 The Finatic is one of the last original 45 Convertible models to come off the production line. 610-hp Man engines 1600 hrs. Call Doug 443-497-2582     

50’ X 16’ Evans Fully refurbished w/new USCOI – COI for 49 passengers plus 2 crew, new remanned engine w/full warranty and zero hrs. Price just reduced for 2014! 443-783-0529 or or     

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46’ Post Sportfish ’81 Clean, FRESH WATER boat, diesel powered professionally maintained, lots of upgrades, lightly used. $120,000. Located in Stafford VA. Call Ken @ 540 659-8468 or     

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52’ Jefferson Monticello ’87 Really beautiful, elegant motor yacht suitable as a luxury live-aboard or weekend cruiser. Twin 320-hp Caterpillar dsls in ’02. Loaded, clean! $164,900 Contact Keith at 410-267-8181 or    

60’ Hatteras ‘94 60’ Hatteras ’94 Grand Slam T/870hp 12v71s, Bow Thruster, Rare Model w/4 staterooms & 3 heads, Walk Around Decks, Galley Up! Asking $465,000 Call Chuck 703-999-7696,    

52’ Sea Ray ’07 520 Sundancer Twin Man R6 800 CRM 765-hp IB dsl with Novurania Dinghy - $546,000 Contact Mike at (410) 867-9550 or     

54’ Meridian 540 Pilothouse ’03 This beautiful one owner yacht has all you’d expect and more! Beautifully appointed with a wide open layout. Must be seen! Asking $439,000. Only one on the east coast! Pocket-Yacht (410) 827-5230.    

70’ Ocean Alexander ’84 Beautifully designed both inside and out, with a fit and finish befitting of Ocean Alexander’s reputation. Custom marble, full size bath/shower. Reduced! $425,000. Contact or 410-267-8181.    


43’ Mainship ’01 ............... $189,500 42’ Grand Banks ’74 refit $129,000 41’ Hatteras ’73 ................ $150,000 41’ Viking ’84 ...................... $98,000 39’ Mainship ’00 ............... $139,000 38’ Mariner Orient ’02 ...... $159,500 36’ Sabreline ’98 .............. $129,900 35’ Carver 356 ’00 .............. $87,500 34’ Mainship Pilot (2) from $99,500 32’ Judge ’02 .................... $127,500 30’ Mainship ’01 ................. $69,500 28’ Cape Dory ’89............... $49,900 28’ Bertram Moppie ’93 ..... $59,000 28’ Henriques ’98 ............... $64,900 24’ Edgewater 245 ’07 ....... $67,900

40’ Meridian ’04 $239,000

41’ Cruisers ’07 $285,000

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50’ Sea Ray ’97 $179,900

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56’ Sea Ray 560 Sedan Bridge ’00 Twin CAT 3406 , teak cockpit sole, rare light wood interior, custom decor package. Stidd helm chairs ,EZ2CY. $335,000 . Curtis Stokes & Associates. Call Randy Walterhoefer 917-478-4944     

57’ Carver Voyager ‘02 Seller wants It Sold. Great shape and ready for an offer. $360,000 Knot 10 Yacht Sales (410) 827-9090 or     

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48’ Hans Christian ’94 SUDS V 150-hp Yanmar, 2 strms, Finished in U.S. Great cruising boat! Asking $249k Bring Offers! Call Chuck 703-999-7696,    

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TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY 39’ Silverton Sidewalk 392 ‘00 Twin Cat Dsls, Gen Set, Air / Heat, New Flybridge Canvas, Aft Deck Hardtop w/ Enclosure, Pilot, Plotter, Radar Immaculate! $129,000 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email:, see photos & full specs at 27’ Judge Chesapeake ‘01  Classic Downeast Style, Inboard Yanmar Dsl, Bow/ Stern Thrusters, Dual Steering Stations $48,500 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email:, see photos & full specs at 32’ Wellcraft St Tropez ‘87  New Engines - only 32hrs, Air / Heat, Full Canvas - Exceptional Condition $19,500 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email:, see photos & full specs at

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Experienced USCG Licensed Captains • Part or Full Time Deliveries • Charter • Instructional • Power or Sail Anywhere between Maine, Florida, or Bahamas Equipment NautiFlea - Nautical Flea Market Buy, Sell or Swap a wide assortment of useful nautical gear - boats, trailers, motors, accessories, anchors, hardware, rope & rigging. March 22-23, 2014. Outside: 6x6 - $20/day, + table $25/day. Inside: 6X6 - $35/day, + table $40.00. Plenty of parking. Harford Road - Baltimore. Call or write for information. (443)255-3363 -

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North Point Yacht Sales Is hiring full time sail and power yacht brokers in Annapolis, MD. Requirements: proven track record in yacht sales, strong client relationships skills, experience in development of sales plan and execution of plans, expertise in customer support, experience in power and sailboat market analysis, four year BS/BA degree preferred. Please send all inquiries and resumes to

Location: Annapolis, MD SeLLing Yacht Broker: Customer focused and career oriented, this position is all about creating relationships with catamaran buyers by meeting and exceeding client expectations. The Catamaran Company is a privately owned business that prides themselves on their customer service, team approach to business, concentrating on industry leading rewards and strong lead distribution that is meritocratic based. If you have an aptitude for sales, a passion for yachting and an interest in working with an industry leading company and team, then the opening that we have on our team has to be considered. ProfiLe: the candidate will bring the following attributes to the team: • Sales background of selling high-end luxury goods in the marine, or similar, industry • A well-rounded comfort level in contract negotiations • Entrepreneurial approach to business • Appreciation of team and value that this brings to our customer, our peers and our company • Strong organization and detail driven approach that is CRM driven • Professional and knowledge based approach that delivers buyers confidence • Computer skills and more importantly interest in staying up on technology that will benefit our clients in an ever changing market • Adaptability to change • Ethically sound • A desire to bring home a high-end income • Language skills are a valued plus

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Marks Marine Vetus Maxwell America, leading suppliers of innovative marine product solutions throughout North and South America, is looking for an Application / Sales Engineer with prior marine technical experience to join the Vetus Maxwell Sales team at our Baltimore, MD headquarters. This person will work directly with the sales managers on technical marine hydraulic, electrical and mechanical projects. Vetus Maxwell America, manufactures and distributes a wide range of marine products, including bow thrusters, hatches, windows, ventilation products, marine engine and exhaust components, as well as a full range of windlass and anchoring solutions.

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Assistant Manager/ Sr. Marine Service Technician Fast growing, full service marine repair company on Kent Island (with mobile service throughout the Chesapeake area) has an IMMEDIATE full time position available for an experienced marine service professional as a “hands on” Service Department Assistant Manager / Sr. Marine Service Technician. Candidates for consideration must have at least 10 years’ experience in many disciplines of marine repair for power or sail. This include all marine systems, electrical, engine repair (gas and diesel, inboard, outboards and outdrives), fiberglass repair, composites, marine painting, sanitation systems, and electronics. Must be able to work with and lead a service team. Candidates must be organized, clean, neat and able to think on your feet, troubleshoot problems and customer needs. Position will interact not only with other team members but with customers regarding estimating, troubleshooting and business development process. Previous management / leadership role, along with ABYC and other marine related certifications such as VacuFlush, NEMA a plus for consideration. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record a must. Benefits include a company vehicle, bonus program, healthcare insurance, life insurance, E-Z Pass and cell phone contribution, paid holidays, sick and vacation time. Email or fax resume along with industry related references. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Compensation Based on Experience

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20’ - 40’ Slips. Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St., Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water & showers. (410) 990-9515.


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30’ - 45’ Slips Available at Discounted Rates at Hinckley Yacht Services on Town Creek in Oxford, MD. Included in rental is pool, electric, water, laundry, bath houses, ships store and access to world class service all in the historic town of Oxford. Contact Marti Sommer at 410-226-5113.

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Real Estate Attention Brokers! Eastport Yacht Center Has a 645 sq. ft. Waterfront Office Available. EYC is a full service working boatyard with 106 slips. 726 Second Street, Annapolis, MD (410) 280-9988

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


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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Acadia Yacht Sales.........................................93 American Boat & YAcht Council...................65 Anchor Point...................................................76 Annapolis Yacht Sales.........................15,80,96 Automotive Training Center..........................72 Baltimore Marine Centers................................3 Bay Bridge Boat Show...................................33 Bay Shore Marine...........................................35 Belmont Bay Harbor.......................................76 Black Dog Propellers.....................................20 Bluewater Yacht Sales...................................91 BoatU.S.........................................................9,24 Boatyard Bar & Grill.......................................31 Boatyard Bar & Grill Tournament..................70 BOE Marine...................................................104 Boudreau Agency...........................................72 Carey Reid Kirk Inc........................................39 Castle Harbor Marina.....................................46 CD Outdoors...................................................84 Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa.................34 Chesapeake Boating Club.............................81 Chesapeake Harbour Inc...............................47 Chesapeake Harbour Inc. - AMCYC..............63 Clarks Landing...............................................23 Coastal Properties..........................................14 Cobe Marine....................................................55 Composite Yacht............................................77 Coppercoat USA.............................................73 Curtis Stokes & Associates.............................2 Cypress Marine...............................................53 Daydreamer.....................................................84 Dean’s Yacht Service.....................................63

Deltaville Dealer Days....................................32 Diversified Marine..........................................39 Eastport Yacht Center....................................65 Fairwinds Marina............................................56 Fawcett Boat Supplies...................................56 Forespar..........................................................51 Freedom Boat Club........................................43 Gratitude Marina.............................................68 Grande Yachts International.....................43,69 Great Blue Yachts...........................................96 Hamilton Marine..............................................27 Harbor East Marina........................................52 Harrison Yacht Sales......................................52 Hartge Yacht Harbor.......................................51 Herrington Harbour........................................62 Hinckley Yacht Services................................53 Hinckley Yachts Annapolis............................95 Interlux............................................................10 Intern................................................................84 J Gordon..........................................................51 Jackson Marine Sales....................................61 Knot 10 Yacht Sales Inc.................................36 Kompletely Kustom Marine...........................21 Marine Wizards...............................................82 MarineMax......................................................4,5 Maritime Solutions.........................................44 Marks Marine Insurance................................66 Martin Bird & Associates...............................97 Martini Yacht Sales.........................................29 MESCO Homeport Discount Marine Supplies.13 MSSA Fishing Tournament............................ 11 North Point Yacht Sales.................................28

Pantaenius America.......................................26 Passion Paddle Sports..................................87 Pettit Paint.................................................6,7,74 Pier 7 Marina...................................................38 Piney Narrows Yacht Haven..........................66 Pocket-Yacht Company.................................17 Point Lookout Marina.....................................57 PortBook.........................................................86 Porter’s Seneca Marina..................................68 Quickline USA.................................................43 Regent Point Marina.......................................64 Riverside Marine.............................................12 Rockgiving Tournament.................................83 Rod N Reel Tournament.................................30 S&J Yachts......................................................94 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales..........25 Scandia Marine Services..........................46,58 Sea Tow...........................................................67 Selene Yachts Annapolis...............................97 Smith Point Derby..........................................85 Smith’s Marina................................................51 Smoove Wax...................................................73 South River Boat Rentals..............................64 St. Michaels Harbour Inn and Marina...........19 Steven’s Battery Warehouse.........................44 Sunset Harbor Marina....................................47 Tomes Landing...............................................18 Upper Bay Boat Show....................................45 Vane Brothers.................................................81 West Marine..................................................103 Wooden Boat Restoration Company............77

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Dressing Up White Perch


erch is the sort of thing the takes me back to Friday Night Fish Fries at our local pub. It’s often considered merely a vehicle for tartar sauce, and when discussing perch dishes in restaurants, the first thing that is usually brought up is how flaky, crispy, or juicy the batter is. This is too bad, since perch is delicious without all the accoutrement. To truly enjoy the fish, we’ve simplified the recipe by cutting out any elaborate spice rub or eggy batter. To get away from the fish fry mentality, we chose to highlight the perch with seasonal vegetables and a sharp Israeli couscous instead of the old stand by roasted potatoes (which don’t scream “springtime fare” to me in any way). We’re almost forgetting to mention the best part of this meal: we fed five hungry adults for a total cost of $17. And everyone asked for the recipe.

For the perch

8 white perch filets (4 fish total) 1 cup yellow corn meal 1 cup buttermilk salt and pepper to taste ¾ cup olive oil lemon wedges

For the couscous

1 ½ cups Israeli couscous 2 cups water 3 tablespoons cheddar cheese (a good knob the size of your thumb)

For the asparagus

1 bunch of asparagus spears ½ lemon 1 cup water aalt and pepper to taste

Dressed Up White Perch To start, clean your fish in cold water and towel them dry, removing any excess moisture (we had the guys at Annapolis Seafood filet our fish for us, saving us some time in the kitchen and certainly making a cleaner cut). Liberally salt and pepper the filets and let them sit out for a minute, coming closer to room temperature. Put the Israeli couscous and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for roughly 10 minutes, stirring after 5. Once the water is absorbed, add in cheddar cheese and a pinch of salt and stir to incorporate. 102 April 2014 PropTalk

In a large, flat-bottomed skillet or dutch oven, bring olive oil to medium high temperature. Dredge the perch first in buttermilk, then in corn meal, making sure the whole filet is coated. Set aside. Trim your asparagus spears, removing the bottom inch and a half of the stalk. Bring cup of water to boil in a large, flat-bottomed pan and place the spears into the water to steam. Season the pan with salt, pepper, and lemon juice, then cover for 7 minutes. Once you have the couscous on and asparagus steaming, get your fish fry-

ing. Each filet will only take about 2 minutes per side, so be ready to be quick with the tongs. Corn meal will not brown up as quickly as a flour coating, so try not to let the fish get too dark before pulling them (they will still be crispy and perfect, don’t worry). To serve, put a generous dollop of couscous on the plate and layer with the asparagus. Bring the fish hot from the pan and stack two filets op top. Drizzle with a squirt of lemon juice and a sprinkling of sea salt.

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