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Indian Summer: Bon Voyage

“Over the past couple of months, we’ve removed the better part of a mile of useless wire.” Read about this creative cruiser’s off-again/on-again prep for northern adventures. by Charlie Iliff


Summer Cruising with Family: Why Do It?

Never say never. Extended cruising with ankle-biters can be a thing of beauty... that is, if you follow these simple guidelines. by Ruth Christie


PropTalk’s Definitive Powerboat Racing Guide

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Prop Person: Tony Friedrich: CCA MD Executive Director

Tony’s unique persona, passion for the Bay, and addiction to fishing make him the ideal person to be CCA MD’s executive director. by Lew Armistead


Black Sunday on the Potomac

How one dark day changed the world of powerboat racing forever. by Capt. Rick Franke


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As the busloads of children arrived around 9 a.m., they were greeted by hundreds of volunteers who showed each of them how to use reels, cast rods, and (hopefully) catch fish.


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The Lodge


t took the better part of eight years for a group of now favorite friends to get me to appreciate their “secret” weekend getaway spot deep within the Northern Neck of Virginia. In fact, I’ve found the place to be so good that all I can divulge (geographically speaking) is that it is about 20 to 30 miles somewhere south of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s and President George Washington’s birthplaces. The reason the lodge remains anonymous is because it’s the kind of place where soft crabs are hand-delivered to your house by a pair of locals, who sell them at about a 400-percent discount from Annapolis prices with no discount taken on size or freshness. A “Thank You” from a neighbor usually comes in the form of two bushel baskets of cantaloupe, and if you want a couple of dozen morning-fresh eggs from free-range hens that aren’t subject to the USDA’s inaccurate definition of the term “free-range,” well, Sonny can hook you up. And once you’re there, be prepared to adopt the slowness and remoteness of the place, because the nearest market you’re going to find is Old Lady Thomas’s Store about 30 minutes away, and she doesn’t take any flack. Not only must you wear a shirt and shoes into her place, but you better damned well have your pants pulled up, too. The general store has any beer you like as long as it’s Budweiser and your favorite ham as long as it’s from Smithfield, VA. The lodge overlooks more than 300 feet of sandy, white beachfront, which is lapped constantly by clean, warm river water. Osprey nests line the river as far as the eye can see, and it is mindlessly entertaining to watch them tend to their young while tubes thickly laden with teenagers are blasted up and down the river. A grove of mimosa trees in the front yard is continuously patrolled by persistent squadrons of ruby-throated Follow us!

hummingbirds, who make occasional deviations in flight plans to the half-acre victory garden. Maybe the lodge sounds like goofy made-up poetry, but there’s no way around it; it is what it is. But before you go looking for it, you should know that the lodge was built in the 1870s, which means no air conditioning. Sorry, get used to it. Monster mosquitoes can be relentless at times, inflicting welt-inducing blood sampling at will. Muskol, which was introduced to me by Craig Matthews at Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, MT, seems to me the only thing that keeps them away. Lastly, you better be prepared to cook a fine meal or two and prepare adult beverages for a crowd of people—it’s the price of admission at the lodge. For example, Otis makes a Boston butt barbecue at the lodge every Fourth of July. This cut of the piggy gets its name from the barrels (butts) in which the meat was shipped before and during the American Revolution, not the location on the pig’s body. Prepared pit-barbecue-style, this meal is quintessentially American. The roast is dry rubbed with Otis’s secret blend of seasonings the night before, then Otis uses the remains of a long-dead cherry tree from the back yard to slowly smoke and cook it until the porky parts have a thick, pink stain of smoke around the outside. The meat is then lovingly pulled from the bone and stored to settle in a cast-iron pot. Lord, is it good. I suppose the quality of a place might be in not being able to wrap it all together in less than a page, or maybe it’s that sullen feeling you get when you drive away from it. I do know that if you find a group of good friends sitting on an old, creaky porch on the river eating pit barbecue by Otis and drinking Budweisers from Old Lady Thomas, you’ve found the place. And then you’ll know it’s a special treat to live in Bay Country. All the best,

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Out of My Mind

by Ruth Christie

Some Cruising Etiquette


hat we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” I love that line from the movie “Cool Hand Luke.” When out cruising the Bay, there are several unspoken rules that cruisers know from years for anchoring out and slipping into marinas. Here are a few of them:

Cruise Control

En route to your destination, watch your wake. Don’t roll other boats with your impressive gleaming speedster. Don’t rely solely on your autopilot to get to your chosen port or anchorage. Keep an eye out for other boats that are cruising, fishing, and sailing in your cruising waters.

Slipping into a Slip

If you are already safely tied up in a transient slip at your favorite marina, don’t do these four things… ever: One—don’t videotape or take photos of the boat next to you as it tries to dock in its slip. Two— don’t stare in horror and madly jump onto your boat to protect your pride and joy from the new arrivals; stay calm and cool.

Three—don’t just sit there, throw them a line and help fend off. In return, your slipmates will be forever grateful for your kindness and will be happy to return the favor. Four—during marina-designated “quiet hours,” don’t be loud or play loud music and don’t turn on your high beams so you can party on the docks and still see your buddies and brews well on into the wee hours of the morning. Nothing goes unnoticed by the people near you. Be considerate of them. Remember, unlike at your home, it’s not all about you. Finally, control your boat dog and rambunctious dock kids. Everybody needs to let off steam; that’s a given. It’s just that not everyone around you is as enthralled with your pooping growlers and crazy youngsters as you are.

“May I Help You?” ##Now, that’s more like it. I had to use my telephoto lens to capture this peaceful covemate this June up the Rhode River a piece. They gave us plenty of swinging space, unlike a claustrophobia-inspiring cruiser nearby.

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As you cruise, if you see another boat stopped and its crew madly waving their arms and yelling toward you, slow down and check things out. Chances are, you’ll be enlisted to call the marine police to help them, give them a short tow off a sandy bar, or help out in a more serious manner. If you do help, know that your boat gains good karma for the season and beyond.

“Um, Are You Rafting Up with Us?”

“Yup. I’m talking to you.” That’s the conversation starter we called out to one sailor years ago as he slipped into Harness Creek and nearly hit our anchored boat when he swung back to let out his anchor line. Needless to say, he ended up too close for comfort and had to turn tail and find another spot at dusk. There’s no need to crowd other boats already anchored in your chosen anchorage. Popular spots do get crowded, that’s for sure. But when you have a wide open anchorage, such as the stellar one up the Rhode River, there is never any need to anchor a stone’s throw from another boat. This June, with plenty of other open spaces available, a mammoth cabin cruiser from Dover, DE, anchored less than 20 yards from us, so we had the dubious pleasure of hearing their noisy generator, conversations, and musical selections from the time of their arrival to our departure the next morning. Have a heart and give others in your anchorage some safe swinging distance and a level of privacy, people. We’ll do the same for you. Oh, and if at the last minute, you happen to drop your hook in a nice, secluded cove already occupied by one boat, who no doubt thought he’d have the place to himself for the night, here’s a good tip to remember: as you pass by your cove-mates, who probably are glaring at you en masse and frowning at your anchor apparatus at the ready, say something like, “Hi. It’s OK. I own a winery. I’ll be by with a bottle of wine, before I set out my crab traps.” Worked well for us up the Wye River a few years ago, and it will for you, too. Offers of ice, wine, and beer are excellent ways to cool hot tempers.





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Letters captured this Senior Editor Ruth Christie San Domingo beautiful morning scene on Eastern Shore. the on ek Cre ad Bro off Creek

Dear Gary, Every month, I pick up a copy of SpinSheet and PropTalk magazines at Shady Oaks Marina. Both provide great articles and excellent advertisement and always provide updates on many local businesses. (Just a note about the ads—for some reason, your advertisers are the ones I need: marinas, restaurants, boat surveyors, engine parts, and inflatables. These are all items I have needed, and I procured most of them through your advertisements.) I also enjoy the Boatshop Reports, since I always like to see what Joe Reid/Mast & Mallet and Tom Campbell/Campbell Boatyards and Custom Yachts are up to, because they both build boats similar to mine. After I read each publication, I develop a comfort or good association with

the many characters and personalities who make boating on the Bay so enjoyable. Your June issue of PropTalk had an added bonus: A picture of my boat! On page 31 in the upper right-hand corner is my boat Recess anchored quietly in San Domingo Creek. I would like to see if I could get a copy of the photo. David Low West River, MD David, Thank you for the very kind words. All the credit for keeping PropTalk free goes to our advertisers; we’re sincerely grateful for their support. Senior editor Ruth Christie took the excellent photo of your boat and tells me that you now have a copy of the image to enjoy. All the best, Gary

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Hi Gary, I’ve seen in the last few issues that you’d been prodding us a bit to write you with feedback. I’m a huge PropTalk fan, so I felt compelled to heed your request! I have some feedback, and a suggestion. I go to Tyler’s Tackle Shop regularly and always look out for the latest issue. I really look forward to it. Why? Some bullets for you: You have an amazing variety of material and subject matter about the Bay and boating. It reflects the depth of character that the Bay offers, and I really appreciate all the articles from what events are coming up to articles about oysters. I enjoy the boat projects, both the personal and professional, since my boat seems to be a project at times, so I get some insight into what others are doing and realize I’m not alone. The fishing reports are great. Believe it or not, I appreciate the advertisements from your sponsors, not only because they make PropTalk possible, but it’s hard to find certain services, and on the Bay, so it’s nice to pick up PropTalk be able to call one.

Letters You have articles about family activities and events, which I’ve certainly taken advantage of (e.g., I never would have known about the Antique and Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels… my family had a blast there!). I could go on. I think it might be interesting to report on trips you can take in the Bay, somewhat like some of the motorcycle rags do. For example, every month have an article on a day trip—from Chesapeake Beach, going over to St. Michael’s for lunch, stroll a bit by Sharps Island, check out the lighthouse (maybe have a little indent with the history of the structure), and back. Detail the restaurants, bars, coordinates, sights, etc. Other articles could be longer trips from port to port for a week, or more, again detailing the highpoints, historic places, challenges, marinas, and must do’s. Perhaps show a map of the routes with each cruise so people can get inspired. Anyway, happy sixth birthday, and many more! Chris Harte

Chris, Sincere thanks for all of your compliments. We work very hard to keep the mix fresh and entertaining each month, and the magazine is free for a reason: our advertisers. Your suggestion about having cruising itineraries is definitely a good one. We’ve been noodling incorporating some two- to three-day cruises into our summer schedule exactly as you suggest them, with charts, services ashore, history, etc. We want to do these articles the right way from the get-go, so we’re still planning. Readers can always e-mail their cruising stories to gary All the best, Gary

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Letters Dear PropTalk, Great article about paddle craft and paddleboards, but please remind folks that Maryland state law requires a life jacket for every person onboard, and if the craft—canoe, kayak, rowboat, or paddleboard—is less than 21 feet in length, all persons onboard who are under the age of 13 must wear the life jacket while the vessel is underway. Paddleboards, when being used with a paddle are considered “vessels” under Maryland law, and must have a life jacket onboard for each person. Again, persons under 13 years of age onboard must actually wear the life jacket. Thanks, Caryl Weiss, Public Affairs Officer U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Caryl, Thanks for keeping us legit. While I was tagging along with a couple of Natural Resources Police officers on the Bay over the past two weeks, I noticed lot of confusion among boaters regarding safety regulations and what equipment is required to be onboard. For detailed descriptions of what equipment must be aboard for vessels of all sizes, go online to All the best, Gary

Dear PropTalk, I know it’s a little out of the ordinary, but some family and friends were talking about having a piece by a friend who recently passed away published and I told them I had a wonderful contact at PropTalk that I could reach out to. Her name was Cheryl Lightner and she was a wonderful person and friend. The piece she wrote is below. As a boater myself, I found it very moving. Thanks, Carol Koolhof Baltimore Marine Centers Hi Carol, Thanks for your note. There are many reasons we love our boats and boating. Your friend Cheryl somehow managed to fit all of them into only two paragraphs (see below). All the best, Gary


t was official. I was a boat owner. Holy crap. Some may call it impulsive, others, just plain crazy, but it just felt like the right thing to do at the time. It wasn’t like I had planned it. How was I to know that an invitation to a party would end like this? Actually, it was one of the best things I could ever have done for myself. It was a gift. An expensive one, granted. But, it was my gift. From me – to me. And that gift was a 34-foot Sea Ray. I am her “She Captain,” and she is my freedom – freedom from work, freedom from

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every day life, freedom from land, freedom from crowds, freedom from pain, and most importantly—freedom from fear. She is my escape, and she is my refuge. She has been my salvation, and she has been my teacher. She has taught me to listen to my inner voice, follow my instincts, and trust in myself. She has taught me to grow, she has taught me to let go, she has healed my spirit and enlightened my mind. She has allowed me to dream without interruption and listen for guidance from above. She has ignited my passion and deepened my soul. She has saved me, mostly from myself, and allowed me to heal in the physical sense as well. She is truly a gift, and one for which I will be eternally grateful. Everything for a reason. What is it about fear? Why are so many afraid? Afraid of just about anything. “Aren’t you afraid when you leave the dock?” I have been asked on more than one occasion. Hell no! I am excited! Fear doesn’t enter into my mind. Does that make me strange? Does that make me different? Does it make me wonder? Well, I suppose I can answer yes to all three questions. Does that bother me? Again—hell no! I know no different, and for that I am glad. When I leave my slip, I leave behind all of my worries (not that I am a big worrier, but that’s the best way I can describe the sensation). I am free. Just breathing in the freshness of the sea air lifts my spirits. It’s like an explosion in my lungs that permeates throughout my body resulting in the awakening of all of my senses—It is quite exhilarating. I am ready to receive. I am at peace with all. All I can do is smile and express my thanks for being fortunate to be given this blessing. The wind blows through my hair, and I press on. Gently nudging the throttles to rise to plane—there’s nothing like it. It is my passion, and I have no fear. – by Cheryl Lightner [March 29, 1958–March 15, 2011] Follow us!

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Letters era Amphibicars motor German-made, 1960se City, MD, Anchorage around the Chesapeak s still t to be 500 of the car ugh tho are re The Basin. l obe Str yn Rob . Photo by on the road.. err water

Dear Gary, We went with a group to Chesapeake City, MD, on the C&D Canal, where we stayed at the Chesapeake Inn and Marina. While we were chatting on the docks, a group of cars drove into the basin. I did some research, and the cars are Amphicars, which were manufactured in Germany in the 1960s. These three cars had license plates from Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Hope you enjoy the photo. Robyn Strobel Sterling, VA Robyn, Thanks for the intriguing image. There were 4500 of these “cars� produced between 1962 and 1967 by the Quandt Group, using bits and pieces from other German car manufacturers, such as BMW and Mercedes. Family heirs today still own controlling shares in BMW. About 500 of the vehicles remain in service, sporting an in-the-water top speed of eight knots. Please enjoy a pair of first-edition PropTalk floating key chains for sharing your fun image with us. All the best, Gary

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Cambridge Classic: Shredding the Choptank Since 1910 Story: Ruth Christie/Photos: Gary Reich


ponsons, canard wings, roll cages, cowlings, skid fins, rudders, struts, shafts, canopies, shoes, and scoops. These are the buzz words of world-class inboard powerboat racing. The Cambridge Classic July 23-24 is an excellent opportunity to get outdoors, learn about the sport, and see boats fly. Last year, to mark the Cambridge Classic’s centennial anniversary, our dear editor, Gary Reich, risked life and limb in the high heat of battle to capture these fantastic photos. Winners each day receive $350 in prize money per class. Run by volunteers and totally backed by the community,

the event is sponsored by the non-profit Cambridge Power Boat Regatta Association. It’s the real deal. We’re talking world-class inboard hydroplane and flat-bottom boat racing that is sanctioned by the American Powerboat Association. Don’t miss the action at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge, MD, near Somerset Avenue and Hambrooks Boulevard. There is no charge for admission to watch the races, and food and drinks will be available. The prep area will be open for you to ogle over the boats, see the drivers, and talk with race teams. Visit for more details.

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DOCK TALK Four Hundred Miles on a PWC


he Eastern Pennsylvania River Runners, a local chapter of the American Watercraft Association, will host its fifth annual Operations Helping Heroes Freedom Ride. By riding 400 miles round-trip July 15-17, the group hopes to raise $3000 to donate to the Family & Friends For Freedom Fund, a charitable organization that helps service men and women who are at Bethesda Naval Hospital or Walter Reed Medical Center recovering from combat wounds. The funds raised this year will help provide financial assistance for injured soldiers and their families, including transportation and accommodation for soldier’s families while visiting those hospital facilities, and home renova-

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DOCK TALK The Bay’s Newest Non-Profit


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ncorporated in February 2011 and launched this past June in Middle River, MD, the Freedom Waters Foundation of the Chesapeake Bay works to enhance the lives of at-risk youth and people with disabilities, lifethreatening illnesses, and special needs by bringing veteran and new cruisers together to relax and enjoy being on the water, connect with nature, develop new skills, and get a break from regular life. Founders are currently searching for volunteers, partners, sponsors, and boat owners who would like to take part in their Weller Days by taking people with life-threatening illnesses and special needs out for a lunchtime cruise; the foundation provides the lunch. Cheryl Krajcsik says, “My husband Bob and I had wanting to share the joy we encounter every time we go boating. Five years ago, we were on the Susquehanna River on our boat one weekend. The winds were calm, the river was almost like a lake, and the sun shone bright. Bob said, ‘It doesn’t get any better than this... I want to start a group to take kids and their families out on the water. If only for a few hours, just to relax, not worry about anything, just be free. We want to have fun, pleasant outings, with our first priority being safety.”

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he 28th annual Reedville Fishing Derby netted beautiful weather June 10-11 for fishing the middle Chesapeake Bay out of Buzzards Point Marina in Reedville, VA. Eligible species that qualified for cash prizes were bluefish, striped bass, and croaker. The fun benefitted Smith Point Sea Rescue, a volunteer rescue unit that serves boaters from Ragged Point to the mouth of the Potomac River, south to the Rappahannock River, and across to the Eastern Shore. All of the winners are from Virginia. For bluefish, Lewis Lee caught first place, aptly named David Fisher netted second, and Jim Dawson reeled in third. For croaker, Ren Babcock took first, Robert Hyman netted second, and Robert Whitbeck lured in third. For rockfish, Sam Fisher netted first, Joe Boarman caught second, and Chuck Obier took third. Smith Point Sea Rescue can be reached 24/7 on VHF radio Channel 16 or by calling 911.

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Watermen’s Appreciation Day


ugust 14 brings the second annual Waterman’s Appreciation Day to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. You’ll be able to meet Bay watermen and celebrate their heritage. Watch the pros in the spirited Watermen’s Rodeo (right) and boat-docking contest along Foggs Cove. Look for Edgar Hansen of the fishing vessel Northwestern— as featured on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” He’ll be on a couple of the boats during the docking contest, eat some crabs, hand out trophies to the winners, and sign autographs. At noon, the day’s catch of crabs will be steamed up and served in a traditional Maryland crab feast, with

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Rounding Up News from the Feds

t’s like herding calico cats, but PropTalk did it again. Take a gander at what news we collected from our federal environmental groups. You’ll find something interesting:

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 Hate Snakeheads? Got Rock Snot?—States all along the Chesapeake Bay are on the warpath for invasive species that are endangering local ecosystems. We’re talking crop-destroying fire ants, voracious northern snakehead fish, emerald ash borers, slimy algae on rocks (aka “rock snot”), zebra mussels, tree of heaven, phragmites, Japanese stilt grass, the shellfish-eating rapa whelk, sirex wasp, rusty crayfish, furryclawed Chinese mitten crabs, and sudden oak death. When you come across most of these invaders, take action. Depending on the species, authorities call for freezing, killing, and/or reporting them to your local authorities. Don’t know whom to do and whom to report to? Visit vainvasivespecies. org,, and/ or fishingreport/log.asp, and search for the nasty culprit at hand.  NOAA Network News—The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has two new ways for you to get data from its Chesapeake Bay Office’s Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS)—a new website ( and free mobile apps. The revamped website features streamlined navigation and offers lets you bookmark data pages of individual buoys, such as that funny-looking yellow marker you just cruised past on your way down the Bay. And, thanks to a partnership wit the Chesapeake Conservancy, iPhone users can now get buoy data in a flash by using the Smart Buoys app available at the iTunes Store. There’s also a free app for Android users.

 Maryland’s New State Record Timeline—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service has created an online resource to help anglers who dream of catching a record fish. The State Records timeline tool allows anglers to scroll through lists of Maryland’s 90 fishing records and pinpoint the time and location of recordsetting catches. Visitors to the site can also view photos of anglers with their record-setting fish. /fisheries/records

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 $20,000 on the Loose—This June, junior anglers helped Maryland’s DNR catch, tag, and release a second round of up to 200 specially tagged striped bass, including one genuine Diamond Jim (currently worth $20,000), at a top-secret spot on the Chesapeake Bay as part of the 2011 Maryland Fishing Challenge. About 400 imposters are worth $500 each. A final group of about 200 fish will be released in August. If no one catches Diamond Jim, those who caught imposters get to split the $20,000. The Maryland Fishing Challenge Citation Award program for 71 species starts the day after Labor Day and ends the following Labor Day. This year’s citation prizes include a boat and trailer package from Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats, thousands of dollars in fishing gear and trips from Bill’s Outdoor Center, a tropical vacation from World Fishing Network, and merchandise from Under Armour.

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Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables


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01:17 AM 07:27 AM 16 Tu 01:50 PM


04:23 AM 10:39 AM 16 Tu 04:45 PM

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12:31 AM 0.3 06:56 AM 1.7 1 M 01:29 PM 0.3


03:47 AM -0.2 10:03 AM 3.0 1 M 04:05 PM -0.1


0.4 1.9 0.4 08:53 PM 1.6 03:04 AM 0.5 09:04 AM 1.9 Tu 03:52 PM 0.3 09:45 PM 1.7 04:06 AM 0.5 09:49 AM 1.8 W 04:30 PM 0.2 10:39 PM 1.8 05:14 AM 0.6 10:35 AM 1.6 Th 05:09 PM 0.2 11:36 PM 1.9 06:27 AM 0.7 11:25 AM 1.5 F 05:53 PM 0.2 12:36 AM 2.0 07:45 AM 0.7 Sa 12:20 PM 1.4 06:41 PM 0.2 01:38 AM 2.0 09:00 AM 0.7 Su 01:20 PM 1.3 07:36 PM 0.2 02:42 AM 2.0 10:09 AM 0.7 M 02:25 PM 1.2 08:37 PM 0.3 03:45 AM 2.0 11:09 AM 0.6 Tu 03:31 PM 1.2 09:42 PM 0.3 04:46 AM 2.0 12:02 PM 0.6 04:35 PM 1.2 W 10:45 PM 0.3 05:40 AM 2.0 12:49 PM 0.6 Th 05:34 PM 1.3 11:44 PM 0.4 06:28 AM 1.9 01:30 PM 0.6 F 06:27 PM 1.4

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12:37 AM 07:10 AM Sa 02:07 PM 07:16 PM 01:27 AM 07:48 AM Su 02:39 PM 08:03 PM 02:13 AM 08:22 AM M 03:06 PM 08:48 PM

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0.6 1.7 0.5 09:31 PM 1.6 03:44 AM 0.7 09:27 AM 1.6 W 03:56 PM 0.4 10:15 PM 1.7 04:33 AM 0.8 10:01 AM 1.5 Th 04:23 PM 0.4 10:58 PM 1.7 05:28 AM 0.9 10:36 AM 1.4 F 04:53 PM 0.4 11:42 PM 1.7 06:30 AM 0.9 11:17 AM 1.3 Sa 05:29 PM 0.4 12:28 AM 1.8 07:37 AM 0.9 Su 12:03 PM 1.3 06:11 PM 0.4 01:17 AM 1.8 08:45 AM 0.9 M 12:58 PM 1.2 07:00 PM 0.4 02:09 AM 1.8 09:46 AM 0.8 Tu 01:59 PM 1.2 07:57 PM 0.5 03:03 AM 1.8 10:39 AM 0.8 W 03:03 PM 1.2 08:59 PM 0.5 03:57 AM 1.9 11:25 AM 0.7 Th 04:04 PM 1.2 10:03 PM 0.5 04:49 AM 1.9 12:06 PM 0.6 F 05:01 PM 1.3 11:05 PM 0.4 05:39 AM 1.9 12:44 PM 0.6 Sa 05:55 PM 1.5 12:05 AM 0.4 06:25 AM 1.9 Su 01:20 PM 0.5 06:47 PM 1.6 01:04 AM 0.4 07:10 AM 1.9 M 01:56 PM 0.4 07:39 PM 1.7 02:03 AM 0.4 07:55 AM 1.8 Tu 02:32 PM 0.3 08:31 PM 1.9 03:04 AM 0.5 08:39 AM 1.7 W 03:09 PM 0.2 09:24 PM 2.0

0.4 1.9 0.5 1.4 0.4 1.8 0.5 1.5 0.5 1.8 0.5 1.6

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DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

Sharps Island Light –3:47 –3:50 *1.18 *1.17 Havre de Grace +3:11 +3:30 *1.59 *1.59 Sevenfoot Knoll Light –0:06 –0:10 *0.82 *0.83 St Michaels, Miles River –2:14 –1:58 *1.08 *1.08

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07:26 PM 1.4 01:25 AM 0.4 07:37 AM 1.7 Tu 02:10 PM 0.3 08:22 PM 1.5 02:21 AM 0.5 08:19 AM 1.6 W 02:53 PM 0.2 09:19 PM 1.6 03:21 AM 0.6 09:03 AM 1.5 Th 03:39 PM 0.2 10:20 PM 1.6 04:25 AM 0.7 09:50 AM 1.4 F 04:28 PM 0.2 11:23 PM 1.7 05:32 AM 0.7 10:43 AM 1.3 Sa 05:22 PM 0.2 12:28 AM 1.7 06:43 AM 0.8 Su 11:43 AM 1.2 06:18 PM 0.2 01:33 AM 1.7 07:55 AM 0.8 M 12:50 PM 1.1 07:17 PM 0.2 02:36 AM 1.8 09:03 AM 0.7 Tu 01:58 PM 1.1 08:16 PM 0.2 03:33 AM 1.8 10:02 AM 0.7 W 03:04 PM 1.1 09:13 PM 0.3 04:24 AM 1.8 10:51 AM 0.7 Th 04:04 PM 1.2 10:07 PM 0.3 05:08 AM 1.8 11:32 AM 0.6 F 04:59 PM 1.2 10:58 PM 0.3 05:47 AM 1.7 12:08 PM 0.6 Sa 05:48 PM 1.3 11:46 PM 0.4 06:23 AM 1.7 12:43 PM 0.5 Su 06:34 PM 1.3 12:32 AM 0.4 06:56 AM 1.6 M 01:16 PM 0.5 07:18 PM 1.4

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0.5 1.5 0.4 08:02 PM 1.4 02:03 AM 0.6 07:58 AM 1.5 W 02:24 PM 0.4 08:47 PM 1.5 02:49 AM 0.7 08:29 PM 1.4 Th 03:00 PM 0.4 09:33 PM 1.5 03:38 AM 0.8 09:00 AM 1.3 F 03:38 PM 0.4 10:23 PM 1.5 04:29 AM 0.8 09:33 AM 1.3 Sa 04:20 PM 0.4 11:15 PM 1.5 05:25 AM 0.9 10:10 AM 1.2 Su 05:06 PM 0.4 12:10 AM 1.6 06:25 AM 0.9 M 10:58 AM 1.2 05:56 PM 0.4 01:06 AM 1.6 07:26 AM 0.9 Tu 11:59 PM 1.1 06:50 PM 0.4 02:00 AM 1.6 08:24 AM 0.8 W 01:10 PM 1.1 07:46 PM 0.4 02:50 AM 1.7 09:16 AM 0.8 Th 02:19 PM 1.2 08:42 PM 0.4 03:37 AM 1.7 10:03 AM 0.7 F 03:23 PM 1.2 09:37 PM 0.4 04:21 AM 1.7 10:47 AM 0.6 Sa 04:23 PM 1.3 10:32 PM 0.4 05:04 AM 1.7 11:28 AM 0.5 Su 05:19 PM 1.4 11:26 PM 0.4 05:45 AM 1.7 12:10 PM 0.4 M 06:14 PM 1.5 12:21 AM 0.4 06:27 AM 1.7 Tu 12:51 PM 0.3 07:08 PM 1.6 01:16 AM 0.5 07:09 AM 1.6 W 01:35 PM 0.2 08:03 PM 1.7

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DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

Mtn Pt, Magothy River +1:24 +1:40 *0.88 *0.88 Chesapeake Beach –1:14 –1:15 *1.12 *1.14 Cedar Point –3:16 –3:13 *1.33 *1.33 Point Lookout –3:48 –3:47 *1.37 *1.33

1.0 1.1 1.4 1.4

10:20 PM 3.2 04:32 AM -0.3 10:51 AM 3.2 Tu 04:57 PM -0.1 11:07 PM 3.1 05:19 AM -0.3 11:41 AM 3.2 W 05:52 PM 0.0 11:56 PM 2.9 06:07 AM -0.2 12:34 PM 3.2 Th 06:51 PM 0.1 12:48 AM 2.7 07:00 AM -0.1 F 01:30 PM 3.2 07:54 PM 0.2 01:45 AM 2.5 07:57 AM 0.0 Sa 02:31 PM 3.1 09:01 PM 0.3 02:50 AM 2.4 09:00 AM 0.1 Su 03:38 PM 3.1 10:11 PM 0.4 04:02 AM 2.3 10:06 AM 0.2 M 04:48 PM 3.0 11:17 PM 0.4 05:16 AM 2.3 11:12 AM 0.2 Tu 05:54 PM 3.0 12:17 AM 0.3 06:22 AM 2.4 W 12:13 PM 0.2 06:52 PM 3.1 01:10 AM 0.2 07:18 AM 2.5 Th 01:09 PM 0.2 07:42 PM 3.1 01:56 AM 0.2 08:06 AM 2.7 F 01:58 PM 0.2 08:26 PM 3.1 02:37 AM 0.1 08:48 AM 2.8 Sa 02:44 PM 0.2 09:05 PM 3.0 03:15 AM 0.1 09:27 AM 2.8 Su 03:26 PM 0.2 09:42 PM 3.0 03:50 AM 0.2 10:04 AM 2.9 M 04:06 PM 0.3 10:16 PM 2.9

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14 15

0.2 2.9 0.3 10:05 PM 2.7 04:55 AM 0.3 11:15 AM 2.9 W 05:24 PM 0.4 11:25 PM 2.6 05:28 AM 0.3 11:52 AM 2.9 Th 06:04 PM 0.6 12:01 AM 2.5 06:04 AM 0.4 F 12:31 PM 2.8 06:47 PM 0.7 12:41 AM 2.3 06:44 AM 0.5 Sa 01:13 PM 2.7 07:35 PM 0.8 01:26 AM 2.2 07:30 PM 0.6 Su 02:01 PM 2.7 08:29 PM 0.8 02:17 AM 2.2 08:22 AM 0.7 M 02:56 PM 2.7 09:27 PM 0.8 03:15 AM 2.1 09:21 AM 0.6 Tu 03:55 PM 2.7 10:27 PM 0.7 04:18 AM 2.2 10:23 AM 0.6 W 04:56 PM 2.8 11:23 PM 0.6 05:21 AM 2.4 11:22 AM 0.4 Th 05:54 PM 3.0 12:14 AM 0.4 06:19 AM 2.6 F 12:19 PM 0.3 06:47 PM 3.1 01:03 AM 0.2 07:13 AM 2.8 Sa 01:13 PM 0.1 07:37 PM 3.2 01:49 AM 0.0 08:03 AM 3.1 Su 02:05 PM 0.0 08:25 PM 3.3 02:34 AM -0.1 08:52 AM 3.3 M 02:57 PM -0.1 09:12 PM 3.3 03:19 AM -0.3 09:40 AM 3.5 Tu 03:49 PM -0.2 09:59 PM 3.3 04:05 AM -0.3 10:30 AM 3.6 W 04:42 PM -0.1 10:47 PM 3.1

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DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

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

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(Off Sandy Point) Slack Water

01:54 AM 05:46 AM 1.2 09:18 AM 12:39 PM -1.1 06:29 AM 06:49 PM 0.5 09:22 PM

1 M

12:10 AM -0.6 02:42 AM 06:29 AM 1.1 09:57 AM 01:18 PM-1.1 05:01 PM 07:29 PM 0.5 10:11 PM 12:59 AM -0.6 03:33 AM 07:13 AM 1.1 10:35 AM 01:55 PM-1.1 05:31 PM 08:10 PM 0.6 11:03 PM 01:50 AM-0.6 04:29 AM 07:58 AM 1.0 11:13 AM 02:33 PM-1.0 06:02 PM 08:53 PM 0.7 11:56 PM 02:44 AM-0.6 05:29 AM 08:46 AM 0.8 11:52 AM 03:12 PM-1.0 06:34 PM 09:37 PM 0.8

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5 F

6 Sa

7 Su

12:53 AM 06:35 AM 12:32 PM 07:09 PM

03:42 AM-0.6 09:37 AM 0.7 03:54 PM-0.9 10:25 PM 0.9

01:52 AM 07:48 AM 01:15 PM 07:48 PM

04:43 AM-0.7 10:33 AM 0.6 04:39 PM-0.8 11:17 PM 1.0

02:52 AM 05:49 AM-0.7 09:07 AM 11:35 AM 0.4 02:02 PM 05:28 PM-0.8 08:32 PM

8 M

9 Tu

10 W

Maximum Current

12:11 AM 1.1 03:53 AM 06:55 AM-0.8 10:28 AM 12:41 PM 0.4 02:56 PM 06:22 PM-0.7 09:20 PM 01:08 AM 1.2 04:52 AM 08:00 AM-0.8 11:45 AM 01:49 PM 0.3 03:57 PM 07:20 PM-0.7 10:12 PM

Slack Water

11 Th

12 F

13 Sa

14 Su

15 M

16 Tu

17 W

18 Th

19 F

20 Sa


Maximum Current

01:40 AM 07:29 AM 12:56 PM 07:33 PM

04:28 AM-0.6 10:15 AM 0.5 04:21 PM-0.8 10:58 PM 0.9

12:04 AM 07:31 AM 02:34 PM 07:19 PM

03:55 AM 1.3 10:48 AM -1.1 04:52 PM 0.5 10:20 PM -0.7

01:01 AM 08:18 AM 03:17 PM 08:20 PM

04:47 AM 1.2 11:36 AM -1.1 05:43 PM 0.6 11:16 PM -0.7

01:56 AM 05:36 AM 1.2 09:02 AM 12:20 PM -1.1 03:56 PM 06:31 PM 0.6 09:18 PM 12:09 AM -0.7 02:51 AM 06:24 AM 1.1 09:44 AM 01:02 PM-1.1 04:33 PM 07:17 PM 0.7 10:12 PM 01:01 AM-0.7 03:44 AM 07:09 AM 1.0 10:24 AM 01:42 PM-1.1 05:10 PM 08:01 PM 0.8 11:05 PM 01:52 AM-0.6 04:37 AM 07:54 AM 0.9 11:02 AM 02:21 PM-1.0 05:45 PM 08:44 PM 0.8 11:56 PM 02:42 AM-0.6 05:30 AM 08:39 AM 0.8 11:39 AM 03:00 PM-0.9 06:20 PM 09:28 PM 0.8 03:34 AM-0.6 09:25 AM 0.6 03:40 PM-0.8 10:12 PM 0.8


02:33 AM 08:38 AM 01:38 PM 08:11 PM

05:25 AM-0.6 11:09 AM 0.4 05:04 PM-0.7 11:46 PM 0.9


23 Tu

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28 Su

29 M

30 Tu

31 W

03:27 AM 06:25 AM-0.6 09:52 AM 12:08 PM 0.3 02:25 PM 05:52 PM-0.6 08:51 PM 12:36 AM 0.9 04:20 AM 07:26 AM-0.7 01:12 PM 0.2 06:42 PM-0.5 09:34 PM 01:27 AM 1.0 05:11 AM 08:24 AM-0.7 02:15 PM 0.2 07:36 PM-0.5 10:20 PM 02:17 AM 1.0 06:00 AM 09:17 AM-0.8 01:13 PM 03:14 PM 0.3 05:21 PM 08:30 PM-0.5 11:09 PM 03:06 AM 1.0 06:46 AM 10:05 AM -0.9 01:59 PM 04:06 PM 0.3 06:21 PM 09:23 PM-0.5 11:59 PM 03:54 AM 1.1 07:29 AM 10:49 AM -1.0 02:38 PM 04:52 PM 0.4 07:16 PM 10:14 PM -0.6 12:51 AM 08:11 AM 03:11 PM 08:08 PM

04:40 AM 1.1 11:29 AM -1.0 05:35 PM 0.5 11:04 PM -0.6

01:44 AM 08:51 AM 03:41 PM 08:58 PM

05:25 AM 1.1 12:07 PM -1.0 06:15 PM 0.6 11:54 PM -0.7

02:37 AM 06:09 AM 1.1 09:30 AM 12:44 PM -1.0 04:11 PM 06:55 PM 0.7 09:48 PM

Slack Water

Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Maximum Current

02:05 AM 1.2 05:48 AM 09:01 AM-0.9 12:51 PM 02:55 PM 0.3 05:05 PM 08:21 PM-0.7 11:07 PM 03:01 AM 1.2 06:41 AM 09:57 AM-1.0 01:46 PM 03:56 PM 0.4 06:14 PM 09:21 PM-0.7

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Slack Water 12:56 AM 07:28 AM 12:55 PM 07:30 PM

Maximum Current 04:17 AM-1.6 09:55 AM 1.0 04:26 PM-1.6 10:13 PM 1.2

01:37 AM 08:12 AM 01:53 PM 08:26 PM

05:00 AM-1.6 10:43 AM 1.1 05:17 PM-1.6 11:00 PM 1.2

02:19 AM 09:00 AM 02:51 PM 09:21 PM

05:48 AM-1.6 11:33 AM 1.1 06:16 PM-1.5 11:51 PM 1.0

03:01 AM 06:42 AM-1.5 09:50 AM 12:27 PM 1.1 03:50 PM 07:19 PM-1.4 10:22 PM 12:48 AM 0.9 03:48 AM 07:38 AM-1.5 10:44 AM 01:24 PM 1.1 04:56 PM 08:21 PM-1.3 11:28 PM 01:45 AM 0.8 04:42 AM 08:34 AM-1.4 11:44 AM 02:21 PM 1.0 06:07 PM 09:26 PM-1.2 12:38 AM 05:46 AM 12:48 PM 07:15 PM

02:45 AM 0.6 09:35 AM-1.3 03:26 PM 0.9 10:37 PM -1.2

01:47 AM 06:52 AM 01:50 PM 08:20 PM

03:54 AM 0.5 10:43 AM -1.3 04:42 PM 0.9 11:44 PM -1.2

02:52 AM 05:09 AM 0.5 07:54 AM 11:48 AM -1.3 02:53 PM 05:47 PM 0.9 09:22 PM 12:43 AM -1.2 03:52 AM 06:05 AM 0.6 08:54 AM 12:45 PM -1.3 03:51 PM 06:37 PM 1.0 10:17 PM

Slack Water

21 Su

Maximum Current

01:37 AM-1.3 04:43 AM 06:52 AM 0.6 09:50 AM 01:38 PM-1.4 04:41 PM 07:23 PM 1.0 11:04 PM 02:27 AM-1.3 05:29 AM 07:38 AM 0.6 10:40 AM 02:29 PM-1.4 05:28 PM 08:09 PM 1.0 11:44 PM 03:10 AM-1.3 06:10 AM 08:26 AM 0.7 11:26 AM 03:14 PM-1.4 06:11 PM 08:54 PM 1.0

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17 W

12:21 AM 06:50 AM 12:10 PM 06:57 PM

03:47 AM-1.3 09:12 AM 0.7 03:54 PM-1.3 09:36 PM 1.0

12:54 AM 07:30 AM 12:54 PM 07:41 PM

04:20 AM-1.3 09:54 AM 0.8 04:31 PM-1.3 10:16 PM 0.9

01:26 AM 08:09 AM 01:38 PM 08:27 PM

04:49 AM-1.2 10:34 AM 0.8 05:08 PM-1.2 10:55 PM 0.8

01:57 AM 08:49 AM 02:22 PM 09:11 PM

05:19 AM-1.2 11:14 AM 0.7 05:49 PM-1.0 11:37 PM 0.7

02:28 AM 05:53 AM-1.1 09:28 AM 11:58 AM 0.7 03:05 PM 06:35 PM-0.9 09:57 PM

18 Th

12:21 AM 0.6 02:58 AM 06:34 AM-1.1 03:50 PM 07:25 PM-0.8 10:46 PM

19 F

01:07 AM 0.5 03:31 AM 07:19 AM-1.0 10:53 AM 01:29 PM 0.6 04:44 PM 08:12 PM-0.7 11:41 PM

20 Sa

Maximum Current

01:53 AM 0.4 04:07 AM 08:05 AM-1.0 11:42 AM 02:16 PM 0.5 05:50 PM 09:01 PM-0.7

22 M

23 Tu

24 W

25 Th

26 F

27 Sa

28 Su

29 M

30 Tu

31 W

12:40 AM 04:52 AM 12:35 PM 06:52 PM

02:40 AM 0.3 08:53 AM-1.0 03:09 PM 0.5 10:02 PM -0.7

01:39 AM 05:51 AM 01:28 PM 07:04 PM

03:37 AM 0.3 09:48 AM-1.0 04:14 PM 0.6 11:08 PM -0.7

02:34 AM 04:41 AM 0.3 06:51 AM 10:49 AM -1.1 02:19 PM 05:13 PM 0.7 08:40 PM 12:00 AM -0.9 03:21 AM 05:34 AM 0.4 07:51 AM 11:46 AM -1.2 03:09 PM 05:57 PM 0.9 09:29 PM 12:46 AM -1.0 04:03 AM 06:17 AM 0.6 08:51 AM 12:39 PM -1.4 03:58 PM 06:39 PM 1.0 10:14 PM 01:32 AM-1.2 04:42 AM 07:01 AM 0.8 09:52 AM 01:33 PM-1.5 04:45 PM 07:23 PM 1.1 10:56 PM 02:19 AM-1.4 05:22 AM 07:48 AM 1.0 10:50 AM 02:28 PM-1.6 05:32 PM 08:11 PM 1.2 11:38 PM 03:04 AM-1.6 06:04 AM 08:38 AM 1.1 11:46 AM 03:20 PM-1.7 06:22 PM 09:02 PM 1.3 12:20 AM 06:49 AM 12:41 PM 07:16 PM

03:48 AM-1.7 09:28 AM 1.3 04:10 PM-1.8 09:51 PM 1.2

01:04 AM 07:38 AM 01:38 PM 08:11 PM

04:32 AM-1.7 10:17 AM 1.3 05:01 PM-1.7 10:41 PM 1.2

Current Differences and Speed Ratios Secondary Stations Baltimore Harbor Approach Cove Point, 3.9 n.mi. East Sharp Island Lt., 3.4 n.mi. West Thomas Pt. Shoal Lt., 2.0 n.mi. East Pooles Island, 4 miles Southwest Turkey Point, 1.2 n.mi. Southwest

Min. before Flood

Time Differences Min. before Flood Ebb Ebb

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Chesapeake Bay Entrance before Flood Chesapeake Beach, 1.5 miles North +0:29 Chesapeake Channel, (bridge tunnel) +0:05 Stingray Point, 12.5 miles East +2:18 Smith Point Light, 6.7 n.mi. East +2:29 Point No Point, 4.3 n.mi. East +4:49

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Summer BrewFest Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA.

The Mayflower Leaves Plymouth, England, on First Leg of Her Voyage to the New World, 1620; and With Select Shots Filmed in Annapolis, the Movie “Wedding Crashers” Is Released, 2005


Delaware City Days Parades, vendors, music, fireworks, and more along the waterfront.


Operation Helping Heros Freedom Ride The 400-mile journey on personal watercraft starts at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis and runs to Washington, DC, and back.


AquaPalooza Conquest Beach, MD. A nationwide raft-up of Sea Rays and other fine vesssels! Clarks Landing will be there, too.


Kids’ Fishing Derby 8 to 11:30 a.m. Downs Park, Severna Park, MD. Sponsored by Pasadena Sportfishing Group. Demos, prizes (10 rodand-reel combos), free bait, and more.

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Poker Run: Relay for Life North East River YC, North East, MD.

Sassafest River Jam! Noon to 5 p.m. Harbor View at Georgetown Yacht Basin, Georgetown, MD. Music, a dinghy poker run, kayak racing, raffles, food, drinks, and more sponsored by Sassafras River Association. (410) 275-1400


Skiff Race, Awards, Fish Fry, and Nautical Music Holly Point Nature Park, Deltaville, VA. Caps off Family Boatbuilding Week.


Slow Pokey Poker Run North East River Yacht Club, North East, MD. Benefits American Cancer Society. (410) 287-6145


Wish-A-Fish Fun Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Hosted by Wish-A-Fish Foundation to help special-needs kids and their families.


Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours Annapolis Maritime Museum. $70. (410) 295-0104

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Watermen’s Heritage Festival Yorktown, VA.

J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake 1 to 4 p.m. Crisfield, MD. Townwide party. $40.


USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) Gets Underway for First Time, 1798


Thunder in the City Poker Run Chesapeake Inn, Chesapeake City, MD.


Kids’ Classic Fishing Tournament Ocean City Marlin Club, Ocean City, MD. Fun hosted by the Wish-A-Fish Foundation. (410) 213-1613

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Chesapeake Folk Festival St. Michaels.

Southside Boys & Girls Club Flounder Fishing Tourney Marina Shores, Virginia Beach, VA.


Wish-A-Fish Fun Bahia Marina, Ocean City, MD. Hosted by Wish-A-Fish Foundation.


Cambridge, MD.

Cambridge Classic Powerboat Races


Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim The ponies have been penned since 1925.

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Powerboating for a Cure Poker Run Waterside Marina, Norfolk, VA. Benefits American Cancer Society.

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Gas Clash Queenstown, MD. See model boats fly.

Lighthouse Adventure Cruise Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $130 plus lunch at Cantler’s Riverside Restaurant.


Middle River Dinghy Poker Run 10 a.m. Wild Duck Restaurant, Middle River, MD. Hosted by Norris Lane Foundation. $35.

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Deadline To Enter “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Trip”

John Ericsson, Who Invented the Screw Propeller and Built the USS Monitor, Is Born in Sweden, 1803



Fly-Fishing Retailer World Trade Expo Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT.


Chesapeake Bay Cape Charles Buyboat Reunion and Urbanna Homecoming Buyboats will cruise from Tangier Island to Cape Charles Town Harbor, Deltaville, and Urbanna. Hosted by Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association. (703) 501-5610


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The Nuclear-Powered Nautilus Is First Submarine To Cross the North Pole Under Water, 1958

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U.S. Coast Guard Day

St. Mary’s County National Lawn Mower Racing Bowles Farms, Clements, MD. (301) 475-2139


Hampton Cup Regatta Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA. Hot hydroplane action, spiced with kids’ activities, food vendors, and more. Free. (757) 727-8311


Beach Party on the Square 4 to 9 p.m. Leonardtown Square, MD.

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AUGUST Continued... 7

“Gary’s Poison” Recipe of Rum, Triple Sec, and Orange and Pineapple Juices Is Posted on the Web, 2001

6 6 

Blessing of the Combines 11 a.m. Snow Hill, MD.

Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Association’s Ultimate Poker Run Hemingway’s, Kent Island, MD.


Paddle for the Bay 7:30 a.m. to Noon. Sarah Constant Beach, Norfolk, VA. Kayaks, outrigger canoes, stand-up paddlers, surf skis, and more hosted by Mid-Atlantic Paddler’s Association and the City of Norfolk.


Start of Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Flounder Tournament Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Ocean City, MD. The fun runs through January 1, 2012.


National Lighthouse Day


Colonial Beach Waterfest Colonial Beach, VA. See jet ski competitions as part of the 2011 APBA Watercross National Tour!


Melting Glaciers Carve Channels Through a Coastal Plain that Today Form Tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, 2 to 3 Million Years Ago; the First Continental Navy Yard Is Established in Norfolk, VA, 1801; George Crum, Who Invented the Potato Chip in 1853, Is Born in New York, 1822; and Norfolk County and the City of South Norfolk Merge To Create Chesapeake City, VA, 1963


Boating Safety Course 7 to 10 p.m. Three nights. Annapolis Fire Department. Hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 22-05. $20. (301) 919-7738


Diet Coke Is Introduced in the United States, 1982






Maryland Streams Symposium Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD.

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Full Moon Party 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport.

Annie Oakley Wild West Festival Downtown Cambridge, MD.


Escape to Tilghman Island (Bubba’s Pig Roast) Knapps Narrows Marina and Inn, MD. Fun-infused pool party hosted by Clarks Landing. For other “escape escapades,” call (410) 604-4300.


Mainship Rendezvous Sassafras Harbor Marina, Georgetown, MD.


Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend Rock Hall, MD. Costumed craziness, with singing, boating, eating, drinking, and anything that suits a scallywag’s fancy. (410) 935-3491


Seafood Festival Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, MD. Food, fun, and live entertainment. (410) 939-1525

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Crab and Pork Feast Flag Harbor Yacht Haven, St. Leonard, MD.

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Jet Ski Poker Run Potomac River.

Full Moon Canoe Float on the Rappahannock 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. City Dock, Fredericksburg, VA.

Left Handers’ Day Perseids Meteor Shower and Full Moon 

Rescue Fire Company Seafood Feast-I-Val 1 to 6 p.m. Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD.

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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours Annapolis Maritime Museum. $70. (410) 295-0104


Homo Erectus Tames Fire, 500,000 BC; and Simply Brilliant! Stephen Poplawski, the Big-Brained Wonder Who Invented the Blender, Is Born in Poland, 1885


Watermen’s Appreciation Day Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.

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The 48-Mile-Long Panama Canal Opens, 1914 National Rum Day

Virginia Dare Is First Child Born in the American Colonies, 1587


International Fly Tackle Dealer Expo New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

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A Hurricane Destroys Much of Ocean City, MD, and Creates a New Inlet at South Second Street, 1933

Caroline Summerfest Denton, MD.

Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival National Harbor, MD. Get crackin’. Lighthouse Adventure Cruise Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $130 plus lunch on Smith Island.

ZZ TOP, Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts in Concert 7:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.

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Ole Evinrude Obtains Patent for the Outboard Motor, 1911

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Benjamin Thompson Invents the Coffee Pot, 1806 Coffee drinkers the world over no longer had to “chew their brew.”

25 27-Oct 23  Whisky Sour Day 

Maryland Renaissance Festival Annapolis. The festival celebrates 35 years this season. No pets or weapons.

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The First Date Comprised of Only Even Numbers, 888

U.S. Navy Divers Raise F-4, the First U.S. Submarine Sunk in an Accident, 1915

##Staying cool at the 111-boat Flounder Bowl at Dare Marina and Yacht Sales in Yorktown, VA, June 24-25. Craig Paige’s 25.23-pound, three-fish stringer netted first place. Other winners were Ken Neill, Chris Bently, Capt. Kenny Jarvis, Clifton Rowe, Barry Bradley, Hunter Gray, Tricia Neill, James Dearnley, and Tyler Blanks. Total payout was $17,450 plus merchandise. In all, they went through 150 pounds of barbecue, 200 pounds of fried fish, a couple hundred hot dogs, 80 pounds of scallops, 15 kegs of beer, five bushels of steamed crabs, and whole lot of other food and drink. Photo and caption courtesy of Dr. Ken Neill

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Indian Summer Bon

Voyage Story and photos by Charlie Iliff Editor’s Note: Charlie Iliff was underway aboard Indian Summer and making steady progress north when this issue of PropTalk went to press. Be sure to check out the September issue of PropTalk for details about Indian Summer’s journey north. It will certainly be anything but dull.


few months ago (May 2011), PropTalk’s headline writer, who may also be the editor, inserted a pretty deep needle by titling our Indian Summer article “Master Plan.” We know, of course, that none of the previous Indian Summer plans have been executed as drawn. And we’ve freely admitted in these pages that as planners, we might be in competition with those in charge of the Market House in Annapolis. But, as this is written, well in advance of its publication, we hope that the online version of this article will be read on a laptop in Indian Summer’s salon, somewhere near Montreal in Canada. That’s the plan, see, and Gary, we know where you are, so no more snide headlines. A couple of months ago, we mentioned the haircut that Indian Summer needed to fit her under the lowest bridge (17-foot vertical clearance) in the canal system above Lake Champlain. Her highest protuberance was her mast, which we removed. It weighed on the order of 300 pounds, so there was no temptation to put it back. Instead, we purchased Muskrat’s castoff boom for $1.98 and a six pack of Budweiser longnecks. Replacing the original wood and fiberglass monstrosity with an aluminum

extrusion sheared off about 225 pounds. More importantly, it made it so the mast can be easily lowered by two people to lie almost flat, reducing Indian Summer’s air draft from 22 to 14 feet. On the new mast, we remounted the old radar antenna, added a television antenna, and installed LED navigation and deck lights. With the mast down, Indian

##Lightweight, lowerable, and lighted. Indian Summer’s new electronics mast, which was crafted from a J/Boat sailing boom.

Summer won’t be legal at night, and television reception will be nil, but the mast will be upright, except when clearing a couple of bridges. Wiring the new mast took a bit of time, but we managed to put everything inside, except the radar cable. The latter had about 20 little wires connected in the dome, which we didn’t have the nerve to disconnect. So, the cable is tethered down the back of the mast with sail slides in the original slot—almost as if someone had planned for our adaptation. In the “one step forward, two steps back” phenomenon that we’ve come to expect following any progress, an engine gauge problem emerged. As we pulled out into the river to swing the compasses, the port engine oil pressure gauge at the lower helm station indicated 80 pounds of pressure. At the upper helm station, the oil pressure gauge indicated 0 (as in zero, naught). Additionally, the lower temperature gauge seemed about 10 degrees higher than what we would expect with a 175-degree thermostat. Back up on the flybridge, the temperature gauge indicated zero.

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##Diodes, switches, and all manner of electric wizardry. PropTalk is pretty sure you will never find a more over-engineered bilge pump system on any boat.

So, other scheduled preparation for the trip was replaced with troubleshooting. I started checking things down in the engine room. That was exactly wrong, as it turns out, but seemed logical at the time. I carefully checked each individual sender, and then moved up to the gauges, with long and short jumper wires. I ran a new ground wire to the flybridge panel, because it didn’t test properly, but the problem wasn’t cured. In case we needed new gauges, I called American Diesel in Kilmarnock, VA, so that there was time to ship them. As soon as he heard the symptoms, Brian Smith tells me, “You don’t need to buy anything; you’ve either lost the 12-volt positive or the ground to those instruments on the fly bridge.” Since I’d just run a new ground wire, I once again crawled under the flybridge panel and poked through the maze of wiring. Sure enough, I found a free wire, which tested 12 volts to ground when the ignition switch was turned on. Attaching that back to the post on the temperature gauge cured the problem. Thanks again to Brian Smith and American Diesel. I suppose it isn’t really surprising that an electric gremlin or two has appeared. Over the past couple of months, we’ve removed the better part of a mile of useless wire.

So, perhaps we also removed a foot or two that was still doing a job. (I’d like to find someone else to blame, but since I’ve done all the unwiring, no one comes to mind.) We’ve rerouted and corrected a circuit or 10. One of my favorites was a heavy-gauge pair of wires that ran from the port battery bank forward through the bulkhead and were completely without fuse protection. It turns out that the only thing powered by that circuit was the dim little light panel that suggests when it is nearly time to pump the holding tank. That circuit now has the safety of a breaker, which was recently vacated by the no-longer-legal macerator pump. One primary objective of the wiring work was to attach the bilge pumps properly. When Steve Koch installed Indian Summer’s inverter last summer, he recommended quite forcefully that some of our wiring needed to be updated. He put an inline fuse in the wire to the forward pump, but told us that we really needed to replace the mess that someone had stuck in as a temporary fix years ago, which had no overcurrent protection. So, we’ve done as Koch suggested, and maybe even gone beyond what he had in mind. We ran 10 AWG wires from both battery banks to a new box just inside the engine room door. To make sure that

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electricity was available to all pumps from both banks, but to isolate the banks from each other in case one goes down, we mounted heavy duty diodes on an aluminum heat sink, attached to which are four fused circuits. Three of these power bilge pumps via automatic float switches. The fourth circuit is a high-water alarm float. Three buttons on the side of the box bypass the bilge pump float switches to pump out smaller amounts of water that don’t quite actuate the bilge pump switches. Indian Summer now sports a credit-card melt of new electronics. Jim Maier and his crew at BOE Marine in Stevensville, MD, have fitted Indian Summer out with a Simrad autopilot, Garmin chartplotters at both helm stations, a depth sounder to provide backup for the flybridge unit, and a new lower-station VHF radio with antenna. BOE also ordered us the new LED deck lights and three-mile visibility LED

running lights for the mast. The chart plotters are mounted on quick-connect swivel plates so the flybridge display can easily be removed and stowed below. And, we don’t have to settle the ongoing argument about whether the touch-screen display should be at the lower station or on the flybridge. The boat operator of the moment can decide for him or herself, since the displays snap into either mount. The new lower station VHF radio has Digital Selective Calling capability (sending an automatic May Day), which we are working to understand, but hope we’ll never use it. We figure that if our trip takes a couple of months, we’ll have had time to read most of the instructions for the new systems. Or, maybe if we follow our more usual approach, we’ll have all the manuals aboard, but for use only as a last resort. How complicated can four or five new computercontrolled devices be, anyway?

##Ahh, the smell of melting credit card plastic. A few of Indian Summer’s sophisticated new electronics pepper the lower helm station.

“We figure that if our trip takes a couple of months, we’ll have had time to read most of the instructions for the new systems. Or, maybe if we follow our more usual approach, we’ll have all the manuals aboard, but for use only as a last resort. How complicated can four or five new computer-controlled devices be, anyway?”

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Family Cruising Summer Cruising with Family: Why Do It? by Ruth Christie


ure you love them and like spending time with them. But, really. Could you spend a week with the kids, grandkids, and/or other family members on your boat on the Bay? If you read the June 2011 issue (page 31) where PropTalk shares the many wonders of overnight cruises, and if you’re open to the idea of extended trips and have the energy, time, and creativity, you’ll say, “Well, yes. But we’ll need to set up a few boundaries, first.” Like, no books, shoes, socks, games, puzzles, crayons, electronic toys, sleeping bags, and other implements of kid fun strewn all over the teak-and-holly floors in the main corridors… ever! Keep everyone’s stuff in their bunk areas and provide plenty of snacks, drinks, and treats to appease any ankle-biter, alien teenage life form, or older-timer. Here are some other tricks of the trade:

In the Works

Plan short cruising days, or else everyone onboard will get on each others’ nerves. On extended, hot travel days, the kids will ask “Are we there yet?” more times than you’ll be able to count, and you will be asking yourself, your spousal unit, and other partners in crime “What were we thinking?” while rummaging around for headache medicine and liquid reinforcements. Mix up anchoring out in pleasant coves with visits to Clean Marinas that have pools, tot lots, playgrounds, ice cream stores, gift shops, and other family-friendly accoutrements. Before you go, sit down with your crew and your chart book, ask them where they want to go, and decide on where and when your adventures will take you. Visual proof and the ability to have some input always help everyone see the benefits of a boat trip.

You Talked Me Into It

As the Wicked Witch of the West puts it, “These things have to be done delicately.” The proper verbiage is important. Let your crew know when they’ll be able to fish, swim, and relax, and when the kids will score a new toy each day. 34 August 2011 PropTalk

For the adults, stick to regular cocktail hours. Also make it clear when you’ll visit a dock. Crew members and kids are all about

Set up everyone’s bunks to be comfy, and let the kids pack their own bag of toys, books, electronic games, and such. Also tell your crew when restaurant meals are in their future, when they’ll be able to charge their electronic gizmos, and when you’ll serve their favorite meals onboard. When on the water, food is important. It nourishes our souls, gives us something fun to look forward to and to do, and keeps everyone fat and happy.

Where To Go and Why

Marinas, restaurants, shops, and special events abound on the Chesapeake Bay. Whether big or small, ports up and down the Bay have ramped up familyfriendly activities to ##A family affair. “Docktail” hour at the “Cambridge Hyatt.” draw in visitors. Expect “high fives” all around if you take your crew to a dock within walking distance to ice cream dock time. There’s ice creaming, crabbing, stores, pools and tot lots, sandy beaches, fishing, walking, sightseeing, swimming, playgrounds and water parks, amusement shopping, and more a short distance away parks and moon bounces, putt putt golf, from the vessel. Being “away from the lighthouses to climb and investigate, fishvessel” is important here, because everyone ing and parasail adventures, waterfront will want some time off the boat to stretch promenades, trolley rides, outdoor sports their legs, gain some personal space, take fields, small-boat rentals, fireplaces for photos, and chill out.

s’mores, and swinging chairs to catch some air. Everyone loves children’s and maritime museums, water taxi and paddleboat rides, big league baseball and football games, movies, and zoos and aquariums. You’ll find these and more in the bigger cities. Again, get out your chart book and cruising guide, and look for cities and towns right on the water. For starters, Havre de Grace, Baltimore, Rock Hall, Annapolis, Washington, DC, Chesapeake Beach, Cambridge, Solomons, Crisfield, Deltaville, Hampton, Norfolk, Cape Charles, and Yorktown offer a fun mix of cool things to keep family cruisers happy. For anchoring out, the Bay can’t be beat in terms of good places to set your hook. Insiders know that countless creeks, coves, inlets, bays, and spits are delightful off the Sassafras, Chester, Magothy, Severn, South, West, Rhode, Miles, Choptank, Little Choptank, Wye, Patuxent, Potomac, Rappahannock, Piankatank, and James rivers. There’s also Fairlee Creek

and Mobjack Bay right off the Chesapeake. Take your pick. On the hook, everyone likes sleeping in late, fishing and crabbing, swimming and seeing wildlife, going on dinghy rides, kayaking, playing games, reading books, eating and snacking, and even helping out.

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Keep Them Coming Back for More

A four-letter word comes to mind, and it’s not the one you think. Toys; one a day does the trick for kid crew. We’re talking puzzles, “chapter” books, cards, cribbage, games, coloring books, nightlights, glow sticks, flashlights, disposable cameras, bubble makers, diaries, workbooks, and key chains to grace their backpacks (PropTalk’s new one is a nice choice). Think cheap and variety. As the kids age and morph, the “rewards” should change accordingly. Also stick to a regular schedule of drinks and snacks. Variety reigns supreme on the boat. If the kids are happy, all of your crew will be, too.



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Stay flexible. Breakfast for dinner? Sure. In your PJs until noon? No problem. Chocolate milk with Fritos on the side? Sounds good to me. Part of the beauty of cruising with relatives is taking time out of our busy land existence to relax, break some rules, and have fun. When it’s hot, crank up the air conditioning, hit the pool or creek, take in a movie, or dine at a restaurant for one of the days’ meals to get everyone out of the heat. When it’s rainy, read in the cabin, play card and other games, or take a trolley ride or guided tour. Evening strolls when the days cool down help burn off excess energy and a week’s worth of vacation eats. When in town, give your younger crew time to shop for a small toy or trinket if they want; the item will be their favorite possession, well, at least for a few minutes. If possible, have the kids plan one day’s activities, pick a restaurant, or “cook” a meal. They love being part of the planning process. Want to dinghy to shore? Go fishing off the back of the boat? Have a picnic in a park? These are the things great summer memories are made of. Because they like to, have kids keep a journal and take photos to record their adventures during the trip. They’ll love reading about their escapades when boating season is over. You can also put pins on a wall chart of the Bay to show all the places they visited by boat. And, this might not sound like fun, but give kids a boat-based chore and have them do it all week long. If you’re lucky, they will like helping to maintain your boat and keeping it neat (notice I didn’t say clean). My daughter likes to help do the dishes and windows. My son prefers to clean floors. Every little bit helps. Soon, they will help us clean up the decks after anchoring, scrub and wax the hull, and pick up after themselves. The third one is the charm. If you can get them to do that, you are brilliant.

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You’ll get to take precious time out of your busy schedule to be with your kids, grandkids, and other family members, while visiting nice vacation spots that only the Chesapeake Bay is known for. You’ll be able to recharge your batteries and make memories nobody onboard will soon want to forget. An amazing adventure awaits all your crew.

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Race Guide

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The Basics

Closed-course powerboat racing is organized and sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association (APBA) into classes based on engine size and hull design. In APBA Region 4, which encompasses the Chesapeake Bay watershed, nine classes of inboard race boats are popular. Hydroplane designs are distinguished by sponsons, highly-evolved pontoons engineered to lift the boats over the water. Jersey Speed Skiffs take a more conservative design path, with traditional-looking hulls harkening back to a time when they might have been used for running rum through the blockades of prohibition. For safety reasons, no more than eight hydroplanes are allowed in a heat. The Jersey Speed Skiff class allows 10 boats in a race, which makes this the most chaotic of the classes. APBA-certified race courses are five miles long and may consist of three oneand-two-thirds-mile laps, four mile-anda-quarter laps, or five one-mile laps. Follow us!

The Race

Five minutes before the start, the race committee (normally located at the start/finish line and not always visible to shoreside onlookers) will raise a green flag and sound a horn to indicate that the drivers may fire up their engines and head onto the course for timing runs and strategic positioning for the start. A super-sized countdown clock is visible to the drivers, and the announcer will normally keep the crowds informed of the countdowns. With one minute to go, the green flag will be replaced by a white flag. In this final minute, the boats may not approach the starting line at anything other than a 90-degree angle. This rule is meant to avoid a dangerous, last-second maneuver to squeeze into the inside lane. With about 15 seconds to go, the boats will settle into positions, with the inside slot being most desirable. The idea, of course, is to reach the line at top speed a wink after the clock strikes zero with the intention of reaching the first turn in clear water. Following boats will

have the added challenge of avoiding the leader’s curtain of spray and propwash as the fleet heads into the turn. At the start, the white flag is replaced by the green flag, which will stay up until the leader enters the last lap. The white flag flies for the final lap, and a checkered flag signifies the finish.

Inside the Oval

Official boats with judges and rescue personnel are the only vessels allowed inside the course. The judges use flags to communicate with drivers. However, many competitors have full wireless communication capabilities with their pit teams onshore. A blue and white flag is the caution flag indicating that there is an obstruction on the course, such as a boat that has lost power or an engine canopy that has blown off. A red flag indicates a serious accident or other major problem. Sometimes, an official will fire off a red flare to get everyone’s attention. Red means stop as rescue personnel go into action. A black flag means the course is closed. PropTalk August 2011 37

Chesapeake Race Boat Classes

■■ 1.5-Litre Stock Hydroplane (T)—Popular, small, and economical, these boats can reach 95 mph powered by their four-cylinder 1200- to 1500-cc Toyota engines. ■■ 1-Litre Modified Hydroplane (Y)— Creative four- or two-stroke-powered speed demons reaching speeds of 105 mph or more. ■■ 2.5-Litre Stock Hydroplane (S)—Powered by four-cylinder Ford engines (2000 cc or 2.3 liters) run with regular pump-grade gasoline, the 2.5 Liter Class promises exciting side-by-side racing at an affordable cost. ■■ 2.5-Litre Modified Hydroplane (A)—With top speeds exceeding 125 mph running on pump gas, methanol, or aviation fuel, this class allows unlimited engine alterations and extreme power. ■■ 5-Litre Stock Hydroplane (E)—With stock Ford, Plymouth, and Chevy V-8 engines delivering speeds of 115 mph or more, this class offers close racing with scant rules to control the budget. Its motto is, “rubbin’ is racin’.” ■■ National Modified Hydroplane (NM or F)—These speedsters are not for the timid, with speeds of 140 mph and allowing many engine combinations ranging from light and speedy four-cylinder power plants to big 350-cubic-inch V-8s. ■■ Jersey Speed Skiff (JS)—Fun, affordable, and wildly unpredictable, Jersey Speed Skiffs resemble their name (skiff) and use a smallblock Chevy engine to send the 16-foot lapstrake runabouts in tight, 80-mph racing frenzies—crazy fleet races with a driver and an outrider in crowded rail-to-rail competition reminiscent of the rum-running days when the Jersey Skiff developed its pedigree. ■■ Pro-Stock Runabouts (PS)—Highly modified 500 CID engines with multiple carburetors burning aviation fuel or methanol blends to push these boats to speeds of more than 120 mph. ■■ Super Stock (SS)—Super Stock skiffs use big-block stock engines and pump gas to inspire tight racing at speeds over 100 mph. ■■ Grand Prix (GP)—Grand Prix hydroplanes are up to 24 feet in length and sport 1200-horsepower, blower-driven Chevy/ GM blocks that cannot exceed 511 cubic inches and typically burn methanol. This combination can push these boats up to 170 mph in the right conditions or out of the galaxy in the wrong conditions. 38 August 2011 PropTalk

Boats classes are designated by letters and numerals, usually placed on their engine cowlings. For example, E-50 would designate a 5.0-Liter Stock Class boat, while Y-80 would identify a 1-Liter Modified Class boat.

Outside the Oval Officials will set out stand-off buoys to indicate where spectator boats may raft up. This is where most of the fun happens. Many memorable parties have reached critical mass along the edges of the race course. Music, swimming, floating, dancing, yelling, socializing, and even some race watching occur on these sun-drenched weekends. Onshore, the festivities are complete with food and drink vendors and expert second-by-second race

commentary to fans in the stands. In Cambridge, MD, July 23 and 24, it all happens at Great Marsh Park on Hambrooks Bay where the parking is ample and free. The Hampton Cup Regatta is August 5 through 7 this year. The festival will feature a major Friday night bash with live music on the Mercury Boulevard Bridge, a car show, food, drink, model boats, animal displays, and a kids’ area with activities and clowns.

The Schedule

It would be hard to find a more enjoyable way to spend a summer weekend than rafting up to watch racing hydroplane and skiff drivers test their technology, skills, and courage on the Bay. There’s something about the blended aroma of pit beef, fried chicken, and high-octane fuel that stirs the souls of American motorheads. July 23-24 Cambridge, MD (101st Annual Cambridge Classic) August 13-15 Hampton, VA (85th Annual Hampton Cup Regatta) September 24-25 Clarksville, MD (Clarksville Hydroplane Challenge)

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39° 16.4N 76° 34.3W

Carson's Creekside

39° 19.1N 76° 25.3W

Chesapeake Inn

39° 31.5N 75° 17.19W

Cheshire Crab

39° 07.6N 76° 28.4W

Deep Creek

39° 02.6N 76° 27.4W

The Granary

39° 26.1N 75° 58.4W

Harbor Shack

39° 08.1N 76° 14.9W

Hard Yacht Café

39° 15.0N 76° 29.3W

Island View Café

39° 16.1N 76° 23.8W

Jellyfish Joel's

39° 15.5N 76° 10.5W

Nauti-Goose Saloon

39° 35.4N 76° 56.4W

Nick's Fish House

39° 15.4N 76° 36.4W

River Watch

39° 18.4N 76° 25.5W

Rusty Scupper

39° 16.5N 76° 36.3W

Sue Island Dock Bar

39° 17.1N 76° 23.9W

Baltimore Harbor (410) 522-3377 Dark Head Creek (410) 238-0080 C&D Canal Mooring Basin (410) 885-2040 Bodkin Creek (410) 360-2220 Deep Creek (410) 974-1408 Sassafras River (410) 648-5112 Rock Hall Harbor (410) 639-9996 Bear Creek, Dundalk (443) 407-0038 Browns Creek (410) 687-9799 Fairlee Creek (410) 778-5007 Northeast River (410) 287-7880 Middle Branch (410) 347-4123 Middle River at Hopkins Creek (410) 687-1422 Baltimore Harbor (410) 727-3678 Sue Creek, off Middle River (443) 460-0092

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Rock Hall Harbor (410) 639-2261

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Dock Bar Guide MIDDLE BAY 38° 41.2N 76° 32.1W

Potomac River (301) 769-2500

38° 57.2N 76° 12.4W

Patuxent River (410) 326-4855

38° 58.8N 76° 19.9W

Somer's Cove, Crisfeild, MD (410) 968-2722

38° 43.8N 76° 19.5W

West River, MD (410) 867-2300

38° 50.6N 76° 32.3W

Ego Alley (410) 626-0004

38° 13.5N 76° 57.4W

Kent Narrows (410) 827-3937

38° 46.3N 76° 34.8W

Chesapeake Harbor (410) 263-3600

38° 19.2N 76º 27.2W

Town Creek, off Tred Avon (410) 226-0160

39° 00.2N 76° 27.3W

Rockhold Creek, Deale, MD (410) 867-7110

37° 58.3N 75° 51.4W

Cambridge Creek (410) 228-0112


38° 19.3N 76° 27.4W

Patuxent River, Solomons (410) 326-2424

Crab Claw

38° 47.5N 76° 13.2W

Jutland Creek, Point Lookout (310) 872-5020


38° 19.2N 76° 27.3W

Fisherman’s Inn

38° 58.1N 76° 14.4W

Solomons (410) 394-0236

Four Winds Café

38° 19.5N 76° 27.1W

Choptank River, MD (410) 943-4689

Foxy’s Dock Bar

38° 47.2N 76° 13.2W

Solomons (410) 326-2772

Harris Crab House

38° 57.2N 76° 12.4W

Kent Narrows, MD (410) 827-4959

Indigo Landing

38° 49.5N 77° 02.3W

Tred Avon (410) 226-5171


38° 54.5N 76° 21.4W

West River (410) 867-7200

Lowes Wharf Marina Inn

38° 45.9N 76° 19.7W

Back Creek, Solomons (410) 326-4075

Madigan’s Waterfront

38° 40.5N 77° 15.3W

Potomac River, VA (540) 775-7500

Mango’s Bar & Grill

38° 43.2N 76° 32.3W

Potomac River (703) 441-1375


38° 57.1N 76° 34.3W

Patuxent River, MD (410) 586-1182

Abner’s Seaside

Chesapeake Beach (410) 257-3689

Annie’s Paramount

Kent Narrows (410) 827-7103

Bay Bridge Marina Grill/Tiki Bar

Kent Island at Bay Bridge (410) 643-3162

Bay Hundred

Knapps Narrows (410) 886-2126

Big Mary’s Dock Bar

West River, MD (410) 867-2300

Blue Heron Pub

Potomac River (804) 224-8726

Calypso Bay

Tracy's Creek, Deale MD (410) 867-9787

Calypso Bay Crab House

Solomons, MD (443) 404-5125

Cantler's Riverside Inn

Mill Creek, MD (410) 757-1311

Captain Bud’s Somer's Cove, Crisfield, MD (410) 968-3131 Solomons, MD (410) 326-8399 Miles River (410) 745-2900 Back Creek, Solomons (410) 394-6400 Kent Narrows (410) 827-6666 Solomons, MD (410) 394-6373 Miles River (410) 745-4340 Kent Narrows (410) 827-9500 Potomac River (703) 548-0001 Kent Island at Bay Bridge (410) 643-2263 Ferry Cove, MD (410) 745-6684 Occoquan River (703) 494-6373 Herring Bay (410) 257-0095 South River (410) 956-2784

Morris Point

38° 15.2N 76° 43.9W

Naughty Gull

38° 19.5N 76° 27.5W

Olde Crisfield Tiki Bar

37° 58.6N 75° 51.7W

Pirate’s Cove

38° 50.6N 76° 32.3W

Pusser’s Landing

38° 58.6N 76° 29.2W

Red Eye's Dock Bar

38° 57.2N 76° 12.4W

Sam’s Waterfront Café

39° 02.1N 76° 24.4W


38° 41.3N 76° 10.1W

Skipper’s Pier

38° 46.2N 76° 33.3W


38° 34.2N 76° 04.2W

Solomon’s Pier

38° 19.2N 76° 27.3W


37° 30.2N 77° 36.3W

St. Michaels Crab House

38° 47.4N 76° 13.1W

Stoney’s Kingfisher

38° 19.3N 76° 27.4W

Suicide Bridge

38° 37.2N 75° 56.4W

The Captain’s Table

38° 19.5N 76° 27.5W

The Jetty

38° 58.3N 76° 14.2W

The Masthead

38° 40.5N 76° 10.1W


38° 50.5N 76° 32.4W

Tiki Bar

38° 19.1N 76° 27.2W

Tim’s II

38° 19.4N 77° 14.5W

Tim’s River Shore

38° 34.1N 77° 15.5W

Vera’s White Sands

38° 25.3N 76° 27.5W

Miles River (410) 745-3737

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37° 15.4N 75° 58.7W

Cape Charles, VA (757) 331-1776

Chicks Oyster House

36° 54.2N 76° 05.6W

Sarah Creek off York River (804) 642-6161

Cull Ring

37 49.9N 76° 17.19N

Pagan River, VA (757) 357-7700

Dockside Inn

36° 54.2N 76° 05.1W

Sunset Creek, Hampton, VA (757) 723-9366

La Marinella

36° 54.2N 76° 04.1W

Lynnhaven Bay, VA (757) 481-5646


36° 50.4N 76° 17.3W

Little Creek, VA (757) 480-5000

Mallards at the Wharf

37° 42.7N 75° 45.3W

Salt Ponds Marina, VA (757) 850-4300

One Fish Two Fish

36° 54.4N 76° 04.3W

Crockrell Creek, VA (804) 453-4666

Cape Charles Harbor, VA (757) 331-8660 Lynnhaven Bay, VA (757) 481-5757 Crockrell Creek, VA (804) 453-5002 Lynnhaven Bay, VA (757) 481-4545 Lynnhaven Bay, VA (757) 412-0203 Elizabeth River, VA (757) 622-9464 Onancock Creek (757) 787-8558 Lynnhaven Bay, VA (757) 496-4350

Pelican Pub

37° 07.1N 75° 58.7W

River’s Inn

37° 15.2N 76° 28.5W

Smithfield Station

36° 58.5N 76° 37.2W


37° 00.5N 76° 20.4W

Surfrider Marina Shores

36° 54.2N 76° 03.5W

Surfrider Taylors Landing

36° 55.2N 76° 11.3W

The Beacon Cabana Bar

37° 03.1N 76° 17.6W


37° 50.3N 76° 15.1W

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Tony Friedrich

Executive Director, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland

“Fishing was always a highlight of my life,” Friedrich says. “It is both quiet and exciting—the early morning quiet only a fisherman knows, and the excitement of figuring out the patterns and habits of fish.”

##Flatties on the fly? Yes, please. Friedrich holds up a fine doormat taken on one of his special flies that target the aggressive botttom dwellers. Photo courtesy of Tony Friedrich


ony Friedrich is not one of those “I remember that dude, but what’s his name and what does he do?” kind of guys. If you don’t like high-energy, matter-of-fact personalities who aren’t afraid to give you a good ribbing, Friedrich might rub you the wrong way initially. But for most, he’s a boundless source of energy and enthusiasm who can make even the most prickly curmudgeons smile. His unique persona, passion for the Bay, and an intervention-worthy addiction to fishing make him the ideal person to serve as the executive director of Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Maryland. Born in Memphis, TN, Friedrich started fishing with his grandfather when 44 August 2011 PropTalk

he was two years old. In those days, he went after pan fish with a cane pole and bobber in local oxbows (small bodies of water created by work of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Valley Authority). “Fishing was always a highlight of my life,” Friedrich says. “It is both quiet and exciting—the early morning quiet only a fisherman knows, and the excitement of figuring out the patterns and habits of fish,” he adds. Friedrich had another set of grandparents who lived in Louisiana, and annual visits there gave him his first exposure to saltwater angling when he was seven. When Friedrich was a teen, he first witnessed the carnage that humans can wreak

on natural resources. “When I was 15, pollutants were released illegally into a lake in my neighborhood,” Friedrich recalls. “That action resulted in killing almost all the fish in the lake, which gave me a strong belief that humans need to protect the resources that they love,” he adds. Friedrich, who says fishing was all he ever wanted to do as a youth, took a lot away from the fish kill at that lake. “I understood that something as special as fishing couldn’t be taken for granted, whether you’re talking about a small pond, a creek, or an ocean,” Friedrich says. “People have no option but to protect habitat they value. Otherwise, that habitat will be taken away from them,” he adds.

and farm ponds of Tennessee for New Jersey. I thought I would never fish again.” Soon, however, he discovered a whole new world of fishing. He lived on a 500-acre lake with trout, pickerel, crappie, and yellow perch, and there were also two rivers and three creeks within walking distance to home. Additionally, Friedrich was less than an hour away from Jersey’s beaches, which allowed him to hone his angling skills on stripers, bluefish, and other saltwater species. “What was initially a shocking disappointment turned out to be a Nirvana when it came to fishing,” Friedrich recalls. “It was the focus of my youth—a very strong focus. My high school buddies couldn’t believe that I didn’t want to go out and party on Friday nights. They couldn’t understand that I had to get up early Saturday to go fishing,” he adds. “Fishing is more than fun—it’s a life lesson,” Friedrich says. “I’ve learned a great deal through fishing—lessons that I’ve been able to apply to other aspects of my life. Fish aren’t impressed by what you say or who you are; they only react to your individual skill.


Respected as one of the most knowledgeable fly anglers in the midAtlantic region, Friedrich became interested in fly fishing when he discovered a white popper with black dots and rubber legs along with other flies in his grandfather’s attic. “As an eight-year-old, I thought those flies were the coolest things I’d ever seen. From then on, all I wanted were fly rods, fly tying kits, and other fly fishing gear. In 1977, my bible became Field & Stream magazine, which I always took to school. From looking at flies in that magazine and reading articles by people such as Lefty Kreh, I started tying and using my own flies. The first wooly bugger I tied looked as if a cat ate and regurgitated it, but I was proud of it and still have it today. Fly tying is a passion for me to this day,” Friedrich says. One of the first tragic experiences in Friedrich’s life (or at least based on his own initial impressions) was when the family left the pond-rich area of Memphis and moved to Northern New Jersey when he was 11. Friedrich says, “I was horrified… trading the oxbows

Friedrich helps Lefty Kreh celebrate his 85th birthday at TieFest. Photo by David Sikorski

“I was a prodigy, what can I say?” is the caption that came with this early Polaroid of young Tony Friedrich and a monster largemouth bass. Photo courtesy Tony Friedrich

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Life may sometimes not be fair, but fishing is always equitable,” he adds. And while family and protecting marine resources have always been a priority for Friedrich, fishing has never been far behind. Friedrich says, “The lessons I’ve learned have made me a better father, husband, and friend, because I realize there are more important things than personal gratification. I truly have never met a selfish angler.” Upon graduating with a degree in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, Friedrich took a job as a marketing manager for a company in Hartford, CT, and found time to catch his first salmon. He then transferred back to New Jersey and subsequently moved to Maryland in 1997 where he worked for MCI and later Preston Gates. Two years after his return, he married his wife, Tina, and they now live in Grasonville, MD. Friedrich became active in the Kent Narrows Chapter of CCA Maryland as a volunteer when he returned to Maryland and was made executive director of the state organization in June 2009. Inside Baltimore’s Trawler Fest

One outcome of his piscatorial passion was the creation of TieFest, recognized as one of the premier fly fishing and fly tying events in the Mid-Atlantic. Held each year in February by CCA, it brings together such angling luminaries as Lefty Kreh, Bob Popovics, Bob Clouser,

means more to me today than catching a 20-pound striper by myself. And again I’m learning lessons with A.J,” Friedrich says. Friedrich rounds out his philosophy by saying, “I’ve learned so much through being in the outdoors and fishing—I want my son to have

“We should use our resources today, but we should never let today’s use destroy our resources for tomorrow. As I look into my son’s bright blue eyes, I truly understand why we must always consider our impact on the future.” Steve Silverio, Joe Bruce, Sarah Gardner, Brian Horsley, and others who demonstrate tying and casting techniques for the 600-plus participants the event usually attracts. And now his fishing life has gone full circle with the birth of son A.J. “In my heart, I’ve always been a fly fisher, but now I’ve gone full circle with a cane pole in my hand and my son in my lap. The time I spend catching a five-inch bluegill with A.J.

the same opportunities. The only way that is going to happen is if everyone adapts an outlook that is conservation-oriented toward our natural resources. We should use our resources today, but we should never let today’s use destroy our resources for tomorrow. As I look into my son’s bright blue eyes, I truly understand why we must always consider our impact on the future… for our children and our grandchildren.”

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he Rockville Sail and Power Squadron’s (RSPS) Partners in Command seminar on the Allens’ Emma Rose (below) covered how to safely operate a boat, deal with common emergencies, and use a VHF radio to call for help. Meanwhile, past commanders Alan Karpas and Jeff McKinney demonstrated knot tying at a National Institutes of Health Safety Fair during National Safe Boating Week. We rafted up on Swan Creek Memorial Day weekend, Fairlee Creek on Flag Day, and Round Bay July 4 ( —by Chuck Wells

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s part of National Boating Safety Week, the Cambridge Sail and Power Squadron (CSPS) (right) met at Great Marsh Park May 22 to learn that expired flares and used fire extinguishers do not work, flares drip a hot slag that you do not want to touch or get on your boat, having to read directions during an emergency is not the best plan, and don’t forget PASS (pull the pin, aim at the base of the fire, spray, and sweep across the fire’s base). Fires and extinguishers are classed A for ordinary combustibles, B for liquid fires, and C for electrical fires; boats require class BC fire extinguishers. Members also toured a 25-footer (the 25RB-S) from the USCG station in Oxford and learned about USCG’s new requirements for boats (uspsd5 .org/squadrons/csps.html). —by Christine Kidd

Hearing the Call

G ##RSPS’s Partners in Command attendees (L-R): Patricia Peter, Linda Hofberg (course leader), Danee Mermelstein, Denise Allen (course leader), Karen Courtney, Lauren Cosgrove, and Diane DePew.


o west, young man (or woman). On July 23, the Jewish Navy will raft up on the West River’s Tenthouse Creek to kick back, relax, and share food, stories, and good company. We may even do some kayaking, a supplementary activity to yakking. Our Bay area boaters build friendships while learning from each other’s experiences. Relaxing on the water and getting to know and learn from each other are some of the motivations behind belonging to our club. If your idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance, join us on our adventures ( —by Adiva Sotzsky

##Playing it safe, CSPS recently asked Bill Clyde from West Marine to demonstrate a bunch of different flares, including this orange smoke one that grabs your attention.

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he Hatteras 1510 Club is looking forward to the 11th annual rendezvous September 8-11 at the Calvert Marina in Solomons, especially the kick-off cocktail party at Carmen’s Art Gallery, water taxi rides on Josephine, sponsor presentations, restoration and maintenance forums, the “Open House” of Yachts, more cocktail parties, and a buffet dinner at the Back Creek Bistro ( —by Ben Fishel

Never Forget

uring the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron’s (NVSPS) rendezvous over Memorial Day weekend, six boats cruised to Oxford, MD, for storytelling, eating, and enjoying the pleasures offered by Mears Yacht Haven Marina (right). NVSPS honors the memory of those who gave “the last full measure of devotion” to their country, and we remember their families and friends who live with the memory of that sacrifice every day ( —by Frank Shults ##NVSPS celebrates our Armed Forces.

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CRUISING CLUB NOTES That Was Fun; Let’s Do It Again


or the third year in a row, the Tidewater Grady-White Club (TGWC) rendezvoused at Smithfield Station Marina June 11-12 (below). Eleven 19- to 33-foot boats and 27 people met at the Middle Ground Light Saturday morning and then proceeded in a long column up the James River, into the Pagan River, and to Smithfield. Members filled all five cottages on the Boardwalk, making it a “TGWC zone” for the weekend. Highlights were fantastic catered meals, cool pool time, evening thunderstorms best watched from the comfort of the bar, shared fishing stories and a few adult beverages, and excellent accommodations from Smithfield Station staff. We have already scheduled our fourth annual visit to Smithfield Station for 2012 ( —by Brian Hodson

##The TGWG zone at Smithfield Station. Photo by Brian Hodson

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ach year, boaters on C-Dock at Herrington Harbour North get together to kick off a season of boating and socializing with friends. We are joined together in our passion for boating on one of the most wonderful bodies of water in the world, the Chesapeake Bay. The friendships that develop on C-Dock carry us through the offseason until we are able to meet again each spring. As we approach this boating season, we wish “fair winds and following seas” to everyone in the boating community and extend our wishes to all for a safe and happy boating season. —by Frank Shults

##Power cruisers and sailors share stories, food, and drink swap story swapping, food and drink on C-Dock at Herrington Harbour North. Photo by Russ Waters


Paying It Forward

nnette Thrasher and Susie Kunz set a goal to collect 250 bags of clothes that would translate to dollars for wounded veterans. In less than a month, they collected 405 bags from Chesapeake Yacht Club (CYC) members totaling 6137 pounds and just under $1100. An officer from Admirals YC Club kindly contributed $50 during our annual Flag Raising. Club manager Cordell Vitkun funded the POD (right) that housed the collected bags. Each year, CYC’s four docks host themed parties for members. This year, two docks hosted the Southwest Party, with food, beverages, and rockin’ music by Three Penny Opera for more than 150 members and guests ( —by Gail Parsons


embers of the Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association will visit Tangier Island, Cape Charles, Poquoson, Deltaville, and Urbanna August 2-14. We will be busy with too many choices of wine/cheese, parties, tours, games, parades, and harbor parties on the pier with our many sponsors and welcoming yacht clubs. What’s especially nice is that when we visit Deltaville, a few of the boats will be coming home to the boatyard where their keels were laid ( —by David Wright

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A ##Angler Joey Burke (age 17) helped represent the DC Metro MSSA chapter in the 2011 Tuna-Ment.

##CYC’s Annette Thrasher, Cordell Vitkun, and Susie Kunz helped raise nearly $1100 for wounder veterans.

Piping Hot Bites?

s part of the 2011 Tuna-Ment, the Washington, DC, Metro Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s Association (MSSA) fished out of Chincoteague, VA, and the tuna bite was red hot (left). We landed 25 bluefin from 30 to 60 pounds over the three-day tournament. Tuna were hitting everything from ballyhoo to daisy chains and spreader-bars. Green and blue/white were the best colors. The tournament was well run and a lot of fun. We are all looking forward to next year’s tournament! Congrats to the winners. The DC Metro chapter meets the first Wednesday of each month at our new location: Steamers in downtown Bethesda, MD, at 7:30 p.m. See you at the meeting and out on the water ( —by Jeremy Bendler



n June 24, almost 50 members and guests of the Chesapeake Bay Grady-White Club met at Jack and Anne Devine’s for our annual Steak and Shrimp Feast. We enjoyed the lovely weather and a delightful breeze; even the bugs kept their activities to a minimum. As usual, Jack and Anne had made their yard beautiful and quite accommodating for such a large group. Members arrived bearing taste-tempting appetizers and many marvelous salads and sides. Of course, the shrimp was super, and the steaks were spectacular, cooked to order by our famous chefs. The display of delectable desserts was quickly annihilated. All in all, it was a fabulous feast! We’ll meet July 26 at the West End Grill in Parole, MD, to prep for the fourth annual Grady-White Palooza August 19-21. Grady-White owners from around the region will meet at Knapps Narrows Inn & Marina for a full agenda, including a tour of Poplar Island and an evening cruise on a Bay skipjack ( —by Maryanne Gomme

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Holland 38, Wasque 32, and Jarvis Newman 36 from the Down East Cruising Club (DECC) rafted up off St. Michaels on Father’s Day weekend near the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum where the Antique & Classic Boat Show was in full swing. And speaking of being in full swing... When the wind shifted 180 degrees, the raft suddenly became a part of the show, winding up just off the museum’s seawall. Quick action was required. Kenny Beach, John Potvin, and Rick

Casali who were at the show, jumped in their dinghy to motor out and re-anchor the raft across the channel using bow and stern hooks. Damage was averted, and the raft got the “late entry award” at the show. Happy hour featured yummy appetizers and John Potvin’s Dark ‘N Stormys to calm the captains’ nerves, with dinner on the Beach’s Holland 38. A raft-up is tentatively planned for late July, and a lobster feast is set for late September (rick@northpointyachtsales .com). —by Rick Casali

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Having a Ball!

uring this year’s Tuna-Ment (below), Tony Tolbard from the Frederick MSSA took third place with an 88.9-pound bluefin tuna. The tuna and dolphin have been up and down the 20-fathom line, which makes them easy to get to, and boats have been having a ball catching them. A little further offshore at the 30 fathom line and the canyons, the yellowfin have shown up. Fishing should only get better with more dolphin and white marlin showing up in the summer. A few members participated in the Wish-a-Fish Foundation event by donating their boats and time to a worthy cause, giving special-needs kids and their families a day on the water as a break from their daily stresses. Little things that we take for granted on the water are new and exciting to these kids and their parents. It was a humble and satisfying experience that I would do again. Seeing their faces as they caught fish, drove the boat, and had a great time was well worth it (mssafrederick ##Justin Fleming fights a bluefin .com). —by Bob Pellicot on Reel Screamer.

Ain’t Summer Great?


his June, 22 Back Creek Yacht Club boats cruised to the Anchorage Marina in Baltimore for short ribs, brisket, chicken, and shrimp and grits at Langermann’s and a tapas dinner at Amo’s and singing at the piano bar; Great Oak Landing on Fairlee Creek for cocktails on the dock, dinner on the beach with folk music by the Bob Ortize trio, great sunset views, s’mores on the grill, a round of scramble golf ##BCYC’s Brenda Ripley and Ray at the Landing’s three-hole Blake imported this festive cake to celebrate the summer cruise. course, and hog fish, chicken, Photo by Otto Hetzel pasta, and an ice cream social at Mangrove’s Bar and Grill; and Haven Harbour Marina in Rock Hall for hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill, biking, trips into town, and our “last hurrah” barbecue capped off with an imported dessert (above). Over July 4, members cruised to Langford Bay Marina on the Chester River for barbecue and fireworks in Rock Hall, MD ( —by Otto Hetzel

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fter the cancellation of Portsmouth, VA’s “Power in the Park” event April 16-17 (due to windy, rainy conditions), American Power Boat Association (APBA) Region 4 racing finally got underway June 4-5 at the Elizabeth City, NC, International Cup Regatta. The Bear, DE, Kennedy family made their usual strong showing, with Robert Kennedy taking the win in the 2.5-Litre Stock Class with S-88 Runnin On Empty… Again, and Brandon Kennedy blasting into first as the new driver of Penzoil’s 5-Litre Stock E-30 Big Bird by Penzoil. Seems like the kid just doesn’t know how to come in second. The Kent Narrows Racing Association’s “Thunder on the Narrows” event went off without a hitch June 24-25 with warm but bearable weather, moderate winds, and a bit of cloud cover. There was a huge showing of Jersey Speed Skiffs this year (16), which made for many exciting heats, and a sizable Vintage class that started out the racing fun after the kids had made their rounds in the J-Stock Class.

The usual suspects did well during the two days of racing, with Brandon Kennedy taking the 5 Litre Class in E-30 Big Bird by Penzoil, and Charles A. Miller Jr. of Severna Park, MD, taking both the 1-Litre and National Modified classes in Y-563 The Lobster Boat and NM-200 MURJR’s Lauterbach Special, respectively. The 101st Cambridge Classic is set to rip up Hambrooks Bay off the Choptank River July 23-24. One of the most popular of Chesapeake Bay racing events, the shredding will take place off Great Marsh Park, where you will find abundant parking, and a front-row view of the action. PropTalk will be on-scene handing out magazines and taking pictures of the racing. See page 17 for specific details on the fun. The Offshore Powerboat Association’s (OPA) racing season got off the launch pad June 17-19 in Sunny Isles Beach, FL, where familiar names such as Miss GEICO, Amsoil, and Wazzup took home wins. OPA’s next event is slated to kick off July 29-31 in St. Claire, MI.

APBA Region 4 Selected 2011 Racing Schedule Cambridge, MD (Cambridge Classic) July 23-24 Hampton, VA (Hampton Cup Regatta) August 5-7 Clarksville, MD (Clarksville Hydroplane Challenge) September 24-25

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E-30 Big Bird by Penzoil took first in the 5-Litre Class with Brandon Kennedy at the wheel on both days of racing, securing a win for the successful team at Thunder on the Narrows.

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Elizabeth City June 4-5 (International Cup Regatta) Winners

1.5-Litre Stock: T-5 Trophy Hunter—Driver: John Shaw, Saccasunna, NJ 1.0-Litre Modified: Y-563 The Lobster Boat—Driver: Charles A. Miller, Jr., Severna Park, MD 2.5-Litre Stock: S-88 Runnin On Empty… Again—Driver: Robert Kennedy, Bear, DE 5.0 Litre Stock: E-30 Big Bird By Penzoil—Driver: Brandon Kennedy, Bear, DE National Modified: NM-30 Big Bird By Penzoil—Driver: Thom Heins, Marcus Hook, PA Grand National Hydro: GNH-18 Magnum—Driver: George L. Conover, Jr., Egg Harbor, NJ Jersey Speed Skiff: JS-99 Very Cheri—Driver: David Greenlaw, Jr., Turnersville, NJ

OPA Sunny Isles Beach, FL, (June 17-19) Winners

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Thunder on the Narrows (June 25-26) Winners

(Results courtesy of Shirley Outlaw) 1 Litre: Y-563 The Lobster Boat—Driver: Charles A. Miller, Jr., Severna Park, MD 1.5 Litre Stock: (Tie) T-1 Shameless Say What?—Driver: Matt Henning, Cinamonson, NJ T-125 My Shameless Mistake—Driver: Courtney Stewart, Annapolis, MD 2.5 Litre Stock: S-88 Playing Again—Driver: Robert Kennedy, Bear, DE 2.5 Litre Modified: A-19 The A Team—Driver: Kenny Walter, Jr., East New Market, MD 5 Litre: E-30 Big Bird By Penzoil—Driver: Brandon Kennedy, Bear, DE National Modified: NM-200 MURJR’s Lauterbach Special—Driver: Charles A. Miller, Severna Park, MD Jersey Speed Skiff: JS-100 Summer Storm—Driver: Jimmie Stewart, Annapolis, MD

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Sunday, June 19, 1966

Black Sunday on the Potomac Photos and story by Capt. Rick Franke

##Onlookers line Hains Point on the Potomac River in Washington, DC, to enjoy rooster tails and the roar of thundering engines at the 1966 running of the President’s Cup.

A Little History


y introduction to powerboat racing came in the mid-1950s when I was 13 and attended a President’s Cup race with a family friend. I remember standing on the seawall at Hains Point on the Potomac River watching powerful and magnificent waterborne racing machines roar by at over 150 mph with their supercharged 12-cylinder engines screaming at their limit, launching rooster tails 100 feet in the air. I knew immediately why they called them “Thunder Boats.”

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The President’s Cup was an Unlimited Class (unlimited means no limit on engine size) hydroplane race first run on the Potomac River in 1926. The first President’s Cup was awarded by then President Calvin Coolidge, who agreed to sponsor the trophy. Nearly all the subsequent races were run on the Potomac River between Hains Point and what was then Hoover Field, which is now known as Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. During the 1930s, a few President’s Cup races were even run on the Severn River off the U.S. Naval Academy, but racing was completely suspended during World War II. By 1946, President’s Cup racing had resumed on the Potomac River. These post-war years marked a resurgence of interest in powerboat racing, especially in the Unlimited Class. During this time, Washington and the President’s Cup became one of the four races on the Gold Cup circuit, and the race boats were undergoing major design changes. All of the pre-war winners had been displacement boats or step hydroplanes. A step hydroplane had a break or “step” in the flat bottom of the hull, which allowed it

to plane faster and reduced drag. The winner of the 1946 President’s Cup was Miss Great Lakes. She was a new design called a sponson hydroplane. Her hull was much wider than earlier boats, and the center of the aforementioned step was removed, leaving a small sponson at the outer edge of each side of the hull. She was the first modern “prop-riding” hydroplane. These boats became known as “three-point hydros,” because only the very tips of the two sponsons and the bottom half of the propeller were in the water at racing speed. The upper half of the prop threw up a distinctive “rooster tail” of spray as it chopped through the water. Miss Great Lakes also had a new power plant: A war-surplus 12-cylinder Allison aircraft engine salvaged from a P-38 Lightning fighter plane. This engine produced 1725 horsepower in its aircraft variant. This availability of war-surplus Allison and Rolls-Royce Merlin engines changed the face of hydroplane racing forever. The boats got bigger and faster, and by the mid-1960s, average lap speeds were 140 mph or better, with straightaway speeds easily exceeding 160 mph.

Black Sunday: Sunday, June 19, 1966

The Sunday weather forecast called for a lowed, most assumed the worst. Fears were Miss Budweiser, driven by Rex Manchestypical Washington, DC, summer day: confirmed about 20 minutes later when the ter, killing both instantly. No definitive hazy, hot, and humid with light southerly race announcer confirmed that driver Ron cause was ever established for the collision, winds—perfect for powerboat racing. Musson had been pronounced dead on although many felt that there was a lot of My friend Warren and I decided to go to arrival at the hospital. debris in the water, which may have conHains Point to watch the Unlimited Class In spite of the lack of safety precautributed to the accident. I never attended hydroplanes run the second half of the tions, 20 years of post-war racing had another Unlimited Class hydroplane race. President’s Cup races. We wanted to atbeen relatively safe. There had only been Later investigations into the cause of tend the races on Sunday, because the sectwo races with fatalities, one in 1951 and Miss Bardahl’s crash officially blamed metal ond day of racing usually had more intense one in 1961. In both of those cases, race fatigue in her propeller, causing one of action and the final awards ceremony. organizers had cancelled the remaining the blades to come off at high speed. In Saturday’s preliminary heats had gone heats and awarded the prizes based on the final irony of that terrible day on the smoothly enough. Potomac, the The only notePresident’s Cup This availability of war-surplus Allison and Rolls-Royce Merlin worthy event was was awarded engines changed the face of hydroplane racing forever. The boats got posthumously the introduction of Miss Bardahl, bigger and faster, and by the mid-1960s, average lap speeds were 140 to Rex Mandriven by veteran chester, based mph or better, with straightaway speeds easily exceeding 160 mph.” driver Ron Muson points accuson. Miss Bardahl mulated. It was had a “cabover” hull with the driver’s cock- points earned prior to the accident. This his only victory in five years of Unlimited pit situated forward of the engine, which time, the race organizers did something Class racing. was a complete departure from the normal different: they polled the drivers and That day eventually became known as “engine forward” configuration. Many asked them if they wanted to continue or Black Sunday among the racing fraternity drivers did not like the new design. It was abandon the race. The drivers’ fraternity and was a turning point in the history of considered radical and dangerous, even at this level of racing was small and tight- powerboat racing. Most of today’s modern though it gave the driver better visibility knit—they all knew each other and many safety equipment and procedures—from and eliminated the problem of exhaust lived in the same neighborhood in suburharnesses to fireproof clothing to escape noise and fumes affecting the driver. Musban Seattle, WA. Musson’s death affected pods and breathing apparatus—can be son did well on Saturday, winning the first all the drivers deeply and many were in a traced back to that humid 1966 Father’s heat in the new boat. state of shock. The drivers voted to conDay on the Potomac. On Sunday, Miss Bardahl seemed to tinue the race “for Ronny,” a decision that The President’s Cup never recovered. It be hitting her stride—looking impressive remains controversial to this day. was cancelled for several years and run as during warm-ups and having a good start Shocked and upset by the day’s events, a Limited event on smaller boats for a few in the second heat. But in the final heat, Warren and I decided we had had enough years. The last Unlimited Class race for as Miss Bardahl rounded the final turn and and headed back to Annapolis before the President’s Cup was in 1977. Shortly accelerated toward the finish line, somethe decision to continue the race was after, the President’s Cup Regatta Asthing went terribly wrong. When Miss announced. On the way home, a radio sociation disbanded. Bardahl approached 160 mph, she began to announcer broke into the program we were Author’s Note: I am deeply indebted porpoise up and down violently. Her stern listening to with a report that there had to Fred Farley, American Boat Racing suddenly and violently flew up, and she been a collision between two racing boats Association historian, for historical and then plowed nose first into the water’s sur- on the Potomac and two drivers had been technical background information. His work face. She disappeared in a welter of spray killed. Don Wilson, driving Miss Notre can be found online at and debris. In the shocked silence that fol- Dame had lost control and collided with ##Miss Bardahl gains on a boat of unknown name in the 1966 President’s Cup. Note her engine placement aft of the driver’s cockpit.

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G ##Mort Deckleman Jr. of Long Cove Marina in Rock Hall, MD, performs electric wizardry on his latest creation, a 24-foot aluminum commercial fishing and crabbing skiff. Photo by Bill Griffin


eorge Hazzard of Wooden Boat Restoration in Millington, MD, was happy to e-mail news about taking honors at the Antique and Classic Boat Festival. Hazzard says, “We ended up getting ‘Best Cruiser Under 40 Feet’ and ‘Best In Show For a Preserved Boat’ for Trouper II, a 1935 39-foot Consolidated that we did a complete paint and varnish restoration on. Owners Bill and Jo Ellyn Bunting were elated, since this boat has been a part of their family

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awdust-heads gathered en-masse at the 24th Antique and Classic Boat Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels June 17-19 to celebrate the virtues of all manner of craft covered in varnish, chrome, glossy paint, and gold-leaf lettering from a bygone era. The event was held by the fun-loving characters of the Antique & Classic Boat Society International, and awards were presented in a variety of categories. George Hazzard, PropTalk friend and owner of Wooden Boat Restoration took home two awards: Best in Show for a Preserved Boat” and “Best Cruiser Under 40 feet.” Congratulations, George. Boatshops, yards and builders were all reporting lots of activity when this issue of PropTalk went to press. David Mason of Chesapeake Boat Works in Crisfield, MD, was finishing up two 46 footers that will be in the hands of their new owners by the time you are reading this, and in the sportfishing world, Weaver Boat Works in Tracys Landing, MD, is pushing the limits with 80- and 87-footers (their largest yet) underway in their shop. Read the report below for details on these amazing fishing machines. Here’s what’s happening around the rest of Bay Country:


huck Ruble of Deltaville Boatyard in Deltaville, VA, chimed in to report on some interesting hull modifications being made to a 73-foot aluminum trawler in its yard named Retired Sailor III. Ruble says, “We are working with naval architect Gregory C. Marshall to fabricate, install, and test a system of trailing edge wedges, which are designed to improve the trim and performance of the vessel underway. Temporary composite wedges have been created and affixed for extensive testing and ongoing modification. The completed installation will be

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fabricated from 5086 aluminum welded to the hull of the vessel. Other modifications include the installation of grounding protection fabricated from ultra-highmolecular density polyethylene. This will create a renewable ridge along the exterior of the keel to help protect the aluminum from potential damage when operating in shallow waters. Interior projects include the integration of all monitoring, propulsion, and navigation systems into an engineered NMEA 2000 network allowing access to all systems information and multiple touch screens throughout the vessel.”

Ronnie Cutts (L) and Jeremy Smith (R) perform the “Cutts Method” with Kevlar cord on a Cutts-built boat at Cutts & Case Shipyard in Oxford, MD. Photo by Bill Griffin

since 1952, when Bill’s father purchased the boat. The award made for a wonderful Father’s Day present. We also had Tim Grant of Grant Signs stop by our display at the show and paint the name on the back of Dottie D, a 21-foot Chris-Craft kit boat owned by Bill Dussinger. All in all, it was a great weekend for classic boat fans.”


teve Zimmerman of Zimmerman Marine in Mathews and Deltaville, VA, announced the launch of the Zimmerman 38 (Z38) Radio Flyer in late June. PropTalk has been covering her construction for several months. Zimmerman says, “The boat will have a shakedown cruise in late June and early July, and then go to New England in mid-August. She will return in early October, making her debut at Trawler Fest in Baltimore, and then at the U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis,” Zimmerman says. Radio Flyer is a Spencer Lincoln design that is an updated and larger version of the Zimmerman 36 (Z36). She is powered with a 600-horsepower Cummins QSC8.3, cruises at 18 knots, and has a top speed of 23 knots. Radio Flyer has extensive systems, built around a Mastervolt Masterbus electrical

system, including a touch screen control panel. Her generator is a Northern Lights 6 kW. Other systems in Radio Flyer include a Sea Recovery watermaker, Hurricane heat and hot water, a 30,000 BTU Marine Air system, and a Steelhead ES1000 crane. The navigation system includes a Rosepoint PC-based plotter and a Furuno NavNet plotter and radar. After spending a year on the east coast, Radio Flyer will be shipped to Seattle,WA, and will then cruise to Alaska.

Trouper II, a 1935 39-foot Consolidated leaves Wooden Boat Restoration in Millington, MD, after a complete paint and varnish rehab. Photo courtesy of George Hazzard


eith Jones of Weaver Boat Works in Tracys Landing, MD, sent in some juicy information on two huge sportfish projects the builder currently has underway. The first is a Weaver 80 that has an anticipated launch date of December 2011. She will have a five-stateroom, five-head layout with a full-beam master stateroom, two bunk rooms, and two VIP staterooms. The nearly 28-foot-long main saloon features a laundry room forward to starboard and a pantry room to port. Aft of the pantry is a galley with an 11-foot-long walkway housing three of the five Sub-Zero refrigerator drawer units located in the salon, a Wolf oven and microwave drawer, and a Fisher-Paykel dishwasher drawer. Large settees in the salon will seat up to 14 comfortably, and there are four bar stools along the galley peninsula. She will top out at 45-knots-plus with the help of two MTU 16V2000 M94s that produce 2600 horsepower each. The second boat under construction is the boatbuilder’s largest project to date—an 87-footer— with a projected top speed of more than 45 knots and a launch date of April 2012. Follow us!

The Donald L. Blount-designed hull will sport a sleek, newly designed cabinhouse and a copius interior. A full beam master suite aft, a VIP suite forward, and two four-bunk staterooms each with their own head amidships provide large, comfortable sleeping accommodations for 12. The 23-foot-long salon will be comfortable for any size group with four barstools, two Lshaped seating areas, a full-featured galley, and a fair share of the 13.5 tons of ship’s air conditioning available. Forward in the

Dennis Elzey (L) and crew member Phil Todd (R) of Elzey Custom Boats in Cambridge, MD, make adustments to the tooling for the builder’s popular Shore Built 21 model. Photo by Bill Griffin

salon, a large tackle room with a workbench and lots of storage will resemble a trophy room. The full-featured 17-footlong cockpit and 4000-gallon fuel capacity will give her access to any fishing grounds her owner chooses.


ichard Scofield of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boat Yard, reports they are in the finishing stages of the 20-foot Smith Island skiff being built for a 13-year-old boy and his father, which they will use to trotline for crabs this summer. The project began last fall and is part of the museum’s Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program. The hull is Atlantic white cedar with white oak framing. The bottom is cross-planked with a bit of Sikaflex between each board to facilitate trailer storage. The 18-foot prototype did very well in her sea trials, and they are expecting the same from this boat. The 18-footer has a 30-horsepower Evinrude E-TEC outboard, and the 20-footer will have a 40-horsepower Evinrude E-TEC. Both boats were built in the museum’s weekend public boatbuilding classes, which continue throughout the year.


he welding wizards at Long Cove Marina in Rock Hall, MD, continue to churn out their handcrafted aluminum skiff and landing vessels. Mort Deckleman Jr. was welding together a beautiful 24-foot aluminum skiff in late June. She will be used to crab and fish the waters off Rock Hall and will be outboard powered. Mort Deckleman Sr. designed the skiff and had the specifications put into a computer-aided-design program, and all of the aluminum pieces arrived at the yard

Jimmy Wheatley of Generation III Marina in Cambridge rips out the old floor from a 1982 Parker that is in for a major refit and repower. Photo by Bill Griffin

cut-to-order and ready for welding. A second aluminum skiff is in the works after the 24-footer is complete. The second skiff will be powered by a 453 Detroit Diesel inboard. Mort Sr. recently delivered a 26-foot landing craft powered by twin 150-horsepower Honda outboards for an agency in New Jersey.


en Spring of Small Open Boats in Port Republic, MD, says, “It has been a very busy few months at the shop with a number of small repair and restoration jobs intermingled with major ones. Large jobs underway now are repairs to a 28-foot lapstrake double-ender sailboat, completion of the 1963 21-foot Chris-Craft Sea Skiff that has been underway since last September, and refurbishment of a Chesapeake Light Craft kayak. Many other smaller jobs are in waiting.”


an Cada of Ruark BoatWorks in Cambridge, MD, updates us on some ongoing projects at his shop (which is open to the public and a treat to see in action). Cada says, “Work on the new diesel power plant for the 42-foot workboat we’ve been working on for a few months has reached the point where piping and ex-

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haust connections are almost finished. An engine cover will then be built as the final wood-based effort on the boat. Washboard, collar board, and rub rail repairs are fully completed; and new after-deck beams and decking are complete and waiting for final painting. Tests of the new diesel are anticipated soon. Her owner has completed painting the interior and the hull, which looks almost perfect. She will be back in the water soon.” Cada adds, “Work inside our shop continues on the Pacific Class

hydroplane Wildcat. Her interior repairs are complete, and the old and replacement deck pieces have been fitted and are being fastened. When final brightwork is complete, she’ll become part of the historic displays in the Richardson Museum about American Power Boat Association hydroplane racing in Cambridge. A new boat is also now in the building; “Tinkerbelle 2” is in for restoration. She is a sister to the 13-1/2-foot boat that crossed the

Choptank Boatworks in Denton, MD, is making fine progress on a complete restoration of a 1941 Aage Nielsen yawl. Photo courtesy of Patrick Mertaugh

Deltaville Boatyard is engineering a trailing edge system for a 73-foot aluminum trawler at its Deltaville, VA, facility. Photo courtesy of Chuck Ruble

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atrick Edwards of Composite Yacht in Trappe, MD, phoned in to say, “Things are busier than ever. In the new boat department, we recently launched our newest 37CB, which will home port in Solomons, and are continuing well past the tooling stage on a new 32CB. In the service yard, we have a 46-foot oyster restoration boat in from

A new Chesapeake 46 emerges from David Mason’s busy Chesapeake Boats in Crisfield, MD. Photo by Bill Griffin

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oe Reid of Mast & Mallet Boatworks in Edgewater, MD, has been prepping for the launch of Dan and Kathy Wilsons 42-foot, wooden Matthews, which has been on land for five years. Reid says, “I can’t take credit for all the reframing work, installing new planks, cotton caulking, or painting topsides and bottom—Dan can. Kitty, our varnish person, is busy renewing varnish on a 38-foot 1950s Rhodes design, which has a lot of

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Radio Flyer, a Zimmerman 38, takes to the water for the first time in late June at the builder’s Mathews, VA, location. Photo courtesy of Steve Zimmerman

Kitty Seaborn of Mast & Mallet Boatworks in Edgewater, MD, works some brightwork magic on a 1959 18-foot Chris-Craft. Photo by Bill Griffin


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Nation’s River

Bass Tournament R by Gary Reich

ods, reels, sparkly bass boats, and 300 excited kids poured onto the Potomac waterfront at National Harbor on June 3 to participate in the Nation’s River Bass Tournament, which PropTalk was proud to sponsor. As part of the tournament, and supported by First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to get underserved children active, bass pros donated their time to help foster an appreciation for natural resources, clean water, and boating safety.

As the busloads of children arrived around 9 a.m., they were greeted by scores of volunteers who showed each of them how to use reels, cast rods, and (hopefully) catch fish. Interactive displays and activities were set up along the river’s edge to educate the kids on the importance of conservation, ecology, clean water, and an appreciation for the environment. A weigh-in was conducted at the end of the day, and each child was given a rod and reel combo courtesy of Walmart. Here are the results of the day’s fishing:

Nation’s River Bass Tournament Results

##A volunteer shows the ropes to one of 300 children who attended the event. Each and every child was given a rod and reel combo to take home courtesy of Walmart at the end of the day.

A well-outfitted young lad waits for the action to begin.

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Grand Prize

Jayliah Sanders

Clint Miller

Ryan Abey

6 lbs.

1st place

Kyle Hoeth

Bryan Arroyo

George Loope

2 lbs, 14 oz.

2nd place

Jason Cho


Mike Branham

2 lbs, 13 oz.

3rd place

Haley May

Dan Ashe

Roger Trageser

2 lbs, 12 oz.

4th place (tie)

Katie Stombres

Joe Humphrey

Danny Moffat

2 lbs, 6 oz.

4th place (tie)

Tyler Bowens

Joel Bader

Rich Welden

2 lbs, 6 oz.

5th place

Matthew Coyne

Kelly Hepler

Mark Leone

2lbs, 5 oz.

The National Anthem was piped through loudspeakers over the Potomac River before the day’s fishing began. The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge can be seen in the background.

Smiles all around.

The early bird gets the worm. Bass pros angle for an open lane to the best fishing spots on the Potomac River.

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Fisheries Board To Discuss Menhaden Harvest at August Meeting


f it seems I’ve been writing about reforming the Virginia-based industrial harvest of menhaden for more than a dozen years, it’s because I have. On a late-June cobia fishing trip to the mouth of the Chesapeake, we saw first-hand the massive bunker fleet—six large vessels, at least five tenders and two spotter planes—sucking up unfathomable amounts of this important forage fish. At its August 2 meeting, after years of dragging its feet, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is expected to chart a new course to properly manage what has been called the most important fish in the sea. “Only in Bizarro World can a fish stock reach the lowest point in its recorded history, and the reference points used to manage that stock still indicate that all is well and that it is not overfished, nor is overfishing occurring,” says Richen Brame, Coastal Conservation Association’s (CCA) Atlantic States Fisheries director, in a press release. Like many fish, menhaden has been managed primarily for its dockside value, not its importance in the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay food cycle. Apex predators like striped bass depend on menhaden for the protein it yields. In recent years, the prevalence of Mycobacteriosis infections among Chesapeake Bay rockfish has anglers and some biologists very concerned. It’s estimated that as many as 70 percent of Bay rockfish now show signs of Myco, and much of the growing evidence points to a lack of forage, especially menhaden, as the cause. For more on menhaden, visit

Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s Association (MSSA) 22nd Annual Tuna-Ment


he tuna fishing has been off the hook for much of June, and the timing couldn’t have been better for anglers competing in MSSA’s 22nd Annual TunaMent held out of Ocean City, MD, and Chincoteague, VA. Sam Fisher on the Right Hook took top honors with a 111.4-pound bluefin tuna as well as another 88.1-pound bluefin and yellow fin that went 48.2 pounds. He won $10,854. Tommy Baldwin on the Lady Luck V took home $5213 and his 108.3-pound bluefin was just shy of the leader’s big fish.

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irginia anglers take their flounder fishing seriously, but they also like to party. The two converged for the 2011 “Flounder Bowl,” hosted by the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association and Dare Marina and Yacht Sales. Some of the area’s best flounder anglers gathered together to determine who would be crowned this year’s top flounder pounder. More than 100 boats competed in the event, the winner of which was determined by the combined weight of each team’s top three flat fish. The top six teams won prize money. • First Place: Paige II • Fourth Place: Relentless captained by Craig Paige, 25.23 pounds. Charters with Capt. Kenny Jarvis, 18.67 pounds. • Second Place: Healthy Grin, • Fifth Place: Mulch Man captained by Ken Neill, 21.28 pounds. captained by Clifton Rowe, 18.06 pounds. • Third Place: High Point • Sixth Place: Fatty Flatty, captained by Chris Bently, 19.82 pounds. captained by Barry Bradley, 17.61 pounds. The total payout for the tournament was $17,450 plus merchandise, with Paige II winning $11,000 and Healthy Grin winning $2600.

##Photo courtesy of Dr. Ken Neill

22nd Annual TUNA-MENT Results Main Tournament Place

Prize Amount

Captain Name (Boat Name)

Weight (s)

1st Place


Sam Fisher (Right Hook)

111.4 lb BFT

2nd Place


Tommy Baldwin (Lady Luck V)

108.3 lb BFT

3rd Place


Tony Tolbard

89.9 lb BFT

$50 and $100 TWT’s (2 heaviest tuna) Place

Prize Amount

Captain Name (Boat Name)

Weight (s)

1st Place (70%)


Tommy Baldwin (Lady Luck V)

213.6 lbs- (108.3 BFT + 105.3 BFT)

2nd Place (30%)


Sam Fisher (Right Hook)

199.5 lbs- (111.4 BFT + 88.1 BFT)

$200 TWT (3 heaviest tuna) Place

Prize Amount

Captain Name (Boat Name)

Weight (s)

1st Place (70%)


Sam Fisher (Right Hook)

247.7 lbs- (48.2 YFT + 88.1 BFT + 111.4 BFT)

2nd Place (30%)


Tommy Baldwin

213.6 lbs- (108.3 BFT + 105.3 BFT)

$300 TWT (6 heaviest tuna) Place

Prize Amount

Captain Name (Boat Name)

Weight (s)

1st Place (70%)


Sam Fisher

332.1 lbs- (48.2 YFT + 88.1 BFT + 111.4 BFT + 45.6 YFT + 38.8 YFT)

2nd Place (30%)


Dale Dirks

273.3 lbs- (53.2 BFT + 41.6 BFT + 50.7 YFT + 47.7 YFT + 41 YFT + 39.1 YFT)

$500 TWT (single heaviest tuna) Place

Prize Amount

Captain Name (Boat Name)

Weight (s)

1st Place (one winner)


Sam Fisher (Right Hook)

111.4 lbs BFT


Prize Amount

Captain Name (Boat Name)

Weight (s)

1st Place (one winner)


Tommy Baldwin (Lady Luck V)

72.8 lbs- (32.5 lb + 22.3 lb + 18 lb)

Dolphin (3 heaviest)

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FishForecasts by Capt. C.D. Dollar


wo of the Chesapeake Bay’s best gamefish you’ll ever fight and eat are croakers and cobia. Often called hardheads, croakers make up the “silver” part of the enormous drum fish clan. They bite best after sundown on shrimp, peeler crabs, or squid. I’ve said and heard it said that if hardheads grew to 10 pounds, many fishermen might say “rockfish who?” They’re a scrappy fish with tasty white flesh.


apt. Sonney Forrest of Reel Relief Charters (Solomons) predicts a “normal fishing schedule” with big spot and nice white perch caught with bloodworms on oyster grounds such as Helens Bar, Hawks Nest, and Brooms Island Bar, all located inside the Patuxent River. “Croakers are caught during the day as well, but nothing like in the evenings on squid or shrimp,” Capt. Sonney says. “Look in deeper waters for croakers. Flounder can be caught on sandbars and points near dropoffs. Buoy numbers “1” and “5” are good targets, as is the Cove

Cobia fishing is a whole different game. Although the occasional cobia swims into Maryland waters, the most reliable action is in Virginia. Cobias fool many first timers by playing possum when they are pulled up alongside the boat, only to go ballistic at the sight of a net or gaff. If you plan to bring it on deck, dispatch that fish but good. I learned that lesson the old-fashioned way. Here’s what PropTalk’s experts are fishing for this month:

Point area using squid strips or minnows. Fish the deep edges and drift your offerings up into the shallow water,” Capt. Sonney adds. Capt. Sonney also likes to troll small spoons for both blues and stripers since they both are chasing small bait, such as silversides during this time of year.


apt. Jeff Popp plans to fish from Solomons on the Vista Lady in July and August. Capt. Jeff will take his clients live lining for stripers and bluefish. He expects to come across more breaking fish as summer progresses, which is always a welcome sight. “I’m betting more blues show up by August and that bottom fishing will be in full swing with lots of perch, spot, and croakers,” Capt. Jeff says.

of hungry spadefish. The action is fast and furious. Spadefish on light tackle is one of those must-do things in life—you’ll be hooked,” Capt. John says. “Pitching baits to surface-swimming cobia and schooling amberjack offers epic battles for those looking for a less expensive alternative to offshore fishing,” Capt. John adds.


apt. Kevin Josenhans of Josenhans Fly Fishing will fish Tangier Sound and the mouth of the Little Choptank River in July and August, focusing on early morning top-water action for schoolie rockfish. “It’s a lot of fun to watch a 24- to 28-


##Dave Spiker (L) and Bill Rich (R) after a successful day with Capt. Sonney Forrest. Photo courtesy of Capt. Sonney Forrest

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apt. John Mayer of Marauder Charters will leave Solomons for Virginia Beach, VA, on July 17 and plans to spend a month down there fishing for cobia, flounder, and spadefish at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT) and Chesapeake Light Tower. The weather is generally warm, with calm seas making it a great experience for kids, families, and groups who enjoy light-tackle fishing in the clear blue waters 20 miles offshore. “The Marauder crew is looking forward to an incredible late-summer season catching large schools

##Eric Green posing with a three-person limit of 18- to 23-inch flounder caught with Capt. Kevin Josenhans. Photo courtesy of Capt. Kevin Josenhans

as will Gotcha! plugs in silver or white. Speckled trout fishing should begin to pick up in the shallows—cast Bass Assassins and Storm Shads along the edges of grass flats. Hard-fighting puppy drums (redfish) usually show up in August and stay until early October. Catching specks and reds in Tangier Sound reminds several of my clients of Key West. Flounder action should be great. Drift Lil’ Jimmy bucktails by Specialized Baits or Berkley Gulp! Swimming Mullet along the channel edges in 15- to 25-foot depths—the fishing for this tasty fish is nothing short of fantastic,” Capt. Kevin says.

##The beat of the black drum is over, but these anglers are likely still smiling after catching this monster aboard the charter boat Worm out of Chesapeake Beach, MD. Photo courtesy of Worm Fishing Charters

inch rockfish blast a Storm Chugbug or Stillwater popper out of the water right at your feet,” Capt. Kevin says. “Bluefish should be roaming Sharps Island Flats this month for some great surface-feeding action. Metal casting spoons, such as the Hopkins Shortys or Stingsilvers, will work,


apt. Walt of Light Tackle Charters will target cobia at the CBBT complex and the seaside inlets of Chincoteague, VA, and Wachapreague, VA, during July and August. “Most of the time, I’ll sight-fish for cobia. That’s where we relax and take a boat ride looking for them at all the structures available in the areas we’re fishing,” Capt. Walt says. “Once we start to spot them, we’ll throw artificial eels made by both Hogy and Storm. And since most of my clients prefer light tackle, we’ll utilize

either 30-pound braid or 20-pound mono along with 20-pound class spinning and bait-casting outfits. If sight-fishing for cobia is slow, we’ll fish the same structures, just deeper in the water column. And we’ll deploy the same baits and gear,” Capt. Walt adds.


apt. Gary Neitzey of Fish Hawk Guide Service will target breaking stripers and bluefish from Eastern Bay to the mouth of the Choptank River in July and August. “Before the blues show up, I’ll use BKDs on light jigheads. Once the blues are mixed with the stripers, I will switch to Lil’ Jimmy bucktails and Lil’ Bunker spoons,” Capt. Gary says, adding that he also likes his clients to throw Stillwater Smack-it Jrs. to catch fish on the surface. “August can be a great time for fly fishing, too. Poppers on floating lines and just about any bright fly on a sinking line will bring strikes on nearly every cast. Hopefully, Spanish mackerel will show up in August. The best way to try for these tasty fish is to speed up your retrieve and cast to the edges of the schools of breaking blues or stripers,” Capt. Gary adds.

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ic Burnley of fishcrazy. info reports that from offshore to inshore, summer has started out better than most anglers could hope. “Offshore crews fishing the edges of the Continental Shelf from Ocean City, MD, to Cape Hatteras, NC, are catching loads of dolphin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and marlin. A mixed spread of Ilanders,

Seawitches, and dink ballyhoo will target a wide range of fish,” Burnley says. “Inshore, look for flounder to dominate the action from the Chesapeake Bay up to Delaware Bay. Strip baits on three-way rigs will pull flounder, with the biggest flatties found on the heaviest structures. Bucktails, soft plastics, or live baits work well also. Skinny water anglers can also get in on some great flounder and puppy drum fishing. Beat the summer heat by fishing at night with a scented soft plastic jig on a small jighead. Surf fishermen will find action for spot, croaker, and sea mullet, using a two-hook bottom rig baited with shrimp, squid, or bloodworms,” Burnley adds.

see where the fish are clustered. Once you find the fish, break out the lighter gear and jig five- to seven-inch Bass Assassins with a jig head that is just heavy enough to get it to the bottom,” O’Brien adds. He also comments that trollers will use lighter rigs such as tandem bucktails, tandem Tsunamis, spoons, and hoses. Hoses, usually more of a fall lure, are effective in the summer, too. “Croakers and perch are already abundant and should be throughout the summer. Rockfish should soon school up in Eastern Bay, and by mid-July, the snapper blues will show up followed by Spanish mackerel in August,” O’Brien adds.


##Flounder Frenzy winners (L to R): First Place: Dick Shelley 23-3/4 inches; Third Place: Bill Cooke 21-1/2 inches; Second Place: Budd Heim 21-5/8 inches. Photo courtesy of MSSA Atlantic Chapter

ill O’Brien of Shore Tackle and Custom Rods (Kent Narrows) reports that there ought to be plenty of 18- to 24-inch rockfish throughout the Bay in July and August. “The spot have already arrived, so live-lining is the technique of choice for many anglers in the mid-Bay,” O’Brien says. “Chumming should be good at The Hill, Love Point, and Swan Point Bar. A good way to start the day is with some light-tackle trolling to cover more area and

##Joe Light with a 41-inch, 30-pound rockfish caught near buoy “72A” aboard the Kingfish II. Photo courtesy of Kingfish II Charters

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he boat ride to the Target Ships is a short one—if you live on Tangier Island, VA. For the rest of us, it’s a bit of a run to the submerged wrecks from either the Western or Eastern shores. But if you make a day or weekend of fishing the areas surrounding Smith and Tangier islands, the Target Ships are a must. Over a handful of years beginning in the late ’90s, I pulled many nice weakfish (remember those?) from these fish magnets. My favorite lure was a doublerigged Meushaw-style jig in yellow or chartreuse tipped with soft crab. Today you’re more likely to hook rockfish, bluefish, flounder, spot, or croaker. Be prepared to

lose tackle, however; the Target Ships are gearmunchers. Within sight of the famous watermen village of Tangier Island, the two ships sit in less than 20 feet of water, jutting out just a few feet above the water’s surface. Use extreme caution when approaching the wrecks, as the eastern ship holds a barge that’s below water level. The ripped metal is hazardous and has damaged and even sunk several boats. Leave your good Danforth-style anchor in the locker. Wreck anchors are protocol here. By July, expect to find several fish species hanging out on the wrecks. Just about every game fish will eat a hunk of peeler or soft

crab, which can be fished on a three-way rig with enough sinker weight to hold it in the current or a fishfinder rig. A live spot could entice a striper or perhaps a trophy flounder. Lures such as bucktails, Stingsilvers, Hopkins and Crippled Herring, Lil’ Jimmy, and Lil’ Bunkers score. In the soft plastic family, try H&H Cocahoe Minnow, Gulp Alive!, D.O.A. Terror Eyz, or venerables like Bass Assassins, Storms, and BKDs. Fly anglers do well with an eight- or nine-weight outfit, tossing crab patterns, and Clousers and Deceivers in white, chartreuse, and olive with copious amounts of flash. A gaudy pattern may work if it’s slow.

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ne of the most difficult ways to learn how to fish the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean is trial and error. Then there’s the boat issue; we don’t all have one. Luckily, the Bay region is chock-full of knowledgeable guides and charter captains to show you the ropes and head boats, on which you can take a day’s journey with a bunch of like-minded piscatorial enthusiasts to find out where the hot spots are. Sweet! To the left you will find a directory of pro guides, charter boats, and head boats to get you started on your quest. Whether you like to fly fish, troll, or bottom fish, there’s likely a Bay expert who can lend a hand. Check back often, as we’ll be adding more listings every month. Follow us!

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It’s Bluewater Tournament Time


ne fin, two fin; yellow fin, blue fin. It’s that time of year when PropTalk straps on its hip-waders and surf-casts into the Internet to reel in information about when and where the bigfish tournaments will be off our mid-Atlantic shores. Each year, the blue and white marlin, yellowfin and bluefin tuna, mahi mahi, and wahoo really don’t have a chance. Fishing these tournaments is big business and bigtime fun for weekend warriors and pros, with exciting weigh-ins, huge cash payouts, and

July 15-17 Ocean City Tuna Tournament Ocean City Fishing Center, MD July 20-22 Marina Shoot Out Tournament Ocean City, MD July 20-23 Mid-Atlantic Tuna Tournament South Jersey Marina, Cape May, NJ July 29-31 Branch Kreppel Memorial Blue Marlin Tournament Sunset Marina, Ocean City, MD August 4-6 Ladies Tournament Ocean City Marlin Club, MD August 8-12 White Marlin Open Tournament Harbour Island Marina, Ocean City, MD August 13-14 Wine, Women, and Fishing Ladies Charity Billfish Tournament Southside of Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, VA August 15-19 Pirates Cove Big Game Tournament Manns Harbor, NC 66 August 2011 PropTalk

bustling dockside parties. There’s a healthy mix of catch-and-keep and catch-and-release events all year long to suit many tastes. As always, Ocean City, MD, is one of the hottest spots on the planet for billfishing. The waters there are accessible, productive, and accommodating to fishing machines of all sizes packed with eager anglers. For all event websites, helpful phone numbers, and more details, click on the handy-dandy calendar at Here is where the action is this season:

August 18-20 Capt. Steve Harman Poor Girl’s Open Bahia Marina, Ocean City, MD August 21-26 Mid-Atlantic $500,000 Canyon Club Resort Marina, Cape May, NJ August 24-27 Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament Virginia Beach, VA September 1-4 Labor Day White Marlin Tournament Ocean City Marlin Club, MD September 15-17 Challenge Cup Fishing Tournament Ocean City Marlin Club, MD October 5-8 Nags Head Surf Fishing Club Surf Fishing Tournament Nags Head, NC October 20-23 North Carolina Beach Buggy Association Red Drum Tournament Avon, NC November 2-5 Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Fishing Tournament Buxton, NC

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Assistant Dockmaster Wanted Full-time, year round position for Assistant Dockmaster at 122 slip marina on Back Creek. Boating experience a must. Please submit resume to alison-annapolislandingmarina@, Director of Vessel Maintenance  F/T w/bfts. For opportunity, go to: http:// aboutEmployment.htm Need a Female Assistant to Help  in taking yacht to Florida in September. No experience needed. Trip is three weeks long. Email for details.

RENTALS Building for Rent: Boat service building 60 x 60 x 26 ft high with attached 20 x 40 service/office space, 4400 sq ft total. Currently set up for boat construction, mechanical services and painting with heat and spray ventilation. Hauling with 40 ton travel lift available. Prime Urbanna location. For information contact 804-815-1453, jcd990@gmail. com

Why Pay High Annapolis or Baltimore Rates? Slips $1,250 $2,200 YR. Land storage $110 monthly. Haulouts $8.50. Minutes to Bay and Baltimore Beltway. Old Bay Marina (410) 477-1488 or www.oldbaymarina. com

25’ - 40’ Slips and Storage Special Power & sail, cozy, intimate MD Clean Marina in protected Deale harbor, excellent boating & fishing, free Wi-Fi & pumpout, 30 mins. from DC. (410) 867-7919, www. 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. 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, www. 30’ - 50’ Deepwater Slips For Sale & Rent On the western shore of the Chesapeake in St. Leonard, MD. Flag Harbor Yacht Haven (410) 586-0070, Winter storage & repair (410) 586-1915.


SURVEYORS ABYI Marine Surveyors, LLC Power & sailboat surveys, big or small, gas or dsl. Contact Derek Rhymes, NAMS-CMS and SAMS A.M.S. (410) 268-4404 or toll-free (866) 608-4404.

DONATIONS Full Fair Market/Book Value for Your Boat 501(c)(3) private foundation seeks boat donations for use within educational programs. Fully tax deductible. Free boat surveys provided. Free hauling/transport. Also accept cars, trucks, and other items of value. Also seeking volunteer sailboat and powerboat instructors. (410) 591-9900

Maryland Maritime Foundation Needs your help. Through donations of boats, equipment, and other items, we provide funds for education and other opportunities to organizations and individuals. We also have boats for sale SLIPS 18-46 Foot Slips Available  at great prices - allowing you to get on the water. (301) 509-3206, director@ Covered slips as well , downtown . Annapolis, Sarles marina on Spa Creek . Electric, water, and showers . 410-263Boat, Car and RV Donations 3661 Needed Possible cash back. Fast pickup. Tax receipt given. Proceeds 20’ - 40’ Slips, Pier 4 Marina 301 spent locally for college education 4th St., Eastport, across from Annapolis grants., (410) 532Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the 9330, (877) 532-9330. Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water, & showers. (410) 9909515.


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New Annapolis Listings Needed ASAP We are sold out AGAIN! Complimentary deep water Annapolis dockage for very well maintained new listings up to 75 feet length, 20' beam and 8' draft, sail or power. Free weekly cleaning/wash & chamois. Contact John Kaiser Jr. 410-923-1400 (office) or 443-223-7864 (cell anytime) or and visit our web site @ for complete details as to why we sell our listings so quickly!

Public charity refurbishes donated sail and power boats to teach practical job and life skills in youth mentoring program. Visit for sale available vessels, contacts and program information. Sell Your Boat Fast for Market Value Most sold in two weeks or less. We sell your boat on eBay. List your boat. Get a check. Call Jody Palmisano at Better Priced Boats. (410) 340-0008 17’ Boston Whaler ‘96 Dauntless model with a 2000 Yamaha 115-hp OB, single axle trailer, bimini w/extension, full winter cover. Asking $9500.00 and looking for offers OBYS (410) 226-0100

18' Seaway Sportsman ‘11 In stock and ready to go for Rockfish season; 70 hp Yamaha cruises her at 24 knots; center console; rod holders and rack; soft, dry ride in Bay chop; she sips fuel, too. $34,000. Call mid Atlantic dealer North Point Yacht Sales 410-280-2038

Allied Boat Works RB-19 2010 Dealer Demo 19’4” X 8’4”. 2010 Suzuki 60HP four stroke, under 50 hrs, large center console, leaning post w/4 flush mount Rod holders, casting platform, rear seats, nav. lights, compass, trim tabs, SS destroyer wheel, Plexiglas door frames, Trex® rails, trim and spray rails. FMI All original warranties. $22,895. Call Gene (207) 418-0387.

Allied Boat Works WB-20 2010 Dealer Demo Modified skiff, 20’x 8’10”. 2010 Evenrude E-Tec 90HP, under 30 hrs, large center console, casting platform, rear seats, nav. lights, compass, trim tabs and heavy duty rub rails. FMI All original warranties. $21,995. Call Gene: (207) 418-0387.

21' Ranger Tug '11 Inventory boat w/full warranty and factory sales incentive. Fully equipped including electronics, bow thruster and much more. Contact Chuck Wistar 410-280-5688, 22’ MathewsBros Bay Cruiser ’02 Barbara A 100-hp Yanmar dsl engine. Currently stored at MathewsBros IndoorBoatStorage in Denton, so come take a look! Asking $60,000 Call MathewsBros today at 410-479-9720.

23’ Wellcraft 230 “00 Hard Top, Cuddy, Tournament Edition, Live Wells, Fish Boxes , Salt water Wash Down, Honda 225 05 250 Hrs, Pressure fresh wtr, Head, Galley, Table, V berth. $16,000 Contact Blair 410-271-6897

24' Seaway Seafarer ‘08 Down East cuddy w/ enclosed head; galley; shorepower; teak windshield; full canvas; 150 Suzuki on Armstrong bracket; only 100hrs + warranty; dark blue hull; shed kept and Bristol. $75,000 OBO. Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or

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29’ Mathews Brothers Patriot ’02 JWB Fiberglass hull. Yanmar 315hp dsl engine. Kept in top cond. at MathewsBros IndoorBoatStorage facility. $150,000 Purchase today! Call Mathews Brothers at (410) 479-9720. 25’ Classic Ranger Tug ‘08 Bay Ranger is ideally equipped for the Chesapeake Bay. She is priced at $115,000 and available to start cruising now! Contact for info. 26’ Chesapeake Deadrise ‘10 62 hrs/ 2 year transferable warranty on Yamaha115, two steering stations, trailer absolutely awesome deal $27,000 owner moving to Florida, (410) 476-4414, 26’ Sea Fox ‘05 257 Cuddy cabin+head, fw sys, twin 150 Yamahas, 2 LCDTVs+DVD player , microwave, radar, GPS, am/fm/cd, hardtop+rodholders, outriggers, livewells, other gear, trailer, exlnt cond, $25K obo, 410-461-1552,

28' Sea Ray Sundancer '06 Flag Blue hull sides, twin Mercruisers w/low hrs. Rare generator, full canvas, upgraded stereo. Boat is in perfect shape. Just detailed and bottom painted. Change of plans forces sale. $78,000. Call Ned Dozier, 443995-0732,, 28’ Carver Mariner Fly Bridge ’90 Twin Crusader 5.7l 315 hp - only 290 hrs! Air/heat, fly bridge, aft cockpit clean and ready to cruise! $24,900. Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 5535046. email: tony@greatblueyachts. com, see photos & full specs at www.

26’ Rick Roe center console ’10 Built to spec, inboard gas engine w/ zero hours, Brand new boat at used boat price $35,000, (410) 476-4414, www. 2001 Bayliner 2859 Ciera $29,900 This is a VERY CLEAN 2859 Ciera with less then 150 Hours since new. This boat has always been racked stored with a bottom that has never been painted. #BB519. Call Mike Yowaiski at 410.867.9550 or 27' Ranger Tug '11 Inventory boat w/full warranty. Trailerable, inboard dsl. Fully equipped including a/c, genset, electronics, much more. Contact Chuck Wistar 410-280-5688, 27’ Tiara Open ’87 New Flag Blue AwlGrip, great cond., meticulous maintenance. Owner moving up to larger boat. $29,000. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group, (800) 827-8089. 28’ Albin TE Newport ‘09 Full warranty. Fishing offshore or weekending w/family, forward berth/ dinette & galley. Pilothouse w/strataglass enclosure, full cockpit canopy, A/C, bait well, lockers, swim-platform w/ ladder. S-Cummins 5.9 CSB 330hp. Clean. ’03 & ’94 models also available. Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales. (410) 708-0579 28’ Sea Ray Sundancer ’06 Flag Blue hull sides, twin Mercruisers w/low hrs. Rare generator, full canvas, upgraded stereo. Boat is in perfect shape. Just detailed and bottom painted. Change of plans forces sale. $78,000. Call Ned Dozier, 443-995-0732,, www.

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29’ Back Cove Hardtop ‘09 Meticulously maintained vessel & extremely well equipped. Dinghy w/2hp 4-stroke OB, Sirius satellite radio, Sirius Marine Weather, Raymarine GPS chartplotter, Raymarine radar 48 mile & much more! Asking $183,000 OBYS (410) 226-0100

31’ Camano Trawler ’97 New listing! One owner; excellent condition; only 557 hrs on 200 hp Volvo diesel; thruster; windlass; A/C-heat; inverter; new bimini. Asking $112,500. Call Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or Rick@ 29’ Hinckley Talaria Runabout ’06 model, ANAGEL is a wonderful example of the Hinckley roadster. She has had light use and is ready for her new home. $180,000 Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or 29’ MJM 29z ’08 3 mpg at 24 knots will ease the pain at the gas dock. Wrap around seating for more people than you probably want to take out. PRICE REDUCTION. Offered at $279,900. Contact Ken at (410) 991-1511 or

29' Ranger Tug '11 Inventory boat w/full warranty and factory sales incentive. Fully equipped including A/C, genset, Garmin electronics and much more. Contact Chuck Wistar 410280-5688,

29’ SeaRay SLX sport day boat model, w/bow seating, swim platform, tow pkg, head, refrigerator, tons of room & clean. Sitting at our office on Kent Island ASK $55,000.Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,, 29' Century 2900 CC ‘06, NEW Garmin GPS 3210 w/large display. Transport included to East coast including FL. Low hrs on the Twin 25-hp Yamaha 4-strokes. New electronics. ASK $65,000. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,, 29’ Dyer 29 ’91 Hard top model w/ new dsl engine & full canvas cockpit cover. Professionally maintained & continuously upgraded. Reduced to $84,000 Call Denise at Annapolis Yacht Sales 410-267-8181 or denise@

31’ Cabo Express ‘96 Stored inside, 300 hrs on 3208 Caterpillar engines, AC, Recently painted by Hinckley fighting lady yellow, $119,000 huge deal!!! , (410) 476-4414, www.compositeyacht. biz

2003 Sea Ray 290 Sunsport $54,900 This sleek fresh water 290 Sunsport really catches the eye and is in great condition. A must see! BB542 Call Gregg Dyson at 410.604.4300 or

31’ Marlago Open CC ’02 $59,500, 157 one-owner hrs on 200 HPDI Yamahas, perfect shape and recently detailed. Owner moving up. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group (800) 8278089.

31’ Sea Ray Sundancer ’00 Only 250 hrs on this boat with new canvas, fully loaded, with gen set. New listing in Edgewood, MD Ask $74,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

32’ Outrage, Boston Whaler ‘04 With 2007 250-hp Dual Mercury Verado deluxe gauge package & hydraulic power steering, mister system, underwater lights, outriggers, downriggers, custom mahogany bow table, 10.4 inch furuno color plotter and fish finder, autopilot, Icom 502 SS, custom tackle draws, Clarion radio, custom led lighting throughout, maintained on lift. $109,000 (443) 454-4525. 32’ Topaz Express ‘05 Very clean, T-Cats, exceptionally equipped, fish ready. Comfortable interior. An integrated entertainment system, flat panel television, DVD player, and AM/FM Stereo/CD player. $209,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (410) 708-0579 32’ Ches. Deadrise ’00 PRICE REDUCED TO $42,500!!! No engine or gear, Ready to drop in gas or dsl, Finished to fish, Full electronics, Fresh Awlgrip, (410) 476-4414, www. 32’ Island Gypsy Gourmet Cruiser ’03 Great for cruising! Dark blue hull, AC/Heat, Bow thruster, Newer electronics, low hrs. No use in 2 years. Bring offers, owner wants sale NOW! Call Dan at 410-267-8181.

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32’ Mabry ‘03 Yanmar 315HP, Electronics, Full Equipment, Beautifully Finished, $110,000. (410)476-4414 32’ Mast & Mallet ’08 315 Yanmar offers 16 knot cruise; bow thruster; A/C; dark green hull; inverter; varnished transom; like new. Asking $230,000. Bring offers. Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or

32’ Sea Ray Sundancer 320 ’04 T/ Merc V-drives, clean w/navy hull and gen. Only 230 hrs. In RockHall MD. Just reduced to $105,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,, .

33’ Formula ‘07 This sleek express cruiser with twin 6.2L Mercs is ready for summer. 35 knot cruise and extended Formula warranties - microwave, TV and more. John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in Kent Narrows 610-220-5619

34' American Tug 2003 Newly painted AwlCraft Artisto Blue hull. Fully equipped for cruising including loads of spares. Excellent condition. Owners 'wrote the book' on AT maintenance. $240,000 (510) 484-1190, 34’ DeFever Passagemaker ‘74 Nice sedan, flybridge trawler. Great for the crusing couple with occasional guests. 6KW generator, Granite counter tops in head and galley, Elec windlass, Garmin GPS, Simrad autopilot etc. Asking $50,000 OBYS (410) 226-0100

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34’ Luhrs Sport Fish ‘88 Low hrs, good cond. Detroit 8.2 dsls, generator, outriggers and ½ tower. Spacious flybridge, large cockpit. $64,900 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022. 34’ Cruisers 3375 ’98 Twin Mercruiser 7.4L 310hp gas engines, 1 head, 2 strm vessel. Lovingly cared for & shows well. All the electronics, ac, generator! Asking $55,000. Call Tim 410-267-8181. or tim@

2004 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer $199,000 All new for 2004; the 340 Sundancer gives high performance, comfort and quality all beautifully combined in one sleek cruising package. Pride in ownership is seen throughout. #BB544 Call Kim Ewing at 410.604.4300 or 35’ Cruisers 3580 Rogue ‘96 Family cruiser with 2 staterooms, molded steps to Flybridge. Galley down w/new teak & holly floor, new interior carpet. Extended swim platform. T-320 Mercruisers, 6.5 Kohler generator. $55,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022.

35’ Cruisers Espirit ‘97 Low hrs - aft cabin sleeper upgrade and ready to cruise the bay - a comfortable weekend boat. John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in Kent Narrows REDUCED (610) 220-5619.

35’ Marlago Cuddy ’07 Four Strokes. Great electronics. Perfect condition. Also available, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006. All have Flag Blue hullsides and great equipment, all sold new and serviced by us. Call Ned Dozier, 44327' 995-0732, Chaparral Signature '06 Boat show quality condition. Beautifully maintained hull, engine and electronics. A/C. Sparkles like new. Low engine hours. Asking $48,500. Art Howard, Noyce Yachts 410.507.8414

36’ Jarvis Newman Pettegrow ’88 None nicer. Repowered in ’05 w/ 370 Yanmar; 15 knot cruise; thruster; genset; A/C; Espar; A/P; radar; 3 GPS/ plotters. Reduction down to $179,500. Call Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or Rick@ 35’ Sonic SS ’99 Repowered with 500-hp Mercruisers and owner has kept her in "like new" cond.. Shows like a new boat, with trailer & new canvas, Lying on South River, MD. PRICE REDUCED TO $55,000. Contact BOEMARINE,, 735-5926, 35’ Viking Express Sport Fish ’85  This is a must see boat that is in wonderful cond. This is the perfect boat for anyone looking for a boat to enjoy with the family or go out & fish with the guys. Please call David at our Annapolis North Point Office at 410-280-2038 Ext. 15 or Email him at 36’ Albin Trawler ’81 Classic, single dsl engine, 2 cabin trawler that has been well cared for and has light hrs. Recent autopilot and clean interior. $54,900 Call Tim 410-267-8181 or tim@ 36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ’02  HORSEFEATHERS is a rare late model Classic that offers many of the niceties of the newer EP model. $310,000 Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 2630095 or

36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ’95 MARAKATA IV is a lovely early model, one owner Picnic Boat that has always been Hinckley maintained. $170,000. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or

36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ’96 model, ROVER resides at an indoor, covered slip and well maintained. She has the newer Yanmar 440 engine with low hours. $199,000 Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or

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36’ Monk 36 Trawler ’05 Modern version of classic Monk 36 built in Nova Scotia… single engine 2 cabin trawler has everything needed for extended cruising. $229,000 Call Tim 410-2678181 or 37’ Egg Harbor Sport Yacht ‘08  Full Warranty, never titled. T-Cummins QSB 5.9, generator, hardtop w/enclosure, beautifully decorated interior, 2 strms, head w/stall shower. ’03 model also available. Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (410) 708-0579 37’ Lord Nelson Victory Tug ’86  Traditional full displacement pilothouse long range trawler, Cummins 150, Northern Lights generator, well equipped, outstanding cond. $164,000 Deltaville, VA. Call Jonathan (804) 7767575 Photos at www. 37’ Nordic Tug ’99 Blue hulled semidisplacement trawler. Single Cummins 330-hp, Northern Lights generator, Heat/Air, Dinghy and Davit system. Excellent cond.. $259,900 Call Jonathan (804)436-4484 Photos at www. 38’ True North 38 ’02 True adventure boat w/huge opening reverse transom. Galley up, plenty of power, lots of extras. Reduced to $219,000 Call Tim Wilbricht at Annapolis Yacht Sales 410-267-8181 or

2002 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer $150,000 Bold styling with a wide beam means a spacious interior and superb galley excellent storage, and wide-open floor plan. She will cruise 18kts with top end in the mid 20's. #BB608. For more information call Paul Lash at 410.867.9550 or

39’ Intrepid ’07 390 Walkaround, triple 275 Verados, 140 urs. Dive door, Sat TV, tow eye, underwater lights. Flag Blue hullsides & extended hard top. Great cond. Call Ned Dozier, 443-995-0732,

Regency 39 Aft Cabin Sun Deck Trawler ’86 $99,500. Many recent upgrades! Twin Volvo dsls, new 8kw Gen Set, Air/Heat, sun deck enclosure, upper & lower helm stations, dinghy hoist & storage. Call Tony Tumas, Great Blue Yachts 443-553-5046 - see photos & full specs at www.greatblueyachts. com 40’ Bayliner 4087 Aft Cabin MY ‘00 Three strms boasting full size berths, hanging lockers & vanities, 2 heads w/showers, lower helm & flybridge controls. Well equipped galley, large dinette & salon on the same level. T-Cummins dsl. $192,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 2215022 40’ Willard Trawler ‘88 This is an exceptionally well maintained vessel w/ all records. Great cruiser with 2 private strms, 130-hp Perkins dsl, canoe stern w/covered cockpit, bimini on flybridge etc. We can’t say enough about how great this vessel is! Asking $130,000 OBYS (410) 226-0100

40' Carver Cockpit Motoryacht 1999 This boat has upgrade electronics and plenty of room. Diesel powered makes this a very attractive boat. Both a comfortable cruise and living spaces. John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in Kent Narrows - 610-220-5619

40’ Gorbon Custom Downeast Flybridge ’07 $298,000. Volvo common rail dsls give 1 MPG at cruise, 30 knots top. Entire boat is Awlgripped, even the interior fiberglass. Beautiful woodwork, EZ2CY enclosure, all modern systems in a classic package. Call Ned Dozier, 443995-0732, 40’ Legacy 2000 Down East FBMY Best on the market; single Cummins provides 17 knot cruise; bow & stern thrusters; new varnish; flag blue hull; brightwork on transom; excellent canvas; Bristol inside & out. Two staterooms; galley down. For the discriminating yachtsman. $379,500. Rick Casali; Rick@ 410-2795309.

40’ Robbins by MathewsBros ’07 Madeline, Fiberglass hull. 540 Cummins dsl eng. Delivered in May of ’08, this highly customized boat is practically new! Available for immediate purchase. Just Reduced $429,000 Call MathewsBros at (410) 479-9720.

41' Viking Convertible '88 the best 1988 around and Bay kept - great wide open interior excellent for entertaining. John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in Kent Narrows (610) 220-5619.

2008 T44 Flybridge BLUE ANGEL at $1.195M Pristine Condition

2001 T44 Express SIRIUS at $695,000 Hinckley maintained!

TICKETY-BOO 2 at $380,000

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2001 Picnic Boat Classic STEP UP at $295,000 Late model loaded with options!

2007 T29 Runabout FENWAY at $295,000 Volvo 435 engine!

2001 T29 Center Console PASSION at $175,000 A real gem!

42' Cruisers 405 '04 Twin Yanmar 370-hp dsl engines, 450 hrs. One owner w/all options. Burgundy gel coat & trim, new canvas. Vessel has been maintained in Bristol fashion. Operated by professional captain. Paid slip at Harborview Marina until 4/12. Like new cond. Must be seen. Estate settlement $265,000 (410) 949-0377. 43’ Kha Shing Sea Star Aft Cabin Sundeck Trawler ’91, $115,000. Twin Cat Diesels, Gen, Air/ Heat, Dual Helm Stations, Full Sundeck Enclosure Call Tony Tumas, Great Blue Yachts 443-553-5046 - see photos and full specs at

43’ Tiara Sovran ’07 New listing; in fresh water; all the right options; low hrs. on T-435 hp Volvo IPS drives; joystick; full Raymarine electronics; “Pristine” is a must see. Asking $525,000. Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or 43’ Wellcraft ’87 Portofino Express, twin 454 Chevys w/360 hrs, new radar w/GPS & depth, new canvas, 7.5-Kw genset, many other upgrades, call for more details, Sea Scouts, PRICE SLASHED to $29,000, James Klimek, (240) 271-4631,

High end listings always welcome! Peter Howard Jennifer Richards TH E H I NC KL E YC OMPANY. C OM ANNAPOLIS, MD (410) 263-0095

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44’ Hinckley Talaria 44 Express ’02 ALEXA has brand new paint and brand new engines in 2011. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or 44’ Sealine F-44 ‘98 Excellent cond.! Two strooms, galley down. Fully equipped galley. Cockpit offers easy access molded steps to sidedecks & curved stairway to flybridge. Full electronics, SS railing, KVH Satellite, Sony surround system & more upgrades throughout, “Must see”. $219,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022 44’ Travers Chesapeake Bay ‘89 Custom cedar plank over oak frame. Dsl powered & well equipped, Generator & AC. Sleeps 6. Boat has been very well maintained. $60,000 bring offers. Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022

45’ Searay Sundancer 450 ’96 Powered by T/CAT3126s. Full electronics package w/ KVH sat tv, underwater lights, and new carpets, CLEAN,CLEAN,CLEAN. In Pasadena, MD. Price reduced to $133,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

44’ Hinckley Talaria 44 Motoryacht ’08 LUCKY LUCY is a luxuriously well appointed cruiser. $1.05M. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or 36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ’95 MARAKATA IV is a lovely early model, one owner Picnic Boat that has always been Hinckley maintained. $180,000. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or

46’ Sea Ray Sundancer ’01 Twin Cummins, full electronics, Huge Price Reduction, well equipped & comfortable, Too much to list, $180,000, 410-4764414,

45’ North Island ‘10 $680,000 This luxury crusier is beautifully finished and even better equipped. Built by one of Canada's most reputable builders they have brought the quality commercial heritage and yacht quality luxury together. Please contact us for information. 410-476-4414

46’ Sea Ray Express ’89 Must sell, Make offer! Extra clean, ever popular Sea Ray express. This boat is mint cond. w/extremely low hrs (300), on the durable 3208 Cats. She is in the water and located in Seaford Delaware. One hour from our office. The Yacht Group (800) 827-8089.

2006 Carver 46 Voyager $397,000 WOW ! If you are looking for a fully equipped cruising yacht, with many owner custom upgrades this is the one! So many upgrades and custom touches, you owe it to yourself to see in person to fully believe. #BB415. Call Mike Skreptack at 410.867.9550 or

46’ Markley ’05 Built to fish and charter ready, Full electronics, John Deere diesel, Fishing gear goes with sale, Make Offer – Must Go, 410-476-4414,

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47’ Riviera M470 Excalibur, ’02, ’05, 496 Mercs, both lift kept, both in amazing condition. 50 mph speed in utmost luxury. The perfect move into cruising for the fast boat enthusiast. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group. 443-995-0732,

48' Selene '04 Price reduced. A turnkey vessel. Lovingly maintained. Fully equipped for long range cruising and a comfortable live-aboard lifestyle. This is a must see vessel. Contact Chuck Wistar 410-280-5688,

53' Selene '09 Extensively equipped w/twin Cummins dsls w/props protected w/skegs. Beautiful cherry interior & with a long list of options. Contact Chuck Wistar 410-280-5688,

2005 Sea Ray 55 Sedan Bridge $589,900 This is a beautifully maintained vessel and fully loaded in great condition. #BB504 Call Kellie Moody at 410.604.4300 or

58’ Viking Sport Cruiser ‘05 Twin Caterpillars power this sleek British built Viking. Three staterooms, two heads and a power top - John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in the Narrows - 610-220-5619

65’ Viking Sport Cruiser ‘06 Endless Summer. Low hours and the best electronics - maintained & cared for by a professional. A really beautiful great looking and great running vessel. John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in Kent Narrows - REDUCED (610) 220-5619.

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Miller’s Island Propeller, Inc...............28

Allied Boatworks.................................52

Coppercoat USA..................................67

Nettle Nets............................................49

Annapolis Inflatables..........................45

Dozier Yachting Center.......................52

Nick’s Fish House................................35

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Fawcett Boat Supplies........................35

North Point Yacht Sales......................20

Bay Shore Marine................................21

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Pantaenius America............................15

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Gootee’s Marine...................................14

Pettit Paint............................................56

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Gratitude Marina..................................39

Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales....33

Boatyard Beach Party.........................36

Hinckley Yacht Services.....................4

South River Boat Rentals...................50

BOE Marine..........................................80

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St. Michaels Marina, LLC....................3

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Landfall Navigation.............................2

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Marine Engines....................................58

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Coastal Carpet and Design.................32

Marks Marine Insurance.....................63

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Chesapeake Classic Cup Boat Racing in Annapolis. Really?


eptember 12-13, 1930, brought the fifth running of the President’s Cup Regatta to the Severn River’s shores off the U.S. Naval Academy seawall in Annapolis. The Maryland Yacht Racing Association and American Power Boat Association hosted the event, with help from the Navy and sponsorship from the Annapolis Chamber of Commerce and Baltimore News-American. Eighty-one years ago, cup boats rarely numbered more than a dozen and were built for only two events: New Jersey’s Gold Cup Regatta and the Chesapeake Bay’s President’s Cup. These costly water greyhounds were built to precise hull and engine specifications. If they measured up, they celebrated a second birthday. If they failed, they usually were scrapped.

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by Ruth Christie

Persuaded by William Rogers and his fellow Corinthian Yacht Club members, President Calvin Coolidge chartered the President’s Cup in 1926. Unlimited hydroplanes contested the cup until 1977, with time out for World War II. After 1977, the President’s Cup became a Limited event for several years. Most of the races were held on the Potomac River in Washington, DC, adjacent to Hains Point (see page 54 for a related story). A few pre-war races were run off College Creek’s mouth in Annapolis. If you know who won the regatta in 1930 and some of the event’s details, e-mail them to Learn more about the President’s Cup series by visiting

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