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Tech It Out: Navionics Launches New Apps Exploring new waters can be exciting, but not if you miss the channel entrance marker and run hard aground because your electronic charter plotter data wasn’t up to date. by Capt. Chris D. Dollar


See the Bay: Urbanna By water, it’s an easy entry. By land, it’s a stroll through a quaint historic village with colonial-era architecture. by Tom Hale



Inside Scoop: Hiding from the Lookie Loos! How can we have fun enjoying the view yet maintain some semblance of privacy? by Alyse Caldwell


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Some tips on your outboard, the scoop on ethanol, and words of wisdom about engine technology and how it affects your time on the water. by Tom Hale, Nicole Palya Wood, and Beth Crabtree


Racing News OPA adventures of the local boys on Team Tug It. by Chris Seabuddy Brown


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picked up the April PropTalk issue and was very interested in David Gendell’s coverage of World War II and his story on Richards T. Miller. Gendell acknowledged in the piece about Mr. Miller the Vinyard Shipbuilding Co. and its participation in WWII. I would like to let him know that yard is still working and alive. Three of the yachts from 1927, 1938, and 1951 have returned. We are working on preserving our history and most recently the WWII story of our 14 subchasers. I have a year’s worth of Full Speed Ahead and Ship Defense newspapers. Attached is just one of the references to the navy “E” award. I plan to look for the Annapolis Yacht Yard to see if we might have the paper that lists the year and month they were awarded. Attached is a poem I found by an Annapolis Yacht Yard shipyard worker (circa July 1942, Full Speed Ahead). Thank you so much for the article and the mention of the Vinyard Shipbuilding Co. 


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If Saturday night You’re out drinking a beer, Just watch what you say, Else Hitler may hear.

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If you work in a yard, And find out where ships go, Too much talk will cost lives, If you tell what you know. So don’t ever forget, If the war lasts for years, The Germans are listening And the walls have got ears.

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The PropTalk Century Club Making the Most of Summer 2014


f I counted all the offers I have your life. You are the only thing getting to go out on friends’ boats “as in your own way. soon as they’re in the water,” Look at it from a statistical perspecReader, my dance card would be full. tive. There are 171 days between the I’d have enough sunset gin and tonics to printing of this issue and the first of make Ernest Hemingway jealous. I’d be October. Of those 171 days, 48 days fall a regular at every dock bar up and down on weekends. Make a dockside happy the Bay. You wouldn’t have to ask me hour a staple of your Fridays, and take “what have you been up to?” because I’d have a permanent raccoon-eye sunglasses tan to clue you in. Unfortunately, this will most likely never happen. The husband and I have a standing Friday Floating Happy Hour date, and you’d be amazed how hard it is to find friends to take out with us. Traffic is an issue, work is brutal, the weather isn’t “ideal” enough, and for whatever reason kids’ karate lessons become exponentially important. Right now, with the most brutal winter in years in our immediate rear view mirror, let’s all just say that these excuses are lame. With the winter we’ve had, I don’t ##Get your friends involved, and make this the best summer ever. want to hear about anyone Photo by Brandon Ruble trading in their time on the water for Jiu Jitsu, brunch with in-laws, or craft shows. I’ll tell you that right now. the family out for a put-put and swim And I think you, Reader, will agree one day each weekend and you’re halfwith me. After all the snow shoveling way to your goal. Pack a picnic and have and windshield scraping that we’ve done brunch with the in-laws on the water: this year, it’s time to really enjoy the boat the Admiral is going to love this idea, while we can. So to get you all onboard, trust me. There are still 71 days for you we’re going to create a challenge. We to cut the grass. want you to be a part of the PropTalk Reader, if I am anything, I am a realCentury Club. It’s an elite group of folks ist. I know the hours and hours that a who get out on their boats 100 days out boat requires before she’s even splashed. of the year. So reward yourself for taking on the fiNow I know what you’re thinking: berglass patches and the brightwork and there is no way we could do that. Gas! count those work days as well. You’re Traffic! The Admiral will hate this idea! out there with your baby, and PropTalk But you’re just making excuses to keep wants to commend you for skipping Jiu yourself from having the best summer of Jitsu for her.

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And what if you go out on a friend’s boat? Count that day as a day well spent. We sure will. What if you (gasp) go sailing? Well, it beats being dragged to a craft show, so count that, too. When you start to put everything together, the Ultimate Summer really does become a possibility. And after the Crappiest Winter Ever (and I’m being polite with my language here), aren’t you ready for this? We don’t expect you to just do this for your own benefit (although be warned, the side effects include improved relationships, increased vitality, better overall health, and more friends). At the end of the summer, there’s a PropTalk Party with you as the honored guest. There’s a special PropTalk Century Club burgee for you to fly proudly. And there’s an entire feature with you and your families planned in these pages. It’s going to take a lot of work, and we expect to reward you for your efforts. The PropTalk Century Club is a club of honest folk, so we’re willing to take your word for it. All you need to do is find a way to physically track your boating adventures either using an online calendar or a physical planner. Shoot me a line at duffy@ and let me know you’re in, and I’ll plan on checking in once in a while. Find us at boat shows, dock bars, flotillas, and admittedly having our own floating happy hours, and let us know you’re part of the Club. It’s a big challenge, and we get that. But isn’t it about time? Don’t you want Summer 2014 to be the best summer of your life? We sure do.

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Of 5900 reported accidents in 2012: 13.3% were caused by navigation rules violations 10.4% were caused by improper lookout 9.9% were caused by operator inexperience 8.3% were caused by operator inattention 7.4% were caused by excessive speed

Drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. 10 people die from unintentional drowning each day, and of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.

Chance of Drowning when involved in a boating accident: 1 in 66 while wearing a life jacket 1 in 11 with no life jacket

Vessel Type with the Top Casualty Numbers in 2012: Open Motorboat: 1842 Personal Watercraft: 779 Cabin Motorboat: 324 Canoe/Kayak: 236 Pontoon: 158

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recent poll of U.S. boaters by the U.S. Coast Guard found that while 42.6% report to have taken a Boating Safety course in the recent past, the rest instead reported that they are “very experienced.” But when you look at the statistics for boating accidents, rules violations, operator inattention, and inexperience are at the top of the list of causes. It’s no mystery, then, that boaters could use more classroom education, a little less “experience.” Maryland’s Safe Boating Week happens May 17-23, bringing multiple opportunities to get your boat checked out, take boater’s safety courses, and learn how to deal with unexpected emergencies on the water. Even if you are comfortable handling your boat on the Bay, Safe Boating Week is a great chance to make sure you’re more than just experienced; you’re safe. To help get folks involved, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is leading the charge by hosting a kickoff at Annapolis’ City Dock on May 17. Boaters will get the opportunity to review modern marine radio equipment features and the benefits they bring to boating safety. You can test your knot-tying skills, learn how to deploy a life raft, and even tour a Coast Guard cutter. At Tidewater Yacht Service in Baltimore, ABYC will be offering free boat checks between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. “We want boaters to start this season off with safety as a ‘tude,” says John Sill, Coast Guard Auxiliary Past District Captain for Sector Baltimore. “The three best things boaters can do for themselves, their friends, and their families is to get their vessel checked, take a boating safety course as a team, and develop a safety-first attitude.” Developing this sort of attitude is smart, since experience can only get you so far on a boat. There’s always the chance of experiencing something for the first time. For instance, is your

spouse competent in handling the boat and using the radio in the event that you have a health scare while on the water? While you may have enough life jackets onboard, will they actually fit your crew in the event that you need them? Is your vessel sound? How about your electrical systems? To answer this final question, ABYC is stepping up its efforts in preventing electric shock drowning (ESD) by launching the “Teach Learn Care” campaign to help educate boaters on the proper maintenance of a boat’s electrical systems. “ABYC has enhanced our standards requiring safety equipment on new boats that have alternating current electrical systems that protects against ESD,” says John Adey, ABYC president. Boats with AC shore power should have isolation transformers or equipment leakage circuit interrupter protection to comply with ABYC standards. If you’re unsure of this, have your boat checked out for free at one of the many free boat checks around the area. Before writing off National Safe Boating Week in the wake of your experience as a boater, know that state regulators are taking a harsher stance on boating due to the number of accidents on the water each year. In Virginia, personal watercraft operators over the age of 14 and powerboat operators under the age of 30 are required to complete a boating safety education course and carry proof of it while operating their vessels. In Maryland, boaters born after July 1, 1972 must have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education in order to operate a mechanicallyoperated vessel on Maryland waters. Luckily, there are ways to do this online and in your own home, making safety a no-brainer. We have compiled a list of Boater’s Safety Courses, free boat checks, online courses, and more Safe Boating Week events at ~D.P.

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horeline restoration produces numerous benefits,” says West Rhode Riverkeeper Jeff Holland. “Living shorelines provide a natural habitat for marine animals, a buffer to slow down runoff, and a natural filter for the Bay water that flushes in and out with the tide.” Here we feature just three of the many preservation and protection projects underway. If you know of another that merits mention in PropTalk, send your idea to editor@ Holland and his organization recently received two grants totaling nearly $175,000 for two projects from the Living Shoreline Grant Program. “We are grateful to have this funding and the opportunity to do this restoration work,” says Holland. The Living Shoreline Grants Program is a partnership of the Chesa-

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peake Bay Trust, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “At the Chesapeake Yacht Club on the West River, we plan to remove an existing

treatment of the shoreline,” says Holland. “The second project we’re taking on is at YMCA Camp Letts on the Rhode River. There we’ll address an ongoing erosion issue that is not only damaging the shoreline, but also negatively affecting water quality.” On the Eastern Shore, material from the Kent Narrows dredging project on the northern part of ##Silt plume. Courtesy of West Rhode Riverkeeper the Narrows (where boaters have been faced with a growing shoal) is being used to restore the shoreline at Ferry Point Park. The project began in September of 2013 and should be completed this spring. One of the final efforts will be for volunteers from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation bulkhead and replace it with a marsh and and DNR’s Marlyland Conservation Corps rock breakwaters. The breakwaters will be to plant vegetation. Other volunteers are spaced so that water and marine life can move between them and also to permit wa- welcome to help with the project, which is ter access for kayakers. The finished project scheduled for May. Email cdonegan@dnr. will showcase the benefits of a more natural if you would like to participate.

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hen a big ship runs aground in a foreign port, there’s the potential for a big mess. But cool heads prevailed after a recent grounding in Portsmouth, VA, and the drama was kept to a minimum. It happened the night of February 26, when a 590-foot freighter heading out of port ran aground in the Elizabeth River near Hospital Point. At approximately 10:30 p.m., a pilot from the Hanze Goteborg, a Netherlands-flagged freighter carrying soybeans, reported to the Coast Guard that the ship was soft aground. A 45-foot response boat was dispatched to assess for damage and monitor the situation. Tugboats initially began to try and free the ship, but the Coast Guard requested that instead they should hold her in place until 5 a.m. for a higher tide and a more complete assessment of damage. Though partially obstructed, the waterway remained open, with restrictions, to vessel traffic. Three Coast Guard members from Sector Hampton Roads were transferred onto the Hanze Goteborg around 2:45 a.m., and by 6:15 a.m., three tugboats were able to free the freighter, which was then escorted to nearby Lambert’s Point where she was moored. As PropTalk went to print, the cause of the grounding was under investigation, although no injuries, pollution, or damage were reported. The Coast Guard requested that any necessary repairs be completed and the ship’s hull be inspected before leaving port, which must have all gone well because according to, at the time of this writing, the Hanze Goteborg had just left port in St. Petersburg, Russia, bound for New Orleans. ~B.C.


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new mobile web application is coming out of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service. Access DNR is meant to help outdoor enthusiasts get the most out of their time in Maryland parks and waters. Whether you’re a hunter, a fisherman, or simply just want to head out for a walk in the woods, the app provides all the information and services you need on the go. Select features include maps and directions to the state parks as well as trails, boat launches, and water access sites. Hunters and fishermen can be kept up to date on seasonal information, identify fish and shellfish, report harvest, and stay in line with safety regulations.

Our tester downloaded the app and used it on several occasions with mixed results. The biggest problem is competition between another DNR app that acts as a web app, essentially directing users to a mobile-friendly version of the DNR website. One of the best features of the mobile app is the fishing reports section, which provides Weekly Overviews updated by Keith Lockwood and Angler’s Logs submitted by locals. Access DNR is an app better suited for outdoor enthusiasts who are not fishing-specific, but want to enjoy up-to-date information and access without the hassle of dragging around a computer. The Access DNR app is free and is listed online at app/access-dnr/id790306002?mt=8.

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nyone who spends time on the water has a passion for it, and this is the only organization that focuses on marine and aquatic education.” ~Tami Lunsford, cochair of the conference. The Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) is proudly hosting the NMEA 2014 conference at the Lowes Annapolis Hotel from July 21-25. The conference draws 300-500 formal and informal educators from high schools, public aquariums, non-profit NGOs, and government agencies together for five days of learning, sharing,

and networking. The 2014 conference will have STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards as a main focus. The National Marine Educators Association 2014 conference is aimed at individuals who would like to engage in discussions and professional development to help them better achieve the NMEA mission. There is a track of concurrent sessions for everyone: classroom and informal educators, researchers in a changing world, administrators and program developers. Special tracks include Next Generation Science Standards components, implementation, and

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Celebrating Opening Day at the Boatyard


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for anglers. The April 19 one-day event maintains a catch-and-release philosophy to sustain the rockfish population, making it the only tournament sanctioned by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. No fish are brought in to be measured; fishermen bring in their digital pictures of the fish taken next to the Boatyard Measuring Device, better known as the “yardstick.” Judges determine winners by the photos. The celebration following the day of fishing runs from 4-8 p.m. at the Boatyard Bar & Grill’s parking lot and features live music by D’Vibe and Conga. At this year’s party, 200 boatloads and more than 1000 people will celebrate the 13th annual tournament and the 53rd anniversary of official presenting sponsor Anglers Sport Center. Fisherman participating in this year’s catch-and-release event will compete for great prizes and also give back to the Bay and their com-

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Tax Day “The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.” ~Will Rogers Total Lunar Eclipse 

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

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


Using GPS Seminar 10 a.m. West Marine, Rockville, MD. Sponsored by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.




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MSSA Annapolis Chapter Meeting with Capt. Brian Mayer of Marauder. American Legion Post #7, Crownsville. 7:30 p.m. CBMM Boater Safety Course 6 to 10 p.m. in the Van Lennep Auditorium. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. $25. Pre-registration required. (410) 745-4941


Fish Fry 6 to 11 p.m. Marco Hunting and Fishing Club, Middle River, MD. $18. (410) 409-5652.


Friday Open Boat Shop Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.

Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Rockfish Fishing Tournament Annapolis. Easter Sunday 

Build Your Own Expedition Wherry Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis.


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


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

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Bowleys Quarters Junior Fire Brigade. $35. (410) 800-8420.


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


Storm Drain Stenciling Workshop 6 to 8 p.m. Baltimore, MD. Free. (410) 254-1577 ext. 109.

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

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Maryland International Kite Exposition


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

25 - May 4

Captain Zed’s Spring Flounder Tournament Wachapreague, VA.


Beginning of Pumpout Season for the Honeydipper West and Rhode rivers in MD. $5. (410) 867-7171.

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Earth Day Trail Run and Family Fun Walk A 5K and mile-long family trail walk for all ages. 7:30 a.m. South Side Trails at American Chestnut Land Trust, Port Republic, MD.


East Coast She Crab Soup Classic 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA.


Fly Fishing 101 Orvis, Bethesda, MD. Learn Fly-fishing basics, all equipment is provided. Free. (301) 652-3562.


Groovin’ in the Park The Ray Pittman Project. 6 to 8 p.m. Deltaville Maritime Museum waterfront stage. $10. (804) 776-7200.


Hampton Roads Rubber Duck Race 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Intracoastal Waterway at Great Bridge, Chesapeake, VA


Three boats and 104 men make the First Landing by British at Cape Henry, VA 1607. The party erected a cross near the site of the Cape Henry Memorial, then proceeded to have a minor conflict with some native Virginia Indians.


James RiverFest 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Eco Discovery Park, Williamsburg. Free.


Live Life Raft Deployment 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. West Marine Hillsmere. Jeff Cox will be deploying a Viking life raft and covering EPIRB and safety gear. (410) 268-0129.


Practical Marine Radar 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annapolis Elks Lodge, Edgewater, MD. $160 for CAPCA members, $190 for non-members.


Working Watermen’s Weekend 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deltaville Maritime Museum. Official season opening of the Museum, shuttles to the Schooner Virginia, creek rides, classic workboat exhibits, car show. (804) 776-7200.


Harrison Yacht Sales Open House 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grasonville, MD

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

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Winefest St. Michaels, MD.

St. Michaels Wine Festival Cruise From Annapolis to St. Michaels and back onboard a Watermark vessel. $142/$129.


Championship on the Cheasapeake 31st Annual. Sponsored by MSSA. Over $200,000 tournament payout.


Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. (410) 939-3739.


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Spring Rockfish Tournament Comfort Inn Beacon Marina, Solomons, MD. Sponsored by MSSA Frederick.




Maryland Spring Historic Home Tours Offers an inside look at extraordinary historic properties, including War of 1812 landmarks. (410) 821-6933.

Rod N Reel Pro-Am Sportfishing Tournament Over $30,000 in prizes. Chesapeake Beach, MD.

MSSA Annapolis 5th annual ‘Rock On Warriors’ Fleet Reserve Club, Annapolis City Dock

Strictly Boaters Boat Show South Jersey Marina in Cape May, NJ. (609) 884-2400.

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SpringFest Ocean City, MD.


Upper Bay Boat Show and Sale 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anchor Marina, North East, MD. Come sell your boat. (410) 287-8280.


Antique Boat & Marine Engine Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum.


Fly Fishing 101 Orvis, Bethesda, MD. Learn Flyfishing basics, all equipment is provided. Free. (301) 652-3562.

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Greater Maryland Tour de Cure Cooksville, MD. Kentucky Derby  Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY.

Paddle for the Border Historic Dismal Swamp Canal between South Mills, NC & Chesapeake, VA.


Solomons Maritime Festival Celebrate southern Maryland traditions. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, MD.


Using VHF and VHF/DSC Marine Radios Seminar 10 a.m. West Marine, Rockville, MD. Sponsored by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.

Co-Op Charting Workshop Sponsored by the USPS District 5. NOAA Atlantic Marine Center.


Reedville Fishing Derby Two-day trophy rockfish tourney with over $30k in prizes. Reedville, VA.



Apprentice for a Day Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Freedom Boat Club at Port Annapolis Marina. (443) 458-5179.

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Deltaville Dealer Days Deltaville, VA.

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

Wheels and Keels American Power at the Rock Hall YC. Hydroplanes and Jersey Skiffs, American muscle cars and hot rods.


Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nanticoke River Marina, Blades, DE. Marine swap meet, music, boating events, art, food and more. (302) 745-5316.

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Spring Board Swap 8 a.m. East of Maui Boardshop, Annapolis.

Cinco de Mayo “It may be best to set aside the rest of May to apologize for what you’re going to do this Cinco de Mayo.” ~Unknown


American Boating Congress The Liaison Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.


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


Build Your Own Shearwater or Wood Duck Sea Kayak Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis.


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Attend the Sell Out Summer GAlA! Annapolis Yacht Club • 6:30pm


Bob Seger Turns 69 The singer-songwriter’s “Night Moves” only hit #4 on the Billboard charts, falling to Chicago’s “If You Leave Me Now.”


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


Championship on the Cheasapeake Party and Awards Banquet 7 to 10 p.m. Annapolis Elks Lodge. $20. Register online or (410) 255-5535.

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Friday Open Boat Shop Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.


Anchoring Seminar 10 a.m. West Marine, Rockville, MD. Sponsored by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.


Cambridge Beer Festival 1 to 6 p.m. 300 block of High Street. (410) 228-7420.

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Shakedown Cruise Sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Association. Meet at Thursday’s on the West River.


Fly Fishing 101 Orvis, Bethesda, MD. Learn Flyfishing basics, all equipment is provided. Free. (301) 652-3562.


How to Read a Nautical Chart 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. $35.


Jamestown Day Mark the 407th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English settlement.


Fly Fishing 101 Orvis, Bethesda, MD. Learn Flyfishing basics, all equipment is provided. Free. (301) 652-3562.

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Kent Island Day Historic Stevensville, MD.

Marine Science Day Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.


Marines Helping Marines Fishing Tournament Anchor Marina, Northeast, MD.


Mastering the Rules of the Road Seminar 10 a.m. West Marine, Rockville MD. Sponsored by Rockville Sail and Power Squadron.


Paddlefest on the Choptank 10:30 a.m. launch in Greensboro, MD. 7.7-mile paddle. Festival is from 12 to 5 p.m. (410) 479-4638.


Dragon Boat Festival Thompson Boat Center, Washington, DC. (202) 333-9543.


Mother’s Day “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” ~Rudyard Kipling


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


Cruisin’ Ocean City Thousands of hot rods and classic cars can be seen everywhere in Ocean City, MD.


OkoumeFest: A Boatbuilder Rendezvous Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis and Matapeake State Park.


Dominion Riverrock Sports and Music Festival Richmond, VA.

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USNA Commissioning Week Annapolis.

139th Preakness Stakes Pimlico, Baltimore, MD.

Elizabeth River Nautical Yard Sale Ocean Marine parking lot on Wavy Street, Portsmouth, VA. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure Easton, MD.

Crabby Blues Festival Central Park, Cape Charles, VA. (757) 331-1717.

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Open House Tomes Landing Marina, Port Deposit, MD. (410) 378-3343.


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National Maritime Day A holiday to recognize the maritime industry on the date that the steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, GA, on the first transoceanic voyage under steam power in 1918.

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Tea Party Festival Chestertown, MD

Potomac River Waterfowl Festival St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, MD. (240) 670-4483.


Fly Fishing 101 Orvis, Bethesda, MD. Learn fly-fishing basics, all equipment is provided. Free. (301) 652-3562.


Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Milton Memorial Park, Milton, DE. (302) 684-1101.


Soft Shell Spring Fair 12 to 5 p.m. Crisfield, MD. (410) 968-2500.

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PocketYacht Knot Spring Cove Marina, Solomons, MD. $50.

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Opening Weekend and Queen of the Chesapeake Pageant Lawn Boutique Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Queen of the Chesapeake Pageant is Sunday at 1 p.m. Maryland Yacht Club, Pasadena, MD.

31 - Jun 1

Potomac Snakehead Tournament Smallwood State Park, Marbury, MD.

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Fly Fishing 101 Orvis, Bethesda, MD. Free. (301) 652-3562.

Floating Fleet Day Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. (410) 745-2916.

Groovin’ in the Park Mason Wyatt and Janet Martin Band. 5 to 8 p.m. Deltaville Maritime Museum waterfront stage. $10.

Maritime Model Expo Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. $15. (410) 745-3266


31 - Jun 1


Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix First race in the 2014 OPA Racing Schedule


Testing at Rock Hall Sponsored by the Kent Narrows Racing Association. Testing inboard and J-classes.


Second Annual Urbanna Cup Urbanna, VA. CCWBRA Racing

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Festival Season is Upon Us!


e’re bound to have an abbreviated spring season this year, with summer coming fast upon winter’s tail. But while the dog days of August are still a ways off, it’s time to get out there and celebrate life in Bay

Blackbeard Festival, Hampton, VA May 30 - June 1 The legend states that the pirate Blackbeard (né Edward Teach) landed in Ocracoke Inlet after terrorizing the Eastern Seaboard for much of his career. His final battle involved Hamptonians and members of the Royal Navy, who engaged in a bloody sea battle with the pirate until his head was severed and crew was taken prisoner. It’s one of the more gruesome stories in Chesapeake history, but Hamptonians find a way to celebrate it. The 21st century Hampton falls back in time to the 18th century with historically accurate re-enactors, music, parades, and much more. The climax is always the re-enactment of Blackbeard’s final battle on Hampton Harbor, but thankfully they tone down the beheading for his funeral parade.

Country by attending the fun festivals happening up and down the Chesapeake. Our favorites combine the crabs and crafts with tradition steeped in Chesapeake Bay heritage. We’ve compiled a list of a few great festivals that will please

family members from young to old, but also leave you with a little learning, and pride in our great Bay Country. Need more inspiration? Be sure to look at our calendar on pages 28-36 for more great events happening all over the Bay.

Solomons Maritime Festival: May 3 We love having the opportunity to celebrate Bay culture with local food, drinks, and entertainment. But the Solomons Maritime Festival ups the ante by incorporating an Antique Boat and Marine Engine show, bringing in over 30 collectors of antique boats and vintage inboards and outboards. There are also free 30-minute cruises onboard the Wm. B. Tennison, and the kids can occupy themselves with toy boat building, Chesapeake Bay retriever demonstrations, and much more. Chestertown Tea Party Festival: May 22-25 It may seem strange to celebrate the Boston Tea Party on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but there’s a connection and the residents of Chestertown aren’t going to forget it. In the wake of the British Parliament’s closing of the Port of Boston in 1774, Chestertown residents forbade the import, sale, or consumption of tea in Chestertown. A march down High Street occurred, with residents dumping a cargo of tea onboard the brigantine Geddes into the water. Festival re-enactors portray the event with less threat of legal consequences, making it a great day to get the family outside and enjoy Maryland history. Period musicians crowd Chestertown, a colonial parade keeps things colorful, and there’s a walking tour of the historic district. Stick around for the wine and craft beer tasting at 4 p.m.

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Tech It Out by Capt. Chris D. Dollar

Electronics Update

Navionics Launches New Apps


xploring new waters can be exciting, but not if you miss the marker to the channel entrance and run hard aground because your electronic charter plotter data wasn’t up to date. Although occasionally bumping bottom may be part of Chesapeake boating experience, who wants to make it a habit if you don’t need to?

The folks at Navionics, who for years have been helping recreational boaters get more enjoyment out of their time on the water, have some cool new tools that could help. First, working with Raymarine’s WiFi-enabled multifunction displays, Navionics Plotter Sync lets you wirelessly upload charts using your smart phone or tablet. In a nutshell, here’s how it works: every day Navionics Boating app, which you have installed already, receives the most up-to-date chart data from Navionics

Fish Finders for Skiffs and Yaks


emember those flasher-style depth sounders, which pulsated like a “Dr. No” set prop and came with a dot matrix-like paper printout? Seems light years ago compared to the electronics on the market today, doesn’t it? In particular, technological advances in fishfinders have resulted in lightning fast processing of important data and packing a ton of user-friendly features into small displays. The upshot is you can rig out your center console, skiff, and even your kayak (almost) like the big boys, yet for a fraction of the cost. The choices on the market are numerous, but here are some to get the conversation going.

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Freshest Data servers. Once in wireless range of your plotter, the two devices automatically sync up, and the new data is transferred to your chart card. Running a Simrad, Lowrance, or other Navico-branded plotter? No worries. Plotters using GoFree Wireless and a mobile device running Navionics Boating are Plotter Sync capable. The catch, and it’s only temporary, is at present functionality is limited to route and waypoint sharing, but more features are expected to be released this spring.

Navionics has also launched two additional initiatives. The first is improved ICW charts, from Maine to Florida, using their own enhanced surveys as well as data collected from the 1.5 million app users who are part of the Navionics community. The second is a new boating app for iPhones and iPads that takes the place of the older version and eliminates the need for having several different yet duplicate app versions on your device. Pretty sweet, huh?

Garmin Echo 300c

This compact fish finder is getting a lot of buzz lately, and rightly so. For around $220, you get a lot of bang for your buck. Chock full of features that anglers demand, it is also boasts the intuitiveness that people love about Garmin products. Here’s some of what you get: dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable, dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable, water temperature sensor, split-screen zoom, and AutoGain Technology to minimize clutter. One minor complaint: no Whiteline feature to tell you if you’re over hard or soft bottom. The 3.5-inch sunlight-readable display matched to a 300 W (RMS) sounder provides a viewing angle of up to 120 degrees and bottom detail to 1500 feet, way more than you’ll ever need in the Bay.

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Tech It Out continued... Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder

At less than $300, the Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder is an easy-to-use unit loaded with stuff fishermen want. Let’s start with the super-bright, 4.3-inch LED-backlit color display that shows Lowrance’s Hybrid Dual Imaging—the combination of Broadband Sounder with DownScan Imaging technology. The page selector menu has been simplified, so you can get to the page or feature

you want using one-thumb operation. If you run over a nice pod of fish, you can record the data, and then use the TrackBack feature to review that sonar history to see structure detail you may have missed. Then lock in the hotspot with a GPS waypoint. Optional chart upgrades include Navionics Gold and HotMaps Premium, Fishing Hotspots PRO and Jeppesen C-Map Max-N.

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This is an increasingly popular choice because you get a lot of features for not a lot of money, again for around $300. That price includes a transom-mount transducer ideal for skiffs and center consoles, and yakkers can buy aftermarket transducer mounting kits. Ocean Kayaks sells a transducer that’s specifically made to fit

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Further up the price chain, starting at $550, this combo unit offers crazy good features. First off, there are only three bottoms, including a user friendly “Uni-controller”—a joystick cursor and rotary dial. Easily read the bottom with a 5.7-inch color display that shows Raymarine’s CHIRP technology, which shoots two independent sonar channels: an ultra-high resolution DownVision channel and a high-resolution fish-targeting sonar channel. More specifically, DownVision transducer produces a 60-degree side-to-side and 1.4-degree fore to aft beam. You can look at each channel individually, or switch to dual sonar split screen mode. As for GPS capabilities, Dragonfly sports a 50-channel GPS capable of storing 3000 waypoints and 15 tracks with 10,000 trackpoints. It supports several type of mapping software, including Navionics Freshest Data. The unit is built to hold up to the salty elements and conforms to IXP6 and IXP7 standards. The Dragonfly7 is newly released, and sports a seven-inch screen. ##Photos courtesy of BOE Marine


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Boat Notes

by Lenny Rudow

Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless

Bred for the Bay

LOA: 23’11” | Beam: 8’6” | Draft: 1’2” | Displacement: 3300 | Max HP: 300 | Fuel capacity: 90 | Water capacity: NA


here’s a new member of the Boston Whaler Dauntless family, one that will be ideal for many Bay-dwellers. At 23’11” the 240 Dauntless is the second largest in this model line designed to be Whaler’s SUV-like, do-everything group of boats. That means the 240 Dauntless isn’t exactly a hardcore fishing machine, but it’s ready for casting and catching. It isn’t exactly a watersports boat, but pulling tow toys is no problem. And it isn’t exactly a runabout, but coving and sunbathing will still come naturally. First, let’s look at fishability; this is, after all, the Chesapeake. And when it’s time to go after those stripers, the 240 Dauntless will prove capable with Bay-boat style features such as fore and aft casting decks, a livewell built into the front of the forward console seat, a six pack of vertical console rodracks, and four deck-mounted aft rodholders. Thick trolling spreads, gobs of casting room, and forward fishboxes that do double duty as locking rodboxes ensure that whatever type of angling strikes your fancy: the Dauntless will do the trick. There’s even a flat molded into the bow, for mounting an electric trolling motor. You say fishing is priority number one? Then jazz the boat up even more with the reversible pilot seat, which has a 25-gallon livewell, knife/ leader holder, raw water washdown, and two additional rodholders.

From a watersports perspective, perks such as the swim platform with telescopic ladder and aft tow eyes get the job done. But if you really want to make wakeboarding and water skiing a priority, get Whaler’s optional All Activity tower, instead of the ski tow pylon. It not only provides an elevated towing point, but also has board racks and acts as a poling platform. And don’t worry for a moment about yanking a husky guy

up and out of the hole. With a 300-hp Mercury Verado on the transom, this boat has plenty of oomph, breaking 50mph and cruising in the mid-30s while turning 4500 rpm. If just kicking around on the Bay is more your style, again, you won’t be disappointed. The boat has a console head compartment with a portable MSD (it’s a bit tight, but functional), an optional bow picnic table can be added, and there is plenty of seating. Added bonus: the foredeck seats have folding back-rests, so you can kick back and ride in a reclined position while facing forward.

Like all Whalers, this boat is also designed to do whatever you like in the safest manner possible. These guys mean it when they say the boat’s unsinkable: the deck and liner are pumped full of foam under pressure, to create a one-piece structure that’s free of voids. Saw it in half—heck, saw it into 50 pieces—and every chunk ‘o Whaler will still float. This construction method also makes for a great ride, since the boat comes down solidly off of waves, without rattles, bangs, or excessive vibrations. Another unusual attribute of the 240 Dauntless comes in the form of options. Unlike many builders, Whaler has begun offering many items which used to be considered after-market add-ons, on a factory-installed basis. Electronics, for example. You can order a 240 Dauntless with your choice of seven-inch or nine-inch Raymarine GPS/chartplotter/fishfinders and/or a VHF radio already installed at the helm. You can optionout the boat with an iPod/electronics compartment. And you can even get a custom-matched aluminum trailer, with disc brakes, dual torsion axels, and guideon posts. Does it sound as if you can do pretty much anything with the Dauntless 240? Yup. Remember, that’s the whole idea behind this design. It may not be a hardcore fisher, a dedicated tow sports scion, or a runabout—but it is all of the above.

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Fowl Hooked by Mike Edick


ne question I’m asked more than any other relates to the best places along the Chesapeake to drop anchor, for everything from a quick swim to an overnight stay. And, while I certainly am no expert on every location available, neither is anyone else (regardless of what they may try to tell you over drinks). The more places you cruise simply increases the number of anchorages the brain must sort through when those questions come up. At least that’s the excuse I give for my slower response lately. Giving a direct answer to that question is difficult for many reasons. After all, the best anchorage is as much a matter of personal taste as the best wine or the best boat; it’s all about perspective. Anyone who has read a prior B.O.A.T. column may have picked up on antisocial ramblings of its author, so anchorages free of most any other Follow us!

human obviously move up higher on his list. You may prefer chaos to calm. I’ve attended massive rafting parties, where you literally walk great distances without ever touching water or land. One large boat in the center with a couple anchors out, surrounded on all sides by fiberglass and fenders; music blaring from every other vessel’s stern, requiring alcohol to synchronize the beats of the varied tunes. While scantilyclad drunken attendees certainly add to the daytime excitement, I often find myself wondering why I don’t see any natural wildlife at these events, or people going below decks to use the head. A hot spot to me is where you can dive off the bow and swim to the platform without fear of meeting a hard bottom on the way down, or sea nettles on the way back up. A tranquil place where the nearest human needs binoculars to laugh at my form. That means most any-

where along the Bay before Mother’s Day is perfect for us to hole up. Even late May to early June is great anywhere near the Bay Bridge; much later than that and the stingy things push us north or up river for the remainder. We used to love waters of the Potomac near Georgetown, but their stingy things require a hospital visit (at least according to all the DC police tickets they eagerly handed us for swimming). The fact is, we have a few honey holes where we drop hook; sometimes just a day jaunt, sometimes we’ll put 30-40 miles under keel to visit multiple locations the same weekend. These are places we reminisce about all winter long. And, every time I’m asked for those anchorage’s coordinates, I flash back to that point in “Saving Private Ryan,” when Tom Hanks is asked to describe his favorite memory about his wife… “Nope, that one is just for me.” PropTalk May 2014 41

See the Bay

by Tom Hale


Side Trip


ay on the Bay: cruising at its finest! There are two sets of cruisers on the Bay at this time of year. Local cruisers are finishing their spring commissioning work, testing out new systems from their winter upgrades, and planning for summertime exploration. There is also an armada sharing our waters this month. It is the spring migration of snowbirds who have wintered somewhere warm and are now homeward bound. Both fleets will find themselves in and about Deltaville, VA, this month. For any cruisers in the Deltaville area, a side trip up the beautiful Rappahannock to the historic tidewater village of Urbanna is most rewarding. The river is pretty, scenic, wide and deep, and generally lightly trafficked. Seven miles upriver you will pass under the Norris Bridge. This bridge is quite distinctive; during a recent five-year repainting project, the span has been repainted a lovely light blue. For some reason, they only painted about halfway out to the center from either shore leaving the center part of the bridge the rusting, peeling, grey bridge it has been for a generation. Once you pass under the bridge, you will pass Carter Creek on the north shore, home to the celebrated Tides Inn. A mile and a half farther you pass the entrance to the Corrotoman (cor –o-TOE-man). This is a delightful river with many fine anchorages, but tarry not; this trip we are Urbanna bound.

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##The original colonial courthouse repurposed as a Baptist Church in 1852.

Entering Urbanna Creek is straight forward. There is a low jetty on the north side of the entrance; the entrance is deep and well-marked. Just past G”7,” the creek widens out, and there is room to anchor on the east side. You will notice that the creek is fairly ringed with floating docks. Most of these are private, belonging to the Urbanna Harbor YC. The club does not cater to short term transient rentals. But that is fine as there are marinas on the west side of the creek, in the village itself, which cater extensively to transients. The first marina to starboard as you enter the creek is the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton Point. This friendly marina also has a dinghy dock if you choose to anchor. The next set of floating docks to starboard are part of a condo association, but immediately past that is Dozier’s Port Urbanna Marina. Hail them on Channel 16. Wendy Otterstedt will cheerily guide you to a slip. This facility has a lovely second floor club house and deck on which to enjoy an evening drink, and watch the goings on in the harbor. The marinas in Urbanna are almost assured to have open slips except during the two big annual events. May 17 brings the 2014 Urbanna Cup. A weekend of powerboat races in the harbor for the diminutive wooden Cocktail Class racers powered by 6- and 8-hp outboards. The other big weekend is the grand daddy of them all: the Urbanna Oyster Festival, November 7-8, one of the largest craft

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England. On the left you will see the Factor Store or Old Tobacco Warehouse where colonial farmers brought their tobacco to trade for cash and European products. On the right behind the trees is the old Customs House. At the top of the hill you may turn to the left on Cross Street to visit several shops use. ##Marble ho and stop in to Marshall’s Drug Store to enjoy a root beer float at their old-time soda fountain. If you proceed up Virginia fairs and street festivals on the east Street, you will pass the original court coast. If you have not attended, then this house, one of the few remaining colois the year to do it! nial courthouses in Virginia, which was The incentive for coming up the river is repurposed as a church in 1852. There to enjoy the quaint and historic village of are several restaurants here including Urbanna. This small village retains many of its colonial-era buildings. A walk up the Virginia Street Café and the ever-popular Ostra. Here, too, you find the new and brick-walled, heavily shaded Prettymans very trendy Something Different with its Rolling road takes you back in time. You menu of “Fine Neanderthal Cuisine.” The are walking a lane that is little changed in homemade ice cream is as delicious as it 250 years since it was used to roll hogsmay be unconventional. Try the chocolate heads of the finest Virginia tobacco down with chili ice cream. I promise you will be to the ships waiting to load and carry the surprised but will like it. Farther up the produce from the colonies back to mother

street you’ll find the ABC store and the post office. Continuing up Virginia St. you pass Lansdowne the very handsome 1750 colonial home of the eminent Lee family of Virginia. Just beyond you come to more shops including the very attractive Cyndy’s Bynn. Next on the right is a cruisers goal, the Urbanna Market. Yes, Urbanna is one of the very few towns on the Bay where it is a short walk to a real grocery store. So Urbanna is a bit off the beaten path, but you do not go cruising to rush from one place to another. Slow down and explore. Urbanna will pay you handsomely for taking the time to discover. About the Author: Tom Hale and Cristina live aboard Tadhana, a 38-foot trawler, currently in Deltaville, VA. They can be found anchored somewhere on the Bay most of the year. For the past five years, he has been writing extensively about cruising as the on-the-water editor for Waterway Guide’s Chesapeake Bay Edition. Tom recently retired as managing editor to devote more time to exploring the Bay.







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Hiding From The Lookie Loos! by Captain Alyse Caldwell

Admit it! Every time you walk past a pretty boat you take a peek to see what the inside looks like… This tip for maintaining a bit of privacy while living on your boat is second in a series of articles for the DIY-challenged cruiser.


s cruisers we really enjoy showing land dwellers how we live—but that tour should come with an invitation. We are usually fairly tolerant of the voyeurs who stroll the docks craning to see what we are doing. After all, we were once in their deck shoes trying to imagine if we could ever live this dream. But when we were tied to a dock in the Florida Keys and a passerby commented on my jigsaw puzzle on our aft deck, well… I knew something had to be done. Always remember that this is pleasure boating where everything we do must support the fun or what’s the point, right? So how can we still have fun enjoying the view yet maintain some semblance of privacy? We could put up canvas window covers to keep out the prying eyes, or close the interior curtains to protect our solitude from nosey neighbors. We’ve even seen blackout curtains aboard boats where the owners sit in darkened caves. Gee! That sounds really fun… not!

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

Before we started cruising full time, we had some screen-like shades made for our saloon windows. These made a world of difference to the hot summer temperature

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while allowing us to see out and kept others from peering in. These shades were permanently affixed from our grab rails above the windows and were snapped in place below the windows. Lots of hard surfaces to utilize, and we paid a professional to create this. If you’ve been following along in this series, then you know I am not Suzy Homemaker and we were on a cruising budget. My crafty cruising friend Shelly thought I was ready for a new challenge, as I had finally mastered the straight line with my new sewing machine. Maybe ‘mastered’ is a bit strong of a word so let’s just say she was ready for a new challenge and I was a willing guinea pig. Shelly reminded me about the Textilene shades on our saloon. Designed to reduce heat transfer through windows, this fabric also reduces the glare and harmful rays from the sun. While blocking the sun’s rays, it also provides protection from the lookie loos! This fantastic fabric is made from polyester yarn coated with PVC, resistant to rot and mildew, colorfast, easy to clean, and quick drying. Now if it could just make dinner, we’d be all set! We put our heads together to figure out our plan of attack for protecting the

aft deck privacy while staying on our skinny cruising budget. While the ease of the internet today might find you even better prices, this was almost 14 years ago, so we ordered the fabric through a local boat yard, measuring out what we needed to cover the visible areas of a rather large lounging space. Check out the photos, and you’ll appreciate the simplicity. We started with a rectangular shape with Velcro strips sewn on the top and bottom edges to attach on an existing aft deck isinglass window. This temporary fix worked for a few years—13 to be exact— until we paid the professionals to replace all our canvas. The Textilene was still in great shape, so we replaced the Velcro with a thin plastic rope that allowed the Textilene to slide into an overhead track (see photo). Now we could easily move our privacy screens wherever we needed protection… from the sun or curious dock walkers. Look around your own boat and see what would make it feel more feel comfy. I’ll bet you can adapt and adjust without breaking your budget. Stay tuned for our next issue where I’ll show you how to cool and shade your forward cabin. See you on the water!

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Jake Hiles

ike almost every other professional angler, Captain Jake Hiles cannot remember when he started fishing. He can recollect running around the Elizabeth River in Norfolk when he was about six. His relatives had a skiff he could use. Venturing out solo, little Jacob would learn the river and catch fish. Today, as a professional charter captain, he is still catching fish. And still learning. His boat Matador is a fixture in Rudee Inlet. Originally built in 1966 from juniper, the boat was substantially renovated in 2004. All the wood was restored and sealed in fiberglass. The single diesel was replaced with twin Cummins turbos. Safety systems have a backup. Hiles thinks the boat captures the best of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology. She has a long history of raising fish. The Captain uses Matador to fish for almost every species available in coastal Virginia and North Carolina. These include bluefin, cobia, dolphin, drum, jacks, seabass, tilefish, and of course, stripers. But for his friends and clients, it’s not just the fishing. Hiles is a straight-talking fellow with some acute and interesting observations of life in coastal Virginia. Several thousand friends follow not only his fishing reports but his amusing social commentary on Facebook. If you get behind the Captain in a 10-items or less line at the grocery store, and your cart is full, he will make a comment. Then he shares his comment with the rest of us. He is an entertaining fellow. He is also quick to comment on fishery regulations and their failures. According to Hiles, all fishery managers should take a lesson from the salmon managers on the West Coast. No one can keep a salmon until it has had a chance to spawn at least

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once. We need to do the same in Virginia. Hiles is firmly against keeping 18-inch stripers that have never spawned. He also believes the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) striped bass closure is an unfair restriction on Virginia and North Carolina. It is illegal to fish for stripers in the EEZ, which includes coastal waters outside three miles. Ocean stripers migrate to the inshore waters of New England each summer. There, where they are inside the EEZ all the time, they are all available to be harvested. When the fish move south for the winter, they often move offshore where they are off limits to Virginians and Carolinians. Because of the EEZ regulations, not one single legal ocean-caught rockfish was landed in Rudee Inlet all this past season. That is bad for every business associated with the stripers, including his own. Hiles believes that across-the-board regulations for larger areas would help save the stripers and spread the wealth. He believes the EEZ should be open,

but to a limit of one fish a day per person; he can still book a six-person charter if they can keep six fish. He also believes there should be a slot limit that will protect the largest spawning females. With the addition of a trophy tag system, anglers can still keep that world record if they choose. A $20 tag that would allow one over-slot trophy per angler per year would make this happen. He thinks every charter customer would buy one. This would raise a lot of money for resource protection and would cut down on the number of huge fish kept by repeat anglers. Legendary Captain Ron Hamlin, who has over 27,000 billfish releases under his belt, describes Hiles as “a great guy and a good fisherman, and he helps others. When I retired he gave a job to my top mate, Eddie Bairez.” This was a huge relief to Hamlin, who did not want his friend and mate to be left unemployed. Adds Hamlin, “Jake taught Eddie how to fish the Mid Atlantic.” What amazes Hiles the most is the resource itself. He has more hours at sea then most of us put together. He has seen some amazing sites. “In May this year, we had hundreds of giant bluefins eating bluefish beside our boat. The school of bluefish tried to take refuge under out boat. Bluefish and giant tunas were flying through the air so close that we were getting splashed,” says Hiles with excitement. But he knows he has not seen it all. Each trip can bring something different. Something incredible. Each season he learns something new about the fish and the sea. He never knows what he will find when he leaves the dock each morning with his faithful charge of “To the Deep!”

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Engines 2014

Dinghy Outboard Engines by Tom Hale


ere on the Chesapeake we are in the middle of spring commissioning season. Among all your other spring chores, carve out some time to check out your dinghy outboard, too. Outboards and their associated fuel tanks have sat unused since last summer. All too often, the dinghy fuel is forgotten about during fall layup. After a winter left clamped to a stern rail or left in a locker, it is not surprising that many of us will have some trouble this spring getting our outboards to start and run. As likely as not, the fuel you ran last summer contained ethanol, and by now it has probably gone bad. Here are a few tips to start your season off right and to reduce the chances of fuel system problems in your dinghy’s outboard.

##Start your season with a new fuel tank and new fuel hoses.

• Turnover. We don’t usually use much gas in our outboards. Most outboards burn less than half a gallon per hour. So don’t carry a six-gallon tank when a three-gallon tank will do. Use the smallest fuel tank you can. Turning over the fuel regularly is important, as you will always have fresher fuel in the tank.

• Play. The best way to • Clean. Start your sea- • Drain. Don’t let fuel sit in your carson with a new fuel tank buretor. When you are finished for the ensure your outboard weekend, disconnect the fuel line or will run for you is to use and new fuel hoses. The close the fuel valve and run the engine it a lot. As a cruiser, you new fuel tanks are built to remain sealed in hot at a fast idle until it dies. This ensures have already noticed most of the fuel is used up and there that any mechanical sysand cold weather. With no atmospheric venting, is none remaining in the carburetor. It tem left idle will cause problems. Systems that no humid air, spray or will reduce the buildup of deposits and it reduces the liquid that might phase are run regularly run rain (water) can get into the system. separate and cause corrosion. more reliably.

Old gas and water are the adversaries to a reliably running outboard. Any fuel in the engine or fuel tank from last season should be disposed of. If you really think it is okay to use, take it home and use it in a lawn tool. If that equipment quits, you can walk into the house and grab something to Follow us!

drink. If your outboard quits, you may have a long row home for a cold one. So don’t try and use up last season’s fuel. Start clean. If you experience an ethanol-related problem this spring, it is likely to dog you for quite a while. The best defense is a good offence. So start clean and turn over your

fuel often. Do not buy your outboard fuel at your local gas station. Many marinas sell non-ethanol gas. It is worth your time and money to find and buy it. Sure it will cost $5 more to fill your portable tank, but a carburetor cleaning at the outboard shop costs $100. Do the math. PropTalk May 2014 47

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A Good Law, for Yesterday

Good Stuff To Know

A Good Law, for Yesterday by Nicole Palya Wood, courtesy of BoatU.S. Magazine


turkey farmer, an environmental activist, and a boater walk into a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill. That may sound like a joke in the making, but it actually describes a few of the diverse witnesses who marched up to a hearing on a hot, muggy June 5 to tell Congress that a once well-intentioned national fuel policy has outlived its usefulness. Add to this unlikely group a motorcyclist, a gasoline refiner, and a classic-car col-

lector, and you start to put a new face on the nation’s renewable fuel debate. Back in 2005, Congress passed the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as part of a sweeping energy package designed to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil by blending more homegrown renewable fuel in our gasoline. The RFS is the formula that mandates the annual volume of renewable fuels refiners must blend into the nation’s fuel supply, most significantly into gasoline. Ethanol,


a corn-based fuel, grew to have the lion’s share of the renewable market, and currently 90 percent of the nation’s gasoline contains 10 percent ethanol. Although the transition to this fuel was rocky for boaters, motorcyclists, snowmobilers, and other small-engine owners, most of the public adapted. But today the country is using less gasoline, and there’s a different transition approaching, one that may prove too much for our shrinking fuel supply to bear.




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“It’s ironic to think that fuel efficiency is part of the problem,” said BoatU.S. President Margaret Podlich. “But the combination of more stringent fuelefficiency standards, a recession, and the growing American concern about fuel usage has decreased the amount of fuel we use. That’s a good thing. But with the country as a whole becoming more fuel efficient, it means there’s less gasoline to mix with increasing volume requirements of renewable fuel.” According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), gasoline consumption peaked in 2007, and has been on a slight decline ever since. “When you no longer can add more ethanol to gas at a safe level for the public, you run right into the ‘blend wall,’” added Podlich. Boaters may think that the RFS and so-called blend wall don’t really affect their favorite pastime, but an odd set of factors are aligning to create a hurdle in America’s fuel policy that could hit boaters square in the wallets.

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E15, The Straw The Camel Feared In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the debut of a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol. Under the EPA’s own regulations, it can’t be used in boats, motorcycles, lawnmowers, or cars built before 2001, and it will void some newer car warranties. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), there isn’t one marine engine warrantied to use more than a 10-percent blend of ethanol gas. Additionally, higher blends of ethanol gas deliver fewer miles per gallon and less power. So why would the EPA endorse E15 to the market? The EPA’s goal was to put more ethanol in fuel to meet rising mandates, rather than use their option or waiver authority to reduce the volume

requirements. Refiners are still able to produce boater-friendly ethanol-free gas, but it costs them more in regulatory penalties, making it more difficult to sell and adding costs that get passed down to the consumer. A recent study prepared for the American Petroleum Institute by National Economic Research Associates, a group also used by the U.S. Department of Energy, found that by 2015 the combination of higher compliance costs imposed on refiners plus a reduced domestic fuel supply could increase the cost of producing gasoline by 30 percent and the cost of producing diesel by as much as 300 percent. Proponents of the RFS disagree that the financial impacts of the blend wall are that drastic, claiming that potential reforms to the law will limit the choice of fuel options for consumers. Bob Dineen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), believes the blend wall has been “self-inflicted”

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by the oil industry, that it’s “a false facade built by the oil companies to protect their oil monopoly.” Regardless of what factors have brought about the blend wall and the reality of it on consumers, the situation now has the attention of Capitol Hill.

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and that continuing to keep up with the mandates would cause their states economic harm. According to their letters, 40 percent of all domestic corn is currently being used for fuel. “This means literally billions of dollars in increased costs for livestock and poultry producers, and food manufacturers,” stated one letter. If Congress doesn’t act, the RFS will force refiners to make tough choices … to either sell ethanol blends higher than cars, boats, and infrastructure can safely handle, or begin limiting the amount of gasoline and diesel they sell in the U.S.” (When domestic refiners export their products, the fuel does not have to be blended, nor is a penalty assessed for ethanol-free fuel, so the product subsequently costs less to produce.) When the RFS was born, America was at its peak of dependence on

Winds of Change A strong new wind has begun to blow in Washington, as serious lobbying efforts from once-opposing sides mount to change the RFS. It’s rare for any issue to land so many hearings in a single session of Congress, or to unite such diverse bipartisan groups. In separate letters sent in the fall of 2012, 152 members of Congress, 40 U.S. senators, and 12 state governors asked the EPA to waive the RFS mandates, citing that the recent drought had seriously impacted their state’s economies,

foreign oil, and renewable fuels were believed to be America’s ticket to oil independence. What the policy failed to predict was the degree Americans would reduce their fuel usage, necessitating higher blends (which create the compatibility issues) in order to reach mandated renewable fuel volumes.

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first time and reduced the mandates. The final 2014 numbers had not been released at press time. Now Congress must decide to either reform the RFS to better reflect current gasoline usage and the lack of other renewable fuel options, or eliminate it all together. Hearings on the RFS are unlikely to come before the fall midterm elections. BoatU.S. will continue to engage on this issue and

work for reform as this policy moves along, and we encourage you to tune in regularly to for updates on RFS reform and other issues affecting boaters. Nicole Palya Wood is a member of the BoatU.S. government affairs team.

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thanol can wreak havoc on your boat’s engine if not carefully monitored. To limit ethanol’s impact, consider these precautions:

• Don’t let ethanol gasoline sit in the fuel tanks. When ethanol sits for too long in a fuel tank, it’s more likely to absorb water and cause problems. Use fuel within 90 days and refuel often to prevent problems.

• Keep up with maintenance. It sounds like such a no-brainer, but with ethanol it’s very important that you make sure to change fuel filters and maintain a clear carburetor to limit any sludge build-up caused by ethanol.

• Address issues quickly. When you do encounter a performance problem (such as a continuallyfouled carburetor), be proactive in draining the fuel tank and refueling. Cleansing the fuel tank of any gasoline impacted by ethanol will save you from bigger issues (such as a destroyed boat engine). • Fuel your boat at marinas. Don’t risk fueling your boat with a higher level of ethanol if E15 becomes available at gas stations on land. Fuel your boat at a marina since E15 is not for sale at marinas. Courtesy of Follow us!

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o help our readers better understand their engines, we asked Brian Goodwin, technical director and standards guru at Annapolis Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), to explain how engines have evolved over the last decade and to provide a little advice on fuel efficiency and maintenance. Here’s what he told us.

Technology Has Improved Engines In The Past Ten Years “The biggest change has been electronic controls and fuel injection,” says Goodwin. “The old smoky two-stroke outboards are things of the past, replaced with direct injection two-stroke and four-stroke outboards. Newer control systems monitor the combustion process to insure the proper air fuel mixture for complete burn.

“In addition, these systems monitor a multitude of engine parameters, and if a problem occurs, they can restrict operation before catastrophic damage is done. In these ‘safe modes,’ the engine might be limited to idle operation, but it will allow the boater to get home and avoid damage that requires a major engine overhaul. Lastly, these control systems permit a large amount of information to be readily available to the user through digital displays at the helm as well as integration into chart plotters and multi-function displays.”

Fuel Costs—Keepin’ Them Low Goodwin says there are several ways to keep fuel costs down. “Regular maintenance is important, including servicing filters and plugs at the manufacturer’s recommended intervals. “Keep the bottom and running gear clean. Barnacles and marine growth can really slow down the boat. This additional drag creates greater loads on the engine, and as a result the engine must work harder and consumes more fuel. “Keep the propeller clean and in good condition, because it is the business end of the propulsion system. Dents or dings in the propeller blades create turbulence and disrupt the smooth flow of water with a net result of loss of efficiency.  “Remove extra weight. Boats tend to accumulate stuff over time. The heavier the boat, the more energy it takes to move the boat through the water. More energy translates into more fuel burned. Before you head out, ask yourself if you really need all that stuff onboard. “Finally, determine the boat’s most efficient cruise speed. An engine’s efficiency is really its ability to turn fuel into horizontal movement. From a boater’s prospective, we’re talking about fuel economy. The best way to look at fuel economy for a boat and engine combination is a graph of miles per hour, gallons per hour, and miles per gallon versus RPM. This gives the complete picture and allows you to identify the most efficient cruise speed.” Continued on page 54

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• Drain boat of unnecessary water before • Avoid excess engine idling. Even when idling in neutral, your boat is leaving the dock. At about eight pounds consuming fuel, and the noise can a gallon, excess water weight can add up. be annoying to those around you. The lighter your boat is the better gas mileage you’ll get. Keep bilges dry and Idling can produce potentially deadtop off water tanks only if you’ll think ly carbon monoxide (CO) fumes. • Use the proper fuel to oil mix for need it. oaters pay attention to the effiyour engine. If you must mix your • Reduce unnecessary weight and wind reciency of their engines now more own fuel, follow the manufacturer’s sistance. Bring only the gear you need for than ever. Here are a few tips your outing. Leave long-range cruising recommendations. Too little or too from the BoatU.S. Foundation to help gear at home if you are only headed out much oil can harm your engine, afyou get the most out of your tank of fuel: fect overall performance, and reduce for the day. Clear your decks of clutter fuel efficiency. and lower canvas tops, which create drag. • Balance your load and allow the boat • On larger boats, install a fuel flow • Tune your engine and keep the boat to plane quickly. Many boats are stern meter. In addition to showing galbottom clean and barnacle free. A heavy with occupants, motor, batteries, lons used and gallons remaining, properly tuned engine not only gets these new devices also allow you to and fuel. Consider moving passengers better mileage, it runs better and has see real-time fuel efficiency in galforward when accelerating or moving fewer emissions. A fouled bottom also lons per hour. A fuel meter can help some of your heavier items forward to has more drag, making your boat work you find the ideal settings for maxibalance your load. harder than it needs to. mum efficiency and performance. • Throttle back to cruising speed or sweet • Use the appropriate propeller and spot. Chances are that your boat does • Purchase a low-emission, fuelcheck for damage. Using the stock efficient engine. When looking not get the best mileage at full speed. propeller may not be best suited for your at a new boat or repowering your Once you get up on a plane, throttle back type of boating. By experimenting with existing one, look for an engine that slightly or find that “sweet spot” where different props, you may find one that promises better fuel economy and your boat rides smooth and level and saves fuel and improves performance. lower emissions. performs its best. Also, a damaged prop, even a slight “ding,” can negatively affect fuel effiLearn more: ciency and performance. Get it fixed!


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spit back. As a result of working with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the EPA on this issue, ABYC has updated our standard for gasoline fuel systems.”

Advice on Maintenance “Boats are becoming more and more complex,” states Goodwin. “ABYC has a wide array of standards covering boat systems; several come into play when dealing with engines. But the important thing to remember is that boats were built to the standards and should be maintained to the standards. These safety measures will prove profitable when the boat is sold or if it is involved in an insurance claim. “Boaters should make a list of all engine part numbers and have it in a readily accessible location. A great way to do that is with ABYC’s free iPhone App, “Boat Essentials—USCG Safety Gear.” Not only does the App make sure you have the required safety equipment, it also has a log and notes section for storing essential data such as product numbers for oil filters or belts. Goodwin says, “When shopping for engine maintenance or repair, look for an ABYC-certified technician for peace of mind. Certified technicians have taken the time to be better educated to ensure your boat is properly repaired. ABYC offers eight certifications including gasoline and diesel.” Find a technician at



’m tentatively proclaiming that spring has finally sprung. Yes, I was shoveling snow just eight days ago. And yes, I’m still wearing coats that denote comparisons to Eskimos. But whatever. Boats


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he Hatteras Long Range Cruiser Club held its 2014 rendezvous in sunny Key West at the Key West Harbour Marina and Yacht Club, February 21 to 23. The wonderful location brought in 35 members for the two-and-a-half day get together, which included a pizza party at the Tiki Hut, several informative presentations, club meeting, open boat tours (always a favorite), a trolley tour of Key West with Louie, and the closing dinner. Most of the events were held at the marina and yacht club, where they were fantastic at helping to make all the arrangements and sharing their great facility. It was a great time to renew old friendships, make new ones, and find out where members might be cruising this year. The Hatteras Long Range Cruisers are vintage boats made from 1976-1986. Hatteras made several models from 42 feet to 65 feet, and they are beauties!


Send us your thoughts on how to get more folks boating. Or call up one of these fine clubs and make some new (great) friends. Because even if it’s a little chilly out, it’s still a great day to be out on the water.

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otomac River Power Squadron (Washington, DC) offers America’s Boating Course (ABC), a basic boating safety seminar in an eight-hour classroom setting. Students completing this course and passing the proctored exam are awarded the Boating Safety Certificate and ID card required to operate a recreational vessel in DC, MD, and VA waters. On March 27, April 3, 10, 17, and 24, the seminar will be held at Tantallon Marina, in Ft. Washington, MD.  A ninehour class will be held May 3 at Fairfax Yacht Club, 10721 Old Colchester Road, Lorton, VA 22079. For registration, contact Howard Gasaway at 202-583-7121. The Squadron’s April monthly dinner meeting for members and guests will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Capital Yacht Club, 1000 Water Street SW, Washington, DC. May’s monthly dinner will be held at the same venue on May 21. $20. All are welcome. Non-members please call John Wilmot, 410-798-5102, for a reservation.


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istrict Five of the United States Power Squadrons will kick off celebrating its 75th anniversary during the D/5 Annual Meeting and Spring Conference at the Princess Royal Hotel in Ocean City, March 28-30. The public is invited to join in the festivities, which will start with a press conference and First Timers’ Orientation following the Grand Opening of the exhibit hall on Friday. Weekend activities will include a celebratory banquet, ceremonies, entertainment, exhibits, luncheons, meetings, parties, seminars, and more—all related to the 75th anniversary theme. During the boating

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season, “D/5 75” will feature such special events as a 75-year old boat traveling 75 miles on the Chesapeake to the D/5 summer rendezvous in Crisfield. D/5 members will present burgees to 75 leading yacht clubs, marinas, and waterside restaurants in the region. A D/5 75th Anniversary Committee appointed by the D/5 Bridge is now receiving the submissions and will select the winners based on criteria that include geographic diversity and overall popularity. We will make the final list available before Memorial Day Weekend as part of our National Safe Boating Week publicity.To find a squadron near you, visit

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he monthly meeting and social of Club Crabtowne will be held May 27 at The Fleet Reserve Club, 100 Compromise St. Annapolis, 6-8 p.m. May activities include the beginning of monthly full moon cruises on the bay, a trip to Williamsburg scheduled for May 23-25, and hiking and biking trips on local trails. The next General Membership meeting happens on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Club. You can meet activity leaders, sign up for trips, have dinner, and socialize with new and old friends. Active duty military personnel receive a one-year free membership. Club Crabtowne is an Annapolis ski, sports, and events club that has been organizing exciting events for its members for over 40 years. We dance, bike, hike, ski, and get out on the water as much as possible, and are always looking for more members to get involved. Get involved by visiting

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ug It is a sleek, needle-nosed race boat, home-based in Baltimore. Her name reflects sponsor Smith Shipyard’s background in tugboat operations in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Exclusively used for racing, this racer’s top speed has been clocked at 93 mph. And this season, she’s scheduled to compete right here on the Chesapeake Bay in the Super Vee Lite American Power Boat Association (APBA) class in the OPA racing series. Since boat racing operates according to a strict rule book, Tug It was built to a set of standards for her hull, her engine, and her weight at the end of each race. Her single cast-iron, big-block Chevy (made specifically for racing by Mercury Marine for high performance boating) puts out at 525 hp. Although Mercury Racing makes engines up to 1650 hp, this racing class uses the 525 hp to control costs. According to those strict racing rules, the engine is marked and sealed before it leaves the Mercury Marine engine factory. Then about every

three years, the engine is sent back to Mercury for “refreshing.” After each rebuild, the engine is again sealed by Mercury to ensure everyone in the class has roughly the same power. It’s a computer numerical control(CNC) machined block that has 502 cubic inches of displacement (CID). Mercury adds high performance aluminum cylinder heads that are made by Edelbrock to Mercury’s specifications. Mercury Racing’s closed cooling system allows this mix of metals to coexist in the engine. Special connecting rods and forged pistons add to the durability of the engine package. Features such as water cooling the fuel as it enters the engine are also included in the design to increase reliability. During a day of racing, the throttle is usually down with the engine operating at 5450 RPM. This is the revlimiter setting by Mercury for the 525 hp engine, although Mercury publishes a max range of 4800-5200 RPM. Racing demands the most boat speed and that requires a prop selection that allows the engine to “bounce” on and

off its rev-limiter engine RPM. Such behavior is not good for the engine, so it’s only done when a podium finish is in contention. Tug It uses a Mercury Marine stern-drive, as does every other boat in her class. The technical detail here is in the mix of part sections that make up the racing application of the outdrive. These drives have an upper section and a lower section. Although all boats in this class use the standard Mercury upper section of the drive, there are two lower sections used, either one from IMCO or Mercury’s Speedmaster. Then there are the propeller selections, which are also evaluated for their impact on performance under various racing conditions. Following exhaustive testing, the Tug It team now uses two props: one for a tighter, short race course and another that’s their favorite for longer courses. Funny thing… the brand, specs, and prop tuner’s name are never mentioned in conversation. Who-does-what regarding your race boat’s prop is a closely guarded secret.

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The 1999 Phantom Boats Speedster model is one of the most wellrespected, competitive offshore powerboats available in the world. The Tug It team feels that Phantom Boats offers the best balance of stability, handling, and speed. This team has now owned two Phantom Speedster models, and feels that the balance and weight in the current model gives them an edge over their previous racer, as well as the other models that they race against. The bottom design, the aerodynamics, and the length-tobeam ratio (29’ 10” with a beam of 7’ 2”) make for an incredibly fast racer. Tug It is raced with a two-man team: a driver who steers the boat and a throttle man who sets the throttle and uses the stern drive’s power trim and the boat’s heavy-duty trim tabs to adjust the boat’s attitude, level of control, and speed. The driver is fearless Wil Ros. A former race boat owner himself, he now limits his

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involvement in the sport exclusively to driving. On occasion, Brit Lilly of Lilly Sport Boats subs for Wil as the driver. Brit is a secondgeneration racer who lives and loves boating. Kevin Smith is the throttle man, perhaps the key man for best boat control and speed. Scott Glockner functions as the team’s manager. When the cockpit is covered with a canopy, an offshore racer is called a “sit-down” boat. This is an alternative to an open-cockpit offshore race boat, where the crew takes the beating of the waves, turns, slams, and extreme speed by standing up in a deep bottomless type of seat, so they can absorb the pounding by flexing their knees with the motion of the boat. The human body can’t take the beating of offshore racing standing upright

with straight legs, which transmits the shock right up the spine. Tug It is a canopy boat. She’ll also sport a very sophisticated racing seat set-up that’s now being engineered for her for the 2014 season. Both her driver and throttle man will sit in a custom, hand-engineered seat with springs to absorb the shocks as the boat slams into and over ocean waves. First this has to be designed, then made and custom-fitted into this boat. After the seat is in place and rigged to the boat while still allowing for the up-and-down spring action, testing will be done to properly size the springs to each crewman’s weight. It may come as a surprise that it takes a trailer engineered to carry 7000 pounds to tow a boat that weighs only 4950 pounds. That’s because the boat plus all its necessary gear—supplies, fuel, and the weight

of the trailer itself—were factored in when the trailer was engineered for a maximum of 7000 pounds. Tug It is towed behind a Freightliner hauler, which carries tools, spare parts, crew supplies, and items (such as the four scooters that the crew uses to get around the race course pits). If you want to get up close and personal—and watch 90-plus mph powerboat racing at its finest right here in Maryland—then plan on attending the Nationals down in Solomons, MD, on September 12-14. Or make it a point to go see the international and “Miami Style” racers go head-to-head for the top title in the OPA World Championship down in Ocean City, MD, on October 3-5. Can’t wait that long? Run up to Lake Hopatcong in northern New Jersey May 2-4, or catch three days of racing in Atlantic City June 20-22.

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Designed by Kees Prins and Bill Bronaugh, the plywood lapstrake skiff is expected to launch in June. With the planking complete, the skiff has been flipped over with layout, patterns, and lamination of the canted mahogany frames completed and installed, with the inwales being let into the breast and aft hooks. The participants continue on the centerboard construction, decking, installation of thwarts, and floor boards. Next up is the construction of the mast, boom, and mizzen, with public participation welcome on Saturdays and Sundays through June. See the schedule on their website at

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he Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy in Havre de Grace, MD, has finally located a replacement mast for the skipjack Martha Lewis. An inspection two years ago after extensive repairs to the hull had been completed revealed that the mast needed to be replaced before the skipjack could resume sailing with passengers aboard. The tree they found is a traditional loblolly pine originally from a farm in Accomack County, VA, where it was cultivated from a managed yellow pine forest dedicated for large-scale timber production. It was graciously donated to the conservancy for the project by the Paul W. Jones Lumber Company in Snow Hill, MD. Now they just have to figure out how to get the 75-foot trunk safely from Snow Hill at the far southern reaches of Maryland’s Eastern Shore to Havre de Grace at the very top of the Chesapeake Bay. They hope to have Martha join her recently restored 62 May 2014 PropTalk

sistership Rosie Parks sailing again on the Bay this season.


eorge Hazzard at Wooden Boat Restoration in Millington, MD, has finished up the varnish work on the 1947 Chris Craft 18-foot utility which will be spending spring in Florida at the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival in Tavares and heading to Louisiana for a cruise on the bayou. They finished up the paint on the 1954 Chris Craft kit boat, and new decks are varnished and ready to be installed. The 14-foot Thompson had the new ribs installed as well as new plywood and keel.


hesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD, boatyard program manager Jenn Kuhn reports the museum’s Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding participants continue on the construction of the 17.5-foot Merlin yawl.

This 1941 22.5-foot Morin Craft is looking like a fine musical instrument at Classic Watercraft Restoration in Annapolis.


ampbell’s Boatyard in Oxford, MD, has a 37-foot Sea Ray in the shop at Jack’s Point getting a full gas to diesel makeover. They are replacing the main engines and the genset. The main propulsion will be new Cummins QSB 6.7L common rail diesels producing 480-hp each, an overall gain of 200-hp from the stock power. Over at their Bachelor Point yard they have a 39-foot Malcom Pettigrew downeast getting a new generator and an entirely new AC power system to add capacity for onboard air conditioning. They certainly didn’t need it the day PropTalk visited the yard this spring, but it will come into use soon enough in the coming Chesapeake summer.


erry LeCompte at Dockside Boatworks in Easton, MD, is still looking for any information about the mysterious Hershey outboard

runabout he is restoring. The boat has been in the owner’s family since it was bought new in 1961. Plenty of folks have heard of the famous chocolate company, but few remember the boat builder of the same name from Pennsylvania. Along with his other wooden projects he also found a 1955 15-foot Larson “plastic fantastic” that he is fixing up to give his grandchildren rides this summer. He is replacing the rotten wood floor, but he has been told that the original Evinrude outboard on the back still runs. He was even able to wind up the dashboard clock and get it telling the time again.


t Composite Yacht in Trappe, MD, Martin Hardy kept the whole crew busy with lots of work this winter. Although they burned a lot of heating fuel over the winter, he is a little glad that spring took a while to get here giving them more time to complete all their projects for the new season. Work on the 20-foot Mako continues. They have the deck back on and new 150-hp Yamaha on the bracket and are prepping the hull for painting. A 60-foot offshore sport fisherman is taking up the entire painting shed for new coatings top and bottom, while they rebuild engines on the inside. They also have a new 34-foot offshore under construc-

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This Anne Arundel County fireboat was stripped to bare aluminum and recoating has begun at Harrison Yacht Yard in Grasonville, MD.


atthews Brothers in Denton, MD, has production on the new Eastport 32 in full swing with interior parts starting to go into the newly laid hull still in the mold. Other parts of the boat and deck are in molds surrounding the boat inside the shop. The 29-foot Patriot II is almost complete and will be with her new owners in Florida by the time you are reading this. They have labeled her “II” because this is the first 29 they have made with a tunnel drive for the prop, along with numerous other improvements throughout the hull and interior. They expect the reduced keel and draft to allow for tighter turns and better handling on the water, in addition to reducing the draft by almost a foot. The Sandydamaged Maxum is nearly ready for paint after all the fiberglass repairs to the hull and deck. Follow us!

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ave Hannam with Classic Watercraft Restoration in Annapolis, MD, reports that his client’s 22-foot 1941 Morin Craft’s mahogany deck recently received six coats of varnish and is now prepped for the final ebony top coating. Additional gold striping will also be added prior to the final coatings, so as not to tint the delicate gold pin stripe. Once completed, this old woody will have a total of 12 coats—just on the top deck, which will make the surface look like glass. In the next step, Hannam plans to install a brand new 454 big block engine, replacing the old

37-foot Post sportfish Dancer is hauled for inspection and repairs before the charter fishing season begins again at Hartge Yacht Yard in Galesville, MD.

tion, which will soon have a pair of Yamaha 350s on a transom bracket.


uark Boatworks in Cambridge MD, is framing up a reproduction of a 20-foot Coast Guard light station launch that will be placed on display at the Choptank River lighthouse in Cambridge. The cabinstyle launch will float but will not have an engine or any internals installed, so that it may hang on display from the lighthouse davits. They are currently looking for a boatbuilder/educator to head up their next big project, re-creating the 65-foot bugeye Brown Smith Jones. Originally built in Cambridge in 1894, this oyster dredger was used by the Maryland Oyster police and was later commissioned by the United States Navy in World War I. They are also considering building a Cocktail Class racer. If anyone wants to get involved with that or any other proj-

Jerry LeCompte was able to locate an original stock engine plate for this restored 6-cylinder Chris Craft engine at Dockside Boatworks in Easton, MD.

power plant, a 1962 Chrysler crown 115-hp, to accommodate the owner’s request for more power on the Bay this summer.

Does shovelling snow from boats and docks count as an activity for boatshop reports?” asks Joe Reid of Mast and Mallet Boatworks in Mayo, MD. For about a month this spring they have been prepping and painting the cockpit, engine box, and coamings of a 32-foot Wasque. They have also refinished the swim platform and varnished various trim. Next a new chartplotter will be installed and new bottom paint applied. After that Joe says: “Just add water.” The Jarvis Newman 36 that has been at the yard for the winter now has new plumbing and a private shower they built. The crew also removed the fixed side windows at the bridge deck and replaced them with sliding windows and trim.

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Next will be new paint on the decks and bottom paint, and she will be ready for water as well. Joe is also stripping down the hardware on two booms of a 36-foot Dickerson ketch and will finish them with Awlgrip. The seven-foot lapstrake dinghy he built is receiving many coats of varnish for her bright side and transom. The transom and seats are crafted from mahogany and the strakes from Western Cedar.

own in Galesville, MD, at the Hartge Yacht Yard on Tenthouse Creek, Captain Joe Richardson had his 1968, 37-foot Post sportfish Dancer hauled out for a Coast Guard inspection. The few repairs discovered by the inspection were quickly fixed by the carpenters, Ernie Stuermer and Jake Samberg. While hauled, Captain Joe also had the

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The 20-foot Mako has a new outboard on the bracket and is primed for final hull coating (in metallic blue) at Composite Yacht in Trappe, MD.

This handsome 39-foot Malcom Pettigrew is getting an entirely new AC power system and other upgrades at Campbells Boatyard’s Bachelor Point location in Oxford, MD.

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yard do some repairs to the transom plus normal paint and varnish work. Dancer is ready for another season of taking out fishing charter parties from W & P Nautical in Eastport next to the Chart House. Joe didn’t want his wooden boat hauled with a Travelift, so Dancer was hauled and launched with the Yard’s 25-ton submersible Brownell trailer.

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A Case 621C loader moves the trailer around the yard and controls it on the launch ramp. The Brownell trailer works somewhat like a traditional marine railway. The trailer rolls down a ramp controlled by a cable; the boat is positioned over the trailer; both move up the ramp as the boat’s keel rests on the trailer; and the boat begins to rise out of the water. Remote-controlled

hydraulic arms stabilize the boat, but essentially all the weight is on the keel. There are no Travelift straps pulling on rails or fresh paint. Captain Joe has been taking out fishing parties for many years but his primary job since 1991 was being a mechanic at Hartge Yacht Yard. A few years ago he came to the conclusion that fishing-full time was more

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Jerry found this 15-foot 1955 Larson and is restoring it to give his grandchildren rides this summer at Dockside Boatworks in Easton, MD.

fun than crawling around in an engine room. Many boatyard workers have interesting backgrounds. Joe’s includes racing cars in various classes under the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and being crew chief on a Ferrari GTX Team that raced internationally. How cool is racing a Ferrari in LeMans?

Stringers being fabricated for the new Eastport 32 at Mathews Brothers in Denton, MD, while other parts cure in molds around the hull.

This 1947 Chris Craft 18’ Sportsman restored by Wooden Boat Restoration in Millington, MD, will show off her new varnish at the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival this spring in Tavares, FL.

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Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables

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

BALTIMORE 1 02:18 AM Thu 08:53 AM 04:09 PM 09:15 PM

0.2 1.8 0.3 1.2

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02:37 AM SAT 09:11 AM 04:37 PM 09:48 PM

0.3 2 0.3 1.3

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12:52 AM Thu 07:34 AM 02:07 PM 07:41 PM

0.2 1.6 0.3 1

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01:15 AM SAT 07:58 AM 02:39 PM 08:10 PM

0.2 1.7 0.3 1.1

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1 04:31 AM Thu 10:35 AM 04:29 PM 10:51 PM

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02:58 AM 09:36 AM 04:53 PM 10:01 PM

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03:33 AM Sun 10:02 AM 05:25 PM 10:43 PM

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01:37 AM 08:18 AM 02:50 PM 08:25 PM

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02:08 AM Sun 08:48 AM 03:29 PM 09:09 PM

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0.1 2.5 0.2 2.9


3 03:41 AM SAT 10:19 AM 05:36 PM 10:49 PM

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0.4 1.9 0.3 1.4

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02:23 AM SAT 09:01 AM 03:33 PM 09:11 PM

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03:07 AM Mon 09:39 AM 04:20 PM 10:13 PM

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4 04:29 AM Sun 11:03 AM 06:18 PM 11:39 PM

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05:45 AM 0.4 L Tue 11:52 AM 1.7 h 07:05 PM 0.3 L


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5 05:23 AM 0.5 L Mon 11:50 AM 1.5 h 07:00 PM 0.5 L

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12:42 AM Wed 07:01 AM 12:52 PM 07:56 PM

1.5 0.5 1.6 0.3

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6 12:31 AM Tue 06:24 AM 12:39 PM 07:42 PM

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01:44 AM Thu 08:19 AM 01:52 PM 08:45 PM

1.6 0.5 1.5 0.3

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7 01:26 AM Wed 07:31 AM 01:30 PM 08:24 PM

1.3 0.6 1.4 0.5

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02:47 AM 09:35 AM 02:53 PM 09:33 PM

1.7 0.5 1.4 0.3

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8 02:21 AM Thu 08:40 AM 02:23 PM 09:05 PM

1.4 0.6 1.3 0.5

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03:47 AM SAT 10:44 AM 03:51 PM 10:19 PM

1.8 0.5 1.3 0.3

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12:52 AM Thu 07:00 AM 12:56 PM 07:20 PM

1.2 0.5 1.2 0.4

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03:14 AM 09:46 AM 03:15 PM 09:45 PM

1.4 0.6 1.3 0.4

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04:44 AM Sun 11:48 AM 04:47 PM 11:03 PM

1.9 0.4 1.3 0.3

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01:48 AM 08:00 AM 01:45 PM 08:05 PM

1.3 0.5 1.1 0.3


04:04 AM SAT 10:48 AM 04:05 PM 10:24 PM

1.5 0.6 1.2 0.4

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1.9 0.4 1.2 0.3

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02:40 AM SAT 08:57 AM 02:33 PM 08:49 PM


04:50 AM Sun 11:44 AM 04:54 PM 11:03 PM

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05:33 AM Mon 12:37 PM 05:42 PM 11:41 PM


06:15 AM 1.8 h Tue 01:26 PM 0.4 L 06:29 PM 1.2 h


05:36 AM Mon 12:45 PM 05:40 PM 11:45 PM


12:26 AM Wed 07:09 AM 02:26 PM 07:19 PM

0.3 2 0.4 1.2

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01:06 AM Thu 07:51 AM 03:10 PM 08:05 PM

0.3 2 0.4 1.2

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01:46 AM 08:31 AM 03:50 PM 08:51 PM

0.4 1.9 0.4 1.2

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02:27 AM SAT 09:10 AM 04:28 PM 09:36 PM

0.4 1.8 0.5 1.2

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12:21 AM Wed 06:56 AM 02:15 PM 07:17 PM

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01:02 AM Thu 07:39 AM 03:02 PM 08:05 PM

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01:48 AM 08:24 AM 03:49 PM 08:55 PM

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

High –3:47 +3:11 –0:06 –2:14

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L. Ht *1.17 *1.59 *0.83 *1.08

Spring Range 1.5 1.9 1.1 1.4


12:09 AM Mon 06:33 AM 12:42 PM 06:48 PM

3.1 h -0.1 L 2.7 h 0 L

4 12:14 AM Sun 06:39 AM 12:40 PM 06:43 PM

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01:05 AM Tue 07:30 AM 01:43 PM 07:53 PM

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5 12:59 AM Mon 07:24 AM 01:27 PM 07:34 PM

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02:06 AM Wed 08:30 AM 02:49 PM 09:03 PM

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6 01:47 AM Tue 08:12 AM 02:19 PM 08:30 PM

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03:11 AM Thu 09:32 AM 03:56 PM 10:12 PM

2.7 0 2.8 0.2

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01:34 AM 07:39 AM 01:28 PM 07:49 PM

1.4 0.5 1.3 0.2

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7 02:40 AM Wed 09:02 AM 03:14 PM 09:29 PM

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2.6 0 2.9 0.1

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02:35 AM SAT 08:47 AM 02:26 PM 08:39 PM

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8 03:35 AM Thu 09:52 AM 04:11 PM 10:27 PM

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03:30 AM Sun 09:50 AM 03:21 PM 09:26 PM

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04:21 AM Mon 10:46 AM 04:13 PM 10:12 PM

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03:29 AM Sun 09:50 AM 03:20 PM 09:32 PM

1.5 0.5 1.1 0.2

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05:07 AM Tue 11:37 AM 05:01 PM 10:57 PM

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04:14 AM Mon 10:40 AM 04:06 PM 10:14 PM

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04:58 AM Tue 11:29 AM 04:51 PM 10:56 PM

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05:59 AM 0.5 L Wed 12:07 PM 1.2 h 06:34 PM 0.4 L


05:42 AM Wed 12:16 PM 05:37 PM 11:40 PM


06:26 AM 1.7 h Thu 01:02 PM 0.4 L 06:25 PM 1.1 h 12:26 AM 07:11 AM 01:50 PM 07:15 PM


0.2 1.7 0.4 1.1


3 05:56 AM 0.2 L SAT 11:57 AM 2.4 h 05:56 PM 0.3 L

05:38 AM -0.2 L Sun 11:46 AM 2.7 h 05:48 PM -0.1 L

1.3 0.5 1.3 0.2


H. Ht *1.18 *1.59 *0.82 *1.08

05:18 AM 0.4 L Wed 11:31 AM 1.4 h 06:05 PM 0.3 L

L h L h

-0.2 L 2.7 h -0.1 L 3.2 h

12:28 AM Thu 06:29 AM 12:30 PM 06:58 PM

05:00 AM Tue 11:18 AM 05:47 PM 11:53 PM


Low –3:50 +3:30 –0:10 –1:58

04:10 AM Tue 10:34 AM 05:12 PM 11:20 PM

05:13 AM 11:16 AM 05:12 PM 11:32 PM

04:47 AM SAT 10:54 AM 04:52 PM 11:16 PM


05:51 AM Wed 12:23 PM 05:47 PM 11:41 PM

06:32 AM 1.7 h Thu 01:06 PM 0.4 L 06:30 PM 1 h



05:26 AM 2.3 h SAT 11:28 AM 0.3 L 05:54 PM 2.7 h


12:17 AM Sun 06:25 AM 12:20 PM 06:54 PM

0 L 2.5 h -0.1 L 3.1 h


01:11 AM Mon 07:18 AM 01:09 PM 07:42 PM

0 L 2.5 h -0.1 L 3.2 h


12:10 AM Sun 06:16 AM 12:13 PM 06:41 PM

0.3 2.4 0.2 2.8

L h L h


02:00 AM Tue 08:07 AM 01:55 PM 08:26 PM

-0.1 L 2.5 h -0.1 L 3.2 h


12:56 AM Mon 07:03 AM 12:57 PM 07:25 PM

0.2 2.4 0.1 3

L h L h


02:46 AM Wed 08:51 AM 02:39 PM 09:07 PM

-0.1 L 2.5 h 0 L 3.1 h


01:41 AM Tue 07:48 AM 01:41 PM 08:09 PM

0 2.5 0 3.2

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03:28 AM Thu 09:32 AM 03:21 PM 09:47 PM

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04:08 AM 10:12 AM 04:02 PM 10:26 PM

0 2.5 0.1 3

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04:47 AM SAT 10:51 AM 04:43 PM 11:04 PM

0.1 2.4 0.2 2.8

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0.2 1.7 0.4 1.1

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02:26 AM Wed 08:33 AM 02:26 PM 08:53 PM

-0.1 L 2.6 h -0.1 L 3.3 h


01:07 AM SAT 07:51 AM 02:25 PM 07:57 PM

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03:12 AM Thu 09:18 AM 03:12 PM 09:39 PM

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Low +1:40 –1:15 –3:13 –3:47

H. Ht *0.88 *1.12 *1.33 *1.37

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

04:19 AM 10:31 AM 05:01 PM 11:18 PM

05:25 AM 2.5 h SAT 11:27 AM 0 L 06:01 PM 3 h

12:24 AM 07:12 AM 01:46 PM 07:13 PM

L h L h

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

04:32 AM 10:41 AM 05:05 PM 11:21 PM


03:58 AM 10:05 AM 04:01 PM 10:26 PM

diFFerenCes Onancock Creek Stingray Point Hooper Strait Light Lynnhaven Inlet

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


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

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

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Slack Water Max Current Speed




0340 1039 1733 2253 0424 1123 1820 2346

Slack Water Max Current Speed

0057 -0.7 0715 1.2 1356 -1.1 2007 0.6


0039 0737 1417 1927

0412 1 1048 -0.9 1649 0.5 2229 -0.7


0144 -0.6 0800 1.1 1442 -1 2056 0.6


0115 0818 1507 2011

0451 1.1 1132 -1 1735 0.5 2309 -0.7




Chesapeake Bay Entrance

Slack Water Max Current Speed



0017 0.8 0629 -0.7 1227 0.7 1841 -0.9


0114 0.9 0738 -0.7 1334 0.6 1936 -0.8


0208 1.1 0841 -0.9 1439 0.6 2030 -0.8


0631 1308 1814

0301 1.1 0940 -1 1539 0.6 2122 -0.8


0337 0928 1520 2153 0439 1048 1618 2240

Slack Water Max Current Speed



Slack Water Max Current Speed

0204 0846 1333 2047

0526 -1.5 1104 0.8 1726 -1.6 2334 1.2


0244 0930 1408 2131

0609 -1.4 1143 0.7 1808 -1.5



0009 Wed 0602 1302 1805

0255 1.1 0938 -1.4 1526 0.8 2157 -1.5

0204 -1.4 0746 0.8 1413 -1.5 2013 1.1


0117 0701 1405 1923

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Report Highlights Importance of Sport Fishing

he NOAA numbers tell the story: 11 million Americans recreationally fish in saltwater each year, pumping more than $70 billion into the nation’s economy while also funding $1.5 billion for the conservation of aquatic resources. Yet, according to a new report released by the Commission on Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management, sportsmen and women are not sufficiently represented in the nation’s main fishery law— the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act that’s currently before Congress for


reauthorization. The report, “A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries,” was compiled by a wide range of fishing and boating experts to specifically address the economic, social and conservation needs of sport anglers as well as differentiate them from those of the commercial fishing industry. The 16-page report makes several important recommendations to the MagnusonStevens reauthorization, including: • A national policy for recreational fishing. • A revised approach to saltwater recreational fisheries management

that promotes both conservation and access. • Allocation of marine fisheries for the greatest benefit to the nation. • Reasonable latitude in stock rebuilding timelines. • A process for cooperative management. • Managing for the forage base. Commission co-chairs Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris and Maverick Boats president Scott Deal have been busy promoting “The Vision” to lawmakers on Capitol Hill to ensure some of the key elements are included in the next Magnuson-Stevens Act.

Maryland To Conduct Reef Study

sk any angler worth her or his salt to name key components of good fishing, and odds are good that habitat will be near the top of the list. With improving fish habitat and sport fishing as its goals, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Service and a team of diverse stakeholders resurrected the Bay artificial reef program in the mid 2000s. The effort was dubbed Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative (MARI), and the group spearheaded the construction of numerous reefs in the Bay and some off the Atlantic Coast. Reefs were either improved or built new over suitable bottom, using materials such as clean substrate from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and subway cars. While there is encouraging anecdotal evidence to suggest artificial reefs

improve fish habitat and sport fishing, budget constraints have prevented DNR from doing any large-scale, formal surveys to prove it. That research is important to secure funding to build and/or improve additional reefs. Last fall, DNR did work with 13 volunteer anglers on a pilot study that compared the Memorial Stadium reef (man-made) and Man-O-War (natural) in the Upper Chesapeake. As you might suspect, most of the fish

caught were white perch. The upshot? The survey, albeit very limited, demonstrated fishing success was nearly identical between the natural and artificial reefs. That convinced DNR to try and expand the study this summer to more reefs. Here’s where sport fishermen come in. You can volunteer by signing up before the May 15 deadline. Contact DNR’s Erik Zlokovitz at ezlokovitz@ or (410) 260-8324.

The sites being compared are: 1. Memorial Stadium Reef (MARI) v. Man O’ War Shoals (natural) 2. Cook’s Point (MARI) v. Cook’s Pt. Sanctuary (natural) 3. Goose’s Reef (MARI) v. Summer Gooses (natural). 4. Point No Point (MARI) v. Hotel Rockpile (natural). 5. Tangier Reef (MARI) v. Loon Hill (natural)

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y my math, I hit for a .333 average in predicting last season’s piscatorial outcomes. If I did that for 15 years in the Major Leagues, I’d be in the Hall of Fame. (For those keeping score, I kind of whiffed on rockfish but fared pretty well otherwise.) I’m pretty sure, however, almost everyone forgot what I’d written a week after the ink dried. Predicting the upcoming season is a favored pastime among anglers, especially during such a harsh winter as the one we faced. Much of the chatter on fishing forums and on the show circuit has centered around how much an impact the snow and frigid cold will have on our favorite game fish.

Just as there are no guarantees that you’ll catch anything when you go fishing, I’d like to extend that axiom to this seasonal fishing forecast. Things can change dramatically from week to week, day to day, and sometimes even from tide cycle to tide cycle. Variables known and unknown crop up, particularly weather events. For example, it’s yet to be seen whether it will be a wet or dry spring and summer. The effects of runoff from snow melt will undoubtedly influence fish and fishing success, or lack of it. But to what

degree? Therefore, there are a lot of “ifs” in this forecast, especially projecting out several months and through the fall. Uncertainty be damned, I think it’s going to be a great season. Of course, I always think that. That’s how I see the 2014 fishing year unfolding in coming months, with a little help from some friends.

Rockfish Most striper nuts are gearing up for the trophy rockfish season, which opens April 19 and runs until May 15. My guess is there will be two, maybe three pretty good waves, the duration of which depends on how warm it gets and how fast. I don’t anticipate a whole lot of huge rockfish—by my definition a striper greater than 40

##Mike Ebersberger of Angler’s Sports Center in Annapolis with a nice rockfish. Photo by Chris D. Dollar

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inches—but that’s been a concern many fishermen along the Atlantic Coast have shared for several seasons. Longtime PropTalk supporter Captain Sonney Forrest floats the theory that the “bad winter weather has been very harsh on the commercial watermen who net in the Bay, which (probably) means that they did not catch their allotted amount as they normally would, leaving (more) for the recreational anglers.” Captain Mark Galasso also believes the harsh winter will dramatically affect the fishing, but not for the same reasons. He’s talking about the anticipated large amount of runoff that’s sure to come down the Susquehanna River. “They say a harsh winter every once in a while is good for the Bay and rockfish, and it seems as if a large number of Bay rockfish didn’t migrate this year, so we should see an early spawn for the rock if weather permits,” he says. As summer heats up, he

wonders if the nutrients from the spring runoff will create summer “dead zones,” areas mainly in the Upper Bay that become devoid or lacking in sufficient amount of oxygen to support finfish and other aquatic life. Last year, the schoolie striper fishing in Maryland’s Upper Chesapeake was as good as it gets. From the Choptank to above the Bay Bridges, the rockfish bite never really waned, though anglers out of Solomons had a tough go of it. For the schoolie season, which opens June 1 and runs to December 15, I expect another strong year, mainly on the backs of the strong 2011 year-class. Last year these stripers were too small to keep, but by summer most ought to grow to the 18-inch minimum size. Pardon me a moment while I climb on my soapbox: It’s important sport anglers lead by example in the conservation of stripers. Take only one for dinner, and release the rest. PropTalk May 2014 69

Speckled Trout and Redfish

will affect the speck fishery in Tangier Sound this season,” he says. “Let’s hope there was a good recruitment of year Like many guides, Captain Kevin Joover year specks last year to help offset senhans wonders if the deep freeze that the loss of the larger fish most affected created speckled trout kills in Virginia by the cold.” and North Carolina during the early The Department of Natural Repart of February will affect this exciting sources’s Keith Lockwood is a bit more fishery. “It remains to be seen how this optimistic than I about speckled trout numbers despite the cold event fish kills. “Speckled trout should return in good numbers and provide fun fishing especially on the lower eastern side of the Bay,” he says. On the puppy drum (redfish) ##Beth Synowiec presents a citation speckled trout caught front, I expect on the Elizabeth River. Photo courtesy of Dr. Ken Neill much of the

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same as last year, if not slightly better. They seem to be more cold tolerant than their speckled cousins. Again, Lockwood’s take: “The small red drum that fishermen have been releasing for the last couple of years will be solidly placed into the 18- to 27-inch slot size this season. The larger red drum will most likely return to the eastern side of the lower Bay and provide some fun catch and release action.” I’d add we should prize both of these exceptional gamefish and release just about every one we catch.

Flounder, Croaker, and Spot

“Flounder (in the Chesapeake) may be making a minor comeback as many juvenile flatfish were observed during the late summer and fall of 2013,” notes Captain Kevin Josenhans of Josenhans Fly Fishing. The DNR’s Lockwood echoes that assessment, expanding it to the coastal bays.

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70 May 2014 PropTalk Official sponsor of the White Marlin Open since 2004 “Summer flounder numbers have been good in the coastal bays; salinities in the Bay may have some effect on whether flounder will move up into Maryland’s portion of the Bay in substantial numbers,” he said. “The hard channel edges in Pocomoke, Tangier Sounds and Cornfield Harbor near Point Lookout will be the best places to look for them.” Captain Harry Nield, skipper of the charter boat Kingfish II, thinks the croaker and spot fishing should be good this season in his area of Tangier Sound. “There were plenty of midgrade croakers last season, so hopefully we will see some larger fish this year,” he says and adds that it’s “really tough (to catch jumbos) when they get such heavy pressure from the (commercial) nets in North Carolina and Virginia. Still, he’s right when he says you “have to go into it with a positive attitude, though, or you might as well stay home.” Right on, brother.

Spot were abundant much of last season, especially for the live liners using them as bait for rockfish. In fact, they were caught near Annapolis well into late October, which is not typical. Several pros and sharpies I spoke with said ##Happy crew aboard Morning Star out of Ocean City, MD. to expect steady Photo by Capt. Monty Hawkins numbers of spot, with the eating sized spot (seven inches they swim in 2014 is anyone’s guess. and up, in my book) becoming more Ditto for the macks. Salinity levels will prevalent as fall approaches. determine that. In my opinion it’s a pick ‘em as far as Your best bet? Go fishing, and stay Spanish mackerel and bluefish are contuned to the Maryland fishing scene by cerned. Yes, both fish will be caught. regularly visiting And yes, there were larger blues around last summer, but how far up the Bay

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Youth Angler’s Log. And back again is the famous Diamond Jim contest. Catch and check in a rockfish (striped Bass) that’s been tagged with a bright green Diamond Jim 2014 tag, and you could become eligible to win cash prizes up to $25 Grand! Visit for links to complete rules and regulations.

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Virginia Fishing Season Preview

ere’s the thing about prognosticating the Virginia fishing season: You can be wrong on six or even eight species of fish and still end up have a great winning percentage. Why? So many choices. That’s why this Bay state is such a great place to saltwater angle. The fishermen I spoke with have little doubt the good action for speckled trout and puppy and bull red drum we’ve seen in the last few years should continue, if not improve, through 2014.

Captain Mike Ross of Drum Fish Commander outfitter in Oyster, VA, tells me the big reds should be here by the time you read this article (mid April). You can anchor, drifting a whole blue crab on a fishfinder rig or cruise the shoals and shallows looking for schools of big reds on the surface, and then chuck a lure at them. For those wanting to catch the smaller puppy drum and speckled trout, longtime PropTalk contributor Ric Burnley says these gamesters should arrive in the creeks and inlets

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along the Eastern Shore about the same time. “The best bite will be in the rivers flowing long the Peninsula and Northern Neck,” he adds. What effects the harsh winter could have on the excellent speckled trout and red drum fishing that’s been so good these past few years is a big unknown. “It could also quite possibly adversely affect the excellent red drum fishing we’ve enjoyed the last few years,” says Captain Walt of Light Tackle Charters. He’s optimistic. “I guess we’ll have to wait and see,” he says. Next on the hit parade is the Man in the Brown Suit, the solitary cobia. The first wave of these brutes enters the mouth of the Chesapeake usually by Memorial Day. I’ve caught them on big chunks of bunker, the freshest you can get. The cobia action starts in earnest around Father’s Day, and by then fishermen who usually catch the largest cobia typically are sight-casting, says Burnley, while “cruising the lower Bay armed with a heavy spinning rod and a live eel or


##Capt. Jeff Eichler (white hat) with a happy family after a day of fishing.

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A tradition in the spring is flounder fishing Virginia’s coastal bays, with these flatties first arriving in the skinny water creeks and inlets around Chincoteague, Wachapreague, and Quinby. Captain Charlie Koski of Island Queen Charters thinks Chincoteague will have a slow start with flounder due to the brutal winter we’ve experienced. “As soon as the water temps hit the magic number of around 52 degrees, the shallow waters around the three islands, including Assateague and Wallops, will produce some nice flatfish for sure,” he predicts. “Surf fishing will be about the same (as last year).” Look for Virginia’s offshore season to start sometime in May, though hardcore guys such as Ken Neill will be hoping for an April start to the tuna bite. “A May start is more likely. We’re hoping for a repeat of the fantastic bigeye and albacore tuna fishing that we had throughout last summer,” says Neill, president of Peninsula Salt Water

“Last summer was epic for bigeye tuna. Troll ballyhoo on an Ilander or Seawitch skirt to score tuna. Later in the summer, white marlin will steal the attention of offshore anglers trolling small, naked ballyhoo. The billfish will stick around through fall,” he predicts. “Bottom-fishing is best in early summer. Drop a beefy baited with cut fish to the edge of the Continental Shelf to score tilefish, grouper, and sea bass.”


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Sport Fisherman’s Association and an associate commissioner with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. “We’re expecting the fantastic marlin fishing that we have enjoyed the past several years during the months of August and September.” PropTalk contributor Ric Burnley concurs and recommends bluewater anglers to look for yellowfin tuna to arrive by early summer.

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bluefish that lurk around the rockpile rips looking for an easy meal. As summer gives way to fall, it all breaks loose in Virginia. Both the inshore and offshore action should again be off the hook, barring any weird weather, which we can’t discount given the recent past. “September and October are the hottest months for anglers fishing Southeast Virginia, as all of the species will mass up at the mouth of the Bay before migrating out of the area,” said Burnley. “By late November, big striped bass will return to the Bay where anglers drifting eels along the Eastern Shore or trolling lures along the oceanfront should score trophy rockfish through winter.” Captain Walt doesn’t believe the historic winter should hurt the striped bass fishing or fishing in general. He says, “It will take some time for the Chesapeake water to warm. Fish don’t know a damned thing about calendars or watches. They migrate based on water temperature and available daylight hours.” He adds he’ll be back out there targeting several Virginia species—including flounder and bluefish—“just as if we never even had a winter.”


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DE Season

Here’s Delaware’s dean of outdoor writers Eric Burnley’s take on what fishermen can expect fish-wise for 2014: “The very cold winter will certainly have an effect on fishing in Delaware Bay and the inshore ocean. The water temperature was in the low 30s in the middle of March, so it will be well into April before our favorite fishes start to feed. Look for flounder and rockfish to show up in the shallows first before heading out to deeper water. Trout (gray) will be in the same locations, and if the short fish we had last fall made it through the winter, fishing could be very good. “Late May could see the arrival of red drum. These fish were plentiful along the beach and in the bay last year, so hopes are high for continued good fishing. The offshore tuna bite will begin in June with billfish joining the fun soon afterward. August and September will see the best offshore action.”

##Charles Southall caught this chunky, 44-inch rockfish drifting eels. Photo courtesy of Dr. Ken Neill, III

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ypically in this space I focus on one area, but during Maryland’s spring trophy striped bass season, that isn’t so easy to do for a few reasons. Over the next month or so, as you may know, mature rockfish are either heading up the Bay to their spawning tributaries, or on their way back to the Atlantic Ocean. Their migration isn’t on a specific timetable, but keys on water temperature and salinity levels. Nor do all of the stripers swim to their rivers at the exact same time, but rather move through in waves. So I thought I’d hedge my bet and suggest three general areas, as well as a few tips on how to fish them. Successful trollers use parachutes and bucktails (4/0 to 8/0 hooks) rigged in tandem or run singly. Chartreuse and white skirts with Banjo or alien eyes are standard lure colors. Then cover the water column, concentrating on the top 25 or 30 feet since water is warmer this time of year. Clean your lures often to keep them debris free. Typical boat speed (speed of ground) should be in the 2.5 mph to 3.5 mph range, depending on the current. Regardless of what section of the Bay you plan to fish, one of the keys to success is to locate baitfish on your fish meter. Once you do, stick with the school even if the stripers are not feeding. The bite will eventually turn on. Patience is more than virtue during the spring trophy rockfish season. It’s a necessity. Upper Chesapeake: Last season, a triangle of sorts from Thomas Point down to the south end of Poplar Island, and back to Bloody Point, produced keeper rockfish. For a couple weeks toward the end of the trophy season, the bait and rockfish bunched up around the Annapolis ship anchorage. Experienced sport anglers and charter skippers suggest trolling east-to-west, paying close attention to your bait at a slacking tide. Last season, while the bait did move around, during the sweet spot of the trophy season it was found on the western side of the shipping channel between 60 and 30 feet of water.

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Middle Chesapeake: Sure, there are plenty of options in the middle part of Maryland’s section of the Bay, but here are a few. From Solomons, try the Gas Plant to Cove Point region, which has historically produced trophy rockfish. Further south work the channel edges from HI Buoy, past the HS Buoy to Buoy 72A, trolling big baits. Up north, sail from Chesapeake Beach, Deale, or Choptank River area (Tilghman Island), trolling alewife lure patterns from buoys 83, 84, as well as Brownies Hill to CR buoy.

Lower Bay: Whether you run out from Point Lookout or Point No Point on the western shore, a good place to troll is the channel edges around Buoy 72 (Deep Hole), heading south and skirting the channel edges west of the Middle Grounds. Pay attention to water temperatures and bait. Lots of veteran fishermen will not drop lines until they scope out bait on the meter. In Tangier Sound, keep to the narrow deep trench that splits this fishing hotbed, focusing on water depths of 45 to 70 feet. Trolling from Kedges Straits to the top of the Sound can intercept rockfish leaving, or going to, the Nanticoke River spawning grounds. Or from the Green #9 buoy (off Janes Island State Park) south to the Maryland/Virginia line can result in hook ups. The charter skippers based out of Deal Island and Crisfield know these contours well, so chartering a day with family and friends can be a lot of fun down south. ~C.D.

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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 right 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.

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Clarks Landing was rewarded with both Brunswick 5 Star Ambassador and Sea Ray Master Dealer certifications for the eighth consecutive year. “This is a great achievement for our team,” exclaimed Jeff Truesdale, General Manager. Clarks Landing is also celebrating a reunion with Barrie Davenport, who has teamed up again in the sales of Sea Rays, Tidewaters, and brokerage boats. Find them online at

Paradise Marina in Deale, MD, has won the Clean Marina of the Year award for the second year in a row. John Hiser and his wife purchased the marina only four years ago and have installed major upgrades including a new bath house, extensive landscaping, two new bulkheads, water lines to each slip, and even a fish-cleaning station. It’s the hardest working “Small, Non-Working Marina of the Year” in both 2012 and 2013, and we’re sure to see them there in 2014 as well.

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Making Waves Dave Weaver has acquired Annapolis Inflatables from founder Boyd Tomkies. Annapolis Inflatables is the Mid Atlantic dealer for Zodiac Milpro and Recreational lines. Annapolis Inflatables serves the Chesapeake Bay region as a source for inflatable boats, parts, and service. “Boyd has built a wonderful business focused on a growing segment of the boating industry,” says Weaver. “I am looking forward to continuing to provide great products and service at Annapolis Inflatables.”

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New Grants, Great Projects The West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc. received two grants totaling almost $175,000 to fund living shoreline projects protecting more than 600 linear feet along the West and Rhode Rivers. The Living Shoreline Grant Program is a partnership of the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Maryland DNR, NOAA, and the Maryland Department of the Environment. One of the new projects will protect more than 550 feet of shoreline along the Rhode River at YMCA Camp Letts, while the other will protect more than 50 feet along the West River at the Chesapeake Yacht Club.

Acadia Yacht Sales, a partnership between William Seale and Christopher DiMillo, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Oxford Boatyard Yacht Sales and Sabreline of Annapolis. “I am thrilled to be a part of this new beginning for Sabre and Back Cove in the Chesapeake. The entire Oxford Boatyard Yacht Sales team is staying on board with Acadia Yacht Sales, and I am excited to integrate our expertise and passion for service”, says DiMillo.

Consolidating Stores Take note, West Marine Fans. The Pasadena store located in the Lake Shore Mall and the Glen Burnie location on Ritchie Highway are both closing April 17. However, you won’t have to despair for too long: a new flagship store is opening up in Glen Burnie at 595A East Ordnance Road on April 18.

Growing Pains Cobb’s Marina in Norfolk, VA, has recently made significant upgrades to their 56-year old business. A recent dredging operation created a shallow approach to the hauling area, and a 425-foot floating dock with new slips was added to allow dockage for wider catamarans. Visit them in Little Creek near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

New Hires! Alliance Marine has brought on Kevin Hartman as a yacht broker. A lifelong boater, Kevin has extensive knowledge in all areas of boating, from operation to maintenance and yacht management. He has over 100 ICW trips under his belt as a delivery captain, and when he’s not working, you’ll find him cruising the Chesapeake with his wife and young daughter. Get Kevin to help you sell your current vessel, or find the perfect boat for your next adventure!

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15’ Boston Whaler 150 Super Sport ‘10 60-hp Mercury outboard, low hrs, seat cushions, lift kept, trailer included! $14,900. Contact Kate Chaney 410-279-6445 or      18’ Larson ’10 LX 1850 Single Mercruiser 4.3L Alpha 190-hp I/O Gas with Trailer - $16,950 – Contact a salesman at (410) 604-4300 or     

22’ Cape Craft CC ‘06 150 Yamaha 4 Str. Commercial style hull, tall windshield, live well, porta potty, for fishing and crabbing. Bimini, 3 covers, trim tabs w/ gauge, vhf, fish finder, alum. trailer, more…$16,900, 443-852-3890.     

25’ Wellcraft Tournament Edition ’01 Fresh water , rack stored, spotless condition. Evinrude 225hp $24,999. Curtis Stokes & Associates - Call Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187     22’ Composite Bitten Center Console  curvy w/Carolina flare fwd, break sheer mid ships & tumble home aft. Introductory pricing includes 150-hp Yamaha & a venture trailer. $49,000, 410-476-4414      26’ Composite Center Console  Starting at $78,000, is a well priced fishing machine. Call now for our extensive option list & pricing CC, Cuddy & Express models also available. 410-476-4414    


19’ Maycraft 1900 ‘06 Center Console S/115-hp Yamaha 4-stroke w/Trailer $12,500. Please call Stephen K. Parker 443-553-2518, Jackson Marine Sales, North East, MD     John Kaiser Cell: 443-223-7864, Office: 410-923-1400, john@yachtview. com,, Captain John Kaiser has been selling beautifully maintained power and sailing yachts in Annapolis since 1988. He offers select yacht owners complimentary dockage from 25’ to 80’, including weekly cleaning and electric. National advertising including internet exposure with hundreds of high resolution photos of every detail of the yacht. Located in Annapolis, 15 minutes from BWI airport, your yacht will be easily inspected and demonstrated to the prospective buyer. A successful sale in less than 90 days is the goal. Call or email John today.

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22’ Rosborough Seaskiff 22 ’04 Low hours. Custom canvas and seat covers. Price just reduced to $31,500 for spring sale! Great bay boat. Owner needs boat sold this spring! Call Ian at 410-6937386 or    

26’ Formula ’01 260SS Mercruiser 7.4L MPI 310 HP I/O Gas - $29,995 - Contact Kellie Moody at (410) 604-4300 or     

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

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

26’ Roe’s Marine Custom ’13 Great design with single diesel and nice electronics. $49,900 Knot 10 Yacht Sales (410) 827-9090 or      Sailfish 234 WAC ‘02 A great blend of solid fishing & comfortable cruising. Everything you need to fish and also to stay aboard including A/C! $32,500 . S&J Yachts 410-571-3605 www.      24’ Sea Ray Bowrider ‘94 w/Trailer 7.4 V8 Bravo 1 outdrive, trim tabs, Bimini top and boat cover, 800 hours with gps $6,000.00 443-496-0263     

21’ Zodiac 650 Rib ’06 Included: 2006 Yamaha 150-hp, Tack, trip computer, speedo, bilge, running lights, T-top, cooler, 25W radio. Location: Severn River. Price: $18,500. Call: 410-703-5170     

24’ Maxum ’03 2400 Single Mercruiser 5.0L Alpha 220-hp I/O Gas - $19,950 – Contact Gregg Dyson at (410) 867-9550 or     

Formula 260 BR ‘01 Clean boat w/head on port side bow & cockpit canvas. Merc 7.4L Bravo-III drive apx 490hrs Bob 410 287 9400 214 Jackson Marine Sales North East MD 21901     Nordic Tug 26 ’97 Awlgrip red hull, teak doors make her stand out, 150hp Cummins, air/heat, and electronics. Ready to go, Call Cary Lukens, Annapolis Sailyard 443-995-5553, $117,500

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BROKERAGE & CLASSIFIED 27’ Judge Chesapeake ’01 Classic Downeast style, Inboard Yanmar dsl, bow/ stern thrusters, dual steering stations $48,500 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email:, see photos & full specs at     28’ FS Regulator ‘12 Yamaha F300s w/175 hrs, Warranty until February 2018! Full Garmin package. $179,000, Call Jud 757-846-7909    

27’ Regal 2700 ’13 Bowrider “New Boat” Volvo V8 (380 HP) DP, Loaded Also have a leftover 2100, 2300 and 2500. Please contact Jason Whitson at Jackson Marine Sales 410-287-9400 x215 or 484-994-4244     

Albemarle 270 Express ’96 Fish, cruise, entertain and stay aboard. A superior ride w/topnotch fishing amenities, good accommodations below & well cared for! $43,500 . S&J Yachts 410-571-3605     

28’ Cutwater 2013 and 2012 Starting at $159,000. All factory options. Both yachts at our office and ready to enjoy the 2014 season! Two of the rarest boats on the used market today. Pocket-Yacht (410) 827-5230.     

28’ Northern Bay Down East Cruiser ’03 Ideal boat, bow thruster, new laminate countertop and sink in galley/head, transom bench. Offered at $139,000. Contact David Cox 410-310-3476 or     28’ Sea Ray ’04 280 Sundancer Twin Mercruiser 4.3L MPI Alpha 220-hp I/O Gas - $47,500 - Contact Mike at (410) 867-9550 or   29’ Ranger Tug ‘13 All factory options including custom trailer. 87 original hours! Shows like new. $149,000 Pocket-Yacht (410) 827-5230.     

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

29’ Regulator ‘08 Forward Seating, low hrs (64), well maintained and cared for. Trailer included. Located in Annapolis. Offered at $139,000. Contact Ken Comerford at 410-280-2038 or    

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29’ Grady White 290 ’09 Twin 300 Yamaha 4 strokes with less than 200 hrs. On our lot. $132,000 Knot 10 Yacht Sales (410) 827-9090 or     

2014 23’ Steiger Craft Deep V MiaMi This Steiger Deep-V Pilot House offers a gigantic cockpit, clean traditional styling and functional design for fishing and cruising. The light blue hull makes this Steiger Craft stand out from the crowd. She has a Yamaha 250hp Outboard, and additional equipment includes a Drop Down Transom Seat, Spot Light, Tackle Box, and Windlass.

29’ Hinckley Talaria 29 R ’03 JAN PIETER (NEW TO MARKET) has been lovingly maintained and has very few hrs on her dsl eng. She lives under a custom built, covered slip & has always been Hinckley maintained. Priced at $219,000. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Peter Howard (410) 263-0095 or    

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30’ Luhrs Alura ‘87 Well maintained. Cummins 6BT5.9M. New paint job 2013! Fantastic boat for fishing and cruising! For more information, call Ian Dimka at 410-693-7386 or email Ian at      30’ Regal 3060 ’08 Shed kept, well maintained & very well equipped. T-5.0 Volvo 270-hp and generator. Cherry cabinets, queen berth in midcabin. Loaded, must see $77,500 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022     30’ Sea Ray ’94 Weekender  Twin Mercruiser 5.7L 250hp I/B Gas – $15,840 – Contact Kellie Moody at (410) 604-4300 or     

30’ Sea Ray ’95 300 DA T/5.7L EFI, 2 hrs on starboard eng, AC, Radar and MUCH MORE! $28,600. Please call Stephen K. Parker 443-553-2518,     

31’ Tiara Open ‘88 Continuously upgraded, meticulously maintained, custom Furuno electronics package, $39,900. Call Scott 703-307-5900 or    

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

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

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Nordic Tug 32 ’07 Low hrs, immaculate condition, all options, lovingly kept by a seasoned captain, in the water in Annapolis, Cary Luckens, Annapolis Sailyard,410-268-4100, $235k/offer    

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

31’ Sea Ray 310 ’12 MUST SELL NOW! Low hrs. All the right gear. Asking $179,900. Motivated sellers - Bring any reasonable offer! Contact Dan Nardo or 410-267-8181     31’ Silverton 310 ’84 Convertible Twin Chrysler 5.2L 235-hp I/O - $8,900 Contact a salesman at (410) 867-9550 or     

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

33’ Rinker Twin Mercs 5.7 Liters 810 hrs asking $45k Curtis Stokes & Associates call Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187    

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Camano 31 ‘01 200-hp Volvo dsl with low hrs, 4.2 kw generator w/low hrs, electronics, flybridge, oak floors, excellent cond., call Rich Kahn, Annapolis Sailyard, 410-268-4100     

33’ Rinker 300 Express Cruiser ’07 JUST LISTED!! Low hrs (175 hrs.), Airconditioning and very well maintained. Priced to sell at $74,000. Contact Bob Oberg (410)-267-8181 or      Rinker 310 Fiesta Vee ’01 Lift kept and stored w/no bottom paint, new electronics ’12, new AC/Heat 16,000 BTU in ‘11, 5.0 Merc I/Os 260-hp. Asking $45k, lift sale negotiable, Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187 Curtis Stokes & Associates or email      32’ Wellcraft St. Tropez ‘87 New engines - only 32hrs, Air / Heat, full canvas - exceptional cond., $19,500 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 5535046. email: tony@greatblueyachts. com, see photos & full specs at www.     32’ Carver 3207 ’87 Aft Cabin, Twin Mercruiser 5.7L 260-hp I/B - $21,500 Contact Kellie Moody at (410) 604-4300 or      32’ Sea Ray 320 Sundancer ’05 Twin Mercruiser 496 MAG Bravo III I/O Gas $93,086 - Contact Kellie at (410) 6044300 or      32’ Wellcraft 3200 ’89 St. Tropez Twin Mercury 7.4L 340-hp I/B Gas - $12,900 Contact Paul at (410) 867-9550 or     

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33’ Sea Ray 330 ’10 Sundancer Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG 300-hp I/B Gas $194,058 - Contact Paul at (410) 8679550 or     

1997 Fountain SC 47’ at $185,000 2,550 Horsepower Albin 33 Trawler ’79 Compact, easily handled trawler for cruising/living aboard. 3 cabins, 2 heads, dual steering stations. Diesel engine under 1500 hours. $42,500. S&J Yachts 804-776-0604      2009 Integrity 34 trawlers: Choose between single and twin engine models, two available at our docks, tremendous cruising values at $198,500, Annapolis Sailyard, 410-268-4100,     

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34’ Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee ‘02 (VA) Twin Mercruiser 5.7 I/O. 260-hp. 350 hrs. Remarkable accommodations. Well equipped. $59,900. Peter Bass,, cell: 757-679-6991.    

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

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34’ Sea Ray 340 Sundancer ‘03 Twin 8.1 EFi Mercs (230 hrs), Genset, new canvas, fresh bottom paint, clean cabin and engine room. 35’ Cabo ’00 Excellent cond. and Scott James 757-570-3944, ready for a weekend of fishing. Call     John McDevitt 610-220-5619,     34’ Silverton ACMY ‘95  Well maintained, 2 strms. w/head & stall 35’ Carver 33/350 ’91 Clean, well showers. Flybridge w/seating forward of maintained AftCabin MY. Fully air helm. Wide side decks, molded steps conditioned w/galley down, full size from aft deck to swim platform. refrigerator + electric stove w/oven. T-Crusaders, generator. $49,900 Hardtop back deck. T-7.4 Crusaders, Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales Gen. Great Deal. $48,000 Sassafras (888 )221-5022.      Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022     35’ Maxum ’04 3500 Twin Mercruiser 8.1S 370-hp IB Gas - $79,950 - Contact Gregg Dyson at (410) 867-9550 or     

34’ SS Regulator ‘09 Yamaha F350s w/250 hrs, Warranty until March 2015, Fully optioned! $199,000, call Jud 757-846-7909    

35’ Sea Ray 350 ’09 Sundancer Twin Mercruiser 496 MAG Seacore 375-hp I/O Gas - $229,952 – Contact Kellie at (410) 604-4300 or     35’ Sea Ray 350 ’12 Twin Mercruiser 350 Axius 320-hp I/O Gas - $264,500 Contact a salesman at (410) 604-4300 or     

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

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35’ Sea Ray 350 Sundancer ’09 Loaded with options. Seller has new boat picked out and wants offers. $245,000 Knot 10 Yacht Sales (410) 827-9090 or     

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Local, Professional, Honest Nauset 35 ‘85 Striking green hull & beautiful Downeast styling. Only 260 hrs. Nicely laid out for comfortable cruising and entertaining. $79,000. S&J Yachts 410-571-3605     

36’ Silverton 36 Convertible ’07 Crusader 8.1L MPIs w/only 267 hrs . Spotless condition! Owners have found their next boat . $175,000. Curtis Stokes & Associates. Call Randy Walterhoefer 917-478-4944     

36’ Cruisers 3650 MY ‘96 Spacious salon, full galley and dinette. Tub in the aft head compartment. U-shaped lounge on FB. T-MerC. Excellent cond. $68,500 Call Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022     

36’ Wilbur Flybridge Sedan ’87 Built in Maine with a Herreshoff interior. Single 375 CAT making her economical to run. Large cockpit makes entertaining a must. This boat must sell! Asking $67,000 Contact Jim Reynolds 410.226.0100     

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

36’ Grand Banks ’93 Quest T/135-hp Ford Sabres, Clean & well cared for! Tender, fresh canvas, etc. Asking $172,500 Call Chuck 703-999-7696,     

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

36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ’99 CIAO BELLA is a Hinckley maintained Classic Picnic Boat /many recent upgrades including Flag Blue Awlgrip and bowrail . She is ready to go. $215k Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Peter Howard (410) 263-0095 or      36’ Sabre Express ’99 Well maintained T-300-hp CATS and painted flag blue hull. She is ready to launch for the 2014 season. Asking $149,000 Contact Jim Reynolds 410.226.0100     

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38’ Evans Deadrise Cruiser Cummins QSC 490-hp, 9kw Onan, Furuno NavNet, inverter, Heat & Air, island berth, electric toilet, commercial fridge/ freezer, $249,000 martin@, 410-476-4414      38’ Little Harbor Whisperjet ’99  TRAVELLER is a fine example of a wellequipped Little Harbor 38. Lightly used & Hinckley maintained. Would make a great boat for day or overnight boating. Price reduced to $259,000. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Peter Howard (410) 263-0095 or      38’ Sabre Hardtop Express ’06  Professionally maintained, lift kept and under 500 hrs on the T-440 Yanmars, Flag Blue hull. Winter stored under full shrinkwrap. Inspection not to be passed up. Asking $350,000 Contact Jim Osborne 410.267.1808     

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

39’ Island Pilot Bristol cond., lift stored year round, D6 Volvo dsls 350-hp, 24kts cruise, 29kts WOT, capable of 8-9 cruise fuel efficient, 3”2’ shallow draft. Call Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187 or      39’ Sea Ray 390 MY Cummins dsl, Gen, Air, thruster, radar, washer/dryer $235,000 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email: tony@, see photos & full specs at     

39’ Silverton Sidewalk 392 ’00 Twin Cat dsls, gen set, Air / Heat, New flybridge canvas, aft deck hardtop w/ enclosure, pilot, plotter, radar Immaculate! $129,000 Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email:, see photos & full specs at     40’ Carver 405 MY ‘97 T-Crusaders 7.4XLI, Less than 500 hrs. Kohler 6.5 Gen. GPS, Radar, Trac-Vision, new bridge carpet. Great live-aboard, cruising yacht. $104,900. Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022     

40’ Hatteras Double Cabin ‘87 CAT mains, dsl gen, 2 SR, 2 Head/shower, galley down, full enclosures, Tremendous Condition, priced to sell. Scott James 757-570-3944,      40’ Monterey ‘09 Sport Yacht Twin Volvo EVC 500 IPS 370-hp I/B Gas $295,000 - Contact Mike at (410) 8679550 or     

40’ Cabo Convertible ’06 Immaculate one owner boat w/every option and over $70k of electronics. Twin MAN R6-800CRMs w/1000 hr service just completed. $529,000 Call Scott 703-307-5900,    

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

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42’ Grand Banks Classic Trawler ’75 All fiberglass, w/twin 135-hp John Deere dsls, new aluminum fuel tanks, new 8kw Westerbeke dsl generator, new teak swim platform, VHF, CD player, radar, inverter, $75,000 (410) 757-1366.    

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41’ Sea Ray 410 ‘86 Motoryacht Roomy, Gen, AC, Radar Twin GM 8V71s w/1600 original hrs. Asking $59,900 Please contact Jason Whitson at Jackson Marine Sales 410287-9400 x215 or 484-994-4244    

40’ Tiara Mid-cabin Express ’97 Freshwater vessel been in the bay for 3 yrs, T/Cummins 6TCA 450-hp, all the Markley Custom Chesapeake 41 ’89  extras, $159,900. Call Rob Dorfmeyer Well maintained! fiberglass. Over 150 216-533-9187 or email at hulls. A version of the Chesapeake Bay     Dead Rise offering seaworthiness, wide beam, comfort & space. $99,900. S&J Yachts 410-571-3605     

42’ Beneteau Swift 42 ’04 Headed to Annapolis!! She has a beautiful red hull and tons of custom additions - Freedom Lift, custom main salon & much more. She is loaded!!! Contact Tim Wilbricht (410)-267-8181 or     42’ Jones ’00 Well equipped dual purpose bay boat. 575-hp dsl eng, A/C w/reverse cycle heat, engine driven heater, gen, radar, & so much more!! Asking $165,000. Contact lewis@ 410-476-4414     

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

42’ Sabre Flybridge Sedan ’02 Maintained to the highest standards! Very well equipped & ready to cruise. Classy black awlgripped hull & clean white decks give her an elegant tuxedo appearance. Asking $299,900 Contact Jim Osborne 410.267.1808     

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

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44’ Huckins Atlantic ’00 High-end quality yacht $329,000 Harrison Yacht Sales (410) 827-7800.    

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45’ Florida Bay Cruiser ’91 Unique opportunity to purchase one-owner, Florida Bay Coaster. Small-ship pilot house, upper-deck queen master, twin foc’sle, tile heads and a basement laundry! Irish Rover is best live aboard on the market, ready for your touches. $398,500, 52’ Jefferson Monticello ’87 Really     beautiful, elegant motor yacht suitable as a luxury live-aboard or weekend cruiser. Twin 320-hp Caterpillar dsls in ’02. Loaded, clean! $164,900 Contact Keith at 410-267-8181 or    

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

52’ Sea Ray ’07 520 Sundancer Twin Man R6 800 CRM 765-hp IB dsl with Novurania Dinghy - $546,000 - Contact Mike at (410) 867-9550 or      Wood replica Buyboat, 52’ loa x 15’9” beam Draws 5’6”. 30- hp Cummins dsl-8 KW Onan genset-USCG insp. for 42 pass.+crew. $65,000. Call Lad Mills 410745-4942 or     

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55’ Ocean Alexander 2002 2x CAT 3196’s 660 HP each, 3x staterooms, stabilized, walk in engine room, full electronics. Asking $599,500 call Rob Dorfmeyer 216-533-9187 Curtis Stokes & Associates or email

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

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


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

60’ Hatteras ’94 Grand Slam T/870hp 12v71s, bow thruster, rare model w/4 strms & 3 heads, walk around decks, Galley Up! Asking $465,000 Call Chuck 703-999-7696,    

Hunter 216 Sport Boat ‘06 Lift kept, roller furling, stack pack, full batten main, 4-hp Tohatsu 4 stroke, untitled trailer. $8,100. Call Lad Mills at 410-745-4942 or      Hunter 27 ‘80 Exc cond.. Yanmar 13-hp dsl, wheel steering, vhf stereo $8,000. Call Lad Mills at 410-745-4942 or     48’ Motorsailer, Ralph Wiley design #51 Very good condition, 140 hp Yanmar diesel. Call Lad Mills at 410-745-4942 or     

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Annapolis Yacht Sales............................ 5, 68, 82,88

Eastport Yacht Center........................................... 58

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Fairwinds Marina................................................... 58

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Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales................... 57

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Harrison Yacht Sales............................................. 54

Scandia Marine Services.................................. 50,55

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f you yearn for the classic boat designs of yore, the Antique and Classic Boat Festival may be the ideal event for you and your family during Father’s Day weekend, June 13-15. Now in its 27th year, the Chesapeake Bay Chapter (CBC) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society hosts this event on shore and on the docks of the 17-plus-acre campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels. Friday attendees may attend a complimentary social hour at the Steamboat Building, where like-minded boaters and enthusiasts of classic boats will mingle. On Sunday, following a picnic of barbequed pork and chicken

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with traditional sides, an awards ceremony will unfold. All weekend long, show goers may freely walk the grounds and docks and enjoy the display boats. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring your camera. A “Field of Dreams” will be sectioned off for classic boats and engines for sale, and there will be a Nautical Flea Market to sell your wares. (Call to reserve space for your treasures (410) 867-7853). CBC is one of the 57 U.S. and Canadian chapters of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and has more than 200 members. The chapter hosts a number of activities each year: a spring workshop held at a boatyard or restora-

tion shop; the Antique and Classic Boat Show and Festival; scenic cruises, rendezvous, and picnics on and around our area waterways; an Oktoberfest party; and the annual “Change of Watch” banquet each November. CBC’s members foster are encouraged to share knowledge, assist with restoration, work cooperatively… and have fun! The organization welcomes new members. There is no requirement that you own an historic boat—or any boat at all—only that you share an appreciation for old boats and wonderful fellowship. Click to to learn more and download a festival registration form.


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