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IN THIS ISSUE DEPARTMENTS 10 Editor’s Notebook 12 Letters 15 Out of My Mind 16 Who’s Who at PropTalk 18 Dock Talk 26 Chesapeake Tides 28 Chesapeake Boating Calendar

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43 Salty Talk by Capt. Bob Cerullo 51 PropTalk’s Dock Bar Guide sponsored by Thursday’s Steak & Crab House

56 Cruising Club Notes 60 Racing News 71 Fish News and Forecasts by Capt. C.D. Dollar 76 Biz Buzz 77 Brokerage and Classified Sections 86 Brokerage Form 87 Index of Advertisers 88 Marketplace Section 89 Subscription Form 90 Chesapeake Classic: Hurricane Isabel

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ou can’t mess and mostly have without power, Photo by Dave Gendell a fully but the exhibideveloped tors, marinas, boat appreciation for dealers, and all the destruction a manner of other hurricane can wreak maritime busiuntil you watch 12nesses around the to 15-inch stripers Bay that support chasing a bait ball the show took of Bay anchovies damage from the through your office. hurricane. People This was the scene started to wonder under my desk at if the show would Waterway Guide the go off on schedule. morning after Isabel They underestihad ripped her way mated us. through Chesapeake Rebuilding Country on Septemstarted imber 19, 2003. Similar “Once the water got to a certain level, within minutes, dust bunnies, mediately, as scenes were repeated flood stray pens and pencils, errant pieces of paper, and other hidden contractors, on both shores of recovery experts, treasures began to flow with the incoming current in the shop. and federal relief the Bay from Havre de Grace, MD, to descendIn spots, the water gurgled through small cracks in the floor.” agencies Norfolk, VA. It was ed on the Bay to one for the history put things back books. pencils, errant pieces of paper, and other together. At Waterway Guide, we hired As a bit of back-story, on September hidden treasures began to flow with the laborers to remove thousands of pounds of 17-18, businesses and waterfront interests incoming current in the shop. In spots, the waterlogged guidebooks from our warestarted feverish preparations for the imwater gurgled through small cracks in the house, while the rest of the staff ripped up pending hurricane as the public had been floor,” Griffin says. carpet, cut out water-soaked drywall, and told by the city in no uncertain terms that On the morning of September 19, 2010, ordered new furniture and chairs for the this “was not a drill.” Since the Waterway Annapolis awoke to a record-smashing office. Back across the creek downtown, Guide office was privileged with close-up 7.2-foot surge that had pushed the waters the Fawcett’s crew were rebuilding. “We views of Spa Creek, our crew set about of the Chesapeake Bay well up Main ripped out carpeting—really wet, smelly protecting computers, page files, backup Street and totally inundated the restaurant- stuff—and shoveled out the muck and mud discs, and the thousands of spiral-bound and shop-laden areas of Market Space that were everywhere,” Griffin remembers. guidebooks piled high in our warehouse. and Dock Street. Kayaks and motorized Other downtown businesses around town Across the creek, Fawcett Boat Supplies dinghies frolicked in the floodwaters over repeated the same drill. employees were making their own prepara- streets where cars usually travel, while But in the end, diligence, hard work, tions. Store Manager Bill Griffin rememastonished residents flocked down to the and the good old-fashioned stubbornbers the afternoon well: “We used every waterfront to see the spectacle first-hand. ness of the Bay’s maritime and hospitality table, chair, crate, and desk… anything Similar scenes were repeated all over the industries prevailed. On October 9, 2003, to raise merchandise higher. We placed Bay, but Annapolis, Middle River, Kent just three weeks after Isabel flattened the two-by-fours across chairs to support foul Island, Herrington Harbour, Chesapeake area, the first of the shows opened on weather gear racks up off the floor.” Beach, and Hampton Roads, VA, took schedule and without a hitch to thousands But nothing could stop Isabel from direct hits. of visitors who could hardly tell that anyhaving her way with the Bay that night. While hurricanes aren’t necessarthing had happened to our small waterfront town. Griffin and local live-aboard staff member ily unique (several form each year), the Jeff Davis stood watch at Fawcett’s through timing and target of this particular storm See you around town and at the shows. the night and remembers when the water were. Isabel hit the Bay three weeks before made its way in around midnight. “Once the U.S. Sail and Powerboat shows were the water got to (a certain) level, within scheduled to kick off in Annapolis. minutes, dust bunnies, stray pens and Not only was Annapolis a heavily flooded

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I just looked over your pictures from AquaPalooza 2010 on your website... very nice! I’m wondering when you will post the pictures you shot at the 2010 Cambridge Classic a few weeks ago. You and I talked briefly, and I’m hoping you may have gotten a good picture of my son’s boat NM-32 All Jacked Up. Thanks, Bill Mcknight Editor’s Note: I have attached a few images of your son’s boat from the Friday qualifying heats at Cambridge, and the rest of the images are now online. You can find all manner of great pictures to purchase (for the affordable price of $10) from tons of Bay events (powerboat racing, fishing tournaments, poker runs, etc.) at proptalk. com. I enjoyed talking to you and your son at the races and look forward to seeing you at next year’s 101st Cambridge Classic. All the best, Gary

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Letters Dear PropTalk:

Hello Gary,

I enjoy reading your publication and the “newsy” events around the Chesapeake Bay area. I would be remiss if I did not respond to the letter on May 17, regarding the “wind and weather dependent destination.” Reedville, VA, is a beautiful town, and the river and creeks associated with the Great Wicomico area are wonderful for boating. However, the dreaded “smell of money” still exists. We fished as recently as Saturday at Smith Point Lighthouse and were more than aware of the odor. I have been up the Great Wicomico, under the Route 200 Bridge, and the odor was there. Without belaboring the point, I dock in Burgess, VA, and many days, granted wind-dependent, the air is foul. I am happy your reader had a pleasant voyage, but as of yet, the “air is not clear.”  Buck Rogers  Burgess, VA

I enjoyed and appreciate Ruth Christie’s article on Crisfield [September issue]. It captured things rather accurately. We could introduce you to some other restaurants, but if here for a short time, Waterman’s is it. Don’t know if you’ve ever looked at Patty Hancock’s blog, but it is a fantastic spot to get Crisfield info and photos at crisfieldnews.blogspot. com. You can see a photo of my wife and me in our 67 Truckster at This was restored in the style and colors of our Tartan 3400 Cocoa-Bella. The Truckster is the land tender to carry beverages to the boat. Keith Campbell Crisfield, MD

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Out of My Mind

by Ruth Christie

What If?

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onsider this. What if you were given access to a boat for an overnighter on the Bay and would not have to lift a finger? You do not have to know where you’re going or worry about provisioning, handling the boat, setting the hook and making way, cooking onboard, or watching the weather. Everything imaginable will be taken care of; all you have to do is sit back, relax, and eat, drink, and be merry. And, it’s all free. Sounds great, doesn’t it? This August, when my sister Kate came to visit, on the spur of the moment, we hatched a plan to take her up the Rhode River and show her Bay cruising at its best. Living in the middle of Pennsylvania, she has little access to boats and zero cruising opportunities. She gets bonus points for enjoying camping, going with the flow, and thoroughly enjoying our company and that of our kids. So, one Saturday, we left Cadle Creek in the early afternoon, “chugged” up the West River past Galesville, MD, and then returned to the Rhode River to anchor off Camp Letts’ western shore with a few other boats. The overnighter was special, not just for the company of my beloved sister, but for the glorious weather; spectacular views of boats, islands, and wooded shores; wellbehaved boats in our anchorage; delicious crab cakes for dinner (if I do say so myself); a vibrant sunset; and a star-filled night spent chatting in the flybridge before bed. A colorful sunrise, hot-pressed coffee, and Bloody Marys in the morning sealed the envelope full of fine Chesapeake memories. On Sunday morning, by the time we had left the anchorage, dropped Kate off at our home, packed her a lunch, and sent her off to pick up family at BWI Airport on

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Sunday morning, we had already cooked up a plan to grab our dinghy and spend one of the kids’ last Sunday evenings of summer vacation by overnighting off Galesville. The promise of dinghy rides and dinner at a restaurant got the kids’ attention, and we did just that, enjoying excellent cream-ofcrab soup and cheeseburgers, wonderful views of the West River, and good service at Thursday’s Steak and Crabhouse. We’ve never anchored on the West River before, mainly because it’s so close to home; but, we’re so glad we did. Touring around in our dinghy and being there to see the sights and watch the boats going by the anchorage more than made up for Monday’s Chinese fire drill involved in getting off the boat, showering, and driving to daycare and work on time. Kate says she had “a wonderful time! It was such great fun on the boat; a definite

highlight for me… seeing the water and boats and birds. It’s been a long time since I had a chance to sleep where I could see the stars, and I really liked the early morning and seeing the sunrise. You live in a very beautiful part of the world. And it was great for me to get a chance to see you all and get a wee taste of your boating life.” To put her words in context, you have to know one thing. For the past 20 years or so, Kate has fulfilled her wanderlust by taking various trips across the United States and to Iceland, Europe, New Zealand, obscure islands off Europe, and even Antarctica, which is her favorite place so far, hands down. She’s planning a threeweek trip with family this spring to do a trek in Nepal; we’ll see if that moves to the top of her list. Hopefully, Bay cruising is up there, too.

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Who's Who at Unless you make a habit of scanning police mug shots, you might not be familiar with what PropTalk’s core staff looks like. Meet us at the U.S. Powerboat Show and around town.

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owza! Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen. Solomons and the Patuxent River will be abuzz with the sights and sounds of highoctane race boats. October 1-3 bring the big boys to town for the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix hosted by the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) and Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Association (CBPBA). It’s the seventh event in an eight-race series, which began in Ocean City, MD, on Memorial Day weekend and will end in Solomons Miss GEICO makes a record-breaking 23-mile run from with the national chamAnnapolis to Baltimore in a mind-boggling 10 minutes and 31 seconds in 2008! Watch her blast down the Patuxent pionship. The eighth race River in this year’s Solomons Offshore Grand Prix October will be in Orange Beach, 1-3. Photo by John Bildahl/ AL, to determine the world champion. When you arrive in After racers register at the Holiday Solomons for race weekend, you’ll find Inn on Saturday, they will test their boats activities and events for the whole family, between noon and 3 p.m. The Chesapeake including your kids. At press time, many Bay Offshore Hero Poker Run to and from marinas in the area were offering discounts Vera’s White Sands will run between 11 on transient slips for that weekend. Visit a.m. and 4 p.m. And, of course, there’s the dry pits, meet the race teams, look another party that night to celebrate the at the boats, have a bite to eat, pick up day’s activities. The fun will move to the souvenirs, take pictures, and enjoy the Solomons Yachting Center for autographs, racing scene. On race day, Sunday, grab a seat along the sea wall for a front-row view; cheerleaders, and more. Like we said, Sunday is race day. Cranes you’ll feel the wind and vibration as the will open at 9 a.m., and the business of race boats blast by up close. racing will take over Solomons, but in a fun way. [This isn’t the Tiki Bar opener, people. What’s Happening and Where? You’ll find racers are civilized sorts who like any big boats will travel to Soloto talk about their sport; they leave their agmons by trailer on Tuesday or gression out on the water.] Organizers will Wednesday. Most of the teams secure the course at 11 a.m. to make room will trailer in on Thursday. Friday features for races 1, 2 and 3 (if needed) between setup in the crane area at Calvert Marina noon and 3 p.m. After controlled pace laps, and wet and dry pits near Pepper Langley the racing will feature rolling starts. Each Fishing Pier and public boat ramps near race will have between 15 and 20 boats. the base of the bridge on the Solomons The four-mile race course parallels the side. The pits are open to the public and Riverwalk, which spans the island’s main free. There’s also a morning golf tournadrag. The USCG-sanctioned event will ment hosted by CBPBA to benefit Altake place just south of the 1.5-mile-long zheimer’s disease research and an evening Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge. party at Catamarans Restaurant.


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It’s made possible by 40 to 50 people, including sweep boat operators, crane operators, and others. And, about the weather, organizer Mike Yowaiski says, “The only time we don’t race is when there’s lightning or fog.” The national champion will be “crowned” at 6 p.m. that night during the awards party for participants and fans alike. Who Will Be Racing? mong the OPA Ocean Racing Tour contenders will be the Spirit of Qatar Team from the Qatar Marine Sports Federation and the Infinity Team from Norway, as well as a bunch of your fellow countrymen, including the Miss GEICO Racing Team. Yowaiski says, “It’s hard to believe that for the owners and racers, it really is just a hobby. Racing is something they do because they love the boats and the sport of it.”


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DOCKTALK spectators! Classes 6, 5, 4, 3, and 1 are bracketed by speed limits (70, 75, 85, 95, and 115 mph, respectively). You’ll also not want to miss the five other classes, as well, including Super Vee Lites with a single 525, Super Vees with twin 525s, Supercat Lites with twin 525s, Supercats with twin 750s and 850s, and the Extremes/Turbines, including Miss GEICO, with 3500-4000 horsepower gas turbines. Class assignments are made by prop calculation, and speeds are monitored and verified by GPS.” No GPS, no money, honey. How Do They Do It? owaiski explains, “Each boat has a throttle man and a driver. The throttle man trims the boat, watches the gauges, and keeps the boat balanced. The driver keeps the boat heading straight, finds clear water, and uses What Else Is There? GPS to track speed and location. Both of them ou can view the OPA Ocean Racing Tour’s eight-race series—presented by watch out for other boats and obstructions; onGEICO—in high definition at 4 p.m. on consecutive Sundays from Novemboard cameras provide peripheral vision. When ber 14 through January 2, 2011, on the sports cable network VERSUS. The airborne, these boats can jump the length of a Solomons event will also be featured on XM radio on the “In the Pits Radio” show. football field! You have to set up corners to avoid Race weekend has a lot of moving parts and constant updates. For the latest news getting a lot of air and know when to throttle and information, visit,, and back when you hit waves and catch some air and then throttle forward when you’re back on the Send Dock Talk items and high-resolution photos to water. After years of racing, you learn how to do it all by feel.”



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Clarks Landing’s AquaPalooza!

n July 31, more than 230 boats and about 1000 boaters joined Clarks Landing to share in the fun and excitement at the fourth annual AquaPalooza at Conquest Beach on the Chester River. The picture-perfect weather, calm winds, and jellyfish-free waters made this a perfect event. Boats rafted up as far as the eye could see. Everyone enjoyed a DJ followed by live musical entertainment by the Beach Bumz, complimentary food and drinks, giveaways, games, dinghy rides compliments of Annapolis Boat Sales, a 15-foot water slide, a giveaway from Nettle Net Boat Pools, and more. “This was by far the biggest and best event of the year on the Chesapeake Bay, far exceeding our expectations. It was so good to see hundreds of boaters with all makes and models of boats rafting up together for this exciting event,” says Jeff Truesdale, general manager of Clarks Landing. “We plan to keep building on this and continue growing the event in the future (” For more fun photos, see page 54. —by Karen Colony Photo by Gary Reich/PropTalk

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Taking Time Out for Wounded Warriors by Frank Shults t’s a long way from the war in the Middle East to the Patuxent River. But that is where a number of our brave and wounded veterans found themselves August 7. The U.S. Power Squadrons of Northern Virginia, Rockville, MD, and the Patuxent River hosted a Wounded Warrior Cruise for veterans of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, who are recovering at the Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir medical facilities. A group of 42 veterans and their friends and families joined us for a day of cruising and for an afternoon barbecue. George Nartsissov, commander of the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron, says, “We thank our wounded warriors for their service to our country. We try to give them a few moments where they can forget their troubles and enjoy the truly remarkable treasures that we have on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.” The squadrons assembled a fleet of 11 powerboats and sailboats for the event. Captains, crews, and guests explored the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay at their leisure. Some guests chose to take the helm themselves, while others just sat back and enjoyed the beautiful day, the extraordinary scenery, and the welcome relaxation. At the end of the day, we gathered for a barbecue hosted by the Patuxent Naval Air Station. It is typical of veterans who have sacrificed so dearly to preserve our freedoms to be humble. They speak of their wounds and their trauma only if asked and prefer to talk about their enjoyment of meeting new friends and sharing special moments together with them and their families. One veteran told me, as he sat in the shade during our afternoon meal, that he thoroughly enjoyed himself and that he had no intention of leaving anytime soon. “I am staying right here, sir,” he said. “This has been a beautiful day, and I have no intention of leaving any time soon. Thank you so much.”


22 October 2010 PropTalk

The USCG Has You Covered


escue 21 is the USCG’s new advanced command, control, and communications system to help mariners in distress and save lives and property at sea. The $1 billion rescue radio system is designed to take the “search” out of “search and rescue.” Created by General Dynamics, the system is currently being installed in stages across the United States. Rescue 21 improves upon the 1970s-era technology that the USCG had been using. Before, radio towers could not pinpoint a radio transmission’s location. USCG members had to look at a radio tower’s entire reception area (a large circle), hope that multiple towers picked up a transmission, and then search any overlapping areas. Rescue 21 draws a line between the tower and the transmission’s source. The search zone remains where the lines cross, but that is a significantly smaller area than before. The improved accuracy also helps identify hoax calls or accidental calls generated from boats that are sitting on the hard. Rescue 21 also can be used to record calls, and additional phone lines can be patched right into the system. Baltimore’s Curtis Bay Coast Guard Station remains the central hub for handling distress calls, coordinating rescues, and dispatching boats and helicopters on the Upper Bay. Boaters should continue to use Channel 16 on VHF marine radios to report emergencies. Newer radios with digital selective calling can report detailed information to the USCG if they’ve been registered. Radios wired into GPS systems are even better; with Rescue 21, GPS coordinates will display at USCG as soon as an emergency transmission is made. To learn more, visit rescue21.

Rescue 21 stands watch over 35,748 miles of coastline. Photo courtesy of USCG

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I Just Bought a Boat: Now What Do I Do? by Karen Holcomb ou have done your due diligence and now are the ecstatic owner of your first boat or any number thereafter. Your dealer may have given you some training with an experienced licensed captain by your side to become familiar with the specifics of your new boat, but now the pressure is on. It is time for you to leave the dock and go to another destination. You are responsible for your crew’s safety and want to make consistently respectable dockings and show excellent boat-handling skills. Now, you don’t have to leave the dock alone as a new boat owner. The Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association (CAPCA) includes about 300 active USCG-licensed captains, who are available for any full-time or part-time deliveries, charters, or onboard instruction, whether power or sail, from Maine to Florida and the Bahamas. CAPCA’s referral program generates an automatic e-mail alert to its membership allowing your job request to be posted. Interested CAPCA captains will contact you directly to discuss your specific needs. You—as the potential employer—are responsible for determining a captain’s suitability. CAPCA gives you a list of experienced USCG captains. Also, CAPCA’s Continuing Education Program offers several courses each year over the winter for members of the public. Topics include handling onboard medical emergencies, first aid, emergency management at sea, marine fire protection, and weather analysis. To learn more, or to place a free ad with CAPCA’s referral program, visit


Photo courtesy of Baltimore Harbor waterkeeper

Help Bash the Trash in Baltimore’s Harbor by Beth Crabtree he Baltimore Harbor waterkeeper invites all of us who enjoy the Bay and its tributaries to join in the fun at the third annual Trash Bash September 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at Nick’s Fish House, a casual waterfront restaurant on the Middle Branch. Rain or shine, the waterkeeper has planned an afternoon to educate, entertain, engage, and empower guests. This is the waterkeeper’s major fundraiser of the year, and the festivities will be outdoors under tents on the decking overlooking the water. Guests can tour the Middle Branch on a Duffy electric boat; eat delicious food (from the oyster bar and more); dance to live music; sip cocktails, beer, and wine; and bid at an intriguing silent auction. Eliza Smith Steinmeier, executive director and Baltimore Harbor waterkeeper, says, “Last year, we had a great turnout, and we were able to get our message out and raise awareness of what a waterkeeper does. The atmosphere at this year’s event will be that of a fun outdoor party with tropical Caribbean and blues mix music. What sets this event apart from most others is that our sponsors at the $500 level and above can reserve a boat slip for the day and overnight and enjoy the party from the deck as well as from their boats.” For most of its length, the Patapsco River is a moderate river through a valley, but the last 10 miles are a tidal estuary, including Baltimore’s Harbor and the Middle Branch. These areas are plagued by pollution challenges such as raw sewage spills, garbage and other contaminants, street run-off, and past dumping of industrial pollution. Plan to attend and help the waterkeeper as she and her team work to achieve clean water in Baltimore’s rivers, streams, and harbor. In the past two years, the Trash Bash has raised more than $34,000. Tickets are $75 and available at


24 October 2010 PropTalk

This Could Be Your Year To Shine


t’s about time to get ready for Eastport YC’s (EYC) Annapolis Lights Parade December 11. Show locals how to decorate right! Registration is easy and free; just go to and follow the “Our Events” tab to the “Lights Parade” page. There, you’ll find a lot of information, including decorating and design tips. Onthe-water participants win awards for individual boats and vie to win the Club Challenge for the best club entry. Participating boaters will judge docks and decks decorated along the parade route; register now for the fabulous Shorebird Award. EYC hosts a participant brunch the Sunday after the parade and a party (featuring Mount Gay Rum) in January. Plan on music, door prizes, awards, and fun!


Don’t Miss the Small Craft Festival in St. Michaels

he Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is again hosting one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boats and unique watercraft: the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival October 2. Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders and enthusiasts will come from all over the place to display their different skiffs, kayaks, and canoes. The event includes a boat competition, craft workshops, boat building demos, children’s activities and sailing, and rowing and paddling races throughout the day. Impromptu campsites pop up along the museum’s main drag during the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival. Photos by Ruth Christie/ PropTalk

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Chesapeake Bay Currents & Tides CHES. BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL

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Windmill Point 0.50 0.50 Wolf Trap Light


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Onancock Creek 0.70 0.83 Stingray Point

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Mtn Pt, Magothy River +1:24 +1:40 0.88 0.88 1.0 Chesapeake Beach–1:14 –1:15

Spring H. Ht L. Ht Range

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Spring H. Ht L. Ht Range

Sharps Island Light –3:47 –3:50 1.18 1.17 1.5 Havre de Grace +3:11 +3:30

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0121 0752 1335 2049

+0.4 -1.1 +0.7 -0.9



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0520 1126 1648 2319

-0.8 +0.3 -0.4 +0.9


0255 1004 1457 2035

0615 1225 1755

-0.8 +0.3 -0.4

0351 1046 1607

0021 0710 1322 1906

+0.8 -0.8 +0.4 -0.5

0446 1125 1712

0125 0801 1415 2013

+0.8 -0.8 +0.6 -0.6

0538 1201 1810

0227 0849 1505 2115

+0.8 -0.8 +0.7 -0.8


0003 0507 1209 1827

0211 0856 1442 2156

+0.5 -1.1 +0.7 -1.0


0013 0438 1205 1823

0215 0849 1435 2150

+0.4 -1.1 +0.7 -0.9


0226 0921 1422 2011

0541 1147 1724 2353

-0.9 +0.4 -0.6 +0.9


0112 0615 1320 1934

0315 1005 1607 2306

+0.4 -1.0 +0.6 -1.0


0111 0602 1310 1923

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+0.4 -1.1 +0.7 -1.0


0325 1023 1534 2117

0643 1253 1833

-0.8 +0.4 -0.5


0219 0717 1427 2033

0441 1114 1732

+0.4 -1.0 +0.6


+0.6 -1.2 +0.8 -1.2

0057 0742 1356 1941

+0.9 -0.8 +0.5 -0.5


0319 0813 1525

-1.0 +0.4 -1.1 +0.7

0427 1101 1653 2348

0424 1117 1644

0005 0544 1210 1817

0204 0717 1413 2016


0527 1203 1750

+0.8 -1.4 +1.0

0520 1205 1747

0159 0837 1452 2043

+0.8 -0.8 +0.6 -0.6


0405 0906 1612

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-1.0 +0.5 -1.1 +0.7


0254 0825 1514 2107 0341 0928 1611

0037 0616 1300 1839

-1.4 +1.1 -1.6 +1.1


0611 1247 1842

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+0.8 -0.8 +0.7 -0.6


-1.0 +0.6 -1.1 +0.7


-1.5 +1.3 -1.7 +1.1


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+0.8 -0.8 +0.7 -0.7

+0.8 -0.8 +0.9 -0.9

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0324 0935 1552 2211

0441 0955 1653

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0019 0627 1238 1903


-1.1 +0.7 -1.2 +0.8


-1.6 +1.4 -1.8 +1.1


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0435 1049 1704 2314

+0.8 -0.8 +0.8 -0.8

+0.8 -0.8 +1.1 -1.0

0511 1120 1757

0215 0752 1451 2021

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0512 1039 1730

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0124 0715 1316 1954


-1.1 +0.7 -1.2 +0.8


-1.7 +1.5 -1.8 +1.1


0218 0819 1430 2052

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+0.8 -0.8 +0.9 -0.8

+0.8 -0.9 +1.2 -1.1

0558 1211 1849

0304 0843 1542 2114

0510 1103 1723 2356

0542 1120 1807

0236 0814 1459 2037

0225 0800 1355 2044


0601 1147 1808

+0.7 -0.9 +1.3

0613 1200 1844

0303 0852 1532 2116

-1.2 +0.8 -1.2 +0.8


0018 0647 1302 1942

0351 0934 1630 2205

-1.7 +1.5 -1.8 +1.0


0306 0857 1500 2131

0601 1201 1816

+0.7 -0.8 +0.9

0322 0846 1436 2133

-1.2 +0.7 -0.8 +1.3

0005 0646 1238 1923

0332 0928 1605 2152

-1.2 +0.8 -1.2 +0.7


0107 0738 1353 2038

0437 1023 1721 2255

-1.6 +1.4 -1.6 +0.9

0354 0933 1529

-0.9 +0.7 -0.7 +1.0

0046 0651 1232 1855


0038 0641 1235 1851

0417 0932 1519


-1.2 +0.6 -0.8 +1.3

0038 0719 1317 2004

0403 1001 1639 2228

-1.3 +0.8 -1.2 +0.7


0157 0832 1445 2133

0527 1113 1818 2349

-1.4 +1.2 -1.4 +0.8

0443 1008 1558

-0.9 +0.6 -0.7 +1.0

0136 0741 1319 1943


0120 0722 1308 1927

0511 1020 1604


-1.1 +0.6 -0.7 +1.2

0112 0757 1355 2047

0437 1034 1717 2305

-1.2 +0.8 -1.1 +0.6


0246 0930 1538 2232

0624 1209 1920

-1.3 +1.0 -1.3

0533 1044 1628

-0.9 +0.5 -0.6 +1.0

0227 0834 1409 2032


0202 0804 1343 2005

0605 1112 1653


0516 1109 1803 2345

-1.2 +0.8 -1.0 +0.5

0337 1032 1638


0626 1120 1702

0247 0849 1419 2046

-0.9 +0.4 -0.5 +1.0

-1.1 +0.5 -0.6 +1.1

0146 0835 1434 2130

+0.7 -1.1 +0.8 -1.1

0319 0928 1503 2125


0046 0728 1310 2021

0002 0700 1209 1745


0602 1151 1858

-1.1 +0.8 -0.9

0435 1140 1746


0019 0722 1200 1741

0335 0936 1501 2131

-0.8 +0.3 -0.5 +0.9

-1.0 +0.5 -0.5 +0.9

0219 0918 1515 2219

+0.5 -1.0 +0.7 -1.0

0413 1026 1603 2222


0145 0829 1412 2122

0054 0754 1312 1843


0031 0656 1241 1954

+0.5 -1.1 +0.7 -0.9


0108 0819 1249 1828

0426 1029 1549 2222

-0.8 +0.3 -0.4 +0.9

0147 0848 1420 1948

0508 1127 1708 2322

-0.9 +0.5 -0.5 +0.8

18 19 20 21 22 23


0253 1006 1606

13 14

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

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0042 0652 1229 1837

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0533 1028 1602

0138 0747 1328 1938

+2.0 -1.1 +1.8 -2.3

0624 1137 1720

0235 0842 1429 2042

+2.0 -1.2 +1.8 -2.2

0600 1125 1706

0130 0723 1258 1917 0231 0817 1353 2011

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Girls' Night out!

lIVE MuSIC, 7 pm: Bridgette & The Band HEnna TaTTooS! Cosmo specials

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Rum & beer specials Dancing!

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Thru Sep 26 Bass Mini-Series

Celebrate the Severn River 7 to 10 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Phillip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis.

Thru Oct 8 Riverwalk Landing

Marie Antoinette Is Guillotined at the Height of the French Revolution, 1793 And you thought you were having a bad day.

Thru Oct 15

Challenge Cup Ocean City (MD) Marlin Club. (410) 213-1613

Pamunkey River

2010 Select Sundays. Various locations in Virginia. Rhythms on

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Yorktown, VA. (757) 890-3500 Smith Island and Tangier Island   Cruises 12:30 p.m. Crisfield, MD.,

Thru Oct 24 Renaissance Maryland

Festival Near Annapolis.

Thru Oct 30 1 p.m. Pocomoke

Bay Queen Cruises

City, MD.

Thru Oct 31

C&O Canal Boat Rides Great Falls, MD, or Georgetown, DC.

Thru Oct 31

Chesapeake Lights Lighthouse Tours Tilghman Island, MD.

Thru Oct 31 Scream Busch Howl-O-

Gardens Williamsburg, VA.

Thru Oct 31 St. Michaels Harbor. Patriot Cruises


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Antique and Classic Boat Show New Jersey Museum of Boating, Point Pleasant.

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Keels and Wheels! Annapolis YC. Rappahannock River Fest 4 to 8 p.m. King George, VA. $85.

Summer Sendoff: Blues, Brews, and BBQ Block party, Cambridge, MD, style!


Trash Bash 2010 Noon to 5 p.m. Nick’s Fish House, Baltimore. $75. Benefits the waterkeeper. For more details, see page 24.


Wooden Canoe Rendezvous and Picnic Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace, MD.


Boating Safety Course 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Marine, Glen Burnie, MD. Hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 22-10. (410) 384-7753,

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Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show Steppingstone Museum, Havre de Grace, MD.

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Pirate Adventure Weekend Crownsville, MD. Dress for success at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.

Lightning on the Water Frank S. Farley State Marina, Atlantic City, NJ. See Miss GEICO and others take flight. Talk Like a Pirate Day Ye scurvy bilge rats!

Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin Film What They Say Was Bigfoot Having a Light Lunch Near a Creek in California, 1967


PassageMaker University Hyatt Regency, Baltimore.

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The First Liberty Ship, the Patrick Henry, Is Launched at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, 1941 Eighteen American shipyards built 2751 of these vessels.


Drink Beer Day In ancient Babylonia, a merchant could be put to death for diluting beer.


International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville.

29-Oct 2

Chesapeake Bay Grand Banks Owners Association Rendezvous 2010 Cambridge to Oxford. $150.

First Day of Autumn

Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport.


TrawlerFest Baltimore For more details, see page 40.


Boatyard Beach Bash 5 to 9 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. Live music and cool beverages.

25 25 

International Coastal Cleanup

Lighthouse Adventure Cruise Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $125.


Little Black Dress Party Tiki Bar, Solomons. Benefits Parkinson’s disease research.


Maritime Heritage Festival and RiverFest St. Mary’s City, MD.


National Hunting and Fishing Celebration and Expo Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor, Henderson, MD. (410) 260-8537

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Rock Hall (MD) FallFest Waterfront Festival Chestertown, MD.

Das Best Oktoberfest National Harbor, MD.

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Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament Ocean City, MD. (410) 213-0646


Video Contest Deadline Film your aluminum boat, enter “Tap into Summer,” and you could win a Triton 16 Storm with engine and trailer.



The Black-and-White Horror Film “Night of the Living Dead” Is Released, 1968; and Sony Launches First CD Player for Consumers, 1982


Deadrise and Downeast Yachts: A Showcase, Part II 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Higgins Yacht Yard, St. Michaels. Meet and greet at least six Bay boatbuilders and see their most excellent creations.


Fishing Tournament, Boat Show, Seafood, and Entertainment! Crisfield, MD.

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Norfolk, a Nuclear-Powered Submarine, Is Launched in Newport News, VA, 1981 Yet again, organizers felt the need to waste a perfectly good bottle of champagne.

Offshore Powerboat Association National Championship/ Grand Prix Calvert Marina, Solomons. For more details, see page18.


Antique and Classic Boat Show Long Level Marina in Wrightsville, PA.


Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.


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Offshore Hero Poker Run From Solomons to Vera’s White Sands.


Blessing of the Fleet St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point, MD.


Clarksville Hydroplane Challenge Downtown Clarksville, VA.

American Tugs East Coast Rendezvous Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD. At Age 64, the 100,000-Pound Knapp’s Narrows Drawbridge Retires to St. Michaels, 1998 Harbor Party and Seafood Festival Town Point Park, Norfolk.

7-11 7-15 

U.S. Sailboat Show Annapolis.

Weems & Plath Tent Sale 214 Eastern Avenue, Annapolis. Discounted items to outfit your boat. Ten percent of proceeds from sales October 9 benefit Annapolis Maritime Museum.


Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD.


Fall Fishin’ Buddies Tournament Gilbert Run Park, Dentsville, MD.


Taste of Kent Narrows Chesapeake Exploration Center, Chester, MD.


The Movie “A River Runs Through It” Is Released, 1992 “In Montana there’s three things we’re never late for: church, work, and fishing.”

9 9-10 

USA’s First Recorded Offshore Powerboat Race Is Held, 1911

Patuxent River Appreciation Days Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.


Bear With Us Here... Tens abound at 10:10 a.m. and p.m. on 10/10/10.


Classic Fishing Tournament Pamunkey River, VA. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

10 10 

Jazz Brunch Cruise 12:30 p.m. Norfolk. (866) 304-2469

Triathalon To Save the Bay and its Heritage Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. Run, paddle, and ride.

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Columbus Day

William Claiborne Establishes Kent Island Trading Post and Farming Settlement, 1631; Captain Charles Yeager Is First Person To Break the Sound Barrier, 1947; and TV’s “McHale’s Navy” (1962) and “Saturday Night Live” (1975) Premiere


Class on GPS and Chart Plotters 7 to 9 p.m. Oyster Cove Community Room, Grasonville, MD. Free for U.S. Power Squadron members; $15 for public. (410) 827-3376


Ghosts of Sotterley Tours 7 to 10 p.m. Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, MD.


U.S. Powerboat Show Annapolis. Boats, motors, gear, tackle, and everything you’ll need to get out there and look good. For more details, see page 34.


Waterman’s Festival Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD.


Poquoson Seafood Festival Poquoson Municipal Park, VA.

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Crabtoberfest Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD.

Patuxent Wildlife Festival National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, MD.


Rappahannock Fall Colors Float Fredericksburg City Dock, VA.


South River Federation Fall Paddle 9 a.m. to Noon. Harbor Hills Community Beach, Davidsonville, MD.

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James Bond Movies Used and Abused Nearly 30 Different Types of Boats between 1963 and 1999; and Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Break News of the Watergate Scandal, 1972


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Town Point Virginia Wine Festival Norfolk.

16 16-17 

Tilghman Island Day

AMSA Surf Fishing Tournament Assateague, MD.

16-17 16-17 

Fall into St. Michaels

Roctoberfest Fishing Tournament Bahia Marina, Ocean City, MD.


St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, MD.

Baltimore Beer Festival Noon to 5 p.m. Canton Waterfront Park. West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival Captain Salem Avery Museum, Shady Side, MD. Herman Mellville’s Book The Whale Is Published, 1851  It’s better known as Moby Dick.

18-Nov 8

Seamanship Class 6 to 9 p.m. October 18 and 25 and November 1 and 8. Oyster Cove Community Room, Grasonville, MD. $45 for U.S. Power Squadron members; $150 for public. (410) 827-3376

National Seafood Bisque Day

Eugene Burton Ely Is Born, 1886 Self-taught, Ely was the first person crazy enough to take off and land on an aircraft carrier. Full Moon Party Boatyard Bar & Grill, Eastport. Rum, beer, and music by D’Vibe & Conga. Taste of the Chesapeake  5 to 10 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. (410) 377-6270

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Fall River Clean-Up Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg, VA.

Guided Canoe Trip 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Parkers Creek Watershed Nature Preserve, Prince Frederick, MD. Not for the faint of heart. $10.

You don’t see this every day! On September 1, Willy Dean, David, and Kenny caught an eight-foot, one-inch bull shark in Cornfield Harbor near the mouth of the Potomac River. These sharks are unpredictable and aggressive and dwell in shallow waters. They may be more dangerous to people than any other species of shark.

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Halloween Family Fun Night 6:30 to 8 p.m. Chesapeake Beach Water Park, MD. Costumes, haunted waters, and more.


Chivalry Weekend Surely you joust. Part of the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD.


Clarks Landing’s Demo Days Shady Side (MD) Marine Center. Think Sea Rays, Cruisers, Carvers, and Silvertons.


Marine Diesel Engine Class Annapolis School of Seamanship. For more courses, visit


Morning Safe Boating Class and Afternoon Piloting Class North East River YC, MD. Hosted by the Northeast River Power Squadron. $35.


The Movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” Is Released, 1969 Filming in Mexico, everyone got sick except for Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and Katharine Ross; they drank only soda and alcohol.


“Halloween,” the Movie, Is Released, 1978 The horror flick features a spray-painted mask of Captain Kirk with its hair teased and eye holes reshaped.


First Person Uses the Internet, 1969 UCLA’s Charley Kline sent the first packets on “ARPANet” as he tried to connect to the Stanford Research Institute. The system crashed as he reached the “g” in “login”!


Fish Scales, Crushed Beetles, and Ants All Used To Make Lipstick, Bronze Age of Civilization; and At Least Two People Claim To Have Invented Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings, 1964


Halloween Party 1 p.m. North East (MD) Community Park. Kids’ fun.


Monster Rockfish Tournament $130,000 in prizes!


ODU/HU Football Weekend Hampton (VA) Public Piers.


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ASA Fishing Tournament South Jersey Marina, Cape May, NJ. Grave Matters St. Mary’s City, MD. See what happens after a person dies in the 17th century.

Christopher Columbus Is Born, 1451

Halloween Off Blackbeard Point in Hampton, VA, some believe that the decapitated pirate Blackbeard still searches the Chesapeake Bay for his long-lost noggin. Monster Mash Cruise 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.

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2008 U. S. Powerboat Show photo by Mark Talbott

Feel the Power of the Boat Show by Ruth Christie


ook out, locals! A rocking-and-rolling boatload of fun will descend upon Annapolis October 14-17 in the form of the U.S. Powerboat Show. Think shiny new things and high-tech gear all in one place as far as the eye can see. The nation’s oldest and largest in-water powerboat expo features everything… from boats to bling, from engines to electronics, from apparel to anchors, from lessons to latches, and more. You’ll find at least 85 boat brands, including family cruisers and center consoles, inflatables and power cats, luxurious motor yachts, trawlers and tugs, high-performance speedsters, and offshore fishing machines. The variety of vessels and exhibitors, including PropTalk, will boggle your mind and tempt your wallet. This year features the Take the Wheel Interactive Workshop with boat demos; a green boating section with electric, hybrid, and solarpowered boats; antique and classic yachts; insightful seminars; the latest in navigation equipment and information; trailerable boats and inflatable toys (marine toys, of course); and a chance to win a Moorings Charter in the British Virgin Islands (with air fare). Specialty events include tours of the town, local haunts, and the harbor as well as impromptu parties, boat rides, and wine tastings.

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It’s Show Time! Press/Trade/VIP Day Thursday, October 14 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.—$35

General Admission Friday-Saturday, October 15-16 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 17—10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $17 for adults; $4 for ages seven to 12; free for ages six and younger

Two-Day Combo Tickets Friday-Sunday, October 15-17—$29

VIP Day and One-Day Combo Tickets Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17—$47

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Park It Here Parking in downtown Annapolis during the U.S. Powerboat Show is just crazy talk. Grab $10 and park at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 550 Taylor

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Avenue. Or, park for free in Eastport and walk over the bridge. There’s a Navy home football game at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 16; that day, follow signs for alternative parking on Riva Road. Free school buses will shuttle you from the stadium (and the alternative parking site on Saturday) to the show at City Dock. Buses will run continuously from 9 a.m. until one hour after the show closes each day. Leave your pets and strollers at home.

So, What’s New? Hot off the presses… Premiering in Annapolis this year are the 53 Aleutian RP (Grand Banks), Corvette 320, and PB 50

(Palm Beach Motor Yachts), Also new to the Show are the Brooks 34, Greenline Hybrid 33, Hacker Craft, Havana 38 Powercat, North Pacific Yachts, Outer Reef 62, Sabre 52, Vicem 72, and Viking Princess 58.

Free Seminars Care to learn about marine diesels, cruising couples, staying charged up away from the dock, navigating the Intracoastal Waterway, cruising the Chesapeake Bay, women at the wheel, getting a captain’s license, and avoiding collisions? Then, you’ll want to be in the lobby-floor meeting rooms of

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Take the Wheel, Please


2008 U. S. Powerboat Show photo by Mark Talbott

Hosted by the Annapolis School of Seamanship, this day-long workshop provides classroom seminars and an introductory ride on a semi-displacement trawler, an express cruiser, a sportfish, or a Downeast cruiser. For $149 per person or $200 per couple, you’ll get a two-day pass to the Boat Show, morning seminars, an afternoon on-the-water boating experience, all instruction and printed materials, a Continental breakfast and lunch, and a wine-tasting social hour. Available on Friday, October 15, or Saturday, October 16. For more information, visit

Schedule Your Tour Now See the new-generation performance and classic good looks of the 2010 Ocean Alexander 60 Trawler from the Mid Atlantic Marine Group for yourself. She’ll be at the Show waiting for you. Simply call (877) 639.6014 to schedule a tour. the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday of the Show for five free seminars each day. Enter from Compromise Street or through the

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with Galway Bay’s corned beef, Level’s yummy rockfish sticks, all of Sofi’s crepes, and oyster shooters at Middleton Tavern. Top those off with anything at the Annapolis Ice Cream Company and a large black raspberry milkshake from Storm Brothers Ice Cream. You’ll thank PropTalk in the morning.

Be Happy—Put the kids on the Pirate Ship for swashbuckling fun… and join them.

Stretch Your Legs—Stroll along Main

Street, Maryland Avenue, and West Street, as well as the U.S. Naval Academy’s grounds. You’ll enjoy the views, shops, restaurants, and more.

Keep Hydrated—There are plenty of pubs

See the Sights—Stroll over the Eastport

to suit any taste; a few of them are on the water. You’ll also want to “Oooh and Ahhh” over the expansive wine selection at Mill’s Liquors at the traffic circle just outside the Show.

Bridge and watch the proce$$ion of marine hardware and mariners motor on by.

Pack a Picnic—Drive to Quiet Waters

Think jewelry, clothes, hats, arts and crafts, and some awesome Navy bling.

Park and let the kids unwind at the tot lots as you enjoy an afternoon snack of cheese and crackers, chunky chocolate chip cookies, and ginger beer.

Sit Back and Relax—Enjoy fantastic views

Find the Coolest of the Cool—Locate

Shop ‘Til You Drop—Eclectic stores abound.

the hottest, new, most unique item or person at the Boat Show or around town and send a fun photo. You could get some trendy PropTalk gear for your efforts.

and people watching at its best.

Take a Ride to the “Wild Side”—Catch the water taxi over to the Chart House, O’Leary’s, or Carrol’s Creek Café and enjoy a “reverse” waterside view of the Show while you savor cocktails and dinner.




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Boat Show No-Nos Leave your stilettos and clunky jewelry at

home. You’ll be better served by wearing

a pair of boat shoes, which don’t leave black marks. Some brands that don’t leave marks include Keen “sandles,” Sperry Topsiders, and Sebago Docksides, among others. Don’t be surprised if you are asked to remove your shoes altogether to board many shiny new boats.

Bring the kids, but keep the strollers in the car. Strollers are not al-

lowed at the boat shows for obvious reasons: It is almost impossible to negotiate them around the sometimes rolling, narrow floating docks, and they get in people’s way on the usually crowded show docks. It’s also not a bad idea to have younger kids wear a personal flotation device to the show (and we don’t mean water wings).

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Don’t leave home without checking the weather forecast. October is a time of change

by Gary Reich credit or debit cards, most of the food vendors that line the show fences say “In God We Trust; all others pay cash.” You’ll also want to be able to tip the bartenders at Pusser’s for making you the perfect Painkiller if you sample one (which you should).

in Bay Country; one day can be blustery cold and rainy, while the other can be hot, sunny, and uncomfortable. Check the forecast online (the Annapolis ZIP code for the show is 21401) or on television before you leave, and wear appropriate clothing. There is nothing worse than being over- or under-dressed and uncomfortable as you peruse the show. Pack a slicker if there is rain forecasted; sport a pair of shorts and a T-shirt if it’s going to be a hot one. Sun block and sun glasses are never a bad idea.

The boat shows can get crowded and frustrating at times, but the best way to enjoy them is by taking it easy, allowing enough time to wait in line to board boats, wander through the tents, and saunter along the docks. Angrily trying to rush your way through the show won’t make you or others happy campers.

Don’t expect everyone to take credit cards. While most of

Move it to the right if you’re going slow. One of the most aggravating

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Leave the road rage at home.

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stop and having a conversation with a group of people in the middle of one of the show docks so others are unable to get by. If you catch up with a friend or friends you haven’t seen in a while, peel off to the side of the dock so visitor traffic can keep moving. If there’s a boat you’d like to look at from the outside, pull off well to the side so others can pass.

Don’t even think of parking here. While you may be able to score a parking

spot downtown, there is very regular shuttle bus service from the Navy Marine-Corps Stadium parking lot, which serves as the remote parking area for the show. It also helps relieve congestion downtown, which makes the show more fun for everyone. There is also fundraising parking just over the Eastport Drawbridge and among the neighborhood streets. But beware; Annapolis Parking Enforcement is on high alert during the shows. Make sure you park correctly, on the right side of the street, and mind meters and time limits if you do brave bringing your car.

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assageMaker Magazine’s Trawler Fest 2010 comes to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor September 24-26. Experience a top-notch boat show, helpful seminars, rockin’ social events, and a city rich in nautical history. More than 70 exhibitors with all manner of trawlers, gadgets, and gear will excite your nautical senses. Trawler Fest is more than just a boat show; it’s a celebration of the cruising lifestyle with expert advice on safety, engines and repairs, favorite destinations and cruising routes, and creature comforts. Embrace the social aspects of cruising at the rendezvous cocktail parties and dinners featuring trivia night and a Mardi Gras party. PassageMaker’s Anne Murphy gives a few highlights, “This year, we’ll have a new Down East section, and Burr Yacht Sales will debut the Corvette 340. We’re excited about the move to Baltimore, because it gives us an opportunity to grow.”

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Exhibitors include well-known marine industry names, with more than 55 boats on display. Boarding vessels is encouraged! Essential boating products and services will also be on stage, and seminars will be led by the pros.

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Ticket prices range from $15 per day general admission (can be purchased onsite) to package rates of $50 to $380 for various combinations of seminars, afternoon presentations, cocktail receptions, and dinners (

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All seminars will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, a short walk from BIHMC.

Friday, September 24

Session 1: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Two on a Trawler with Gene and Katie Hamilton After cruising together for over 30 years while navigating the East Coast, Great Lakes, Bahamas and Great Loop, these veterans will share their practical knowledge on handling, navigating, anchoring, docking and more. Getting Out of the Ditch: Tips and Techniques for Offshore Cruising—Bruce Kessler, circumnavigator, shares his expertise on offshore and coastal cruising. Boat Buying Basics—Curtis Stokes gives advice on buying a new or used boat including what type of boat will fit your needs and understanding contracts, surveys, and deposits. Outfitting Your Yacht for Safety—Henry Marx helps new boat owners learn practical safety guidelines including factors to consider before purchasing gear and equipment. All About Anchoring—Need we say more? Chris Caldwell shares his expertise. Marine Insurance and Surveys—ACE Recreational Marine industry professionals share wisdom specific to trawler owners. Session 2: 10:30 a.m. to Noon Finding Your Cruising Style—Gene and Katie Hamilton outline cruising goals whether it’s a weekend, or a month, or to live aboard. Troubleshooting Your Diesel Engine—John Martino, founder and president of Annapolis School of Seamanship, gives a practical understanding of the marine diesel engine.

Saturday, September 25

Session 1: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. How To Set Up a Mobile Office David Gratton, President of Martek of Palm Beach and Vice Chair of the National Marine Electronics Association, gives advice on staying connected underway or at remote anchorages. Attention to Detail—Steve D’Antonio, PassageMaker’s Technical Editor, leads an interactive session on how to spot common errors in the marine building and repair trades which often lead to poor vessel reliability and frustrated owners. Weather I—Lee Chesneau teaches weather patterns, cloud formations and much more with useful handouts to keep aboard for future reference. Politics of Cruising—Claiborne Young explains how government affects cruising today, including how cruisers can help. Session 2: 10:30 a.m. to Noon Cruising Down the Intracoastal Waterway—Claiborne Young shares his vast experience with tips for ease and safety cruising from the Virginia/North Carolina state line to Miami.

Using the New VHF/DSC Marine Radio—Digital Selective Calling has changed VHF use on the East and Gulf Coasts. It’s not just for emergencies anymore. Led by Robert Sweet. Strategies for Repair Decisions Steve Zimmerman shares 30 years of experience. Learn decision making tools to evaluate repair recommendations. Share the Channel: Navigating with Big Ships—Learn the right safety and communication procedures for smart cruising near big vessels. Led by William Band.

Sunday, September 26

Session 1: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Weather II—Lee Chesneau introduces the core geographic products. Go beyond the basics for coastal or offshore forecasting and routing. Electric Marine Navigation—Your most commonly asked questions are answered by Frank Daringer.

Women on the Water—Kim Peterson gives resources and tips for conquering apprehensions with education and preparation.

Ladies and Gentlemen: Meet Your Electrical Systems—A basic introduction shines light on this mainstay of a comfortable and safe trawler. Led by Carol Cuddyer.

Gunkholing Chesapeake Bay Seasoned cruiser Jody Schroath shares the ins and outs of Bay cruising. Session 2: 10:30 to noon Emergency Medicine for Boaters Licensed and experienced emergency medical techs give practical guidance on preparation, early response and what to do while waiting for help. Cruising the Florida Keys—Chris Caldwell gives excellent advice on plotting your course to the good life. Diesel, Ethanol, Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and BioDiesel… The Good, the Bad, and Solutions—Mark Hildebrant explains the problems fuels cause for boaters and the marine industry.

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1:30 to 2:30 p.m.—Life Raft Inflation and Demo—How to choose the right life raft and use it properly. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.—Ladies Roundtable with Patti Moore and Carol Cuddyer—Informal discussion to share success stories, fears, experience, and advice.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Owner Maintenance and Repair of Seawater Cooling Pumps and Changing Dirty Diesel Fuel Filters—From small problems to larger ones, learn how to correctly care for this important part of your trawler. Led by Chris and Alyse Caldwell.

Saturday, September 25

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.—Man Overboard Recovery—Watch line tosses from the bulkhead, learn what equipment to have onboard, see a life-sling demo.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.—Sound and Light Signals Made Easy—See and hear demonstrations, learn tips to remember and understand signals, learn differences between inland and international rules. Led by David Horst. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Field Excursion Steve D’Antonio, PassageMaker’s technical editor, takes you aboard an exhibitor boat engine room for troubleshooting tips.

Sunday, September 26

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.—PassageMaker’s People’s Choice Award Ceremony—Be sure to pick up your ballot at registration. After touring the boats, cast your vote for the Best in Show!

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.—Life Vest Demo with Henry Marx—Live demo with audience participation. Learn types and uses of different PFDs.

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On Sunday, don’t miss the Exotic Italian Car Show, VIVA ITALIA—Concours D’Elegance, to benefit the Baltimore Children’s Guild. Rash Field (south side of the Inner Harbor). Free and open to the public when you’re ready to consider traveling by land. For more information and helpful links to the host hotel, BIHMC, registration and more visit and click on “Baltimore.” For more information on activities in and around Trawler Fest, see our feature article on Baltimore on page 44.

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teamed crabs, National Bohemian beer, Esskay hot dogs, Old Bay Seasoning, the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens sports teams; most Chesapeake Country natives are familiar with these tangible things that make the city “charming,” hon. But there are hidden treasures on the street corners in Canton, Fells Point, Little Italy, and around the Inner Harbor itself that few outsiders ever see or experience. With that in mind, we plied the PropTalk staff to unwillingly share their secret favorite hangouts to eat, drink, be merry, and explore the local wildlife. The best part of the deal is Ed Kane’s Water Taxis in Baltimore, which runs a circuit of the Inner and Northwest Harbors. This circuit is where all the action and attractions we’ve selected are, so everything is only a taxi trip or short walk away. And, of course, we’ve included the big attractions as well, but we know you’ll enjoy the street corners and back alleys.

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Coffee Break • Starbucks: Caffeine central; Harborplace Pavilion and Harbor East. (water taxi stops #2 and #7, respectively) • Bonaparte Breads: mouth watering croissants and coffee. (903 S. Ann St., water taxi stop #11)

Breakfast • Spoons Coffee Shop: known for decorated lattes and plentiful pancakes. (24 E. Cross St., water taxi stop #3) • Miss Shirley’s Café: hard-tobeat breakfast dishes. (750 E. Lunch Pratt St., water taxi stop #5) • Attman’s Deli at Camden Yards • Rigano’s Bakery: pastries and fresh fruit on the run. (700 Al- Warehouse (Oriole Park): Charm City’s best deli since iceanna St., water taxi stop #7) 1915. (water taxi stop #2)

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• Dangerously Delicious Pies: luscious lunches and decadent desserts. (1036 Light St., water taxi stop #3) • Nacho Mamas: Ginormous menu, a bazillion Elvises, totally Baltimore, don’t miss a hubcap margarita. (2907 O’Donnell St., water taxi stop #16) • Metropolitan Coffeehouse and Wine Bar: open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with world-class coffee and a great selection of craft and imported beer selections. (902 Charles St., water taxi stop #2; requires 5-10 minute walk) Dinner • Charleston: a taste of the South. (1000 Lancaster St., water taxi stop #7) • RA Sushi: clubby; groove to the music. (1390 Lancaster St., water taxi stop #7) • Capt. James Crab House: most excellent outdoor dining on the pier. (2127 Boston St., water taxi stop #14) COCKTAILS AND NIGHTLIFE • Crazy Lil’s: hot happy hour action. (27 E. Cross St., water taxi stop #3) • Rams Head Live: Saturday September 25, 7 p.m. Rock out to classic rock tunes. Open bar, appetizers, dinner, dancing,

and music ($100 admission). (Corner of Market Place and Water St., water taxi stop #5) • Pazo: top tapas and wine bar; grab your own sofa. (1425 Aliceanna St., water taxi stop #7) LIVE AND LEARN Visitors Center On the west side of the Inner Harbor; a cool place to get started, ask questions, and learn about the city. (410 Light St., water taxi stop #3) National Aquarium at Baltimore Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Huge aquarium exhibits, daily dolphin shows, 4D immersion theater, and rain forest. Purchase tickets onsite, but entry times can be a few hours from time of purchase, so stop by the ticket office, and then enjoy the sites around the harbor while you wait to enter. Or you can purchase tickets in advance at Admission ranges from $19 to $30. (501 E. Pratt St., water taxi stop #1)

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entrants are free. The fort and visitors center are open 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily. Access is available by public transportation, car, or water taxi, but you cannot purchase tickets or originate your water taxi trip from Fort McHenry. By land, Fort McHenry is three miles southeast of the Inner Harbor. (East Fort Avenue: use Lawrence Street, not Woodall Street, as your GPS or Mapquest might indicate, water taxi stop #17)

pubs, and whimsical shops. (water taxi stops #3, 5, 11, and 16, respectively) Fort McHenry Walk the grounds and tour the barracks, or see weapon and uniform exhibits. Tickets are $7 for guests over 16; younger

Baltimore’s World Trade Center, USS Constellation, USS Torsk, and Paddleboats For a fantastic view of the entire harbor area, visit the World Trade Center’s “Top of the World” observation level at 401 E. Pratt St. Outside the Trade Center, you’ll find paddle boat rentals. While walking the promenade, you may also visit five historic ships docked around the harbor, which are open for tours, including the USS Constellation and the submarine USS Torsk. Ticket windows are onsite or visit for locations, times, and prices. (water taxi stop #2) Oriole Park at Camden Yards The Orioles baseball team is on the road the weekend of Trawler Fest, but tours of this classic ball park include the dugout and more. Reservations required. Tickets ($9 for adults and $6 for kids and seniors) can be purchased online at baltimore.orioles., or in person at the north end of the warehouse at Oriole Park, which is a 12-minute walk from the Inner Harbor at 333 W. Camden St. M&T Bank Stadium, Home of Ravens Football The Baltimore Ravens play at home Sunday, September 26 at 1 p.m. Look for a sea of fans in purple as the Ravens take on the Cleveland Browns. The stadium is a 20-minute walk from the Inner Harbor at 1101 Russell St. Baltimore Museum of Industry Learn how working men and women contributed to Baltimore’s growth from trading post to premier industrial town. Saturday September 25, stock your galley with fresh produce from the onsite farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum

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SHOP Harborplace and the Gallery Two pavilions with great shopping for souvenirs and more. Across the street, the Gallery is a three-story mall with more upscale shops. Nearby, the Power Plant at 601 E. Pratt St. is home to a Barnes and Noble and Hard Rock Café for live music. (200 E. Pratt St., water taxi stop #2, Harbor East Nice collection of shops including Urban Chic, South Moon Under, City Sports, Handbags in the City, Arhaus and more. Landmark Theatres shows sophisticated films and serves cocktails. (water taxi stop #7) TRANSPORT Water Taxi Ed Kane’s water taxi serves more than 35 attractions and neighborhoods. All-day tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. They can be purchased onboard with cash, a check, or a credit card at the Baltimore Visitors Center (410 Light St.) and online at

Parking Pre-registered attendees will be given complimentary valet parking at the Ritz Carlton on Key Highway. Otherwise, we suggest: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., $15 per day Trawler Fest rate for overnight guests; $27 daily rate for all others. Harbor View Marina Public Parking, 1301 Key Highway, $10 per day Trawler Fest rate. Additional parking garages are available on Light Street and Key Highway and are within walking distance of Rash Field and the Inner Harbor Marine Center. Weekend rates from $7 to $10 per day. You can also try metered spaces along Light Street and Key Highway. After you’re done ogling the armada of floating hardware at Trawler Fest, or if you’re just in the mood for a break, Baltimore’s shoreside neighborhoods have food, shopping, drinks, opportunities to learn, and fun for the kids if their attention spans are waning. Take advantage of the water taxi to get from place to place, explore, and enjoy the unique atmosphere of this fascinating port town.


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Indian Summer

My objective is to sample Smith Island cake at its source. So maybe we’ll head south for a few days to see Smith and Tangier islands, Crisfield, and maybe Onancock. Although we have scheduled and rescheduled some trips, there is one abiding rule for Indian Summer’s cruising: We don’t have to get anywhere on any time schedule. The boat is for relaxation, not transportation.

Indian Summer’s new forward portlights finally move into place.

Jay Collison digs into a complete refit of Indian Summer’s port rubrail at Smith’s Marina in Crownsville.

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The Dog Ate My Homework he dog ate the calendar. How’s that? At the end of our last report, I predicted that if we didn’t make the planned August cruise to Newport, RI, we’d have a ration of great excuses. And that one’s real. Our old dog Clyde, currently well into his second puppyhood, did chew up Lucy’s planning calendar. It didn’t delay anything, but it’s a great excuse, don’t you think? As I spent some time recovering from


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recent surgery, I had an excuse not to do anything constructive and milked it for almost a month. As I was emulating Beetle Bailey, I didn’t keep pressure on other folks doing unpleasant jobs like sanding and painting and caulking in 95-plus-degree weather, or turning wrenches in an engine room with no ventilation. So, on the day we were supposed to depart for Newport, Indian Summer was still up on the hard, and revised plans for other cruising objec-

tives are now being proposed and debated. But, there’s some progress to report. Despite the heat, Jay Collison mounted the refurbished swim platform we obtained from another DeFever in Mississippi, installed and sealed the five forward ports, and caulked, sanded, and epoxied the rub rails. Jay delayed installing our new galley table until carrying it aboard wouldn’t require climbing a 10-foot ladder. It looks great and has been tested for dining and computer work. It still needs a couple of catches, extendable legs, and a cushion to complete its bunk function. The guys at Smith’s Marina buffed the topsides, sanded and painted the bottom, and touched up the cove stripe and boot top. Bob Burnett put new zincs on, and the props and shafts were cleaned and coated with antifouling material. There has also been some progress on the mechanical front. Dennis Dornbush, of Seakev Marine, reattached the lubrication lines to the stuffing boxes per the survey recommendations. Whoever removed those systems apparently wasn’t aware that the DeFever 44 has a cutlass bearing behind each stuffing box, essentially buried in the prop shaft tunnel. The bearing is water lubricated, but can’t get much water from the outside while the boat is moving. Therefore, water is injected into the stuffing boxes to flow out past the shaft to the bearing. During impeller replacement, Dornbush declared one engine raw-water pump too far behind the maintenance curve, so a replacement was

installed. The impeller was missing some lobes, so with Dornbush’s urging, the oil cooler was replaced as well. He couldn’t be sure there weren’t some remaining impeller scraps restricting water flow. My suspicion is that the sea chest air lock reported last month damaged the impeller, but Dornbush reported that the pump internals were also corroded sufficiently enough to cause damage—thus a shiny new pump now sits on the starboard engine. Dornbush also has replaced the front seals on both engines, which were seeping a little oil out onto the fanbelts, slinging a vague decorative stripe of petroleum on the walls of the engine room. After valve adjustments, Dornbush says he will prioritize a couple of additional projects to bring the engines up to an acceptable maintenance level. He predicts that if we follow his directions about care and feeding, our engines should be good for a few thousand more hours. We’re still planning some cruising before the summer is out, but a little bit less ambitious in scope than the canceled Newport trip. Some of our group wants

to explore Smith Island by bicycle. My objective is to sample Smith Island cake at its source. So maybe we’ll head south for a few days to see Smith and Tangier islands, Crisfield, and maybe Onancock. Although we have scheduled and rescheduled some trips, there is one abiding rule for Indian Summer’s cruising: We don’t have to get anywhere on any time schedule. The boat is for relaxation, not transportation. We keep reciting that philosophy to ourselves, perhaps to avoid embarrassing comparisons to people like Elaine and Ed Henn. While we’ve celebrated a couple of overnight trips—close to home—on a massive 44foot trawler, the Henns have taken their 25-foot Ranger Tug up the East Coast to New York, up the Hudson River, through the Erie Canal, into Lake Ontario, around Cape Vincent, through the Thousand Islands, through the St. Lawrence River and canal systems to Montreal, down through Lake Champlain, back down the Hudson River, down the Jersey coast, up the Delaware

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Bay, through the C & D Canal, and back to Annapolis. They’ve gone further in a 25foot boat than we’ve gone on a large-scale planning chart. Wherever and whenever we go, Indian Summer’s next cruise will be the first with our new Magnum 2812 inverter. For her first 28 years, Indian Summer had to run her generator or plug into shore power whenever any of the 120-volt systems on the boat were used. She is wired so that the air conditioning/heating system is on one 120-volt leg of her 50-amp, 240-volt system, and all other 120-volt systems are on the other leg. She has 12-volt lights, but her refrigerator, stove, microwave, hot water heater, and outlets in each cabin are 120-volt and require use of the generator or shore power. With the inverter, we’ll still need the generator for heavy loads— the air conditioner, electric stove, and hot water heater, but there will also be plenty of power from the inverter for the microwave, reading lights, fans, and refrigerator, and for a TV and sound system when we get around to putting those in. The objective is to have the boat quiet at anchor.

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The inverter installation was done over an August weekend by Steve Koch. When on their own, Steve and his wife Diane live and cruise on a DeFever 49, Aurora. When an opportunity presents, Steve does some electric, electronic, and mechanical work, primarily on boats owned by members of the DeFever Cruisers. I posted a note on the club website on Yahoo!, asking members for their experiences with various brands of inverters. Steve responded that he was on his way to the Chesapeake Bay and might be able to help us. Several other members jumped in, to tout Steve’s skill as a boat electrician—and as a baker of gourmet key lime pies. Steve and Diane currently have their own boat in storage and are co-captains on a new Outer Reef 65, Jolly Good. They brought her up from the Bahamas to Mid Shore Electronics in Cambridge, MD, for warranty work on some of her electronic systems. They expect the owners to join them for some Bay cruising when the work is completed. In the meantime, Steve spent a warm and cramped couple of days analyzing our old wiring, making up cables, fishing wires

Indian Summer’s new smooth bottom and spiffy, clean propellers. Photo by Charlie Iliff

through crowded chases, and explaining the functions, capabilities, and limitations of the new inverter system. Unfortunately, time didn’t permit a key lime pie. Although things are moving slowly, we’re pleased with the Indian Summer project. Her appearance, comfort, mechanical, and electrical systems are much improved. As soon as I send this off to PropTalk, I’ll get back to working on cruise Plan D.

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Red Eye’s Dock Bar on Kent Narrows is always full of palm trees, mischief, and good times. Photo by Joe Evans

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The late afternoon crowd gathers at Fish Tales in Ocean City, MD. Photo by Dana Scott/PropTalk


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AquaPalooza— Surf Noodles, Boats, Floats, and Coolers Photos by Gary Reich


quaPalooza is short for “an exaggerated water event,” and an exaggerated water gathering it is. Sea Ray dealers coordinate these events across the country to celebrate the boating lifestyle (all makes of boats are welcome), with the signature event this year being held on Lake Travis, TX, July 10, where 7000 boats and up to 70,000 people floated around on surf noodles, beer coolers, or anything else that floated to listen to various bands and country musician Brad Paisley. On July 31, PropTalk staff packed coolers and cameras onto the PropTalk Protector, then blasted our way across the Bay and up to local Sea Ray dealer Clarks Landing’s event on the Chester River at Conquest Beach, where we came across a wild menagerie of boats, floats, pool toys, “made up” yacht clubs, and people of all sorts. Enjoy the scenery. We did.

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Chesapeake Bay

Summer Racing: Hot Stuff Photos by Gary Reich


ay racing was hot this year, with the mercury approaching 100 degrees at both classic signature summer events. First came the 100th Cambridge Classic, held July 22-25 on Hambrooks Bay off the Choptank River, followed on August 7-8 by the 20th running of Thunder on the Narrows, off Kent Island Narrows on Hog Bay. Both events were well organized and fun despite the heat, and the crowd turnouts were spectacular! Many Bay Country race teams performed well at both events: Brandon Kennedy of Bear, DE, who owns and drives the 1.5-Litre Stock T-1 Shameless Say What? grabbed first place at both events, as did Larry Lauterbach’s National Modified NM-200 MURJR’s Lauterback Special. Near and dear to PropTalk’s heart, Ralph Cattaneo’s 5-Litre E-50 PropTalk Mistress took first at Thunder on the Narrows for the 5-litre class and won the Alton Pierson trophy. Tom Pakradooni, who owns and runs Twin Rivers Yacht Basin in Chesapeake City, MD, took first at Thunder on the Narrows in the Jersey Speed Skiff class with JS-7 Rolling Thunder. Enjoy the action.

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Cruising Club Notes


Short and Sweet hat’s my task this month, so we have room for everybody’s fun Club Note. As you read along, you’ll be inspired to hoist your “Gone Fishin’” and “It’s Five-O’Clock Somewhere” flags and party on the Bay. By September 25, send your Club Notes, Directory and website updates, and pepper vodka to Forty Grady-White aficionados took over Knapp’s Narrows this August. Photo courtesy of Mike Charnosky

It’s Official… The Dock Party, That Is


ourteen 22- to 33-foot GradyWhites made an impressive sight along the floating dock at Knapp’s Narrows Marina & Inn during the Chesapeake Bay Grady-White Club’s Palooza III August 20-22. Many other Grady-White owners stayed in the marina’s inn. Participants (above) toured the Poplar Island reconstruction project, enjoyed official and unofficial dock parties, sampled the fare at various area restaurants, swam and sunned at the pool, devoured the Palooza buffet dinner and won door prizes, and had USCG Auxiliary safety inspections of their boats. The weekend was full of shared fun and information, as well as beautiful weather, that is, until Sunday, when it turned windy and nasty. Thankfully, all made it safely, with boat, crew, and memories intact. Members now have ample time to cruise and/or fish on our beautiful waters. September 28 brings a meeting and potluck dinner at Podickory Point, and October 26 features a costume party at Bill Bateman’s Bistro in Severna Park, MD ( —by Maryanne Gomme

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ore than 75 members and guests participated in the Back Creek Yacht Club’s annual Lobster Fest August 21. Many came by boat and docked or rafted at Wally and Molly Stone’s house overlooking Crab Creek off the South River. After spirited canoe races on the creek (see right), we enjoyed drinks, appetizers, lobsters, corn, potatoes, and coleslaw. The next morning, most took advantage of an omelet breakfast, catered by Flip, Flop, and Drop and hosted by Ben and Candy Wilson and their family under a flower-festooned canopy. During our Labor Day Weekend Cruise at the Miles River Yacht Club near St. Michaels, we enjoyed cookouts, evenings at the club’s Tiki Bar, meals at the club, and visits to St. Michaels. September 18-19 bring a cruise, and September 22 features dinner at Pirates Cove Restaurant in Galesville, MD. October 2 will bring the annual Crab Fest at Westbrook and Cynthia Murphy’s house on Almshouse Creek off the South River. The boat show breakdown party at the Annapolis Waterfront Marriott October 11 will herald the changeover to the powerboat show ( —by Otto Hetzel


The Best Is Yet To Be

uring September, the Jewish Navy wished all of our boating brethren a sweet and good year that is blessed with peace and clean waters in the Bay and beyond. Some of us symbolically cast our negative attributes into the water: for acting holier than thou, we offered a bagel; for excessive use of irony, we offered rye bread; and for telling bad jokes, we offered cornbread. We continue to develop new friendships and strengthen our ties (not knots) with our stalwart members. Boating season is not over yet; stay tuned as we firm up plans for October ( —by Adiva Sotzsky

And the winner is… Paddlers from the BCYC cross the rubber-ducky-buoy-bedecked finish line before the Lobster Dinner on Crab Creek August 21. Photo by Otto Hetzel


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Cathy and her 50-inch release citation amberjack on C-Time.


Summer Doldrums? No Way!


wo Tidewater Grady-White Club members, Brian and his wife Cathy, decided that a little hot air was not going to keep C-Time tied to the dock. A crew was assembled in short order, since no one says “no” to an invitation to fish on a Grady. The crew headed offshore to tangle with the mules of the ocean: amberjack. Sixty nautical miles (nm) from Cape Henry, the lines hit the water just before 8 a.m., and the boat took on a dozen mahi mahi, including this gorgeous 20 pounder (shown above). They then headed to the South Tower 24 nm off the Carolina coast. Cathy showed everyone up by hooking and landing the more-than-eager jacks. She had already brought the first five to the boat, but since some women are hard to please, she insisted on trying for a citation 50-incher. The next croaker did the trick. A husky 50-incher obliged, and Cathy got her release citation! Her radiant smile belied the fact that she was bone tired. The next time the heat gets you down, realize that we are blessed with a first-class offshore fishery. Fishing is a whole lot more fun than staying home ( —by Peter Paul and Brian Hodson

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n August 14, the Antique and Classic Boat Society/ Chesapeake Bay Chapter (ACBS/CBC) held its annual picnic honoring volunteers and introducing new members at the home of Scott and Julie Tompkins on the banks of Little Greenwood Creek. About 50 people enjoyed an outstanding summer day doin’ what comes naturally: swimming, eating, relaxing, and enjoying good conversation with friends both old and new. Joining the fun were Yankee, a 38-foot ketch owned by George Hazzard, who also owns Wooden Boat Restoration, and Scarlett O, a 1950 18-foot Chris-Craft Riviera owned by Jim and Toni Schiller. With more than 200 members, ACBS/CBC hosts meetings, parties, cruises, and boat shows and welcomes new members who appreciate old boats and wonderful camaraderie ((917) 821-3757). —by Julie Tompkins

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Born To Be Wiiiiild!


he Selby Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) sent a large fleet of boaters to the 19th annual Easter Seals Cruise for Kids held at HarborView Marina in Baltimore July 23-24 (see right). Ten out of the 34 boats participating in the event— including Born to be Weil, Empty Pockets, Fuhgedaboutit, Grand Baron, Mama Crane, Mishigas, Over the Edge, Sails Call, Sea Note, and Suture Self—came from SBYC! The SBYC Cruise for Kids fleet represented powerboats and sailboats ranging from 35 to 58 feet, all with the thought of giving back to those who really need it. We took several disabled kids and their families and caregivers for a cruise. We look forward to the 20th anniversary event to be held next year. —by Dennis Stromberg


SBYC enjoyed the Easter Seals Cruise for Kids at HarborView Marina this July.

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ugust 20-22 brought the Classic Yacht Club of America’s Classic Yacht Festival at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Marina. Highlights included attendance by 58 members and guests, the Commodore’s Cocktail Party at the Rusty Scupper Restaurant, Jon and Barbara Lines winning the 50/50 again and Lee Di Paula winning the basket of cheer, the poster board full of photos of member boats, and a delightful catered getaway breakfast. Each member boat received a gorgeous crystal paperweight engraved with the Classic Yacht Club of America, our flag, and Classic Yacht Festival 2010. Sweet! Winning vessels included Almost Heaven, Duchess, Glacier, Malu Lai, and Takiteze. Next up is a rendezvous at the Bay Bridge Marina September 24-26 and the Change of Watch at the Kent Manor Inn October 23 ( —by Bill Reynolds

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he Krogen Cruisers Owners Association will gather for the annual Chesapeake Rendezvous showcasing their trawlers at the Calvert Marina in Solomons October 8-10. This event has steadily grown and is heavily attended by loyal owners. A weekend of fun events, seminars, docktails, and more make this an event many do not want to end. Many cruisers typically arrive early, sometimes as much as a week ahead of schedule ( —by Mike Warren

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Racing News

by Gary Reich

Smokin’ Grand Prix Action Comes to Solomons

Miss GEICO prepares to set a new Annapolis to Baltimore speed record at the Annapolis City Dock in 2008. You can see her at the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix in Solomons on October 1-3. Photo by Joe Evans


he Patuxent River off Solomons will churn like a tropical drink in a blender October 1-3, when offshore Grand Prix racing arrives in Solomons for the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix races. Mike Yowaiski, organizer of the event, says “We’re expecting 40 to 50 boats from 28 to 50 feet in length for some bracket-class racing along with 10,000 spectators.” The event is Offshore Powerboat Racing’s ( seventh event of the 2010 season and is also where the national champion will be crowned. For complete race details, see our Dock Talk feature on page 18. The 84th Hampton Cup Regatta was held August 13-15 off Hampton, VA, and was the site of the Eastern Divisionals. Brandon Kennedy took yet another win in his 1.5-Litre Stock T-1 Shameless Say What?, Paul Brockson won the 2.5-Litre class with A-19 The ‘A’ Team, And Dave Greenlaw took a win in his Jersey Speed Skiff JS-99 Veri Cherri. Region 4 racing will wind down October 2-3 with the 2010 Clarksville Hydroplane Challenge on Buggs Island Lake in Clarksville, VA. As the racing season winds down, I wanted to take a moment to thank a few members of the racing community who put

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up with my persistent pestering for results, got me into the hot pits at important races, and never declined to answer any of my silly questions. Ralph Cattaneo, co-owner of the 5-Litre The Mistress tuned me into the racing scene, helped me with results, but most of all, he’s a fervent supporter of PropTalk; even the cowling on his hydro-

plane sports our logo. Tom Pakradooni and his son Michael helped with results and pictures from the races, and even let me get in their way one hot summer day while they were testing Pakradooni’s Grand Prix hydroplane GP-88 Rolling Thunder at his Bohemia River marina. Thanks guys.

Eastern Divisional Results From Hampton, VA 1.5 Litre Stock T-1 Shameless Say What? Brandon Kennedy; Bear, DE. 1 Litre Y-80 Outlaw. Robert Wilson; Severn, MD. 2.5 Litre Stock S-83 Mega Bucks; Dutch Squires, Lakewood,CO. 2.5 Litre Modified A-19 The A Team; Paul Brockson, Queenstown, MD. 5 Litre E-30 Big Bird by Pennzoil; Brandon Kennedy, Bear, DE. National Modified NM-370 Sonic Speed; William McCowan, Queenstown, MD. Jersey Speed Skiff JS-99 Veri Cherri; Dave Greenlaw; Upper Black Eddy, PA

Photos by Gary Reich and Sara Proctor/ PropTalk

Dreamboat: Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea by Gary Reich


ruise in comfort.” It’s the bread-and-butter marketing and advertising tagline we see in flashy boating magazine adverts and glossy brochures snuck into our bags at boat shows. But what does cruising in comfort really mean? In my book, it means not feeling like you’ve been beaten up and run around the inside of a front-loading washing machine for eight hours at the end of a passage. Through a combination of engineering, design, and construction techniques, Kadey-Krogen manufactures an able line of full-displacement yachts that are inherently comfortable at a steady pace in varying sea conditions—not just while sipping cocktails at the dock.


Why a Krogen?

met owner Betty Robinson, a retired (and single) corporate CIO; KadeyKrogen Vice President Larry Polster; and Krogen’s sales and marketing assistant Shannon Band at Port Annapolis Marina on Back Creek in Annapolis one early, hot Follow us!

August morning. While we sipped coffee and munched on bagels, I asked Robinson “Why a Krogen?” Robinson says “I wanted to buy a boat where I didn’t feel like I was ‘camping.’ I wanted a ‘real’ living room, a ‘real’ room of my own, and since I love to cook, I wanted to be able to produce the same meals aboard that I could produce at home. Most of all, I wanted to be able to travel… a lot.” Robinson cruises up and down the Intracoastal Waterway to the Keys on LiLi annually and has also made trips to the Bahamas with her.

What’s Inside?


ccess to the expansive saloon from the aft deck is via a rugged aluminum door. Inside, the saloon is equipped with a buttery-soft, leather-covered, L-shaped settee to starboard, and a three-seat settee off to port, upholstered in the same fashion. In between sits a teak table with a fold-out top and high-low base for adjustable height. Forward of the saloon to port is a C-shaped galley, which is well-equipped

with large Corian countertop surfaces (granite is an option), a single-basin sink, a microwave/convection oven, a full-sized top-and-bottom refrigerator/freezer, a propane cooktop/oven, a dishwasher, a trash compactor, and an ice maker. There is plenty of room in the cabinets and drawers to swallow up a full complement of cooking accessories, flatware, plates and dishes, dry goods, and supplies. Forward of the galley, two steps down give access to the two staterooms (a threestateroom configuration is available) and two full heads. First to starboard is the “guest” stateroom with a desk/settee combo (the settee folds down into a double berth), which is large enough to sleep a couple and not have them bumping into each other. To port is a fully-equipped isolated guest head with enclosed shower. The ship’s washer and dryer are also located here. The main stateroom is a luxurious island, queen-sized affair with storage underneath, ample bedside shelves, two bedside settees, three hanging lockers, and a full-size dresser/bureau with large mirror. Access to the isolated head and enclosed shower is to port and aft of the main berth. Opening ports and two opening hatches offer excellent ventilation and lighting.


On the Outside

found big, sturdy hardware throughout the deck sections of the 48 North Sea. The 316 stainless hawse pipes and cleats were large, and I found the stainless rail and step work to be sturdy, well mounted, and precisely welded. The teak toe rail is thick, well joined, and made of high-quality, nicely colored lumber. The foredeck is wide and large and PropTalk October 2010 61

The ports are massive stainless steel opening ManShips with screens, hatches are aluminum Lewmars, and the windows and doors are made by Diamond Sea Glaze. The doors are painted or powder coated and made of welded or extruded marine aluminum. The fiberglass hull and superstructure are produced from female tooling using high-quality gelcoat as a base. Construction is hand-laid Knytex fiberglass with closed-cell PVC foam used in the topsides. The hull is made of solid fiberglass with vinylester resin used in the first two laminates.

The Ride


equipped with a Maxwell 2200 HWC windlass and double anchor roller. Amply wide side decks give fore and aft access to the foredeck and aft deck, respectively.

here’s no doubt that Robinson is the captain of LiLi. She is polite, but firm, and handles the big boat well. Robinson easily backed out of the slip with small doses of help from the ABT TRAC hydraulic bow thruster. The Krogen backed extremely predictably for a large, singlescrew yacht of her size. Once free of the slip, we all gathered in the pilothouse and steamed down Back Creek for a rendezvous with the Severn River. The pilothouse is wide, comfort-

able, and easy to see out of from most every direction. There is ample room for charts and gear on both sides of the helm, and the extensive array of navigation equipment didn’t seem “packed in” and was easy to see and operate. While we didn’t have high winds or seas for our trip, the boat handled nicely through all the maneuvers we put her through. The ABT TRAC fin stabilizers did an amazing job of keeping the boat flat and level, even during hard-over turns and the occasional rolling-wake encounter from passing sportfish yachts. We varied our speeds from dead stop to almost eight knots with no significant anomalies to note. Lastly, and most importantly, the Krogen 48 North Sea is quiet, comfortable, and vibration-free at the helm. With my shoes off, I was hard pressed to feel any mechanical vibration from the engine, or any feedback from hard knocks of water against the hull. I could see and feel how comfortable this boat would be for long-distance cruising. No ringing ears, no fatigue, no aches or pains. The 48 North Sea is the quietest and most vibration-free boat I have ever been on. Mind you the comfort comes at a cost (speed), but it’s about the voyage in a boat of this type.

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he Krogen 48 North Sea is powered by a John Deere #6068TFM75 diesel, producing 201 horsepower at 2600 rpm. The engine is bolted to a Twin Disc 3.00:1 transmission, which spins a two-inch diameter Aquamet 22 shaft mated to a four-blade, 32-inch, bronze Hung Shen propeller. Access to the sound-insulated engine room is through a hatch in the galley sole. Everything in the engine room is neatly and cleanly laid out, with easy access to all vital systems. Even with the John Deere engine, Northern Lights 12 Kw generator, fuel polishing system, electrical conduits and wiring, raw water and exhaust pipes, water heater, and more machinery than I can list here, I’d wager you could fit three people comfortably in the space.

Back to the Stable


fter our spin around, Robinson deftly pulled up to a side dock so I could go fetch our photo boat and take some of the shots you see in this spread. I walked down the dock and asked myself “Why did I like this boat so much?” On my way down Edgewood Road, it clicked. The Krogen

does what it says it is supposed to do and doesn’t try to be something it’s not. It’s a hefty, beefy, full-displacement motor yacht built for comfortable, safe coastal or wideopen ocean cruising. It’s made with quality top-end materials and fittings that match a boat of its stature. Most of all, it’s comfortable and non-taxing in every way. Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Specifications:

• Length Overall (LOA): 53’ 0” • Length on Deck (LOD): 48’ 6” • Length at Waterline (LWL): 45’ 5” • Maximum Beam (Over Rubrail): 17’ 4” • Draft (Designed Waterline): 5’ 0” • Displacement (DWL With Half Load): 56,450 pounds • Ballast (Encapsulated Lead): 4500 pounds • Fuel: 1000 gallons (three tanks) • Water: 400 gallons • Base Price: $949,000 U.S.

Approximate Range (with 10 percent reserve): • Six Knots: 4730 nautical miles • Seven Knots: 3020 nautical miles • Eight Knots: 1980 nautical miles • Nine Knots: 1390 nautical miles

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Robert LeCompte of Dockside Boat Works removes the deck from a 1956 Chris-Craft Sportsman. Photo courtesy of Jerry LeCompte


racey Munson of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, tells PropTalk that Kathryn, a Chesapeake Bay skipjack built in Crisfield, MD, in 1901, was launched on August 18 after maintenance work at the museum’s shop. Noted as one of the fastest skipjacks on the Bay, Kathryn is designated a Maritime National Historic Landmark and is currently owned by Capt. Harold


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he 2010 summer heat continued through late August and into early September while many yards continued pushing hard to get repair and refit work finished in time for the approaching haul-out season. Many new boat deals, which have been brewing through the summer are now finalized, and we are happy to report that several Chesapeake builders will have plenty of custom boatbuilding work to keep them occupied through the winter. Separately, PropTalk will publish part one of a four-part series in our December issue that will cover the construction of an all-Corecell-built, 27-foot express fishing machine from Bandy Boats in Riva, MD. The series will illustrate the process by which a customer’s 20-year dream hits the design board, enters the 3D digital realm, takes form in the shop, and then hits the water, bound for Montauk, NY.


ake Glover of Composite Yacht in Trappe, MD, tells PropTalk that construction has just started on a new Composite 37CB. This Chesapeakestyle boat with an extended cabin will be finished as a coastal cruiser. This particular build will be outfitted with a Cummins diesel, a generator set, air conditioning, and other creature features to make her a comfortable cruiser. Her new owners plan on cruising her regularly from Florida to Maine. Delivery is scheduled for late December. Glover also reports that a deal has been sealed, and construction has begun on 64 October 2010 PropTalk

a custom commercial oyster boat. Composite Yacht will use a 46-foot Markley hull as the platform and will install twin 430-horsepower freshwater-cooled EFI Mercruisers with commercial outdrives to allow the boat to access shallow water. She is drawn using all-composite construction, implementing both Nida-Core and Coosa foam. Another contract is also complete for a 46-foot Chesapeake-style custom. The final build details are still in the works, but she is expected to be comfortably equipped and outfitted for both fishing and longdistance cruises.

Shearwater, a Bay-bound 1957 42-foot Chesapeake deadrise gets ready to splash at Moores Marine Yacht Center Inc. in Beaufort, NC. Photo courtesy of Moores Marine Yacht Center Inc.

“Stoney” Whitelock of Dames Quarter, MD. Kathryn is 50 feet long 15.67 feet wide and draws 4.17 feet of water. With an unusual “soft” chine, she is fore-and-aftplanked, unlike most skipjacks, which are cross-planked. Kathryn carries the standard skipjack rig with a raked mast, measuring 64 feet tall and 12 inches in diameter, utilizing a clubbed jib and a jib-headed mainsail to catch the breeze.


ennis Elzey of Elzey Custom Boats in Cambridge, MD, says his crew is hard at work on two Shore Built 24 hulls, both of which are going to be fitted out as commercial fishing boats to work Southern Maryland waters. Check the filmstrip images in this article to see the progress on these strong, hardworking hulls. Elzey also reports that the shop is busy with fiberglass, refit, and repair work on a 23-foot C-Hawk, a 25-foot Romarine, and a 26-foot MacGregor.


om Weaver of the Eastport Yacht Company in Annapolis, is excited to announce that the company has finalized deck layout details for its new Eastport 26, which joins the company’s lineup with the popular Eastport 32 model.

Hull number one is due to be completed in the late fall. Stay tuned to the company’s website for details on the progress of this cool new pocket cruiser.


om Weaver, on behalf of Sarles Boatyard and Marina in Annapolis, says the working yard has been busy with engine repowers this summer, converting a Bertram 33 from gas to diesel, replacing the old engines with a new pair of 370-horsepower Cummins engines. The yard also gave some tender-loving-care to a custom Belkov, which received a new

Raymond Pruitt of Chesapeake Boats believes in the old adage “measure twice, cut once.” Photo by Bill Griffin

Cummins diesel. Weaver also commented that “the railway has been full, as we have been painting topsides on a number of boats.”


ames Moores of Moores Marine Yacht Center Inc. in Beaufort, NC, recently launched Shearwater, a 42-foot 1957 Elsworth Wingate-built Chesapeake deadrise bound for Georgetown, MD. Moores reports that the extensive restoration included structural reinforcement in the back aft section of the vessel, new bilge stringers, shaft tube replacement, refastening the bottom, and a complete paint job from stem to stern. Check out her launching in this section’s image filmstrip; she’s quite a looker. Moores, who specializes in full restorations of classic wooden craft, says Trumpys are his passion, having restored 27 of them over the years.


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also mentions that the company is in the midst of a full-blown Awlgrip job on a 47-foot Swan. Once the Swan is finished, a 48-foot Offshore Sedan will move in for paint work and a new hardtop. Like many shops, Campbell’s is in the midst of several repowers on a variety of small boats. Two 39-foot catamarans from South Africa are also in the yard and took up every inch of Campbell’s Travelift to get up on the hard.

business, moving his shop from Annapolis to Millersville, and rethinking the company’s strengths to focus more on what he terms “reboats,” which involves taking an aging old classic and shaping it up to like-new form. Donahue is still working on his Homewood Landing 24 design in the new shop and is investigating manufacturing a fiberglass version. Donahue, who started the business in 2002, took a leave for health reasons recently, but also admits last year’s sluggish economy left him with customers unable to pay their bills. The good news is that Donahue says his

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum crew pull the skipjack Kathryn’s push boat up to the stern before launch. Photo courtesy of CBMM

An Elzey Shore Built 24 takes shape in the company’s Cambridge, MD, shop. Photo by Bill Griffin

eid Bandy of Bandy Boats in Riva, MD, is currently building a 27-foot express for a client in Sag Harbor, NY. The jig was up in the shop, and Bandy was beginning to lay Corecell sheets in late August. Bandy’s design and construction techniques are not new, but unique. The entire boat is cored entirely with Corecell high-density foam, which is fastened and shaped to the hull jig. Once the joint adhesive cures, the fasteners are removed, the hull is faired, and layers of eglass are laid down with epoxy resin. Once the outside is done, the boat is flipped, and similar techniques are employed inside the hull. The result is a boat that is 30- to 40-percent lighter than conventional 27 footers. PropTalk will be following the construction of this boat throughout the winter. Check out our December, January, February, and April issues for full features on the creation of this strong but lightweight fishing machine.

new, smaller space in Millersville will allow the company to be more financially efficient and focus on what it does best. Welcome back, Bill.



ill Donahue of Annapolis Classic Watercraft in Millersville, MD, sent a note to the PropTalk office in late August with the exciting news that he is reinventing his restoration and boatbuilding


erry LeCompte of Dockside Boat Works in Cordova, MD, wrote us to report that the shop’s crew is occupied with putting a new bottom on a 1950 17foot Chris-Craft Sportsman and finishing up the varnish on a 1956 17-foot ChrisCraft Sportsman, and that work is starting to wind down on the long-term restoration of a 1955 21-foot Capri. LeCompte says “We are about to start a complete restoration on a 1947 17-foot Chris-Craft Deluxe, and in the engine shop I am putting a 331 Hemi together for the 21-foot Capri.” Images of the Capri are located in the filmstrip that weaves through this article. The varnish work is stunning.


uy Gauvin of Hinckley Yacht Services in Annapolis and Oxford checked in to report on the progress with Godspeed, a Hinckley Sou’wester 50 yawl, which is going through some extensive system upgrades. The yard crew removed the mizzen mast so a new Raymarine 18-inch digital dome could PropTalk October 2010 65

be installed. In addition to the dome, the crew also installed a new electronics package consisting of a Raymarine E140 14-inch widescreen display, a Sirius SR100 weather package, and a Raystar 125 GPS. The shop’s carpenters are building a new navigation panel to accommodate all of the new gizmos and match the existing woodwork of the interior. While all of this high-tech work is going on, the existing Ford Lehman is being swapped for a rebuilt replace-

Big Lou, a Maryland DNR vessel, received blasting, a new barrier coat, and a fresh new paint job at Generation III in Cambridge, MD. Photo by Bill Griffin

ment from Atlantic Diesel. While the old engine is out of the engine compartment, technicians will replace all of the associated wiring, charging system, and raw water hoses. The boat is scheduled for a late-September launch.


oe Reid of Mast & Mallet Boatworks in Edgewater, MD, is busy with wood work on a 1964 Chris-Craft Sea Skiff. Reid says “We’re replacing the plywood bottom with another plywood

A 1955 21-foot Chris-Craft Capri shines with 18 coats of varnish after many hours of sanding. Photo courtesy of Jerry LeCompte

bottom, but this one will be coated with fiberglass and epoxy.” Reid is also replacing the port knighthead (a structural member next to the bowsprit) on a Herreshoff Neria design. Also in for routine hull paint and minor plank replacement is a 41-foot German Frers design, which was built in the early 50s. A seven-foot Atkins lapstrake sided rowboat is still under construction.

A newly painted 47-foot Buddy Davis sits in the PL Jones yard awaiting two new 620-horsepower Cummins diesels. Photo by Bill Griffin


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ndia Lemmon with Chesapeake Boat Works in Deltaville, VA, says “We are currently restoring a Hobie Cat 16, which was found lying on the owner’s beach where it had been collecting some water in the hulls over the years. We brought it to our shop where we dried it out and repaired the holes, gouges, and scratches. She is now primed and being prepared to be sprayed with paint. Not only have we repaired both hulls, but we have also repaired, applied non-skid, and spray

The skipjack Kathryn’s owner Stoney Whitelock puts on the finishing bottom paint touches just before her launch. Photo courtesy of CBMM

painted the decks. Once she is complete, the owner will have a “like-new” Hobie Cat to sail for pleasure.”


ete Mathews of Mathews Brothers in Denton, MD, e-mailed to report that his crew is currently onto yet another Awlgrip job and is continuing with the extensive refit of an old Pearson. Mathews says “We are getting calls on new builds, which are welcome. The Hampton One is coming together, with all the pieces being finished and getting ready for assembly.”

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Capt. C.D. Dollar by Gary Reich

Capt. C.D. Dollar (R) hoists a chunky black drum from the Chesapeake Bay. Photo courtesy of C.D. Dollar


” is how he signs his e-mails and text messages, but if you’ve ever perused the fishing pages of PropTalk, The Capital Newspaper, The Fisherman, or Tide magazine, or tuned into WNAV Radio’s weekly fishing forecasts, you likely know him by the name Capt. Chris D. Dollar, resident Bay fishing guru. While I had heard his name thrown around quite a bit, it wasn’t until I started at PropTalk in March that Dollar and I started to get to know each other a bit. Persistent pestering from me for the fish forecasts turned into e-mail exchanges and invitations for fishing, but both of our busy schedules kept plans for early summer fishing from becoming a reality-more on that later. Now hailing from the Eastern Shore, Dollar is a proud Annapolis native. When I told him I’d been living in Annapolis for 40 years, he called me on it. “You’ve been in Annapolis that 68 October 2010 PropTalk

whole time? Where did you go to high school?” “Old Mill,” I said. “You lived in Crownsville or Millersville, didn’t you? That ain’t Annapolis, son.” It’s this curious, inquisitive nature that makes Dollar likeable. Dollar did eventually leave Annapolis in 1984 to attend Washington College in Chestertown, MD, but moved back to Annapolis upon graduating in 1988. Dollar told me he didn’t really have any fishing mentors or much of a passion for the sport while growing up in Annapolis, which was surprising. “I guess the turning point was an eight-month trip to Australia, where I got hooked on fly fishing for trout; after that, I began to try harder and started to ‘study’ fish and fishing,” Dollar says. It wasn’t until 1995, when Dollar was hired by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, that a passion for fishing, outdoor education, writing, and editing started to kindle. Here he wrote educational articles on the Bay, held outdoor education field trips for groups out on the Bay, and provided editorial for various departments within the organization. “I learned a good deal and got a good grounding in Bay ecology. I liked being outside the best and met some good people,” Dollar says. Dollar left his post in 2005. “I put in a good 10 years there, but I had my eyes on other things,” Dollar added. After leaving the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Dollar landed at The Fisherman magazine in 2006, where he served as managing editor until 2008. After leaving The Fisherman, Dollar got more involved with freelance writing and editing and fish guiding and even pulled a stint during a cold winter doing light construction work. Once he’d survived that cold winter, Dollar realized that he needed a steady income source. “Since the mid-90s, I’ve fished and hunted from kayaks, so I saw an opportunity for a small shop in the Kent Island, Grasonville, or Queenstown area that would offer quality kayaks and gear with reliable advice at good prices,” Dollar says. So in 2009, Dollar opened Kent Island Kayaks, which offers everything he envisioned. The cozy shop provides sales, rentals, instruction, and guiding for everything kayak related, with a focus on fishing kayaks and gear. Dollar also runs a series of kids’ fishing camps around the Bay each year where he and other mentors teach the kids to “Think Like a Fish.” “I’ve found that I enjoy being my own boss—whether things go well or bad, I don’t have to spend a lot of energy of figuring out who I have to talk to,” Dollar jokes. I was finally able to meet up with Dollar on a beautiful, sunny August day at his Kent Island Kayaks storefront in the Wells Cove development off Kent Narrows. While I was there to pick his brain, I’d soon find out that he has a knack for picking, too. One of Dollar’s endearing traits is that he’d prefer to find out more about you than talk about himself. All day, Dollar was asking more questions about me than I was asking about him. So much so, in fact, I had to send off an e-mail list of questions I forgot to ask while we were fishing to finish this piece, which certainly made me look like a bad reporter. I found out quickly that Dollar is the kind of person I like to fish with. While I’ll never disparage fishing with my dad, he always had a frenetic energy about him that had us moving from spot to spot to spot, seemingly without reason. Dollar is a polar opposite. The day we went fishing, as we neared our target fishing spot, Dollar tuned in the fish finder, started marking fish and bait, and then yanked out his binoculars to take a peek around. There were birds on the horizon,

Capt. C.D. Dollar with a nice late-summer striper taken off Poplar Island. Photo by Gary Reich/PropTalk

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so we headed toward shore where blues, rockfish, and the occasional ‘greyhounding’ Spanish macks were blitzing on small Bay anchovies. Dollar didn’t slam the throttle down, start throwing gear everywhere, or hint at being stressed about making it to the fish in time. Dollar gently glided the boat up to the school and as soon as they were there, they were gone again. About five minutes later, another breaking school showed up about a half-mile away from us. When we cruised up on the school, I tossed a crab-colored Clouser into the fray, and an over-achieving striper demolished the fly. “That’s a nice one you have there,” Dollar says. I reeled and reeled and the rod bent over heavy with this “huge” fish I’d hooked. Little did Dollar know, I was using a four-weight rod, so the 30-incher he thought I was fighting on a nine-weight was really a 20-inch, scrappy striper. I could tell Dollar was a little befuddled with my rod choice after he kindly netted the fish for me and took my picture with it. So in stealth, I put the four-weight away and strapped on a nine-weight for the rest of the adventure. Dollar continued to patiently guide us back and forth to the breaking elevator fish (up, then down, up, then down) as he cast lures with his spinning tackle and I continued with fly patterns. The action finally got hot and frustrating around 4:30 p.m., so Dollar asked me to make the decision. “Let’s call it a day,” I said. We landed nine fish in total—mostly small blues—but managed a couple of nice keeper stripers, which we released, despite their up-and-down antics. The Spanish macks eluded us, jumping all around the boat as if to taunt our attempts at catching them. Dollar was patient, pleasant, and an all-around great person to fish with. At the end of the day, we quietly glided into the slip at Wells Cove Marina as the sun started to redden and glide toward the horizon. Afterward, Dollar wouldn’t let me wash the boat, pay for fuel, or put away the gear; my only contribution for the day was a bag of sandwiches, chips, and drinks from the local convenience store. Once we’d packed all my fishing gear into my car, we headed over to The Jetty where he let me buy us a few welldeserved brews, and then headed our separate ways. Dollar made what could have been a mediocre fishing day enjoyable, just by being himself; that’s his charm. We’re proud to have him as part of the PropTalk team.

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Mid-Atlantic $500,000 Tournament Sets Off Fireworks

The white marlin category had its share of drama. Ocean City’s Steve Ramsey aboard Lady Luck V landed an 88-pound t couldn’t have played out any better for organizers white marlin to tie Bill Zimmerman (also and anglers during the Mid-Atlantic $500,000. White marlin showed up in record numbers, and in a couple of from Ocean City) aboard Billfisher, for the categories, the outcomes were decided in the final minutes heaviest billfish. Zimmerman was the big money winner in the category since he of the last day. entered all of the calcuttas, taking home When the boats were finally all tied off to the docks, $791,442 for the 88-pound white caught a tournament record 558 white marlin were caught on day one. Lady Luck V received a healthy (almost all of which were released) by the 134 boats that participated in the five-day competition. In the event’s final check for $298,514. Chris Shultz’s Cracker, moments, fortunes were won and lost. Minutes before the based in Ovieda, FL, took third place with scales closed, Matt Kriedel docked his Newington, CT-based his 82-pound white marlin, also caught on day one. Impulse IV at the Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, Interestingly, there was no winner NJ, and weighed in a 177-pound big eye tuna to take the tuna category and its $168,812 purse. It was the last fish to in the blue marlin category, a first in the tournament’s 19-year history. Several blue marlins were caught and be weighed at the tournament. released, yet the 400-pound minimum weight proved too tough to At around the same time down south at the other obtain. Ramsey and the crew of Lady Luck V came close by boating weigh station in Ocean City, MD, Anthony Matarese of Pennsville, NJ, aboard Reel Chaos added to the excitement a 375-pound blue. They had to make a game-time decision, and because it was so close, they gaffed it and weighed it in. by weighing in a 105-pound tuna to secure second place The tournament’s total purse was worth $1.8 million, and the and earn $100,265. Don Pyle of Annapolis, MD, aboard Fin-Ness, rounded out the field in third place; his 84-pound annual event is held out of Cape May and Ocean City. The fleet of 40 Ocean City boats took home $1.5 million in prize money. yellowfin won him $78,893.


Steve Ramsey of Ocean City, MD, and Keith Fraser of Annapolis were part of the team that tied for first place in the white marlin division of the Mid-Atlantic $500,000. They earned $298,000 by landing an 88-pound white marlin. Left to right: Mate DJ Churchill, angler Steve Ramsey, Kenny Peters, gaff man Keith Fraser, and Capt. Tommy Baldwin. Image by George Leukel

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Summer Flounder Quota Increased


n August, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted to increase the total allowable catch of summer flounder for 2011 to 33.95 million pounds. Flounder pounders, tackle shops, and fishing businesses along the Atlantic coast can breathe a little easier. The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), which has aggressively lobbied for a new law to allow greater flexibility in the rebuilding process, not surprisingly took a shot at the Pew Environment Group, its nemesis in the debate over rebuilding timetables. In a press release, RFA executive director Jim Donofrio said that “Pew made it perfectly clear for everyone to understand, whether it takes 10 years or 13 years, if the goal is healthy fisheries, our fishing communities should not be forced to shut down when we can continue to access fisheries and rebuild stocks at the same time.” In a separate press statement, Lee Crockett, director of federal fisheries policy for The Pew Environment Group, said, “Twenty years ago, the Mid-Atlantic summer flounder population dropped to less than 15 percent of sustainable levels, due to overfishing. Thanks to a strengthened rebuilding plan, this fish has bounced back and is almost fully restored to healthy levels.” But RFA questioned Pew’s historical perspective: “The stocks were indeed collapsing in the late 80s, due to biological overfishing by the commercial fleet, but what those trawl fishermen quickly realized was that a larger net mesh size could allow the escape of smaller fish,” he said. “Real-time adjustments in the 90s and the very real threat of collapse definitely helped put summer flounder rebuilding on track, but giving all the credit to a rebuilding timeline is a bit disingenuous.” He added that if no deadline extension had been granted, “we would’ve had no fishery whatsoever at this point in the process; I’m sure of that.” Regardless of the “inside baseball” machinations between Pew and RFA, rank-and-file anglers are encouraged that anecdotal accounts and survey data seem to indicate summer flounder stocks are on the upswing.

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Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s Association (MSSA) Wins 2008 Rockfish Tournament Dispute

n the 2008 MSSA Spring Rockfish Tournament, a 42-pound rockfish caught by Kayvan Bahrami of Chester, MD, was believed to be good enough for second place and a wallet-busting $89,288 in prize money, the richest purse in that amateur tournament’s history. Yet, questions quickly arose as to Bahrami’s amateur status—MSSA tournament rules prohibit professional anglers from participating in the amateur division. Bahrami runs the offshore charter boat Reel Desire out of Ocean City, MD. MSSA’s Tournament Committee held a meeting and subsequently ruled he was indeed a professional skipper and disqualified the win. Negotiations between the sides stalled and the case went to court. On August 9, Judge Pamela North of the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court agreed with MSSA’s decision, ruled Bahrami was a professional captain at the time of the tournament, and therefore ineligible to compete in the amateur division. She summarily dismissed his claim for the prize money. “This was an unfortunate situation for both sides, but we could not have had a better resolution,” said Dave Smith, Executive Director of the MSSA, in a press release. “The MSSA rules are fair and strong, and the integrity of our tournament was upheld.” A call to Bahrami went unreturned. He has 30 days to appeal the court’s decision.

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by Capt. C. D. Dollar Beautiful croaker taken on the fly in the Lower Bay by Kendall Osborne. Photo by Kendall Osborne


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ishing with someone you don’t know too well is like casting into unfamiliar waters: you’re never sure of exactly what you’ll get. But usually you can tell straight away if they’re real fishermen or people who simply like to wear the costume. I’m not talking about possessing world-class skills or using the most expensive gear. I mean having a passion for the sport, healthy respect for the fish, and an understanding that the allure of sport fishing is different for each of us. On a hazy late August afternoon, PropTalk’s editor, Gary Reich, joined me to try and trick a few rockfish, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel on fly and light tackle. And a few fish took our offerings—nine fish to be exact, mostly blues with a few legal rock in the mix. No macks were hooked, but they weren’t shy. These emerald-green bullets greyhounded around my 23-foot Jones Brothers center console, but only flipped us the fin. Sure it was frustrating, but Gary and I both recognized that’s part of fishing. Though the fish schools that day displayed classic symptoms of “elevator fish syndrome”—up, down, up, down—we got a taste of what’s in store in coming weeks. I marked plenty of bait and gamefish, and as water temperatures cool, we ought to be treated to some of the best fishing of the year. As they do each month, PropTalk’s stable of top-flight fishermen share what they expect to catch, and where. Hard strikes!


illy O’Brien and the crew at Shore Tackle & Custom Rods (Grasonville, MD) are coming off a summer of excellent bottom fishing. By early September, rockfish should concentrate around the Poplar Island area. Hoards of schoolie stripers, bluefish, and good-sized Spanish mackerel should break the surface in the mornings and evenings, chasing peanut bunker and Bay anchovies. Use your binoculars and look for the birds. Fish can usually be found from Love Point to Chesapeake Beach. “Trolling metal spoons, surgical hoses, and small bucktails works well. Drone spoons ranging from size #3 to #0 (in varying color and flash patterns) pulled behind Inline Ol’ Salty planers, can produce good numbers of legal rockfish and decent Spanish mackerel catches before the macks head out,” O’Brien says. “Finding the schools is the name of the game, and to target the larger fish in the area—heavy, weighted surgical hoses in 12and 16-inch lengths are the ticket,” O’Brien adds. As fall settles in, casting and jigging over breaking fish are fun and not very difficult, making an opportune time to take the family along. Eastern Bay and Poplar Island down to Choptank River are good areas to try your luck. With rockfish and blues, and perhaps even a few lingering Spanish macks all chomping at the surface, use metal casting jigs and topwater plugs. Bottom fishing for white perch, flounder, and some spot should remain solid, though croakers will be all but gone. Shore Tackle Grasonville, MD (410) 827-7765 PropTalk contributing writer Eric Burnley Sr. with a beautiful redfish taken during a fishing trip with his sons in the Lower Bay. Photo courtesy of Eric Burnley

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Purple, silver and bronze hues come alive with the evening sun. Photo by Capt. Kevin Josenhans


apt. Jim Brincefield out of Virginia Beach, VA, says “early fall (midSeptember to mid-October) marks the time for many species like big cobia, spot, and croaker to move out of the Bay into ocean waters.” “Cobia school up as they leave, providing casting opportunities for fish cruising along the surface,” Capt. Jim says. “Big red drums are still here in small pods, but most of the big black drum soon will be gone.” Capt. Jim says, “Offshore billfishing will be spectacular, with plenty of marlin (mostly whites) and a few blue marlins mixed in.” Also expect some tuna, an occasional wahoo, and plenty of mahi-mahi. Black sea bass and triggerfish are also available along the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT) and the usual wrecks. Flounder action will only get better, as it has been a decent season so far. Capt. Jim adds that “bluefish should start schooling up along with small and medium rockfish.” Capt. Jim Brincefield


apt. Kevin Josenhans of Josenhans Fly Fishing is looking forward to skinny-water fishing, and it doesn’t get any better than on Tangier Sound this time of year. “Fall brings the best skinnywater fishing on the Bay to Tangier Sound. Rockfish, speckled trout, and redfish swarm the shallow grass flats of Tangier Island as they fatten up for their fall migration,” Capt. Kevin says. “Light fly and spinning tackle and mild temperatures make this an enjoyable way to spend a cool fall day. Pretty much any bait thrown around a marsh point or grass bed will be gobbled up by one of these hard-fighting gamefish,” Capt. Kevin adds. Capt. Kevin also says “September is absolutely the best time to catch flounder in Tangier Sound as they school up for the trip south. Casting Berkley Gulp! and Clouser deep minnows will attract some doormats. Concentrate on channel edges and rock structures where the flatties wait to ambush an easy meal.” Full- and half-day trips are still available, but October is filling fast. Capt. Kevin will be speaking on “Fly Fishing the Bay by Seasons” at the Potomac-Patuxent Chapter of Trout Unlimited on October 20; mark your calendar. Capt. Kevin Josenhans Josenhans Fly Fishing (443) 783-3271 Follow us!


apt. Randy Dean of the Bay Hunter says, “September and October are the time to get the trolling rods ready. We will be setting up our trolling rods with small, doublebucktails (three-ounce and one and one half-ounce) tipped with three-inch twister tails or shads. Get them deep to get to the bigger fish!” Capt. Randy adds, “Our spinning tackle is rigged with three-ounce Bomber and Stingsilver baits for jigging. Poplar Island, the False Channel, and anywhere in the Choptank River are always good places to look for birds and feeding fish in September and October.” Capt Randy Dean Bay Hunter (410) 259-9496


apt. Mark Galasso of Tuna the Tide Charters is looking forward to water temperatures cooling down, and he thinks that there will be plenty of fish around. “Spanish macks and blues should linger,” Capt. Mark says. “Rockfish and perch should start showing in more open water chasing Bay anchovies and peanut bunker. Look for birds working the feeding frenzies, and you’ll find the fish,” Capt. Mark adds. He expects that jigging, trolling, and casting in the shallows should all pick up this month. Capt. Mark Galasso Tuna the Tide Charters (410) 310-1200


apt. Jeff Popp will spend September and October fishing the Upper Bay by trolling with live eels, wire line, or double-rigged bucktails. Capt. Jeff says he “will also concentrate on jigging over breaking blues and rockfish and working the contours from Pooles Island to Matapeake.” Capt. Jeff adds, “I’ll also target rockfish holding on the lumps of Belvedere Shoals, Seven-Foot-Knoll, and Hodges Bar, which can also produce some fat white perch. In low light, I’ll guide my customers from Love Point to Hackett’s Point for skinny water casting along the shoreline.” Capt. Jeff Popp (410) 790-2015

Losing streak broken: A feisty striper taken by editor Gary Reich on a crab-colored Clouser near Poplar Island. Capt. C.D. Dollar put us on the action. Photo by Capt. C.D. Dollar


rom the middle of September, Capt. Gary Neitzey of Fishhawk Guide Service (Eastern Bay) will chase rockfish, bluefish, and any lingering Spanish macks from Rock Hall to the Choptank River. He favors Bass Kandy Delights (BKDs), Lil’ Jimmy bucktails, and jigging spoons. Capt. Gary says “The best part of this style of fishing is when you can work a school of blitzing stripers and blues. Fly rodders will do well to cast poppers on floating lines or half-n-halfs or Clouser minnow patterns on a sinking line.” Capt. Gary Neitzey Fishhawk Guide Service (410) 937-8753


n the early fall, Capt. Walt of Light Tackle Charters (Crisfield, MD) will guide his clients in pursuit of large schools of striped bass as they migrate south past Smith and Tangier islands on their way to their wintering grounds in the Atlantic Ocean. “It’s an excellent time to take a couple of fish for the table and allow 50 or more others to just stretch your line before releasing them,” Capt. Walt says. “Early fall is also a great time to take kids along, since the action is so heavy, they’ll have no problem staying interested in the fishing,” Capt. Walt adds. Capt. Walt Light Tackle Charters (410) 957-1664 PropTalk October 2010 75

It’s Electric

This June, Annapolis Hybrid Marine (AHM) became the U.S. distributor for Thoosa electric propulsion systems. Sally Reuther—AHM’s owner and CEO—says, “We have signed Pacific North West Electric Boats as the first dealer and are working with several other companies in key boating areas as potential new dealers.” The Thoosa system is designed to be a clean, quiet alternative to conventional inboard gas or diesel engines in trawlers and motor launches. It can operate on batteries alone. For more range in cruising situations, it can incorporate a direct current diesel generator, or wind and solar energy. Four marine pros recently joined M Yacht Services (MYS) (L-R): David Sill now heads up the inventory/parts department; Scott Carter—a marine systems technician—relocated to the Annapolis area from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is currently enrolled in the Westlawn Yacht and Boat Design Program; John Dolan works on electronic systems and rigging; and Sean Coleman—an ABYC Certified Electrical Technician—provides electrical, air conditioning, refrigeration, and marine systems services. MYS is a full-service marine rigging, fabrication, consultation, and services company based in Annapolis ( Photo courtesy of M Yacht Services

Uhthoff in the News

New this season: this 70-foot Sightseeing and Speedboat Tour combines a fun and educational narrative of Baltimore’s historic sights with an exciting speedboat ride. The 50-minute tour departs from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and heads southeast on the Patapsco River toward the Key Bridge and back. The fun runs Monday through Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1, 3, 5, and 7 p.m. ((888) 822-5992). Photo courtesy of

Casali Joins North Point Yacht Sales

Rick Casali (below) recently joined North Point Yacht Sales (NPYS) in Annapolis. His specialties are trawlers, Down East lobster boats, classic inboard runabouts, and sailing cruisers. NPYS recently added Seaway to its collection, which includes MJM Yachts and some sailboats. Owner Ken Comerford says, “We look forward to working with Rick. His new energy and experience will add to our team. We are all dedicated to Chesapeake Bay boaters, and Rick shares those same passions.”

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Steven Uhthoff recently earned the signature designation of Accredited Marine Surveyor from the Society for Accredited Marine Surveyors. Tracy Uhthoff adds, “Steve was recently selected to survey the Clipper Ship Pride of Baltimore II and the historic Liberty Ship S.S. John W. Brown.” Check out the new website for Steven Uhthoff Inc. Marine Surveys and Consultation at You’ll see Weird Stuff We Find, a complete database with photos of vessels inspected over the past five years, and a useful description of the pre-purchase survey process. Visitors can get quotes and a list of services, ask questions, and schedule surveys.

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20’ - 40’ Slips, Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St., Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water, & showers. (410) 990-9515. www. 28’ - 38’ Slips Great Rates Power & sail, cozy, intimate MD Clean Marina in protected Deale harbor, excellent boating & fishing, free Wi-Fi & pumpout, 30 mins. from DC. (410) 867-7919, www. 30’ - 35’ Slips Available  Annapolis City Marina, Ltd. in the heart of Eastport. Includes electric, water, restrooms with showers, and gated parking. Give us a call at (410) 2680660, www.annapoliscitymarina. com. 35’ Boat Slip For Sale  Located at Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbour. Please contact for all details. $17,500 (410) 44-9232. Don’t Pay Annapolis Rates this Winter  Winter storage $3/foot/ month. $90 minimum. $12/foot HWBL. In-water storage open and covered up to 50 feet LOA. Fullservice BY or DIY. Winterization, sail & battery storage, variety of services: brightwork, shrinkwrap, ask us! 7-foot depth. 30-Ton TraveLift. (804) 472-3955, www. Powerboat Slips & In/Out Boatel Space  Spring Price Specials – Deale, MD – Great boating and fishing – Pool – Showers – Sales – Parts – Service – Inboard – Outboard – Sterndrive. Gates Marine Service, (410) 867-9666 or (301) 261-9200. Winter Dry Storage $25 per ft. Fall 2010 to April 2011. Included Haulout, Powerwash, Blocking, and Launch. Patapsco River – Baltimore Outer Harbor, Old Bay Marina (410) 477-1488 or www.oldbaymarina. com Winter Wet Storage Nov. 1 to March 31 $210/FT, plus metered electric. Nanticoke River Marine Park, Seaford, DE, (302) 628-8600.

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Full Fair Market/Book Value for Your Boat 501(c)(3) private foundation seeks boat donations for use within educational programs. Fully tax deductible. Free boat surveys provided. Free hauling/transport. Also accept cars, trucks, and other items of value. Also seeking volunteer sailboat and powerboat instructors. (410) 5919900 Maryland Maritime Foundation  Needs your help. Through donations of boats, equipment, and other items, we provide funds for education and other opportunities to organizations and individuals. We also have boats for sale at great prices - allowing you to get on the water. (301) 509-3206, director@ .

Sell Your Boat Fast for Market Value Most sold in two weeks or less. We sell your boat on eBay. List your boat. Get a check. Call Jody Palmisano at Better Priced Boats. (410) 340-0008. 17’ Invader ’87 Bow rider, excellent cond., 2007 trailer, 4.3-L OMC I/O w/352 hrs, covers, Sea Scouts, $2,500, James Klimek, (240) 271-4631, jk3043@aol. com. 18’ Duffy South Coast ‘08 48 bolt Power Plus DC motor that cruises at 6 knots. This is a lovely little pic-nic cruiser. She is the ultimate in advanced electric boat technology& performance with classic retro style. Charge her by night and cruise quietly and economically by day. Asking $35,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

19’ Holby Pilot ’02 Beautiful downeast lines in a 19’ cuddy run about. On the water she is a real head turner. Honda 150 4S power only 75 hours. Good electronics and canvas, porta-poti, and trailer. Contact David Malkin at (410) 280-2038 or

23'6 SeaRay 230 '93 Perfect affordable weekend cruiser. Her Chevy 305 with a Mercruiser outdrive has 268 original hours, ready for years of family fun cruising, fishing and water sports. Excellent value, includes trailer $13,000 Boatshed Annapolis (703)855-4408,, view 50+ photos:

23' Pacific Skiff '04 Boat is fully and powered by 225 Yamaha OB, with trailer, underwater lights, spray curtain enclosures, trim tabs, LOW HOURS on this popular alumium alloy boat. Ask $43,000. At our office on Kent Island. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,, 23’ Parker ’07 2320 SL Sport Cabin With Yamaha F 225 open back pilothouse, fish ready w/under 200 hrs, EZ Loader double axle trailer $42,000 Call Jack (860) 559-7141.

Boat, Car, and RV Donations Needed Possible cash back. Fast pickup. Tax receipt given. Proceeds spent locally for college education grants., (410) 5329330, (877) 532-9330.

20 Eastern CC '10 The increased bow flare and freeboard make it a downeast beauty. This model offers a complete composite construction. A hand-laid solid fiberglass hull, fiberglass POWER stringer grid system and a nida-core Powerboat Listings Needed composite floor. $38,500 410-639-7111 Competitive commission structures, high-traffic office location, brokerage storage, online and print adv. Boats are selling, and we need more listings. Visit us online at, email us at or call (866) 735-5926 to get your boat listed and sold. Donate Your Boat And help teach atrisk teens to sail. (202) 478-0396, www.

240 SX Cobalt '06, Volvo 270 5.0L GXIsx w/80 hours, lift kept since new, completely detailed and waxed 6/20/2010, like new condition, reduced to $43,900 All reasonable offers considered, photos @ John Kaiser @ 410-923-1400 or 443-223-7864 cell anytime.

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23’ Mako 224 ‘82 Center console, rebuilt 225-hp Mercury w/warranty. Raymarine chart plotter/fish finder, new upholstery, bimini, forward dodger. Great fishing and family boat w/trailer, excel. cond. $14,500 (410) 758-6530.

248LS Monterey Montura ‘03, Navy blue hull, low hr Mercruiser 350 MAG w/new outdrive, Stereo/CD Garmin GPS, full canvas, porta-pottie, 12V refrigerator, well maintained! Asking $25,900 All reasonable offers considered, Photos @ 410-923-1400 office 443-223-7864 cell/John Kaiser

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25’ Rosborough 246 ‘05 Sedan cruiser with extended roof. Like new cond.. Low hrs Yamaha 115 outboard, tri-axle trailer, A/C, full galley, sleeps 4. $84,500. Call Jonathan (804) 436-4484. Photos at www.annapolisyachtsales. com

25' Rohsborough RF '02 Sedan Cruiser Well maintained and equipped. Safe, comfortable, diesel powered trailerable yacht. Perfect for the bay, intercoastals, or your favorite lake. $79,900 410-639-7111 25’ Sun Runner ’83 Fiberglass express cruiser, I/O, electronics, overall good cond., engine starts & runs well, but gimbal bearing for outdrive needs attention as does cockpit upholstery, Sea Scouts, $4000, obo, James Klimek, 240-271-4631,, Steve Alexander 301-646-0805, stevedalex@

26’ Eastport ‘10 Modeled after the successful 32, the 26 has traditional Chesapeake Bay Styling, single Volvo D3-220HP diesel for fuel economy and range, aft bench, navigator helm chairs, long hard top for protection from elements. Below features v-berth, storage, head for over-niting. Many options available. 443-951-1380

28’ Atlantic Craft ’05 Perfect for the Bay! Roomy cabin and large cockpit. Low hrs on 7.4L Mercruiser!! Outfitted to fish with riggers, electronics, windlass and more. $54,000. (410) 476-4414,

27’ Regal 272 Commodore ‘93 Far more stylish and with more family living space than you can imagine. Add the most complete list of standard features and equipment Though she was ordered new with a stronger Volvo Penta engine $21,000 Boatshed Annapolis (703)855-4408,, view 50+ photos:

27’ Tiara Open ’87 $33,500 Fresh Flag Blue Awlgrip, new canvas & enclosure, twin 270 Crusaders, boat is in excellent shape. Owner moving up, looking for offers. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group, (443) 995-0732,

28’ Bertram 25 Convertible ‘63 Rebuilt in 2000 with twin 1998 Mercury 250HP outboards topping speed 52kts. 580hrs since rebuild. She’s well outfitted for open water fishing with 17 rod holders, 2 down riggers. $26,500 Boatshed Annapolis (703)855-4408,, view 50+ photos:

26’ Four Winns ’03 Excellent condition, less than 80 hours total use on 280 HP Volvo. furuno GPS, Plotter, A/C and Camper canvas. Great family boat. $39,000. Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales. (888) 221-5022. Sea Ray Sundancer 268 ’87 Merc 454 Magnum (330 hrs)/Alpha one, less than 100 hrs on rebuilt engine. New outdrive 2 yrs old. Very good cond. $8,5000 Call for details (240) 731-3307. 28’ Albin Flushdeck ’05 Very well maintained, powered by 315 Yanmar. Excellent electronics. Blue Awlgrip hull, aft deck canopy, transom door. Electric hatches on engine & fish boxes, Baitwell w/pump. Clean & ready to go. $115,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888)221-5022

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Cape Dory 28 Flybridge Fast Trawler ‘89. 30 foot l.o.a. Built 1989. five y.o. engine and bowthruster installation. Electronics include autopilot. Low hours, yard maintained. Very clean. Seriously for sale. Asking price reduced to $52,000. Seeking offers. Jerry at (410) 440-9882.

28' Cape Dory Open Fisherman '87 - terrific value in a Down East express; Chrysler v-8 offers 15 knot cruise; varnished windshield & eyebrow; bimini; large cabin w/ enclosed head; spray rails and nice hull shape. Asking $45,000. Call Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or

28 Parker 2826 XL ‘06, Fully fish rigged and ready to go offshore with T/250 hp Yamahas with 350 hrs. PRICE REDUCED TO $79,000. THIS BOAT GETS FISH!!!!! At our offices on Kent Island Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,, Albin 28 TE ‘01 Blue Moon includes the Gatsby package, so has the seating for a perfect cocktail cruiser. However, she also has all the electronics and a trolling valve to be great for fishing, the ultimate in utility. She is in great shape with new AwlGrip and ready to go! Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230

29’ Baha Cruisers King Cat, ‘99/’10 completely overhauled and strengthened from her original design, items such as internal hull stringers have been added for extra support. All systems have been removed and replaced by her knowledgeable owner and professional service contractors. Her Mercruiser 350 MPI Bluewater Horizon engines have been replaced, the port engine by warranty with 40 hours current use and starboard has only 5 hours use and remainder 2 year warranty. Her velvet drive transmissions have both been replaced and have 5 hours! $29,900 Photos @ John Kaiser 443-223-7864 cell/text anytime.

29' Luhrs '93 This stylish express is a captain maintained vessel both mechanically and cosmetically and needs nothing, virtually turn-key! $49,900 410-639-7111 29’ Back Cove Hardtop Express ’05 Don’t miss this modern Downeast Express in like new cond. with only 140 hrs on her upgraded Yanmar 315 hp dsl. JAZZ is a one owner lift kept vessel with Bow Thruster, A/C, Inverter, Windlass, Aft Cockpit Seating and easy to see near Annapolis. Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230. 29’ Mathews Brothers Patriot ’02  JWB Fiberglass hull. Yanmar 315hp dsl engine. Kept in top cond. at MathewsBros IndoorBoatStorage facility. $150,000 Purchase today! Call Mathews Brothers at (410) 479-9720.

29’ MJM 29z ’07 3 mpg at 24 knots will ease the pain at the gas dock. Wrap around seating for more people than you probably want to take out. PRICE REDUCTION. Offered at $257,900. Contact Paul Mikulski at (410) 280-2038 or

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32’ Senator Trawler ’87 $39,900 Aft cabin, sun deck, upper& lower helm station, Air/Heat, Perkins dsl. Call Tony Tumas: day or evening (443) 553-5046. email:, Visit our web: 29’ Ranger Tug ’10 Inventory clearance price on a new boat. Fully equipped including a/c, genset, electronics, much more. Contact John Dennison 443-995-8670, 29’ Robbins by MathewsBros ’03  Miss Claire Fiberglass hull, 310 Marine Power gas engine, Top cond. at IndoorBoatStorage. Available for immediate purchase. JUST REDUCED to $62,500 Call Mathews Brothers at (410) 479-9720. 30’ Mainship Pilot ’98 $59,900 – Priced to sell! Yanmar 230hp dsl, bow thruster, reverse cycle heat/Air, plotter, full cockpit canvas, excellent cond.! Call Tony Tumas: day or evening (443) 5535046. email: tony@greatblueyachts. com, Visit our web: www. 30’ Sea Sailer Motorsailor ’65  Teak planked classic with Yanmar 37, pilothouse or cockpit steering, $260K refit in 1999, in great cond. $39,500 Urbanna, VA Call Jonathan (804) 7767575. Photos at www.

30’ Cruisers 300 Stock ‘05 #BB407 $89,900 This well-appointed express cruiser has everything you need at the dock or for those long cruises. Equipped with a generator, full galley and roomy accommodations she’s a true beauty. Call Paul Lash at 410.867.9550 for more information.

31' Islander Runner '00 - Center console w/ head; twin 300 hp PM-30-XL Mercury's offer 70+ knots; Keifauer steering & trim tabs; custom aluminum trailer. Compare to the Jupiter 31. Very fast! asking $45,000. Call Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or 31’ Marlago Open CC ’02 $59,500, 157 one-owner hrs on 200 HPDI Yamahas, perfect shape and recently detailed. Owner moving up. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group (800) 8278089.

32’ Mabry ‘03 Yanmar 315HP, Electronics, Full Equipment, Beautifully Finished, $110,000. (410)476-4414 31' Stamas Express 310 '01 New Steyr dsls in ’09 w/warranty till ’12, New GPS/radar, AC and just completely detailed and turn key for cruising or fishing. Very fast, efficient, lift kept & aggressively priced (over 65K spent in the past yr on repower & electronics alone!) Current detailed photos @ Reduced to $79,900. All reasonable offers encouraged, John Kaiser 410-923-1400 office 443-223-7864 cell 32’ Dickerson Waverly Flybridge Sedan ‘81 S-140 Perkins dsl engine that will cruise comfortably at 8 knots. She has been well maintained and upgraded by her 3 owners. Her 3 steering stations let you run her from anywhere. Very economical to run. This is a great family cruiser with nice traditional looks too. Asking $62500 OBYS 410-226-0100 32’ Avanti 3258 Command Bridge ’98 Dual Helms, Twin Merc 5.7l, 2 private cabins, Absolutely gorgeous! A must see boat! $ 58,500 Call Tony Tumas: day or evening (443) 553-5046.; email:

31' Camano Trawler '97 - New listing! One owner; excellent condition; only 557 hrs on 200 hp Volvo diesel; thruster; windlass; A/c-heat; inverter; new bimini. Asking $124,500. Call Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or

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32’ Kinnamon 32 Custom Bay Built ‘00 True work horse with aft steering stations for single handedly, comfortable interior and seating has enough room for a large fishing party. Hull, cabins and floors are in great condition. $56,000 Boatshed Annapolis (703)855-4408,, view 50+ photos:

33’ Fortier Soft Top ‘86 Eldrige/ McGinnis designed Fortier. Her traditional varnished wood cabin sides and tan canvas bimini set her apart from any other. She is a wonderful weekender or comfortable pic-nic cruiser. The Fortier is known as one of the best single diesel down east style boats built. Powered by a single Volvo 220-hp dsl that cruises at 12 knots. Asking $84,900 OBYS 410-226-0100

32' Mast & Mallet '08 315 Yanmar offers 16 knot cruise; bow thruster; A/C; dark green hull; inverter; varnished transom; like new. Asking $250,000. Bring offers. Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or 33’ Maxum 3300 SE ‘05, $69,900 – Stock #BB405 Get a lot of boat for a great price! She won’t last long. Call Kellie Moody at 443.867.0065 for more information on this beauty.

32 PDQ Catamaran ’01 Economical and roomy cruiser. Two cabin layout, reliable twin Yanmar power, generator and A/C. Asking $149,000. Contact John Dennison (410)2800006,

32’ Ches. Deadrise ’00 PRICE REDUCED TO $42,500!!! No engine or gear, Ready to drop in gas or dsl, Finished to fish, Full electronics, Fresh Awlgrip, (410) 476-4414, www. 32’ Halverson “Gourmet Cruiser” ’03  32 feet of pure enjoyment. Newer electronics, very low hrs. No use in 2 years. Bring reasonable offer soon! Call Dan at Annapolis Yacht Sales 410-2678181.

32’ Sea Ray 320 Sundancer ‘03, $99,000 – Stock #BB315 This quality sport cruiser gives owners state-of-the-art blend of modern styling and top shelf accomodations. She offers similar amenities but with fuel economy and a lower price tag. If you're looking for the perfect does-it-all boat, you must see this one. Call Kellie Moody for your grand tour of this vessel. 443-867-0065.

32 Sea Ray Sundancer 320 ‘04 T/ Merc V-drives, clean w/ navy hull and gen. Only 230 Hours.In RockHall MD. Just reduced to $105,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-7355926,,

33 Sea Ray Sundancer 330 ‘93. Clean cruiser with tons of upgrades, generator, A/C, NEW CANVAS, great boat for the money. Lying in Solomons Island, MD Ask $42,000. Contact BOEMARINE, 866735-5926,,

34’ Linstrom Trawler ’84 made in Finland. Fiberglass hull, mahogany interior, house and toerail. 4-cyl. Perkins dsl, 85 hp. Economical. Good weekender/liveaboard/cruiser. $46,000 obo (757) 718-2415. 34’ Luhrs 3420 ‘92 Loaded! Lift-kept, T/454s, very clean. Highly recommended! Rigged for fishing or cruising. A/C-heat, full canvas enclosure, full electronics, immaculate everywhere! $59,900. 443-989-8900 34’ Bruckmann 34e - ’07 New in stock at our office. Single engine, fuel efficient, planes at 11 knots. Yacht finish. Just reduced to $350,000 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939 www.crusaderyachts. com

34’ Cruisers 340 Express ’07. Wharf Rat is located right here in Annapolis and is in terrific shape. You will be amazed how much space this boat has below and on deck for entertaining. The owner has kept the boat in tip top shape. It’s a turn key boat for anyone looking for this style boat. She is ready for offers so call Ken Comerford for an appointment at 410-280-2038 ext 12 or Email

35’ Pro-Line 3250 Express ‘97 A wonderful family weekend cruiser, perfectly equipped for fishing trips. A beautiful boat that has been extremely well maintained. Twin MerCruisers have 600HP giving her a top speed over 40kts. $53,950 Boatshed Annapolis (703) 855-4408,, view 50+ photos: 35’ Marlago ’07 Verado 275s, beautiful burgundy Awlgrip, T-Top, enclosure, loaded, lift kept. $138,000 Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group, (443) 995-0732, 35’ Silverton Aft Cabin ’98  Sidewalk deck model. Spacious full beam salon, 2 strms with stall showers. Large Flybridge, staircase from swim platform to aft deck. Low hrs on T-454 EFIs plus Kohler generator. $85,900 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022

35' Sonic SS '99 Repowered with 500hp Mercruisers and owner has kept her in "like new" condition. Shows like a new boat, with trailer and new canvas, Lying on South River, MD. Ask $65,000. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

34’ Cruisers Express ’05 Loaded, spacious contemporary upscale accommodations. Head w/stall shower, full galley, convertible settee in midcabin. U-shaped dinette, cockpit wetbar, transom door. Low hour T-Merc. 8.1 Horizons, Generator, Electronics & Windlass. $120,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022 35’ Viking Express Sport Fish 85’ This is a must see boat that is in wonderful condition. This is the perfect boat for anyone looking for a boat to enjoy with the family or go out and fish with the guys. Please call David at our Annapolis North Point Office at 410-280-2038 Ext. 15 or Email him at

2008 T 44 MY LUCKY LUCY at $1.25m

1996 Picnic Boat Classic SKAL at $235,000

2007 T 44 FB HALF TIME at $1.125m

2001 Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ENCORE at $297,000

1972 B 40 MK III Yawl ARETE at $145,000

2002 T 44 EX ALEXA at $710,000

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

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36’ Cape Dory Flybridge Sedan ‘91 Twin Cummins 370-hp dsls newly repowered in 2002 and only have 140 hrs on them. She cruises at 22 knots and tops out at 28 knots. Great planning underbody. Two steering stations and 2 staterooms she is not only comfortable but classy & sprite at the same time. She is a wonderful cruiser or enjoy her large cockpit to relax or cast a line and use her trolling valve for a few hrs of fishing. Asking $170,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

36' Island Packet Craft 360 Delivers a distinctive combination of classic beauty, luxurious comfort, attention to safety, convenience, and design. $289,900 410-639-7111 36’ Albin Trawler ’79 Single Volvo 129-hp, generator, new bimini, interior & exterior helm stations & instrumentation, two en-suite strms, side galley. $52,500 motivated! Deltaville, VA Call Jonathan (804) 776-7575 Photos at www.

36’ Carman ‘10: 500HP Cat C9, BRAND NEW!!! Built on spec, Ready to Go Now! Or Equip as you wish, New Price $179,900. 410-4764414

36' Jarvis Newman Pettegrow '88 None nicer. Repowered in '05 w/ 370 Yanmar; 15 knot cruise; thruster; genset; A/C; Espar; A/P; radar; 3 GPS/plotters. Price down to $199,000 Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or 36’ Monk 36 Trawler ’05 Modern version of classic Monk 36 built in Nova Scotia… single engine 2 cabin trawler has everything needed for extended cruising. Call Tim 410-267-8181 Photos at

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37’ Nordic Tug ‘99 Blue hulled semidisplacement trawler. Single Cummins 330-hp, Northern Lights generator, Heat/Air, Dinghy and Davit system. Excellent cond.. $279,000 Call Jonathan (804)436-4484 Photos at www. 36' Monk Trawler '94 Nova Scotia-built and equipped for extended cruising. 350hp Cat diesel rebuilt in 2006. AwlGrip flag-blue hull. RIB and outboard on custom davits. Recent electronics and Northern Lights genset. Hop aboard and head to Maine, Florida, Bahamas. She's been there before. Ideal for doing the Loop. $169k. Contact or (410)829-3833 36’ Uniflite ’73 Sedan Twin Chrys 440s, 6.5kw Onan, good fishing boat, down riggers, runs well, needs interior work. New bottom paint. Ready to GO FISHING! $7,500 Call John (972) 3651510. 36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat EP ’05 SHADOW is a fine example of a late model EP. She boasts a wonderful entertaining platform with a built in BBQ and sink in the cockpit and plenty of seating in the pilothouse. $430,000 Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Peter Howard (410) 263-0095 or

36 Judge ‘09 This lightly used 2009 vessel is fully loaded with a 480-hp Cummins dsl, Next Generation genset, a/c, heat, leather interior, large in-floor livewell, huge fish box, windlass, LCD TV, and full Furuno 3D electronics package. Retails for $295,000. Any reasonable offer accepted. Call Bill today to see why Judge Yachts has the reputation as the region’s premier boat builder. (410) 479-9770.

36' Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ‘99 HAIL MARY is a great boat that is ready to go. She is easily seen in Oxford, Maryland. Interior provides sleeping berths and stowage, head with shower, and a galley that offer comfortable accommodations for two. $260,000 Offered by Hinckley Yacht Brokerage, contact Peter (410) 263-0095 or

37’ Silverton Convertible ‘89 Very clean, shed kept. A/C, GPS and radar. Low hrs on 454 Crusaders. $59,900 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022

37’ Egg Harbor Sport Yacht ’03 Cruising owner traded up to larger Egg Harbor. Full electronics, beautiful interior. Very Clean. Give us a call for details. $305,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888)221-5022 37’ Lord Nelson Victory Tug ’86 Traditional full displacement pilothouse long range trawler, Cummins 150, Northern Lights generator, well equipped, outstanding cond. $194,500 Mathews, VA. Call Jonathan (804) 7767575 Photos at www.

38’ Carver 3807 Aft Cabin ’89 Excellent condition. Spacious interior w/galley down. Two staterooms, each with head & stall shower. Convertible dinette. Three zone A/C. Flybridge helm offers seating forward. Aft deck hardtop with enclosure. T-Merc. Glendinning Cable Master, Generator. $79,500 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888)221-5022 38’ Chris Craft Commander F/B ‘67 Very original Classic, pretty lines, T/ Ford 427s, Kohler genset, A/C-heat. Whole lotta fun for the price. Anyone interested in classic boats should look. $24,500. 443-989-8900

38’ Sea Ray 38 Aft Cabin ‘00 #BB409 $139,000 She had new canvas and isinglass installed in 2010. This vessel is very clean and well-kept and will make a great live aboard. Contact Paul Lash at 410.867.9550 for more information.

38’ Evans Dead Rise ’07 $175,000 USCG certified passenger/charter boat Cummins 8.3l Turbo dsl, bow thruster, Certified for 18 passenger, Pilot house w/convertible dinette & forward cabin. Excellent business opportunity! Call Tony Tumas: day or evening (443) 5535046. email: tony@greatblueyachts. com, Visit our web: www.,

38' Mast & Mallet/Wesmac Down East '02 $70,000 in upgrades; Bristol condition; 440 Yanmar; bowthruster; new genset; new A/C heat; new electronics; new Awlgrip. $299,500 Contact Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or 38’ True North 38 ’02 True adventure boat w/huge opening reverse transom. Galley up, plenty of power, lots of extras. $249,000 Call Tim Wilbricht at Annapolis Yacht Sales 410-267-8181 or

39’ Tiara Sovran ’07 $395,000, Upgraded IPS 500s, Navy Hull, Night Vision, every option, just detailed, owner moving up. Best example of this popular model at an amazing price. Call Ned Dozier, 443995-0732, 40’ Sea Ray Sedan Bridge ‘96 $99,000 Twin 454s w/low hrs. Surveyed 6/30/10 with excellent results, survey available. Owner moving up, bring offers! Call Ned Dozier, 443-995-0732, www.

40’ Gorbon Custom Downeast Flybridge ’07. $395,000. Volvo common rail diesels give 1 MPG at cruise, 30 knots top. Entire boat is Awlgripped, even the interior fiberglass. Beautiful woodwork, EZ2CY enclosure, all modern systems in a classic package. Call Ned Dozier, 443995-0732,




40’ Legacy ‘00 Down East FBMY-best on the market; single Cummins provides 17 knot cruise; bow & stern thrusters; new varnish; flag blue hull; brightwork on transom; excellent canvas; Bristol inside & out. Two staterooms; galley down. For the discriminating yachtsman. $379,500. Rick Casali; 410-279-5309.

40' Riviera Convertible '05 $398,000. One owner, custom props, Sat TV, Davit w/jet ski on bow, riggers, just waxed twice & ready to go. Low hrs on 480 Cummins. Extremely nice boat lying Annapolis. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group, 443-995-0732,

42’ Riviera Flybridge ’05 $449,000. One owner, 635hp Cummins QSM11s make it the fastest ever. Stidd helm seats, Sat TV, custom props, fish rigged but cruised only. Very custom, very nice. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group, 443995-0732,, 43’ Wellcraft ’87 Portofino Express, twin 454 Chevys w/360 hrs, new radar w/ GPS & depth, new canvas, 7.5-Kw genset, many other upgrades, call for more details, Sea Scouts, $52,000 obo, James Klimek, (240) 271-4631, 44’ Krogen Widebody ’06  Completely equipped including hydraulic stabilizers, excellent electronics and KVH sat TV, dinghy w/ outboard, washer & dryer &d much more. The Krogen 44’ is a perfect balance of capability, accommodation & handling. She is a go anywhere world cruiser with all the comfort of home. Located in Annapolis & available for your immediate inspection. Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230.

40’ Robbins by Mathews ’02 Ready to name, Ready to fish! Custom tackle, baitwell, 35 rod holders,500-hp Yanmar dsl & many options complement this ultimate cruising boat! JUST REDUCED to $312,500. Call MathewsBros at 410-479-9720. 40’ Robbins by MathewsBros ’07  Madeline, Fiberglass hull. 540 Cummins dsl eng. Delivered in May of ’08, this highly customized boat is practically new! Available for immediate purchase. Asking $485,000 call MathewsBros at (410) 479-9720.

2004 34' Mainship Rum Runner II w/twin 240 HP Yanmar diesels

"Sweet Heather" is a just detailed and bottom painted "Rum Runner II" series. She has very efficient twin Yanmar 240hp diesels that have 375 hours of total use. Her engine room is spotless and requires only future maintenance to keep her this way. She also features a Next Generation generator to operate her Air conditioning away from shore power. This is a rare find in Mainship "Rum Runners". $159,900 Complimentary demo rides!

Once in a long while a very unique yacht will come on the market....the Wajer Watersports "Captain's Launch" is just such a craft. She has beautiful long lines and a classic sheer that seems to evoke a passionate interest and wave to all that see her in motion. Aboard, she is stable, sea worthy and seems to move along effortlessly with her 19 horse power Volvo Penta fresh water cooled diesel with only 84.7 engine hours! She is whisper quiet while underway and her seating is completely comfortable for hours of cocktail cruising while under the protection of her protective sun bimini. Asking $64,900

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42’ Jones ‘00 575 HP Diesel, Gen-set, A/C & Heat, Full Electronics, 6 Pack, Ready to Fish or Cruise. New Price $225,000 (410) 476-4414 42’ Krogen Pilothouse Trawler ’95 Widebody model. This is a real waterman’s boat. Original owner. Maintained to high standards. Meticulous records & logs. Benefit from the owner’s extensive knowledge & experience. Located Solomons. KadeyKrogen Yachts (800) 247-1230

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45’ Californian Sun Deck ‘90 – Enjoy air conditioned sun deck on a hot day! Luxurious accommodations below. Fiberglass swim platform, davits. JUST REDUCED TO $180,000. Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

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

45’ Cruisers 4450 ‘00 She’s well maintained luxury family cruiser, with particular attention to detail paid by the owner since 2002. This boat is fully loaded with every imaginable extra, bought to the highest specification and quality. $259,000 Boatshed Annapolis (703) 855-4408,, view 50+ photos:

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

45 Sea Ray Sundancer 450 ‘96 powered by T/CAT3126s. Full electronics package w/ KVH sat tv, underwater lights, and new carpets, CLEAN,CLEAN,CLEAN. In Pasadena, MD Price reduced to $133,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-7355926,, 46’ Bertram 46.6 ‘80 T/Detroit dsls, new gen, huge interior. Quiet Eastern Shore slip paid through 2011. Perfect liveaboard – heating/air con to bathtub to wonderful PH&FB views! $84,900. 443989-8900

46’ SeaRay Express ‘87 This sought after vessel has been updated from the electronics to the Awlgrip. The huge TNT swim platform is just one accessory on this boat that shouts relaxation $119,000 Boatshed Annapolis (703) 855-4408,, view 50+ photos:

46' Carman '01 TWIN John Deere 375HP, USCG Cert. 36 Passenger + 2 Crew, Fully Equipped Inside & Out, No Expense Spared, Make Offer – Must Go (410) 476-4414

46’ Sea Ray Express ’89 Must sell, Make offer! Extra clean, ever popular Sea Ray express. This boat is mint cond. w/extremely low hrs (300), on the durable 3208 Cats. She is in the water and located in Seaford Delaware. One hour from our office. The Yacht Group (800) 827-8089. 47’ Marine Trader Tradewinds ‘90  Semi-displacemen,t fast trawler with bow-thruster & stabilizers, twin Cummins 310s, generator, two en-suite strms, superb galley. $169,000 Deltaville, VA.Call Jonathan (804) 4364484 Photos at www.

47' Grand Banks Eastbay Flybridge '06/'08, twin Caterpillar C12 diesels (335 hours) with warranty till 6/2013, like new condition, just hauled and fully waxed/varnished and bottom painted on 6/20/2010. Loaded with every option including bow and stern thrusters, KVH sat phone, sat TV, inverter, washer/dryer and RIB dingy on hydraulic liberty lift! Was 1.3M, now $799K. Over 100 photos on Complete inventory and recent buyer survey available, contact or call 410-923-1400 office 443-223-7864 cell anytime

48’ Chesapeake ‘03 USCG rated for 47 passengers. This would make a great charter fish or dive boat. Could handle a hot bite with plenty of open cockpit (16' by 24') and a tuna door! $279,000 Boatshed Annapolis (703)855-4408,, view 50+ photos: 48’ Kadey Krogen North Sea Widebody ‘07 Happy Feet has a designer interior that is “Over the Top” and is fully cruise equipped with thruster, stabilizers, dinghy davit, etc, etc. She is an ’07 model but not launched until ’08, has been very lightly used and can’t be told from NEW! Kadey-Krogen Yachts (800) 247-1230 48’ Chris Craft Catalina ’87  $169,900, Heavily updated in past three years. Kept under cover. 3208 Cats. Beautiful boat. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group, (800) 827-8089 .

48 Hatteras ‘88 A beautiful example of this timeless Sport FIsh Model. Extremely well kept boat, with new T/735 hp Detriots, flawless inside and out. Lying in Shady Side MD. Ask $299,000. Contact BOEMARINE, 8 6 6 - 7 3 5 - 5 9 2 6 ,,

49’ Selene ’07 As a Next Generation Selene, she features extra height in the engine room, the cruiser stern, and other features that distinguish her as a Selene for serious cruisers. Immaculately kept and well equipped. Contact John Dennison (410) 280-0006,


46’ Markley ’05 Built to fish and charter ready, Full electronics, John Deere diesel, Fishing gear goes with sale, Make Offer – Must Go, 410-476-4414, 46’ Pacemaker Flush Deck MY ’78 $84,900 Twin Detroits, Gen, 3 zone air/heat, new canvas for upper & lower helms. Perfect live-aboard! Call Tony Tumas: day or evening (443) 553-5046. email:, Visit our web:,

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46’ Wellcraft San Remo ‘89 The engines have a low 986 hours. She comes crowded with extras and provides palatial accommodation. This vessel is great for a family and/or the entertainment of guests. $125,000 Boatshed Annapolis (703)855-4408,, view 50+ photos:

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





50’ Ocean Alexander MK 1 ’79 Classic Monk design, Portuguese bridge/flybridge combo, twin Caterpillar 3208s, tri-cabin, new plumbing/ electricaln new decks. $150,000 Deltaville, VA Call Jonathan (804) 7767575 Photos at www.

52’ Vista MY ’86 “Major Reduction” Roomy accommodations and maintained to the max. New: fuel tanks, fresh water tank, heads & holding tanks and washer/dryer to mention a few. Three zone A/C, 12.5 Westerbeke Generator, ’04 Apex dinghy w/5hp Honda . $159,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888)221-5022 53’ Hatteras ’79 Desirable extended fly bridge. Salon offers 360 degree panoramic view. Double doors open up to a lovely aft deck living space. $229,850 Crusader YS (410) 269-0939

53' Navigator Pilothouse '99 Upgraded 430 HP Volvos, 10’ Avon RIB with 15 HP Mercury. This is the most well maintained and the cleanest on the market! Lying in Severna Park, MD. Ask $399,000. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

58’ Viking 58 Convertible ‘97 This robustly built immaculately maintained iconic American fishing boat. The luxurious three staterooms feature a master suite and VIP stateroom. The starboard stateroom has bunks. All include individual controls for AC/heat and a head for each stateroom with showers. $699,000 Boatshed Annapolis (703)855-4408,, view 50+ photos: 65’ Conversion Tug ‘53 Freshwater life, magnificent yacht interior, new 1000-hp dsl. Work or play ready! Everything needed to liveaboard: A/C, flat screen TV/DVD, 2 gens, golf cart. $565,000. 443-989-8900

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


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

53’ Selene ’09 Extensively equipped w/ twin Cummins dsls with props protected with skegs. Beautiful cherry interior & with a long list of options. Contact John Dennison (443)9958670,

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35.5’ Hunter Legend ‘90 Yanmar dsl, new dodger & bimini. Main/jib/ gennaker 4 yrs old. Many extras. $37,900 (757) 969-1204


34' Pequod ‘74 Sedan Twin 350 Crusaders, gen and AC. Asking $12,000 and looking for offers. Please contact Jason Whitson at 484-994-4244

48’ Sea Ray ‘02 “Against The Wind” $339,000 In Deale, Maryland, Tom Murphy – CPYB, Office: 410-626-0100, Cell: 443-994-2705,, United Yacht Sales

36' Pantera ‘09 Twin Mercruiser 525's with only 85 hours. Loaded with options and fast. Rare boat. Being offered for half the price of a new one. Asking $179,000 Please contact Jason Whitson at 484-994-4244

37' Formula PC ‘03 Twin Mercruiser 496 H.O.'s with low hours. Extremely clean and loaded, trades possible. Asking $130,000 and bring offers. Please contact Jason Whitson at 484-994-4244

27’ Boston Whaler ‘07 “Wasabi” $149,900 In Annapolis, Maryland, Tom Murphy – CPYB, Office: 410-626-0100, Cell: 443-994-2705,, United Yacht Sales

42' Sea Ray ‘97 Aft Cabin Twin 350 HP Cat diesels with only 750 hours. Extremely clean and loaded. New canvas and electronics. Owner wants the boat sold. Asking $149,000. Please contact Jason Whitson at 484-994-4244

43' Silverton ‘06 Sedan Bridge Twin Volvo 480 HP diesels with only 80 hours. Fully loaded, Bank Repossession, Asking $275,000, bring offers. Please contact Jason Whitson at 484-994-4244

32' Wasque '72 Classic downeast fiberglass. New: Stidd seats, upholstery, teak cockpit, Yanmar 350 w/250 hours, bow thruster, trim tabs, Awlgrip. Lift kept on Spa Creek. $129,000 Eastport Yacht Sales 410-903-1830 26’ Back Cove ‘06 A nice example of the popular Back Cove 26 with a Yanmar 240 hp only 85 hours, bow thruster, trim tabs, soft top canvas, chartplotter, auto pilot. $117,500 Eastport Yacht Sales 410-903-1830 29’ Dyer ‘93 Extended hardtop with Yanmar 315 hp 597 hours, recent flag blue Awlgrip, windlass, radar, chartplotter, bow thruster, VHF, Raytheon Tri-Data. $150,000 Eastport Yacht Sales 410-903-1830 www. 35’ Bayliner 3587 ‘97 Three stateroom motor yacht with two reverse cycle heat/AC units, large galley, two heads, Mercruiser 454’s with 275 hours, flybridge and lower steering stations. $79,900 Eastport Yacht Sales 410-9031830

40' Regal ‘07 Sedan 4080 Twin 440 Yanmar diesels with under 200 hours. Loaded and very clean, trades possible. Asking $277,000 Please contact Jason Whitson at 484-994-4244

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Accent Graphics................................. 34

Davis Pub............................................ 53

MAS Epoxies....................................... 66

Alexseal............................................... 31

Delaware City Marina......................... 72

Mathews Brothers.............................. 38

Annapolis Hybrid Marine................... 39

Deltaville Boatyard............................. 71

Metropolitan Coffee House................ 42

Annapolis Boat Show........................... 4

Eastport Yacht Center........................ 47

Monster Rockfish Tournament.......... 29

Annapolis School of Seamanship..... 31

Eastport Yacht Company..................... 8

Moore’s Marine................................... 66

Baltimore Marine Centers.................. 62

EYC Boat Show Bash......................... 59

National Marine Underwriters........... 42

Bandy Boats....................................... 46

Fawcett Boat Supplies............... 2,41,73

North Point Yacht Sales..................... 14

Bay Bridge Marina and Yacht Club... 35

Gingerville Yachting Center.............. 57 410-573-1047

North Point Yacht Sales - Rick Casali...58

Belkov Yacht Company..................... 44

Gratitude Yachting Center................. 63

Oxford Boatyard Yacht Sales............ 37

Black Dog Propellers......................... 39

Hartge Insurance................................ 36

Pettit Paint........................................... 64

Boat Lifts Unlimited............................ 34 Boat Lifts Unlimited (800) 268-5911

Hartge Yacht Harbor.......................... 47

Sam’s Waterfront................................ 53

Boatyard Bar & Grill...................... 28,53

Hartge Yacht Yard.............................. 45

Sarles Boatyard & Marina.................. 58

BOE Marine......................................... 92

Heron Harbor...................................... 17

Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales....21

Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor............... 11

Hinckley Yacht Services.................... 67

Selby Bay Marina................................ 56

Calvert County Department of Econ Dev.. 20

Hinckley Yachts Annapolis............... 81 Hinckley Yachts Annapolis (410) 363-0095

Shipwright Harbor.............................. 39

Campbells Boatyard........................... 49

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake................ 7

Smith’s Marina.................................... 70

CCS Valencer...................................... 23

Inner Harbor East Marina................... 46

South River Boat Rentals.................. 45

Chesapeake Area Captains Assn..... 66

Interlux................................................ 91

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

Chesapeake Ranger Tugs................. 33

Jackson Marine Sales........................ 30

Stur-Dee Boat Company.................... 36

Clarks Landing................................... 69

Kadey-Krogen..................................... 13

Tackle Cove........................................ 70

Clean Fuels......................................... 50

Kent Island Kayaks............................ 72

Thursday’s.......................................... 51

Coastal Carpet and Design................ 20

KTI........................................................ 69

Tidewater Yacht Service Center. ...... 44

Coastal Climate Control....................... 9

Levelift................................................. 62

White Rocks Marina & Boatyard....... 56

Coastal Properties.............................. 19

Mack Boring & Parts Company......... 43

Wooden Boat Restoration Company.67

Composite Yacht................................ 36

Marine Engines................................... 63

Yacht Group, The................................ 79

Maritime Solutions/Viking ................ 25

Yacht View Brokerage........................ 83

Martini Yacht Sales.............................. 5

Zimmerman Marine............................ 12

Coppercoat USA................................. 38 Crusader Yacht Sales........................ 50 Follow us!

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PropTalk October 2010 89

Chesapeake Classic Isabel “Got Medieval” on the Bay by Ruth Christie

What’s so disturbing about this photo, in addition to the height of the water above the docks, are the electrical cords dangling in and above the water nearby. Photo by Joe Della Barba


urricane Isabel was the costliest and deadliest hurricane in the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season. The powerful storm surge, strong winds, and excessive rain resulted in $3.6 billion in damage and 51 deaths. Conditions before the storm hit didn’t help. Because of the drought the previous year and abundant snow and rainfall that year, the ground could not absorb all of the water, and excess water was already flowing into the Bay from its many tributaries. At the same time, Isabel formed in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and moved northwestward and steadily strengthened to reach peak winds of 165 mph on September 11. The storm made landfall on North Carolina’s Outer Banks with 105-mph winds on September 18. The hurricane’s swirling winds and low pressure within the eye created a bulge of water, the storm surge. Even though Isabel’s center of circulation passed well to the west of the Bay, the wind flow and the Bay’s unique narrow channel allowed more water to funnel up it. The high water surge began moving in with the high tide after 1 a.m. on September 19, which made for a dangerous storm tide.

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Virginia saw the worst of Isabel’s fury, especially in Hampton Roads and along the shores of rivers all the way to Richmond and Washington, DC. Wind, waves, and the storm tide inundated areas along the coast and resulted in severe beach erosion. In Virginia alone, winds from the hurricane destroyed more than 1000 houses and damaged 9000 more. The up to nine-foot swell piled onto Maryland’s western shore. In a single day, that area lost about 20 acres of land to erosion; that’s 158,800 metric tons of sediment! In eastern Maryland, the storm tide flooded hundreds of buildings. The most severe flooding occurred in the southern portions of Dorchester County and Somerset County and on Kent Island. Thousands of houses were affected in central Maryland, with severe storm surge flooding reported in Baltimore and Annapolis. Unlike open ocean coastlines, the Bay’s shoreline does not recover well from having trees uprooted, beaches rearranged, and land damaged. Roughly six million people lost electricity in the eastern United States. Parts of coastal Virginia were without electricity for almost a month. Airports, train service,

schools, and businesses along the East Coast closed. The U.S. Navy removed 40 ships and submarines and dozens of aircraft from naval sites near Norfolk, VA. On the night the hurricane’s effects reached our area just south of Annapolis, my husband and I woke at 3 a.m. to find a creepy kind of quiet. No wind, no lapping waters, nothing, just darkness and a big black body of water that was way too high. My husband and I stood outside shining our flashlights at the water quietly insinuating itself over our stone steps and gardens that lead down to the dock. I silently willed the creeping water to stop rising before it could reach our foundation; luckily, it did. The next day, Jim took a boat hook and walked down the submerged dock to check our boat lines. The worst part, he said, was poking around with the hook and finding nothing where a plank should be; two or three of them had simply floated away. It took a while for our neighborhood to clean up after the flooding. We got used to the hum of generators and buzz of chainsaws. Thankfully, the name “Isabel” was retired and will not be used for future hurricanes. And, luckily, storms like Isabel come around once a century, or even less often than that.

Ask the Experts... “How can I best achieve fuel efficiencies?” “It is estimated that Antifouling Coatings provide approximately $30bn in fuel savings per annum. By selecting and specifying a bottom paint that offers optimal results you achieve three things:   

Jim Seidel Assistant Marketing Manager

Improved speed and/or maintained speed at less power Reduction in fuel emissions and their impact on the environment Performance longevity

We recommend you consider the AHR (Average Hull Roughness) when assessing bottom paints and their attributes. An increase in underwater hull roughness will increase the frictional resistance (or drag). With additional drag you will need additional power – and more fuel – to maintain speed. A traditional hard or ablative paint will increase in surface roughness over time, approximately 1.5 – 2 mils per year, which can lead to fuel penalties of 5 – 10%. By selecting superior products such as the Micron Technology and in particular a true, Self Polishing Copolymer (SPC) like Micron® 66® – that has a polishing and smoothing action, the increase in roughness will be significantly less. This is why Micron 66 is preferred by many of the world’s greatest Superyachts, Sportfish yachts and production lines. In addition, you have a choice in considering advanced technology options such as Intersleek 900 Fluoropolymer coating. It’s a biocide-free hull coating with exceptional low AHR values, hence it further reduces the carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide emissions into the air. A smooth, clean bottom paint system equals great boating efficiencies and reduced impact on the environment. If you’re already using Interlux bottom paints, we thank you. You have made a responsible decision. Please contact us today should you look for opportunities to further improve boating efficiencies”.


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