The billfish action off Virginia Beach has been outstanding this past month. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Ken Neill and Healthy Grin sportfishing.)

Bluewater Adventure

Perhaps you really want to catch a big tuna, wahoo, white or blue marlin, or a dolphin, but with your boating experience restricted to the Chesapeake Bay, running 50 to 60 miles out in the ocean may … Read More


Prop What?

June 6, 2005: the United States Supreme Court voted to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich. On June 13, an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 hit Chile near the Bolivian border. The same week, … [Read More...]

Chesapeake Bay Marina in Pasadena, MD not far from Pleasure Cove Marinae

Photo by Al Schreitmueller

The Boat Name Dilemma

As we ply the waters of the Chesapeake and listen to the traffic on Channel 16, I hear thought-provoking and clever boat names, but I also hear kind of drab and sterile ones. We all want to pick out … Read More

This picture explains why you travel south.

Preparing For the ICW

A trip down the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) is easier than you might expect. It is nothing more than a series of day trips, about 30 of them, all strung togetherw. You are never far from help, but … Read More

A replica 1935 Gar Wood 16-foot Speedster, powered by a 210-hp Chevy V6 takes shape at Classic Watercraft Restoration in Annapolis, MD. Photo by Anne Hannam

July Boatshop Reports

Summer has finally arrived on the Chesapeake Bay. Big rockfish, steamed crabs, fireworks, and steamy days mark everyone’s favorite boating season. Local shops have mostly caught up from the … Read More


Nobody Cares

A lawyer, his boat’s insurance agent, and his agent’s marine surveyor walk into a bar. Bartender says, “What’ll you guys have?” Insurance agent replies, “I’m really thirsty, but all I can afford to … Read More