Cruising

July 19, 2018
To help our readers breeze through the dog days of summer, we’ve compiled a Summertime Survival Guide for Bay boaters. Keep these tips in mind to stay safe and cool as you enjoy time on the water.
July 18, 2018
What’s the best way to clean your boat’s water tanks and freshwater system? We asked Terry Slattery, a graduate engineer and bluewater cruiser who has done all his own maintenance for years.
June 26, 2018
As I look back on my childhood, growing up on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada, those were the best summers ever.
June 20, 2018
I knew from day one that I wanted to get my boating license. I knew the basics but also knew there was still much to be learned.
June 6, 2018
One of the best parts of boating is the freedom to anchor anywhere and enjoy the peace and quiet of a secluded spot or the opportune access to a bustling waterfront area.
April 2, 2018
As a native Mainer, many are surprised when I tell them this spring will only be my third season on the water.
March 14, 2018
Lifelong classic boater Paul Warner has a Jim Wynne-designed Chris-Craft fiberglass hull and deck with inboard/outboard power for his current weekend runabout.
March 8, 2018
While we have often taken our boats out for winter storage or taken them south to be able to use the
February 12, 2018
When you meet with your psychiatrist and they say “go to your happy place,” my wife Susan and I have one that we go to all the time: our 45-foot 1993 Bayliner 4588, which has three staterooms, two
January 29, 2018
Before you dismiss wooden boats as too classic and/or high-maintenance, take a look at how Erik and Stacy Anderson found a 1963 custom wood Brownell fishing boat that satisfied the needs and intere
December 18, 2017
This short story was composed aboard an old mid 60s, 17-foot wood console Boston Whaler after the author was marooned on a mud bar on the Choptank River, three or four miles south of Denton.
December 11, 2017
Traveling down the ICW for the first time is a big endeavor, but there’s no need to feel you’re going it alone.
December 11, 2017
Packed into just 16 feet and seven inches, this 1964 center console Boston Whaler is quite the classic. Despite her 53 years, she still provides great boating adventures just like a new boat.
November 9, 2017
Every boy, it’s said, deserves a Whaler. Having missed out on that birthright in my youth, I’m making up for it now. As a kid, all I ever had was beat-up wooden rowboats.
November 9, 2017
Have you changed prop sizes on a Classic Chris-Craft? This boat owner did it on his boat. Why the prop change? Maybe looking for more top speed? No.
October 23, 2017
Going to Davis Park is like stepping back in time to an era of neighborhoods, kids being out all day exploring, smiling, and saying hello to strangers.
October 19, 2017
For boaters who cruise the Bay and beyond, the Great Loop is synonymous with exploration and adventure.
September 25, 2017
First let me start out by saying some people are going to get seasick no matter what they try to do to avoid the c