Cold Water Tips w/ Capt. Chris Dollar


Of course not everyone can have the cold tolerance of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, but a suit like this can give you a chance to make it out alive. In this video Capt. Chris D. Dollar demonstrates the effectiveness of a survival suit in the 57-58 degree water of the Wye River. Check out Capt. […]

Winter Boat And Fishing Shows


Bass and Saltwater Fishing Expo Jan 9-11 North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC Richmond Fishing Expo Jan 16-18 State Fairgrounds of Virginia, Doswell, VA East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Exposition Jan 16-18 Ocean City Convention Center, MD Saltwater Fishing Expo Jan 17 Frederick County Fair Grounds, Frederick, MD Pittsburgh […]

Loss of Potomac River Access at Fletcher’s Boathouse


The National Park Service recently declared the walkway to the Fletcher’s Cove boat dock unsafe for public use. This ruling effectively cuts off public access to the Potomac river for row boats, canoes, and kayaks. Unless immediate action is taken, there is a strong possibility the dock will stay closed. Not only is Fletcher’s Cove […]

PropTalk Boat Dog Photo Contest


Devin’s pretty handsome, isn’t he? That’s why PropTalk’s graphic designers chose this photo of the Fall Boat Dog Contest. Congratulations to Devin’s owner Lori Whitelaw who won a Better on the Bay hat for her entry. Here are some other great photos proud PropTalk readers and dog lovers sent. Feel free to share your boat […]

What’s your favorite Bay bird?


Which of these waterfowl do you most enjoy catching a glimpse of? If you have other suggestions, please comment below. You can log in with your facebook, twitter or google account.

E-Learning Gifts for Boaters


It’s hard to buy gifts for boaters. We know this. But BoatUS has a whole host of e-courses that will keep the boater in your life occupied while the girl is on the hard and the snow is on the ground. Many of the courses have been discounted as an added bonus. For more info, […]

CCWBRA Oktoberfest

Kim Granbery takes a turn with Art Howard hot on his tail.

PropTalk was the first ever winner of a special prize at the Cocktail Class Oktoberfest. The first-place cocktail glass wasn’t for a race win on the water but is inscribed: “Happy Boat Award Presented to the Owner of the Boat Most Raced.” And Molotov really was the boat most raced at Rock Hall October 25. […]

2014 Wye Marathon

The marathon runs along one of the nicest courses that could be selected for a race. Photos by H.S. McCann

Ned Farinholt and Erged On II were back in form in the 14th annual Wye Island Marathon. His win and new record this year were clearly due to his wife Marilyn, who was aboard for the race and no doubt navigated the boat away from the hazards that damaged a motor last year. Ned was […]