Maritime Museum Offers Boating Course

Boating Essential Workshop on-water session. Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is offering a Boating Essentials Course Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to noon and  Sunday, November 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn to read charts, understand navigational aid, plot a course, anchor properly, tie knows, and how to respond in an emergency. The course is led by a […]

Chesapeake Classic: The Fleet Reserve Club

The view from the Fleet Reserve Club along Ego Alley after boat shows, when Annapolis life becomes quiet again. Photo by Richard Malm

Every year during the Annapolis Powerboat Show we look forward to grabbing a pit beef sandwich from one of the incredible chefs at the Fleet Reserve Club. But on any day that doesn’t involve a boat show, the Fleet Reserve Club is an enigma of Annapolis’s prime waterfront, a mysterious club with exclusive membership. To […]

And the Best Crab Cake Is…


The Baltimore Business Journal is holding a “Crab Cake Madness Survey,” searching high and low to find the best crab cake. They’ve currently narrowed it down to four restaurants. Only one restaurant falls outside the Baltimore city limits, though: the Boatyard Bar and Grill located in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis. To see the full […]

Selecting an Inflatable Dinghy

A dinghy will get you to a white sandy beach or into a hidden creek.

Look at any marina dinghy rack, or any boats cruising the Bay and you will see that the inflatable dinghy is the dinghy of choice for cruisers. Visiting new locations, new coves, new marinas is why we have our boats. Having a dinghy adds options, fun and enjoyment. Large or small, fast or slow, a […]

What’s the best fall cruising destination?


Where do you go cruising in the fall? We want to know! If you have other suggestions, please comment below. You can log in with your facebook, twitter or google account.

How To Raise a Canoeing Cat — Really

Photo from Emma the cat's Instagram page

Here at PropTalk, it’s no secret that we’re dog people and enjoy seeing reader photos of boating dogs, but THIS one was truly unusual. A couple of paddling enthusiasts were  asked by Canoe and Kayak Magazine how they got their cat into canoeing, so they interviewed Emma the cat. Here’s what she had to say: […]

Boat Show Memories

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We are finally settling back into normal life after the Boat Shows. What a fun time they were! Here are some photos of the U.S. Powerboat Show taken by our good friend, Craig Ligibel.