Gear

PropTalk's Gear review page features the latest boating gear, books, and technology for your boat that will help you maximize your time on the Chesapeake Bay. If you have a product you think would be relevant for Chesapeake Bay boaters, email [email protected].

March 12, 2019
LunaMar SmartDOCKING Systems, based in Annapolis, remotely turn on your dock controls and help you accurately dock the boat after sunset.
March 4, 2019
“Chesapeake People” author Don Parks is a life-long resident of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
January 14, 2019
Chesapeake Requiem is no short story, but the author’s clever weaving together of history, science, and folklore, makes for compelling reading.
December 3, 2018
In November and December I had the opportunity to test out Helly Hansen’s new lightweight insulation, LIFALOFT, in the form of LI
July 15, 2018
Only one percent of plastics are recycled, with the rest ending up in landfills and our oceans, resulting in large floating trash gyres.
July 14, 2018
When we first heard the term “extreme flip flops,” it sounded like an oxymoron.
January 14, 2018
Chesapeake author Marcia G. Moore has been studying the effects of wind on sail for more than 40 years. Now she has a children's book "Wind and Oyster Jack."
December 5, 2017
PropTalk editors see a dizzying array of new products every year at the U.S. Powerboat Show, which unfolded this year October 12-15.
August 14, 2017
We recently connected with Cindy Freland, author of seven children’s books featuring Chesapeake Bay creatures.
July 18, 2017
This spring, I decided to “cut the cord” with my factory-installed tethered kill switch and install a FELL Marine wireless kill switch.
July 14, 2017
Father’s Day is June 18, just days away. If you need a last minute (or belated) Father’s Day gift, we’ve recently tested two watches designed with boaters in mind. 
July 13, 2017
A few years ago, while preparing for his first voyage to the Caribbean, Dale MacDonald purchased a small RIB from Nic Stark at Maritime Solutions (now Annapolis Inflatables).
June 14, 2017
It’s hard to believe that something the size of your cell phone can jumpstart your boat, car, truck, motorcycle, or ATV battery.
June 1, 2017
If you haven’t heard of the Fishoff Glove yet, it’s probably because it is still a local commodity.
January 10, 2017
Have you ever tried to spot a channel marker or osprey with your binoculars and then lost your target and had to try again? Boaters understand binocular frustration.