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There’s nothing quite as frustrating as looking forward to getting out on the water only to arrive at the marina to find your engine won’t start. As tempting as it may be, resist the urge to keep cranking the ignition or you’ll end up draining your batteries and compounding the situation. Instead, consider the following […]

Aug 20, 2016

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Caught Between a Rock and a Wet Place? Regardless of how careful you are, sooner or later it will happen to you—unfortunately, as anxiety-inducing and potentially dangerous running aground is, it is an inherent risk of the boating lifestyle. Whether they’ll admit it or not, most experienced boaters have “touched bottom” so to speak. But […]

Aug 05, 2016

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A nautical safety primer for Annapolis 4th of July celebrations July 4th is right around the corner, and for many boaters this means watching fireworks, family get-togethers, barbecues . . . and a trip to the emergency room? Unfortunately, that’s the stark reality for many patriotic seafarers. Research conducted by the Maryland Natural Resources Police […]

Jul 02, 2016

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Last month you cleaned things up and now that spring has sprung, you’re ready to set sail! Before leaving port, don’t let an ill-prepped vessel put a chill on your warm-weather plans! We know you’ve been itching to get back on the water all winter long, but those long, dreary months spent ashore can take […]

Mar 20, 2016

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Safety First!  Whether you’re piloting a 60-foot high-end yacht on a multi-day voyage or paddling a canoe across the bay, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) requires that every boat—regardless of size or type—has essential safety equipment aboard. Luckily, these items aren’t overly expensive or hard to find and, more importantly, they could save your […]

Mar 05, 2016

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  “The sea finds out everything you did wrong.” This invaluable truism comes from Francis Stokes, a guy who knew a thing or two about boats—he completed six solo trans-Atlantic in the early 1970’s before the advent of many technological advances sailors today take for granted. So what’s the takeaway from Francis’s advice? The open […]

Feb 20, 2016

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Port Annapolis Marina is one of the northeastern United States’ premier sailing attractions, offering quick and convenient access to the Chesapeake Bay and its many adjoining historic properties. The marina’s friendly accommodations in this regard are only enhanced further by the many amenities available on site. These include a large swimming pool, as well as […]

Feb 05, 2016

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Which Side Are You On?  Ever since the advent of the outboard engine, powerboaters and sailors have largely regarded each other with disdain. Virtually every member of the boating community falls firmly onto one side or the other—with the rare exception of those who good-naturedly refer to themselves as “bi-boaters” or “transvesselites” that have the […]

Jan 20, 2016

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Many avid boaters equate off-season craft maintenance with everyday chores like doing laundry or taking out the trash—necessary, yet tediously mind-numbing tasks. While this mindset is perfectly understandable, think about it for a second: why put all that time and money into a boat just to neglect it for months? Winter weather can wreak major […]

Jan 05, 2016

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