Chesapeake Bay Cruising

Our Chesapeake Bay Cruising section features insights from liveaboards, charter vacation stories, tips and stories on cruising the Great Loop and Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), along with expert tips about boat maintenance and safety.

May 21, 2020
If you’re not ready to buy a boat or would rather have someone else do the maintenance and work, as a co-owner of the Chesap
May 11, 2020
Dave and Betsy Frye are one of many Chesapeake Bay-based powerboat owners who enjoy the cruising life.
May 5, 2020
While compiling this issue of PropTalk, we were still social distancing and in the state of Maryland,
April 6, 2020
The first two parts in our Safety Series focused on Preparing to Cruise Offshore and Advances in Safety Technology. This month, part III focuses on Keeping the Crew Safe.
March 30, 2020
It’s spring, about 65 degrees, and sunny.
March 26, 2020
If you have ever lost or broken fishing rods, you will understand our pain: 13 Penn Internationals gone.
March 19, 2020
Even the thought of bottom paint can be a daunting task for many boat owners.
March 17, 2020
With each spring on the Chesapeake Bay, of course, comes spring commissioning. That means it’s time to rip away that shrink wrap and awaken your boat from its winter slumber.
March 16, 2020
One of the greatest innovations to come along in recent years has been the development of gyro stabilization systems i
March 9, 2020
When the clocks turn back, holidays arrive, and temperatures plunge, thoughts of waterskiing and watersports tr
March 4, 2020
“John, are you going to change the name of the boat?” As Melanie and I were in the process of buying Indian Summe
February 24, 2020
Six years ago, our friends at SpinSheet launched the Century Club for boaters who logged
February 18, 2020
Choosing the right marina is a very important decision. Perhaps you are looking for an amenity-laden resort-style marina, or one that is simply close to your home.
February 17, 2020
In this day and age it can be hard to truly unplug and simply be in the moment. For adults, we know what it was like before iPhones and Facebook, but for many children, they know no other way.
February 16, 2020
It’s a funny paradox, but the most sophisticated piece of safety equipment aboard a powerboat is the captain.
February 9, 2020
How many days did you go boating in 2019?
January 29, 2020
Whether you’re boating close to home or slipping the lines for a far-flung adventure, safety is always on a captain’s mind.
January 16, 2020
Cruising in Newfoundland is distinctly different than cruising in other regions.