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.

June 30, 2020
We recently sat down virtually with experienced liveaboard and cruiser Tom Hale to talk about cruising the ICW, and he shared helpful tips for first-time cruisers.
June 19, 2020
Wakeboats are all the rage these days, but do you know the science behind them?
June 17, 2020
In the Club Notes section of PropTalk, we focus on the clubs and associations that bind together Chesapeake Bay boaters, and the benefits that come with a boating club membership.
June 17, 2020
Many Chesapeake Bay boaters are wondering about safe boating practices during the pandemic. In most areas, the water is open; however, it’s more important than ever that boaters are responsible.
June 11, 2020
It’s that time of year again—time to send in your submissions for our Dog Days of Summer August Cover Contest presented by Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat!.
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.