April 2001



Alexandria: Old Soul of the Potomac
Cruising editor Constance Bond takes us on a tour of the old and the new in Old Town Alexandria, Va.


And So We Bought a Boat
Her true love wanted that trawler in the worst way; managing editor Jane Meneely said nuthin' doin'-at first.



Fearless Fishing Forecast 2001
Seek and ye shall find fish, says John Page Williams as he gazes into his crystal fishfinder and foretells the season.

Bay Window: Market Values
The West River Market in Galesville, Md., has been feeding hungry boaters for years. By Marty LeGrand

Dangerous Treasures
Toy F. Watson and his pals had a blast when they found surplus WWII ordnance along the James River.

It's Not Easy Being Green
A composting head isn't the first thing one thinks of when replacing a marine sanitation device. Nor should it be, concludes David B. Bowes.




Nautical Know How
Blade Runners- George Trennig gives us the edge on nautical knives.

Time Tested: A Guide to Good Old Boats
Gone Cruisin'-Cruisers put out a couple of good overnighters in models 3570 and 3575. By Jack Hornor

Marina Hopping
Down-Home Away from Home- Paul Clancy takes us down the dock at Rebel Marina in Norfolk.

Prop Wash
Some Days are Diamonds-And some days, says Leon Frank, the water devils are just out to get you.

Cruise of the Month
Ducking in at Dobbins Islands-Executive editor Wendy Mitman Clarke finds charm in a Magothy River gunkhole.

Reader Rendezvous
Fuelish Pleasure- Mike Warren would have enjoyed his weekend of sailing, if it weren't for the bloody iron genny.

Me & My Boat
Metamorphosis-On the other hand, Bill Zeitler liked his iron genny so much better than his canvas that he swapped.

Angler's Almanac
Chairmen of the Boards- John Page Williams explains about planer boards.

Stern Lines
Sunshine Gets the Flu-When Sunshine takes sick, George Trennig takes action, and heads south.

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