October 2001



Island Time  A weekend at Cobb Island, on the edge of the Potomac River, gives cruising editor Constance Bond a chance to chat with the island's old guard and get a strong dose of local history.



Tough Love The Severn River near Annapolis has seen hard use over the years,
and it shows. Now river
residents are trying to restore their beloved waterway. By Nancy Taylor Robson


The First Final Battle Everyone knows the Brits said 'Uncle' at Yorktown, but few know of the Chesapeake naval clash that put victory into George Washington's grasp. Editor T.F. Sayles describes the action during the last days of the American Revolution.


Nice Kitty Power catamarans are on the prowl, and Tom Dove and John Page Williams pounced on the opportunity to give us a full report on how they're making out in Bay waters.


Some Like it Hot Whether you plan to tough out the winter tied to a Chesapeake dock, or you just want to extend your cruising season, onboard heating systems are a good investment, says Tom Dove.

Falling in Love Again (and Again)  Dick Ross thought his little Kalea was a pretty fine boat and was happy to buy her back whenever he had the opportunity.



 

 

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Nautical Know-How  Runaway Inflation-From RIBs to rubber duckies, inflatables have bobbed into the boating mainstream. By Tom Dove

Good Boatkeeping Slippery Slope-Oil and fuel spills spell big trouble for the environment and the careless boater. Stephen A. Knox gives a heads up on how to prevent them and clean them up.

Time Tested/Power Jersey Girl-The Viking 40 Convertible offers a mid-size option for fishing and cruising. By Jack Hornor

Time Tested/Sail Split Personality-The trailerable MacGregor 26X works as a daysailer or a powerboat. By Tom Dove

Tech Support
 And So it WAAS-Stephen Fishman tells us all about the Wide-Area Augmentation System on your GPS.

Marina Hopping And a Crab Shall Lead Them-Diana Prentice follows the signs to Crisfield, Md.'s Somers Cove Marina, smack in the heart of crab country.

A-Dock Confidential How to be My Guest-If you're coming aboard George Trennig's Tub, be prepared to toe the line.

Cruise of the Month Trailering Down to Havre de Grace-Trailer man Richard Rose takes us along when he launches into
the Susquehanna.

Me & My Boat Slowing Down'When Karl Hasslinger and his wife began looking for a new boat, a Grand Banks trawler stopped them in their tracks.

Reader Rendezvous Boat Show, or Bust-Everyone has a special boat show memory. Reader Nancy Tuttle shares hers.

Angler's Almanac The Third Dimension-John Page Williams looks into the latest fishfinder technology.

Stern Lines Chessie Comes to Oak Creek-When everyone else saw Chessie, Jane Meneely and her family saw so much more, thankfully.