December 2007
   Volume 37  • Number 6 • www.chesapeakeboating.net


Bookstores by Boat » Reading onboard is nearly sacred for some. And the Bay ports of call have plenty of quirky, cool and interesting bookstores ready to quench any sailor's thirst for a great book. Wendy Mitman Clarke tells us where she finds her favorite Bay reads, sea stories and classics.

The Great Used Boat Stuff Throw-Down » Old blocks and shackles and anchors and outboards . . . these are a few of our favorite things. And if you're in the market for used or hard-to-find gear, says senior editor Jody Argo Schroath, chances are you'll find it at one of the Bay's many secondhand stores and nautical flea markets.

The Watermen's Jamboree » Jane Meneely joins in the fun as East Coast watermen take a winter vacation in Ocean City, Md., for a weekend of camaraderie, contests, boats and oysters at the annual Watermen's Expo.


From the Editor
Seasonal Disorder » It's confusing to our psyches when the most reliable events --say, the arrival of fall--are detained. Thank goodness when fall did arrive, it came with a good book and a cup of joe.

Nautical Know-How
Don't Let It Leak » It's inevitable that your boat will leak. When it does, use these tips from Frank Lanier to find out where the water is coming from.

Marina Hopping
Middle River Hideaway » Stansbury Yacht Basin is the perfect getaway for aviation enthusiast Jean Korten Moser. Besides being treated like family, the aviation museum and a good restaurant are a short walk away.

Cruise of the Month
Of Time and Tides » Thanks to a dredged channel, Paul Clancy visits Bennett Creek, where he enjoys a great meal and, while waiting for the tide to rise, some good old peace and quiet.

Reader Rendezvous
Captain Knievel » A relaxing Potomac River cruise turns into a day at the circus as Chuck Royster watches a daredevil attempt a ridiculously dangerous stunt . . . and then has to rescue him.

Angler's Almanac 
The Right Stuff » Fishing is a craft, says John Page Williams. And when honing your craft to perfection it's important to know your fish and your tools well.

Horton at Large
Clear Water Remembered » Clean water is clear water, says Tom Horton, and if we want the Bay to return to its once clear state, some serious hard work is in order.


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