October 2016

Ocracoke in the Rain
CBM‘s own intrepid voyager Jody Argo Schroath slides off the beaten chart and into the island harbor of Ocracoke, N.C., because, well, why not? Long a hang out for pirates, the place still attracts boaters, tourists and a slew of interesting characters, on-season and off.

The Lucky Guy
Paul Jacobs started out driving a forklift and reconfiguring boat show docks to augment his cruising coffers, according to Wendy Mitman Clarke. Maybe that’s why he’s Chief Cook and Bottlewasher for the empire we know as the Annapolis Boat Shows.

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Scenes through a Different Lens

Photographer Craig Ligibel chronicles some of the quirkier sights at the Annapolis boat shows, but keeps it
all in focus with wisdom from the sailor’s canon.



Tech Talk: Multimeter to the Rescue!   

When the alarm goes off at 3 a.m., it’s more than just a wake-up call. Tom Hale reaches for his multimeter to figure out the problem. 


On Boats: Building Better Boats 

They just don’t make ‘em like they used to, says John Page Williams as he takes a good look at what modern boatbuilders are up to these days. There’s more than elbow grease in those hulls.  


Jody’s Log: Getting to Chesapeake Beach 

Can she or can’t she? Jody Argo Schroath noses into Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa to see if the water is really as shallow as the charts predict. It isn’t. Which is how she wound up in the “game room” playing, um, bingo.


Stern Lines:  In Dutch 
On a recent trip through The Netherlands, Jan Adkins gets a look at what could be the future of Bay country if we’re willing to take lessons from folks who know how to keep the water out.