October 2014

Deltaville Rhapsody
“What’s the population of Deltaville?” senior editor Jody Argo Schroath asks a Deltaville, Va., native. “Two-and-a-half boats per person,” she replies without hesitation. Boats are the name of the tune in Deltaville, and Schroath is ready to sing its praises. Read this article

Domestic Docking
Artist and humorist Jan Adkins is Johnny-on-the-spot with advice for the hapless boat-buyer who may have let his enthusiasm run away with his common sense and now has to face the domestic music. A step-by-step guide to preserving the peace.

Exhibit A+
Jody Argo Schroath schools herself for taking the Bay’s maritime museums for granted, so while in Solomons she takes the time to visit the wonderful and recently redesigned Calvert Marine Museum. Lesson learned!

Getting to Know the Nanjemoy
You say you’ve never even heard of Nanjemoy Creek? John Page Williams puts First Light into this gorgeous Potomac River tributary and makes the introductions.

Annapolis Eats
In town for the boat shows? Sooner or later, looking at all those shiny new cruisers is going to work up an appetite. Well, Annapolis has got all of the Bay’s seafood covered, from crabcakes to oysters to rockfish, and we’ve got the maps to show you the way.


Shoal Draft: Migratory Craft
Ralph Naranjo explains how two great names in watercraft, Adirondack Guideboat and Hobie, found a home on the Bay.

Tech Talk: Fuel, Flow, Filtration, Part I
In this two-part series, CBM’s new technical editor Steve D’Antonio explains the ways diesel fuel can become contaminated and why that makes multi-stage filtration crucial in keeping your engine happy.

Marina Hopping: The Big Easy
On a trip up the beautiful Sassafras River, Jody Schroath finds the docking is easy, even for big boats, and the eating is great for everyone at the Granary Marina and Res-taurant in Georgetown, Md.

Angler’s Almanac: A Forecast for Fall
CBM’s resident fishing fortune-teller John Page Williams gazes deep into his crystal bobber and finds trouble ahead for speckled trout and possibly red drum, because of last winter’s wicked conditions. Fortunately, he sees a brighter future for other fall fisheries.

Weather Eye: The Next Chapter
Here’s the thing with classics, you open a well-loved book and a flood of memories comes rushing out. It’s the same for boats. For Wendy Mitman Clarke, the past is now the future, and they are both called Luna.

Cover Photo by: John Bildahl