November 2016


Tilghman Layover 

CBM editor Janie Meneely pulled into Knapps Narrows Marina last summer for a quick peek at Tilghman, including great food and some fun conversations with the folks around town. 

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Working the Water 

Photographer Jay Fleming has spent years compiling a pictorial essay featuring the men, women and boats that comprise the working waterfront of the Chesapeake Bay. Here we offer a sneak peak at his newly released book Working the Water.  

50 Years of BoatU.S. 

Before BoatU.S. came along, recreational boaters had little say in the rules and regulations that govern the waterways. CBM contributing editor Marty LeGrand gives us an overview of the organization’s 50 years of advocacy for pleasure boaters and its efforts to make boating safer for all.




Good Boatkeeping: The Care and Feeding of Canvas and Sails   

With winter coming on, your boat’s canvas needs a little TLC before you put it all to bed, says Karen Soule, who offers some tips on how to do just that. 


On Boats: Building  Better Boats II 

John Page Williams discusses what’s new and constantly improving when it comes to marine engines.   


Jody’s Log: What I Know Now 

Cruising editor Jody Argo Schroath just completed the Annapolis School of Seamanship’s Master Mariner class and suggests that we all could stand to brush up on our rules of the road, of which there are quite a few that standard Boating Safety classes fail to mention. 


Weather Eye:  Lost and Found  

A quick loop around the buoys—well, it wasn’t all that quick—was enough to remind Wendy Mitman Clarke that she still has what it takes to trim the head sail—even after all these years. And she still got a charge out of it.