May 2016


Oh, Leonardtown!
Cruising editor Jody Argo Schroath heads up the Potomac River to Leonardtown, Md., where she finds a warm welcome, dines on some of the finest food on the Bay, and has an odd encounter with the serpentine wharf that lines the town’s waterfront.


The Wright Stuff 

Contributing writer Karen Soule chronicles the annual family boatbuilding week at the Deltaville Maritime Museum, where participants produce a John Wright crab skiff—the old-fashioned way.        

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Putting the Sport in Sportfishing
Editor-at-large Gary Reich takes a trip up to Bear, Del., to watch the craftsmen at F&S Boatworks put the finishing touches on some of the eye candy of the sportfishing world.


Pumping Up 

Adding an inflatable dinghy to the fleet is one way to expand your cruising pleasure, says contributing writer Tom Hale. He offers some tips on how to select the inflatable that’s right for you and your boat. 



On  Boats:  Power Shift 

Editor-at-large John Page Williams notices a decided trend in yacht design as more boats move from inboard to outboard power. Take a look at the new
Eastport 32 OBX as one example.  


Jody’s Log: A Hoot and a Holler
A puzzling name draws cruising editor Jody Argo Schroath to Leadenham Creek, off the Choptank River. There she drops the hook in Boby Owl Cove and wonders: What the heck is a boby owl?  


First Watch: River Gifts
Writer Kailani Clarke slips out onto the Corsica River to practice with her school’s sailing team—and to savor the pure joy of just being there with the wind in her sails, the waves rushing beneath her and a trickle of cold water dripping down her back.