Boatyard Dawgs You’ll see them casing the nearest dumpster or just lazing in the shadows: boatyard dogs, the mutts of the maritime trades. For this photo essay we asked our readers to identify their favorite waterfront canines. Then we sent a team of photographers to catch them in action. Writer Jill Malcomb provides the opening essay.
Lessons from Isabel Part III Hurricane Isabel opened a lot of eyes to the vagaries of insurance. In “Got You Covered (or Not),” the final offering in our Isabel series, writer Jim Duffy learns that most boatowners have made out better than marine businesses.
Nautical Know-How Put It to the TestKnowing what to look for in the preliminary stages of boat buying can save time and money in the long run. Frank Lanier coaches us on how to test drive a boat before we hire a professional surveyor.
Time Tested/Power To the PointThe Thomas Point 38 hasn’t been on the scene for long, but it was designed and built with the Bay in mind. By John Page Williams
Time Tested/Sail Tiny DancerThe spritely Catalina 22 is a dandy for cruising or racing. By Tom Dove
Tech Support The Walkie-Talkie, EvolvedFRS radios have found a place on many cruising boats, says Frank Lanier.
Marina Hopping Beyond OrdinaryDiana Prentice ducked into Deltaville’s Norview Marina and found an extraordinary place.
Cruise of the Month Bless These BoatsLast year Hurricane Isabel disrupted the annual Blessing of the Fleet festivities at St. Clements Island, but David Schiller says the blessing itself went off without a hitch.
Reader Rendezvous Sailing with a Sea DogTaking Okole sailing was one thing. Rowing her ashore from a secluded anchorage was quite another. By Patrick Derry
Trading Places Keeping It ReelJerry Thrash built his fishing business from the bottom up. Now, John Page Williams tells us, Queens Creek Outfitters has a roof of its own and a reputation for good advice.
Angler’s Almanac Decisions, DecisionsFall fishing is easy enoughonce you decide what kind of fish you want to catch and where, says John Page Williams.
Stern Lines Living the DreamDiana Prentice and her husband caught the boat bug and bought in. Now they enjoy the world from a whole different perspective