You’ve had it happen.  You depart for a nice 3-day weekend on the Bay. Upon return, you pass the power lines off Quantico and notice the river looks like coffee (with cream).  It is full of trees, logs, escaped dinghies and other propeller-bending pleasures.   You reach the Occoquan River,Continue Reading

Frustrated with forecasts that turn out to have been wrong? Maybe they weren’t, Captain… After the freighter El Faro sank on October 1 2015 in Hurricane Joaquin, the NTSB noted that, among other factors contributing to the loss, that the Captain “had relied on outdated weather information from a commercialContinue Reading

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Avast! Every September 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! This year that there date be fallin’ on a Thursday. First created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), this be a very special day fer us pirates! If’n ye not be familiar withContinue Reading

In every chatroom, forum, and Facebook group, there’s always a common question – ” What are the best smartphone apps for boating?” Well here’s the ones that I think are the most important: Navionics BoatingThis is a chart-plotter app, and one of the best out there. It is constantly beingContinue Reading

Probably one of the best tasting rums we’ve ever had, Bumbu Original is the perfect rum for sipping at anchor! From their website: Our flagship Bumbu Rum is based on the original recipe created by 16th and 17th century sailors of the West Indies, who blended native Caribbean ingredients intoContinue Reading

One of the all-time favorite drinks among real boaters, the Orange Crush is tough to beat! The fresh squeezed orange juice is what makes this drink so refreshing! The ingredients are: 2 ounces of orange vodka1/4 ounce of triple sec2 ounces of fresh squeezed orange juiceSplash of Sprite Here’s howContinue Reading