Boating in general has always been a social outlet. Seeing a 20-boat raft-up at Belmont Bay was pretty common. But in the days of the dreaded COVID and Social Distancing, we’ve had to get a bit more creative about how we get together! Recently the folks, in Belmont Bay especially,Continue Reading

By now everyone had heard that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland’s Governor Hogan has issued a Stay at Home Order for the entire state of Maryland. Unfortunately, much of the Potomac is part of Maryland, leading most people to think they can’t go boating. Wrong! The good newsContinue Reading

From Occoquan Harbour Marina: The board has unanimously agreed to revert the boat & trailer tax back to $0.00001! We are very grateful for everyone’s support. Thank you for sending emails, calling supervisors and joining us last night at the Board of Supervisors Meeting. The support was overwhelming and we hadContinue Reading

For decades, Prince William County has been a haven for boating and the marine industry in Virginia. It is home to numerous marinas, river-front restaurants, marine dealerships, service companies, storage companies, and specialty stores. All of these businesses pay taxes into the county. Prince William County already has a personalContinue Reading

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