Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 4/22/2015
Chesapeake Bay area marina and tourist destinations may soon see a boom in their business and a boost in the local and state economy. In recent news, itís been confirmed that yachts will now be able to traverse Chesapeake Bay waters without licensed pilots.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 12/31/2014
To catch a crab, all you need to do is drop the line into the water and raise it every few minutes or when you feel a tug on it. Then scoop up any crabs with the net. A baited basket can also be dropped off a boat or pier. Crabbing can't be done easily from the shore because the crab will fall off the line when the line is pulled sideways
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 12/23/2014
The idea of living on a floating home, or a houseboat, has a romantic notion to it. It seems like you can lift your anchor, move to any other place on Earth at any time, and take your whole home with you. In reality, things are never that easy. If you live on a floating home this water bohemianism is not even possible. Still, like any other living arrangement, living on water has its advantages, and it does come with a drawback, or a few, of its own.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 12/10/2014
Although the current wintery climes wonít allow for a fishing trip, it is not too difficult to envision the perfect striping fishing trip when the Spring arrives. As a matter a fact, starting to plan now might make the short or mini-vacation on the water absolutely perfect when the time arrives and will remain quite memorable for years to come. Spring is the best time to fish for Striper, especially when they migrate.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 10/21/2014
When the boating season is winding down, itís time to start
thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort
you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat's performance, or lack
of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should
remember that your insurance policy may not cover damage done by lack of
maintenance or neglect.
Posted by Schaefers Canal House on 9/9/2014
We know that the boating season is winding down in many parts of the country, but it never hurts to give a reminder about the importance of keeping your outboard boat engine in great shape - even when you are storing it away for the winter.
Posted by Schaefers Canal House on 8/29/2014
Any sailor can tell you that an adventure on the high seas will undoubtedly become one of the most memorable experiences of your entire life.
Posted by Schaefers Canal House on 8/19/2014
Spending a full day out on your boat can be an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable experience, but in order for that to be the case, you need to make sure that you are fully prepared for your trip.
Posted by Schaefers Canal House on 8/1/2014
For those who are new to boating or just have a certain curiosity to it, you probably understand some things about boating and the choices you have when it comes to finding the right boat for your wants and needs - whether it's just a family boat, a recreational boat for water skiing, a"party boat" or a pleasure trip boat.
Posted by Steven on 6/10/2014
We love having boaters pay a visit to our humble business when they are cruising Chesapeake Bay. While we welcome all boaters, we are well aware that there are seasoned seamen on some of these boats, while others are taking their boat out for the first time or just seasonally as the warmer weather hits.
Posted by Steven on 5/21/2014
Almost everyone knows the danger that comes with driving under the influence (DUI). If you drive under the influence of alcohol you donít just get into the wrong side of the law, you also put your safety on the line. Now this basic rule is not just true on highways, even in boating it also pays to stay on the safe side by not mixing boating and drinking.
Posted by Steven on 4/20/2014
With the weather becoming dependably warmer, the sun shines a little brighter and thoughts turn to life on the ocean with family and friends. The boating life has many rewards in the ambiance and style it brings to those who savor it.
Posted by Robyn on 3/26/2014
A day spent boating out on the ocean and on the Intracoastal Waterway represents the best living anyone could imagine, and represents ďthe good life,Ē possibly like nothing else ever could.
Posted by Steven on 3/24/2014
The Chesapeake Bay offers a variety of things to see and do and regardless of your interests you are sure to find plenty of places and activities that interest you. You will find some of the best seafood in the country, cozy accommodations, spas, golf and plenty of tours. Take the time to plan a bit in advance so that you can make sure that you hit all of the areas that you are dying to see. Regardless of your likes and interests, there are a few things in the area that everyone needs to check out.
Posted by Steven on 2/14/2014
Most days out on the water are uneventful. You head out in your boat, maybe catch a few fish if you're lucky and enjoy some cold drinks and good conversation with friends. Or you go alone and enjoy the peace and quiet while you catch fish and take in nature.
However, the unexpected can happen. You can have an emergency while you are on your boat that could put your safety in jeopardy. Your boat could run out of gas. You could hit something and spring a leak. You could be injured in a storm or by an animal. It is important to prepare for these eventualities to keep yourself as safe as possible.
Posted by steven on 2/11/2014
In these colder winter months, it's hard to resist turning our thoughts to warmer future days. Indeed, this can be a perfect time to plan your summer getaways, when the desire to escape the cold opens up your imagination. For those with boats, any sign of sunny weather is a good excuse to get out on the water. For others, it's not a matter of leisure time, but of dedicated sailing, and sports like fishing and crabbing. No matter your intentions on the open water, itís always smart to find a solid base of operations that can suit any need, whether it's about serious boating, or fun floating.
Posted by Steven on 12/17/2013
The holiday season is upon us once again, and once again we all start brainstorming on the perfect gifts for our friends and loved ones. If you happen to have a boating enthusiast in your life, you are fortunate in that you at least have a category of hobby that you can focus on for gift giving. However, if you donít know anything about boating, the never-ending list of products and websites dedicated to boaters can be overwhelming. Hopefully this list of great gifts for anyone who loves sailing the open waters can help you narrow down your search for presents.
Posted by Steven on 12/12/2013
The number one thought in every boat owner's mind should be safety. Ensuring you have all the essential safety gear on board prior to every outing on the water is vital to the welfare of you and your passengers, and in many cases, it is also required by law. Most boating accidents happen because the proper equipment is not on board, or the gear is not operated properly.
Posted by Steven on 11/21/2013
Boats are a fun toy for the warmer months. The hours of entertainment come at a premium, as boats are pricey investments. Keep your investment safe during the winter months by winterizing your boat. The process is not difficult, but it is tedious. A day spent properly winterizing your boat keeps you from having to make many costly repairs come the next summer.