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Top 3 Tips For Hurricane Season

Well folks, the Fall breeze is coming in. With that being said, so is Hurricane Season. Weathering the local waters of the Chesapeake or off in distant shores, here are Three Tips to remember when securing your vessel for the season: Dock lines: Inspect your lines for any damage/chafe. They may be holding up adequately in a decent breeze, however when heavier winds and current pickup, your dock lines will need to sustain higher loads. If your lines seem to be chafed or  just looking rough, please bring them on by Bacon’s and we will be glad to help you… Read More »

Great Chesapeake Schooner Race

Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

original post by Gavin Junkins   On October 15th the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race started just south of the Bay Bridge. A close friend of Steve’s, races his boat every year, this year was more eventful than most. Prior to the start of the race two boats shared a special moment.  

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The Highs and Lows of a Newbie Sailor

I was really anxious, maybe even slightly scared. My adrenaline was definitely in overdrive. Although it just around four in the morning, there was no trace of sleepiness in my body. I was on my sailboat, miles away from nearest shore. It was pitch dark, with strong swells hitting the hull of my boat with laud bangs, leaving that unnerving, sickly feeling in my stomach, and a nagging question that run through my alarmed mind – will she hold together? Such was my state of mind shortly before the awesome feeling of elation, joy and sense of adventure lifted my… Read More »

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