Welcome Aboard our Fall Edition of Ebb & Flow!
Food Drive
Food Drive for the Maryland Food Bank
Our Annapolis office has been collecting non-perishable food items throughout the month of October to benefit the local food bank.  
Hunger touches 1 in 8 people in Maryland. For children, it impacts 1 in 5! If you'd like to contribute, stop by our office or contact the food bank directly - mdfoodbank.org. Together, we can make good things happen in our communities! 
Winterizing Your Boat  
Boating season is winding down, so it's time to start thinking about protecting your vessel for the winter. Proper preparation for the off season can save you a lot of time, effort and money next spring.  Check out these tips and suggestions from DiscoverBoating.com.
Morgan Wells
Ask The Expert - How far in advance do you need to plan for your first offshore voyage?
Before embarking on your first extended cruise, you'll want to start preparing many months in advance (6 months to a year).  
  1. To minimize surprises, develop an itinerary and get organized. 
  2. Have your vessel's documentation readily available, including surveys.
  3. Document your sailing experience and gather basic information for your accompanying crew.  
  4. Ask lots of questions.  Every passage is different and not all  policies are the same. 
More questions about Offshore Cruising?  Ask the expert.
Upcoming Boat Shows
Come out and support the boating industry!
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
November 3-7, 2016
Knotical Corner
The Ashley Stopper (Oysterman's) Knot is a bulky, secure stopper and deserves to be more widely known. It is far less prone to shake loose than the Figure 8 knot and is the bulkiest of the simple stoppers. Need a quick tutorial?  Watch this demonstration.
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