News and reviews, featuring Made On the Bay and Chesapeake Bay Recommended.

Made on the Bay 2019 Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect present this holiday season? Stay local with our picks of #MadeOnTheBay products.

November 22, 2019

Made on the Bay: Reinventing the Reel

Virginia Beach’s Wes Seigler is starting a revolution Wes Seigler’s innovation in fishing reel design  Story and Photos by Kendall…

April 18, 2019

Green Power on the Chesapeake

Energy options for boating off-the-grid.

June 13, 2018


This stuff works, and it smells great too. By Joe Evans The problem we’ve had with effective boat soaps is…

April 5, 2018

Tech Talk: CHIRP

A basic look at what CHIRP sonar will do to help you catch fish. by Mark Eustis When your Granddad was…

March 6, 2018

Tech Talk: Downtime Charging Solutions

Essential onboard marine battery charger considerations. 

February 21, 2018

Nautical Know-How: Need a Tow?

by Jay Moore Here’s what you need to know. Sailboaters like to say, “If you haven’t run aground, you’re not…

August 11, 2017

Evinrude iDock Joystick Maneuvering System

by Joe Evans In June, we participated in a demo of Evinrude’s new iDock multi-engine joystick maneuvering system at a…

August 7, 2017

Ocean Charting Services

By Nancy Taylor RobsonTucked behind a boutique-y row of storefronts in historic Easton, Md., lies the modest-looking headquarters of Ocean…

August 7, 2017

CBM Recommended: The Reactor Atom Never Dark Watch for Sailors, Anglers & Divers

I’m not a bling guy. To me, a watch is a tool that needs only to keep time and somehow…

June 7, 2017