From: (Dianne Runnion)
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 1999 19:47:35 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Your Post to TWL (Rio Update & Chesapeake Heat)

Loved your post script.


Date: Sun, 15 Aug 1999 22:32:03 EDT
Subject: Re: Rio Update & Chesapeake Heat

Bryant --

Enjoyed your latest update.  Just to set things straight, Rio never looked 
dirty to me.  I said to Mim, "Look at this neat dog the Vann's have, he's red 

Heavy thunderstorms up here this weekend so we didn't go out.  Instead I took 
the opportunity to try to make a magic stick.  It took all of 10 minutes 
including looking for spare hose and hose clamps.  I made it out of 2 pieces 
of heater hose about 1 1/2 inch long and it works perfectly.  The hose is 
strong enough to grab the rope nicely but lets go as it should.  Now you 
can't say that no one ever took your suggestion and made a magic stick.  I 
think that it will be a really helpful addition although like you, when we 
are away from our home dock, we mostly anchor out.  Still, you never know 
when you will need it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool discussion.  I think we will use the 
dinghy but we may also tuck an inflatable pool into the lazarette.  We don't 
have the "bathtub" that you guys have on the KK42.

Keep having fun and reporting on it.

Jim  (Jim & Mim McCrea, Pearson Vanguard "Morning Star" (for 
sale), Headwater V-20 "Sandpiper", and soon a Nordic Tug 32)


From: "Ken McQuage" 
To: "Trawler World List" ,
        "Bryant Vann (by way of Georgs Kolesnikovs)" 
Subject: Re: You know you're a gunkholer when . . .
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 16:16:17 -0000

     We tried to call at Stratford Hall this past June   and were refused.
Also refused at George  Washington's Riverfront Farm -- which is now the HQ
of the Am Horticultural Society. The past Dir. of Am Hort kept his boat on
the Patomic  - but since he left it has fallen into disrepair and the path
up the hill is overgrown with P. Ivy.  It is quite sad that these really
great sites in Va. inaccessable from the river..

     Two places I would recomend however are
Steps Marina in  Mattox Creek -- very friendly place -- kinda way up the
creek -- Gary Step , owner loaned us his car to go to Stratford and to
Colonial Beach for dinner -- could not have been nicer . Marina is large and
most slips are covered.
 Resonable price for dockage.

    Another place we enjoyed was Shymanskys - just inside Cobb Island --
good Rest. well stocked store - with another accross the road - both local
places .. resonable dockage fee -- I think I paid 15 bucks with elec..

      Just two ideas for the area .
                                     All the Best
                                           MV Mrs. Hudson


Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 13:17:04 -0400
From: mknott 
To: (Bryant Vann)
Subject: RE: TWL: Cruise report: Salty Lady in Chestertown and environs... (2 long)

>===== Original Message From (Bryant Vann) =====
>This morning Salty Lady's anchored in another of the Bay's uncounted,
>nameless, cozy coves (the location of THIS one is Top Secret...


Enjoyed reading your post.  If the forcast holds up we're headed over to the 
Chester this weekend.  Planning to go to Grays Inn Cr.  Can't you give me a 
hint where this secret spot is?  I won't say nothin' to nobody.


Mel Knott
West Indian 36
Annapolis, MD


From: "G K Papps" 
To: "Bryant Vann" 
Subject: Re: Cruise report: Salty Lady in Chestertown and environs... (2 long)
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 08:17:14 +1300

Dear Bryant
Really enjoyed your story. Listees need to read about actual boating and
activities along the way. Some appear to sit over their PC and never leave
the berth. (slip?). Keep the stories coming.

Best wishes
Gerry Papps  Auckland NEW ZEALAND


Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 10:07:47 EDT
Subject: Re: TWL: You MAY be from the "Western Shore" and not even know it


That's a keeper. Nice meeting you at TFest.

Al Johnson 
34' Marine Trader "Angelina" - "Western Shore" of New Jersey


From: "Paul Woche" 
To: "Trawler World List" ,
        "Bryant Vann" 
Subject: Re: You MAY be from the "Western Shore" and not even know it (longpost)
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 10:40:04 -0400


As you obviously know "there is no life west of the Chesapeake Bay." I sail
& race skipjacks when not looking for a trawler or sailing my Choey Lee 25
and have also had the opportunity to watch log canoes racing on the Tred
Avon and the Choptank Rivers. That sight is almost a great a being part of
a 6 ship skipjack race.

All the best,

Paul Woche
Cambridge, Maryland
(If we could secede we would secede from the State of Maryland)

A Classic Skipjack
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: (wdemo) To: "Bryant Vann" Subject: Re: You MAY be from the "Western Shore" and not even know it (longpost) Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 10:53:06 -0500 > PS. Thanks to all who've sent us feedback on these cruising ramblins... > Bryant, Add my name to the positive feed back list. We lived in Galesville (Church Lane) for a few years and have very fond memories of the people there. Your descriptions of the people and places of your cruising are very enjoyable reading. We still have very close friends in the area and get back up there about once a year. We kept our CAL 25 docked at Woodfield's. She is now part of the fleet at the Methodist Church Camp. Blue hull, used to be named Jayhawk. We have a planing power boat now but dream of a trawler in a few years and plan on eventually being back to cruising on the Chesapeake (at least during the more temperate months). We are in the Florida panhandle now and the weather, water and beaches here have quickly spoiled us. Thanks agains for your cruise postings. Bill Demo Bayliner 28' 'JANNA RAE" Panama City Beach, FL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: "Jones, Ron" To: "''" Subject: RE: You MAY be from the "Western Shore" and not even know it (lon g post) Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 13:16:49 -0400 Bryant, if you write many more like this, the Chesapeake may become more crowded than the Caribbean......and we'll probably stumble across "Top Secret Cove." Ron Jones m/v Bilbo Baggins St. Pete "Planning to head south to the Bahamas and Caribbean, but may turn around." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 16:57:57 EDT Subject: Re: TWL: You MAY be from the "Western Shore" and not even know it (longpost) To: Bryant, Great stories. Post more please. I bought my hull from a fellow named Jack Frost on the eastern shore. Paul Browne ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: "Wright, James C." To: "''" Subject: RE: You MAY be from the "Western Shore" and not even know it (lon g post) Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 19:39:31 -0400 Bryant- What a welcome break from all the taxes hostility! One of these days (probably next year, actually) we plan to make our first visit to the Chesapeake, but it'll be for a blister job. -jim ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 07:19:16 -0400 From: Stephen & Mary Ellen To: Subject: Love your contributions to TWL Bryant: Thanks for your interesting and useful stories on the list. We are new boaters and enjoy your tales immensely. Steve -- Mary Ellen & Stephen Weber EMail: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: "David P. Ross" To: "Bryant Vann" Subject: Re: western shore Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 08:11:01 -0400 Loved it! We're moving our boat to Rock Hall next year (from Bay Bridge Marina, which is becoming Reston, where we live when we're not on the boat). I met a guy in the local diner where the watermen and locals go for breakfast (which is all they serve - open from 4 to noon). We struck up a conversation, and when I asked him if he were a local, he said no, he'd moved there in 1970. However, they are considering his kids, although no decision has been reached. Galesville is one of our favorites, although we seldom get beyond Pirate's Cove. It's a great place to take the lubbers to brunch for a day cruise. Dave and Marie Ross Tiger 41 Sundeck: Miss Jackie II Kent Island, Maryland -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------