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Bananas, Boats & Bad Luck?

  Boating has its fair share of quirky superstitions, but none are stranger than the forbidding of bananas on a vessel. It’s a familiar refrain – we even saw it on a customer’s transom this season at Ferry Point Marina and decided that it was high time to dig a little deeper into the origin of the belief. The most comprehensive account, by author, Lee McClellan of Kentucky, explains: Theories abound as to the origin of […]

Ferry Point Marina & Yachtyard’s Sock Burning & Open House

Sock Burning – An Annapolis Tradition How did all this sock burning begin? In these parts, local boat and yachtyard workers now tend to don their classic dock shoes sans socks between the vernal equinox and winter. Some allowances are made for those with tender toes on days when temperatures dip below 30℉, where winds top 17 knots (about 20 miles an hour), a.k.a. the official Maritime Republic of Eastport (MRE) “wimp-chill factor.” As Maritime Museum Director […]

Winter “Lay-Up?”

Does your marine insurance provider give you a discount for Winter “Lay-up?” This week, in our Timely Tips column, we’re including a note that our Mechanical Department Manager, Mark Miller received. We think that you’ll find it to be very informative. Q: Hey Mark. Hope you and your family had a great holiday. I was wondering if you had time to take a look at the boat. I am keeping it in the water but […]

About Batteries

  Have you ever wondered why there are so many different sizes or types of batteries? Did you know that every battery serves a specific functionality? This is especially true with marine batteries – and additionally, every boat is unique and has different power requirements. Our knowledgeable mechanical team at Ferry Point Marina & Yachtyard has  assembled some helpful information to help you understand more about keeping your battery in tip-top shape. Let’s dive in, shall we? 12 […]