Tag Archives: winter

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 […]

Battery Best Practices

Answering your top 4 battery care questions (5 Minute Read) We had quite a few good questions and animated conversations after our recent post About Batteries, particularly concerning winter storage and the care of your battery. We thought this might be a good opportunity to ask our Mechanical Department Manager, Mark Miller, to explore this topic further. Mark’s procedure for checking a battery (included in our standard Ferry Point Marina Winterization service) is to first […]

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 […]