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Senate Bill 90

Posted by Katie on May 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (1802)

Senate Bill 90 has been signed into law. This bill will put 0.5 percent of cash from the motor fuel tax into the Waterway Improvement Fund - which funds dredging, as well as other projects for the state's waterways.


Senate Bill 90 also establishes a $15,000.00 vessel excise tax cap. Maryland's vessel excise tax requires boat owners to pay 5 percent of the value of their boat if they purchase it in the ...

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Legislation Action Alert

Posted by Katie on March 8, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (2)

The following information and links come via the Marine Trades Association of Maryland. For more information, please visit their site:



If you haven't already done so, now is the time to send an email to members of the Maryland Genera...

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Winter Maintenance, Part II

Posted by Katie on January 23, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)


• Probably the most important thing you can do for your boat is to clean the bilge. Besides making leaks difficult to find, a dirty bilge is a major source of bad odors on the boat. Also, if the bilge is contaminated with fuel or oil, for example, you should clean it to prevent the bilge pumps from pumping the contaminants over-board.

• Check to see that all bilges drain to areas with bilge pumps. Often these drains become clogge...

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Winter Maintenance, Part I

Posted by Katie on January 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (3)

It is sad to say that the boating season is almost over. With the exception of those still fishing, most of you are in the process of laying your boat up for the winter. For the next 4 months or so, your boat is out of commission. That does not mean, however, that you have to abandon it. This is the perfect opportunity to invest time in your boat, cleaning, catching up on required maintenance, and performing a thorough inspection of the entire boat and every piece of equipment on board. ...

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by Katie on December 21, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

As we cruise into another year, all of us at Southern Maryland Boat Works would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.

Sprucing Up the Place!

Posted by Katie on November 12, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (1)


Posted by Katie on November 12, 2012 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (5)


By: Katie Finnecy

It is that time of year again, the days are shorter and the cold of winter is setting in. Now ...

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