Cruising

GPS For Boats - On Deck

by Jeff Stander, Posted October 1, 2009
Get your chartplotter working around the clock

All chartplotters have an anchor alarm that can be set to sound when the boat moves outside a specific radius around a GPS position. The concept is great, but in the real world it is often not all that helpful. The reason is that the anchor alarm's radius is normally set on the boat's position rather than the position of


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Gear and Reviews

Ultrasonic Speed Sensor - New Gear

by Sail Staff, Posted September 30, 2009
Speed Thrills

How many times have you had to hand over the helm to your first mate, scramble belowdeck, remove a bit of the cabin sole, unscrew your paddle-wheel speed transducer, then deal with a handful of mucky growth that has fouled the unit? NKE's new Ultrasonic speed sensor puts an end to such chores. This unit, which can be painted with antifouling without reducing


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Cruising

Jack Russell Terrier - Cruising

by Jack Ford, Posted September 30, 2009
Lady Pitkeathly, my beloved Jack Russell terrier, is a fishing fool. She can spend hours searching for fish and crabs in the shallows. Whenever we are in the dinghy, she keeps a watchful eye on the water. Her greatest fishing adventure began when I had our dinghy up on a plane racing along the mangroves, the warm breeze in our faces. Lady P, as usual, was perched on the bow like a hood ornament
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Ocean Racing

Volvo Ocean Race - Racecourse

by Sail Staff, Posted September 30, 2009
Torben Grael and his crew aboard their superbly prepared Ericsson 4 dominated this year's grueling 37,000-mile Volvo Ocean Race. Guy Salter, 37, a skilled ocean racer in his own right-he was bowman aboard Tyco in the 2001 VOR-was also aboard Ericsson 4 as the team's media crew member; every boat had one. But under the race rules Salter couldn't help his crewmates sail the boat. His job was to
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Cruising

Cape Cod Frosty Class - Racecourse

by Sail Staff, Posted September 24, 2009
CAPE COD FROSTY

Many old salts hold to the adage that the wise sailor only goes sailing in a boat that's at least as long as the sailor is old. The Cape Cod Frosty Class, a one-design class used for frostbiting in New England and Canada, defies this wisdom. The boats measure a scant 6ft 4in and weigh roughly 35 lbs, so pouring a full-sized adult into a Frosty can be


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