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June 2010 Cruising Tips

by Sail Staff, Posted June 9, 2010
SEAMANSHIP: Snatch and Release

If you anchor out a lot, as I do, eventually you will be in a situation where the flukes get snagged on something: a rock ledge or an abandoned cable are typical culprits. You’ll know you are hooked when you shorten up on the anchor rode and it will not break out, even when you power ahead over it. To retrieve the anchor you need to reverse


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Cobb Grill

by Peter Nielsen, Posted June 9, 2010
A boat grill doesn’t have to be a charcoal or propane contraption mounted on the pushpit. The Cobb grill, for example, provides an elegant third option. With the cover off, you can use it as a regular grill for burgers, steaks, whatever. With the lid on, it becomes a useful convection oven that will cook a roast
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Head-to-Head Grilling

by Adam Cort, Posted June 9, 2010
One of the best things about being an editor at SAIL is learning new things from our writers. Case in point: I’ve never been much of an onboard griller, but Jan’s article got me thinking. It also got me wondering about the plusses and minuses of charcoal vs. gas, so I borrowed a ChefsMate Gas Grill from Magma Products and a Stow-N-Go charcoal grill from Kuuma Grills to put the two methods to the
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Natural Born Grillers

by Jan Irons, Posted June 9, 2010
It's the best part of the day—relaxing in the cockpit with good friends, sharing another spectacular sunset with a cool drink. As the sun fades, growling stomachs remind us it’s time for dinner. Rather than jumping in the dinghy and heading ashore, though, we opt to lounge in our cockpit. Nothing is easier than lighting the grill and enjoying the tantalizing aromas that soon waft through the
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Giant, wing-masted trimarans in the America’s Cup, hydrofoilers busting 50 knots in the Med, these innovations open a window onto a gee-whiz future that turns me on. But they don’t answer one question: Will we, or will we not in that future, still have with us the racing classics of yore?

For every Dorade that inspires another and then another deep-pockets hero to


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