Searching for a Way to Define 'Stall'

by Sail Staff, Posted January 3, 2008

By Kimball Livingston

 

Stall: In a shed, a division for one animal.

No. Simply, no.

Stall: In sports, to play worse or more slowly than one is capable of.

Yeah, but in this deal, no.

Stall: Any pretext to prevent or delay action.

Okay, that fits.

Stall: In aerodynamics, a


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Best Boats

Best Boats 2008

by Sail Staff, Posted December 20, 2007
There was a lot to see in this year’s Best Boats fleet. Multihull designer and guru Chris White, monohull designer Jeremy Wurmfeld, and I combed the docks at the Newport and Annapolis sailboat shows in search of boats worthy of SAIL’s Editors’ Choice awards for innovation and overall excellence. We walked the docks, familiarized ourselves with the fleet, and spent lots of time debating the merits
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Sails+Rigging

Problem Solver

by Sail Staff, Posted December 18, 2007
An override on a winch can become a big problem if you don’t have the right solution. The Spinlock ZS/OPEN is a mobile jammer that allows you to transfer a loaded line or sheet onto a different winch to fix the override, rearrange a bad lead, or deal with a spinnaker peel. Simply attach the Spinlock unit to the loaded sheet, close the unit’s jaws (jammer), and transfer the load. The semicustom
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Electronics+Navigations

Remote Monitor

by Sail Staff, Posted December 18, 2007
SeaCAS’s new Rendez-vous Tender Information System uses AIS and radio-communications technology to create a private wireless network that allows you to monitor the location and condition (bilge and fuel levels, battery voltage, and oil pressure) of your tender from up to 20 miles away (farther if the signal can be mirrored off other yachts/tenders on your network). The system also allows a tender
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Apparel + Accessories

Elegant Judgment

by Sail Staff, Posted December 18, 2007
Rolex’s new elegant-yet-functional Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II makes it easier to hit the line exactly as the starting gun fires. Available in either yellow or white gold, the watch has impeccable style and features an innovative programmable countdown memory (controlled by rotating the bezel). Prices range from $31,500 to $34,850, depending on the model. Rolex, FULL STORY

Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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