by Jan Irons
Have you ever spotted a lone sailboat anchored in what looks like a dream location—someplace not on the charts—and wondered how the heck they got there?
After replacing our cadet-gray Sunbrella twice and replacing zippers and restitching countless times in our first six years cruising, we decided there had to be a better, more cost-effective way to maintain our cockpit canvas.

How to Store Wine Aboard

by Jan Irons, Posted April 11, 2012
Wine connoisseurs will always agree that life is too short to drink bad wine. But wine can be difficult to keep on a sailboat.

Five Space-Saving Galley Items

by Jan Irons, Posted November 15, 2011
I lost at least 25 percent of the storage space in my galley when we installed our watermaker, because the only place it could fit aboard our cramped 37-foot sailboat was directly under the galley sink. Now I’m constantly looking for ways to save space in the galley. Here are a few of my favorites.

Hardening Targets

by Jan Irons, Posted June 16, 2011
We were savoring a meal of fresh mahi-mahi with new friends and soaking up the quirky backpacker atmosphere of the Caribbean beach town we planned to explore the following morning. Winterlude, our Passport 37, was anchored less than 100 yards away, just out of view. After lingering over one last rum punch, we dinghied back out to our boat in time to catch the last rays of the setting sun

Grilling Recipes

by Jan Irons, Posted June 10, 2010
GRILLED PIZZA ____________________________________________________Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes including homemade crust!Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutesGrill Time: 15 minutesYield: 2 8-10” personal pizzasCrust:1 t. active dry yeast + 1/2

Jerk Chicken Kabobs

by Jan Irons, Posted June 10, 2010
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including marinade time)Prep Time: 15 minutesMarinade Time: 2 hours plusGrill Time: 15 minutesServes: 6What You'll Need:6 boneless skinless chicken breasts OR whatever chicken you have availableJerk Chicken Marinade – KC

Homemade Jerk Marinade

by Jan Irons, Posted June 10, 2010
What You'll Need: 1/2 C orange juice1/2 C vinegar1/4 C soy sauce1/4 C olive oil1 jalapeno pepper – seeded & finely diced1 T brown sugar1 tsp salt1 tsp thyme1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp nutmeg1 T allspice1 T ginger – minced3 cloves garlic, minced – use more if you love garlic!4 green onions finely sliced

Grilled Pizza

by Jan Irons, Posted June 10, 2010
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes including homemade crust!Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutesGrill Time: 15 minutesYield: 2 8-10” personal pizzasCrust:1 t. active dry yeast + 1/2 C. warm water + 1 pinch white sugar1 t. salt1/2 T. olive oil1 1/2 C. all purpose flour

Blackened Turkey Breast

by Jan Irons, Posted June 10, 2010
Total Time: 3 hours without briningPrep Time: 15 minutesBrine/Marinade Time: Brine: 1 hour for every pound, Refrigerate: 2 hoursGrill Time: 2 – 2 1/2 hoursServes: 6-10What You'll Need:3-5 lbs boneless turkey breastMelted butter or canola
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