Steve Szirom has been sailing since 1978 and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Masters License. Oyster Yachting is a sailing community dedicated to ocean cruising vessels, far-off voyaging destinations and safe passages.
How to Filet a Mahi-Mahi
One trick after catching the fish is to dispatch it mercifully with a shot of tequila or vodka in the gills, rather than beating the fish over the head. Some people drag it in the water to let it bleed out but there is some risk a bigger fish, such as a shark, will eat it.
Most importantly make sure the filet knife is very sharp. Cut away in a motion from hands. Be very careful so knife does not slip. The process once practiced only takes about 10 minutes.
The two videos below illustrate the process.
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Seminar: Purchasing a Sailboat in a Buyer's Market
When: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Time: 4:45 PM
Location: Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, Oakland, Calif.
Speaker: Steve Szirom
Company/Sponsor: Oyster Yachting
Details: Choosing the right sailboat for a cruising lifestyle depends on many factors, such as, budget, sailing region, length of cruise, and others. Today's economy presents both challenges and opportunities for boaters seeking to purchase cruising sailboat. The presentation will cover the strategy for planning the search, selecting sources for research, viewing the prospective vessels, working with brokers or owners, approaches to valuation in today's market, offers/contingencies, and cruising budget expectations.
The seminar is free to all attendees with boat show tickets. I will present some money saving tips and ideas for buying your dream boat in a buyer's market. Avoiding pitfalls is key to a successful boat purchase.
Strictly Pacific is West Coast's largest sailboat-only boat show which will be held Jack London Square, Oakland, Calif. from April 12-15, 2012. For full details of the show and seminars, visit the Strictly Sail Pacific website,
Missed the seminar? View it here.
Some of my thoughts about Strictly Sail Pacific 2012 at the boat show gallery.