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Pearson 36-2 Cap Rail Replacement

One of the more tedious tasks that I have undertaken towards the refit of my Pearson 36-2 was replacement of the cap rail that sits over the hull to...
Pearson 36-2 deck project

Pearson 36-2 Deck Repairs and Deck Hardware Replacement

Prior to buying my Pearson 36-2, I had it professionally surveyed. The surveyor spent more than four hours going over every inch of the boat. He...
Pearson 36-2 bottom job

Pearson 36-2 Complete Bottom Job

Another project that was completed during the first winter was a complete epoxy bottom job. When I purchased the Pearson 36-2, the bottom was coated...
Pearson 36-2

Pearson 36-2 Sailboat Portlight Replacement

Tom Wynne purchased a 1985 Pearson 36-2, hull #54, in the spring of 2013 and since has undertaken a fairly major refit of the boat and has used it...
1985 Pearson 36-2

Pearson 36-2 Sailboat Owners Review

So we finally broke from the shackles, slash blessings, of Bob Perry designed yachts and purchased a 1985 Pearson 36-2 sailboat from the design...
Our Zoom 310s

Zodiac Zoom 310s

We bought ourselves a new dingy. Hurray for us. I found a great deal on a Zodiac Zoom 310s at Defender during their annual warehouse sale which we...

Mason 33

Mason sailboats have always brought out the romantic adventurer in sailors. Because of their sheer beauty, and because they are built to sail around...

The Passport 40 Yacht

My latest Boat de Jour, is the venerable Passport 40, designed by Robert Perry. Why does virtually every sailboat that captivates my desire seem to...

Pearson 36-2 Cap Rail Replacement

One of the more tedious tasks that I have undertaken towards the refit of my Pearson 36-2 was replacement of the cap rail that sits over the hull to deck joint. The rail is made from PVC and is exposed and can be damaged around docks. I suspect mine was original and...

Pearson 36-2 Deck Repairs and Deck Hardware Replacement

Prior to buying my Pearson 36-2, I had it professionally surveyed. The surveyor spent more than four hours going over every inch of the boat. He found evidence of moisture around nearly every piece of deck hardware, something that is not uncommon with older boats....

Pearson 36-2 Complete Bottom Job

Another project that was completed during the first winter was a complete epoxy bottom job. When I purchased the Pearson 36-2, the bottom was coated with VC Tar and VC 17. The bottom coating was alligatored and checkered, but was not in terrible condition. However,...

Pearson 36-2 Sailboat Portlight Replacement

Tom Wynne purchased a 1985 Pearson 36-2, hull #54, in the spring of 2013 and since has undertaken a fairly major refit of the boat and has used it fairly extensively on Lake Erie. Tom contacted myself about posting a series of project articles in hopes of assisting...

Pearson 36-2 Sailboat Owners Review

So we finally broke from the shackles, slash blessings, of Bob Perry designed yachts and purchased a 1985 Pearson 36-2 sailboat from the design table of William Shaw. Last summer a boat at our marina came up for sale that was simply too irresistible to decline. If...

Largest Viking Ship Ever

Once again, the Vikings have set sail for North America and this time they are actually coming to Minnesota. Duluth Harbor in fact; with the estimated arrival date of August 18th, 2016, just in time for the Tall Ship Festival! The largest Viking ship ever recreated...