2014 Lake Pepin Ice Measurements

Every year in mid-February, the the St Paul District of the US Army Corp of Engineers begin taking ice measurements on Lake Pepin in preparation for the upcoming shipping season on the mighty Mississippi River. So as before, I thought it would be a good idea to post their findings here on Boat de Jour […]

Lake Pepin Images

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Sailing Weather

N American Wind

Current Wind

Click here to see the overall winds for North America. The map is automatically updated … [Read More...]

Tomorrows Wind

Tomorrow’s Wind

Click here to see the winds for  the Continental US for tomorrow. The map is automatically … [Read More...]

USA Current Temps

Current Temp

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Spring Launch

Islander 28 Spring Commissioning

The time is getting near and our anticipation is growing as today is the first day of spring. We're standing by as the … [Read More...]

Hugo Boss

What I Did on Summer Vacation

Oh, I so want to try this come summer! I'm afraid the "old Trouble and Strife" isn't convinced this is a great idea … [Read More...]

Sailing to Pepin

Sailing to Pepin

Last summer we took a trip to Pepin, WI aboard our Islander 28, Aurion. We had a great sail for the last 3 miles or so … [Read More...]

Sailboat Reviews

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 … [Read More...]

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Mason 33

Mason sailboats have always brought out the romantic adventurer in sailors. Because of … [Read More...]

Passport 40 Sail Plan

The Passport 40 Yacht

My latest Boat de Jour, is the venerable Passport 40, designed by Robert Perry. Why does … [Read More...]