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Attempting to find the perfect dream to sail our boat!

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...
Islander 28

1976 Islander 28 – An Owners Review

  LOA 27'11" LWL 23'1" Beam 9'10.5" Draft 5'0" Displacement 7000 lbs Ballast 3000 lbs Vertical Clearance 41'0" Ballast/D 43 D/L 255 Fuel 20 gal....

1976 Ranger 28-2

(Joe has since removed his Ranger 28 from sale. Sorry. Editor) One of Boat de Jour's readers has decided he would like to sell his 1976 Ranger 28-2....

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 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...

Spring Commissioning

It is that time of the year again for us to start dreaming of our sailboat, an Islander 28, harnessing the winds as we sail into the sunset. First we need to get our boat back in the water though. Spring commissioning is always a very busy time of the year for us....

Lake City Yacht Club Sailing School – 2016

If you have ever dreamed of sailing across the waves on a sailboat, the Lake City Yacht Club Sailing School may just be the answer to your dreams! This summer LCYC Sailing School continues its tradition of teaching new sailors the basics of small boat seamanship. Join...

Soul Quenching Sailing Vacation

Every year since 2009, we have taken the week after Labor Day for our annual sailing vacation. The winds are predictably fair and the summer heat has waned enough to not be too jungle-like. This year found us starting the week in the 90's and ending in the low 60's....