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Attempting to find the perfect dream to sail our boat!

cap rail replacement

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...

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....

Mayflies Send Out Early Scout

This little(giant) guy was taking a siesta on my roller furling line last Saturday morning at the Lake City Marina, scouting out the area for the impending invasion. He/she was a friendly chap and after a brief conversation, I bid him/her farewell and invited him/her...

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...

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 though... YET! She is so conservative. What happened to the "Oh yeah, I so want to go skydiving" gal I married? Mark my words, I will dress up in my...