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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...

Frozen Sea Caves

For the first time in 5 years, the sea caves can be reached safely this winter on Lake Superior the worlds largest fresh water lake.  The Apostle Islands are near Bayfield, Wi. Not since 2009 has this happened, but due to the frigid temperatures this season you may...

Duluth Harbor Revisited

I was fooling around with some old photos yesterday and thought I would share one of them. We took this image of a passing sailboat while we were in Duluth a few years ago visiting the Tall Ship Festival. As you can see in the photo she is gliding past the Great Lakes...

Lake City Marina – Photos of Summer

Today, as I write this, it is 14 degrees F outside. Burr! I thought that I would throw up some photos from this past summer to help warm our thoughts if nothing else. Our sailboats are put away for another winter and our activities start to revert back to what normal,...

Islander 32 on Lake Pepin

Here is a great photograph of an Islander 32 on Lake Pepin. She was anchored next to us near Pepin, WI and provided some wonderful eye-candy to the already beautiful surroundings.  On the far shore you can see the Mississippi Queen as she makes her way south. The sun...

Apostle Islands Sea Caves

So we went sailing in the Apostle Islands. On our second day of sailing, the weather cooperated for a wonderful adventure to the beautiful Devil's Island sea caves. The wind was down and the sun was up, a perfect combination for rowing the dingy out to some of the...

Mayflies Hatch on Lake Pepin

We awoke Saturday morning to our Islander 28 covered in swarm of mayflies which hatched over night on Lake Pepin. We anchored out on the Wisconsin side near Bogus Bay under a NW wind and had a lovely night. By morning however our sailboat was covered with the large...