11.23.15 - In May of 2012, photographer Steve Hock joined me in Orion, and Chris Albert sailed his #2714 Dog Daze during a three-day trip from Niantic, Connecticut to Shelter Island and Greenport, New York. We sailed to Coecles Harbor and stayed in the anchorage overnight before sailing around the Island the following day headed to Greenport. This picture was taken shortly after dawn as we sailed in light winds and fog from Coecles Harbor and passed by Sag Harbor. Since then, Chris has done some major improvements to #2714 and has renamed her Flotsam. What a great trip that was!

Notice to Mariners11.23.15 - The Mariner Class Association just made the decision to go all-digital with their newsletter, the Notice to Mariners. There are many benefits to going this route, and this is the first time in their 49-year history they will not be sending printed newsletters in the mail.

#83511.23.15 - I received a nice e-mail from Robert Taylor who now has his father-in-law's Mariner, #835. Located in Maine, he recently joined the Mariner Association and will be fixing her up in anticipation of getting her back in the water next season. 

#57611.09.15 - A fellow named Patrick Reilly is trying to track down two Mariners he and his father raced at Narrasketuck Yacht Club in the 1970's. If anyone knows of #576 (pictured) or #1545, please contact me.

Surf City Yacht Club10.05.15 - Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the Mariner Class Association, and both the Nationals and the Rendezvous are scheduled to be held at Surf City August 12-14, 2016.

2015 Sailing Page11.23.15 - Added the final two pictures to the 2015 Sailing Page after Orion was hauled out. Winter maintenance has already commenced in preparation for the 2016 sailing season!

Last sail of 201511.09.15 - Added some pictures after a final sail for the season. Orion will be hauled for the winter this coming Saturday, and the last pictures of the 2015 Sailing Page will be posted shortly thereafter.

Mystic and Stonington Cruise08.07.15 - Added some pictures from this past weekend after my wife and a couple friends cruised to Mystic Seaport and Stonington. Be sure to check out more pictures in the Picasa Web Album, too.

Nine aboard to see the fireworks!07.21.15 - Added a couple pictures from this past Saturday when I took friends and family out into Niantic Bay to see some fireworks. There were nine of us aboard! Don't believe me? Check out the photos!

O'Day Mariner

Open cuddy cabin, small aft deck, forward hatch, cabin mast support arch, small portlights, wood trim

O'Day Mariner 2+2

Enclosed cabin, raised cockpit, quarterberths, longer portlights, self-draining cockpit

O'Day Mariner 2+2

Removed forward hatch, streamlined cabin, mast support post, even longer portlights

Spindrift Mariner

Added portlights on either
side of cabin

Stuart Mariner

Removed added portlights, slightly updated molds












DISCLAIMER: While I personally have had success using the methods outlined in this website,
one should never undertake major repairs without the presence of another adult in case an emergency situation should arise.