02.01.16 - It's hard to describe the feeling when you launch your boat either for the first time or after a long hiatus. For owner Dave Martin and his #3462 Squid Jigger, he writes that "this was the first sail after what was a total rebuild. We launched in Leesburg, Florida on Lake Harris and had a great sail for three hours then got caught in a major rain storm. It was great to sail a Mariner again after 15 years. Squid Jigger will be here in Florida until May when we bring her to western Pennsylvania for the summer." That's Dave's friend Al in the picture with his wife. The boat looks great!

Small Craft Advisor01.11.16 - I received word that my article about the 2015 Mystic Rendezvous is scheduled to be printed in the 99th edition of the Small Craft Advisor magazine, which is the May/June edition! 

Mariner Class Association01.04.16 - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Mariner Class Association. It all began with A. Stuart Angus (President) and Al Leiman (Secretary) in April of 1966. Become a member and read the very first newsletter published (as well as all the others), available on their website!

Notice to Mariners11.23.15 - The Mariner Class Association just made the decision to go all-digital with their newsletter, the Notice to Mariners.

#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. 

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!

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.