12.15.14 - Looks like Alan Schaeffer's kids are having a great time aboard #2470 Salvia! They attended the August Rendezvous, and Stuart Watson snapped this photo of them sailing in the Mystic River right by the Seaport. Alan is a Seaport employee and was able to launch his boat from a nearby launch ramp to participate with the other 16 boats. Check out that old outboard motor on the transom! Alan and his family sailed with the rest of the fleet to Niantic on Sunday, hopped a ride back to Mystic to retrieve his vehicle, plucked Salvia out of the water and got brought her home - all before dark! 

#93312.03.14 - Paul Puckett (#933 Class of '64) has done a fantastic job creating a plywood enclosure for his early-style Mariner. He plans to take #933 to Lake Havasu for the winter months.

Noah and "Bigenuf"12.03.14 - David Stone (#3647 Bigenuf) is already making sure his grandson, Noah, is getting a good introduction to sailing. Noah is seven months old and looks pretty happy at Bigenuf's helm! 

Stuart Marine's Used Parts12.03.14 - Stuart Marine has a new store section of used parts, many of which are original and hard to find. Most of them are applicable to the Mariner, including bow chocks, hatch covers, rudder blades, and much more.

Mayflower Mariner12.01.14 - David Stone (#3647 Bigenuf) created this picture using Photoshop just in time for Thanksgiving. He simply writes, "Now we know how they really came over!" I just had to share it.

Haulout, 201410.31.14 - Added the final two pictures to the 2014 Sailing page. She is now at her garage in Northford awaiting routine maintenance and a few winter projects I have planned.

Control Lines Led Aft10.22.14 - Added a new Project Page for leading sail control lines back to the cockpit. A number of people have asked me how I do it, so I made a page about it.

Southeast Connecticut Mariner Fleet10.01.14 - Updated the webpage for the Southeast Connecticut Mariner Fleet. I added links to photo albums of the past two Rendezvous and added the names of some new members.

Sailing to Giant's Neck09.24.14 - Added two new pictures from a nice sail I took to Giant's Neck. Something tells me that Orion's sailing days are numbered for 2014, but I am determined to stretch out the sailing season as long as possible!

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.