04.21.14 - This is a great picture by Steve Hock of Frank Pelosi sailing his #3599 at Riverton Yacht Club during the Mariner National Championships in 2009. He and crew Mike Baldacchino came in second place overall in the Championship Fleet, nabbing a first in the Sunday race (there were only three races that weekend due to light winds). It was déjà vu during the 2013 Nationals at Riverton; once again, he and crew Joe Law came in second place overall with a first in one of the Sunday races. As it happens, Orion did not do too badly that weekend in 2009, coming in 10th place out of 22 boats. 

2014 Launch04.22.14 - Orion went in the water yesterday with help from my wife and my father. The mainsail has yet to be bent on, but the 2014 sailing season has officially begun after a very long winter!

#318004.09.14 - Congratulations to Jose Pastrana (#3180 Black Diamond) for becoming the Fleet Captain of the brand new Puerto Rico Mariner Fleet! This is the first Mariner Fleet ever organized in Puerto Rico in the Association's nearly 50-year history.

Mike Stevens' Mariner04.04.14 - Received an e-mail from Mariner owner Mike Stevens who is converting his old-style Mariner into an open-style boat by cutting off the cuddy cabin entirely! Click on the picture to see what it looks like now, and click here to see what it was before.

Defender03.26.14 - All Mariner owners should check out Defender's Annual Warehouse Sale. It only lasts until Sunday.

Cockpit Table03.19.14 - Finally! I added a new project page detailing how I made my Cockpit Table. At the same time, I updated the Cabin Easy Chair page to give the dimensions of the chair support/cockpit table.

01.13.14 - Added an advertisement from the Mariner Class Association that ran during all of 2013 in the Small Craft Advisor Magazine to celebrate 50 years of the O'Day Mariner.

1964 Permanent Boat Fair12.21.13 - Added a new ad from 1964 featuring the Mariner at the "Permanent Boat Fair" in New York. The Mariner is displayed simply as "O'Day", and many other boat manufacturers are listed.

2013 Sailing Page11.06.13 - Added a couple last pictures to the 2013 Sailing Page after hauling Orion out. This marks the end of the 2013 sailing season and the completion of this page! 


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.