03.21.16 - Amy Ellison's #145 ceol na mara (Gaelic for "Music of the Sea") was featured as the first picture in this column for this year, but I had to put up this shot as well. It was taken at the same time as the first one, but it offers a somewhat unique perspective from a high vantage point. It really shows off the large cockpit and the beautiful Phil Rhodes-designed lines. There's no doubt about it: the Mariner just looks good from any angle, the hallmark of a great boat and a true classic. With over 4,000 manufactured, it remains one of the most popular and time-tested small sailboats ever created, enjoyed by folks of all ages.

Mariner Jaws04.04.16 - A new Mariner owner posted this photo on the old Yahoo MarinerSailors forum of his boat parked in front of a mural, and I had to share it. As one fellow Mariner owner wrote, "You're going to need a bigger boat!"

Brad Anderson03.08.16 - I was sorry to hear fellow Southeast Connecticut Mariner Fleet member Brad Anderson died this past Sunday from pancreatic cancer at age 66. Although I didn't know him extremely well, I always enjoyed talking with him and will miss him.

Stuart Marine02.16.16 - Stuart Marine is offering a 30% discount on new Mariners. If a new Mariner is not feasible, check out their brokerage as they currently have a number of older Stuart and O'Day Mariners for sale. 

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! 

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












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