04.27.15 - I just love how James Hollister’s #1574 Lively is painted. The brown rubrail and sliding hatch and tan toerail all help to make the boat look like she’s wooden; the greenish portlight frames make it seem as though they could be bronze portlights with a heavy layer of patina after years of sailing in salt water. James and his son Nate, who brought Lively all the way from Maine, are guiding her through the Mystic River Railroad Bridge on the way back from a successful Mariner Rendezvous last year at the Seaport, and they have their kayak in tow. Photographer: Stuart Watson.

03.30.15 - Narrasketuck Yacht Club, home to one of the Mariner racing fleets, has a brand new website. While there isn't a ton of info, it's updated with the new 2015 schedule and is a big improvement.

2015 Notice of Race03.30.15 - The Notice of Race for the 2015 Mariner Nationals has been posted. It will be held at Brant Beach Yacht Club this year during the week (August 19-21). 

Notice to Mariners 03.30.15 - The spring edition of the Notice to Mariners newsletter of the Mariner Class Association will be published in a day or so. It's a whopper with 24 pages, so become a member today to receive it and all past editions. 

Mariner Class Association Facebook Page03.09.15 - The Facebook page of the Mariner Class Association just received its 100th "like" today, a new milestone! It has also received eight reviews, all five-star. Would you expect anything different?

2015 "Picture of the Week" page01.14.14 - Made a link to the new 2015 "Picture of the Week" page. I also updated the information for the Southeast Connecticut Mariner Fleet as Eric Flower, #1871, has rejoined the Fleet after more than a year away due to work obligations.

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.

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.