PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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2015 Rendezvous

07.06.15 - Mariner owner Alan Hlavenka sails his boat out of Narrasketuck Yacht Club, but he is also a professional photographer. He just happened to be in the Niantic neighborhood when the group of Mariners were getting ready to depart to Mystic Seaport, so he stopped by the launch ramp. He said to me, "I'll try to be there at the Seaport when you guys come!" Sure enough, as the line of Mariners made their way through the Mystic highway bridge and up the channel, there was Alan at the Seaport snapping away with his telephoto lens. Here I am motoring on my way to the anchorage.

Governor's Cup Regatta06.01.15 - Riverton Yacht Club's Governor's Cup Regatta is happening this weekend with Mariners racing in their own class. In the past 20 years, Mariners have been the overall champion nine times!

Chris Greco's Mariner05.18.15 - Chris Greco sent me this picture of his "new" Mariner he recently purchased and named Sweeet! She is packed up and ready to go to her new home port near Ridge, New York.

Riverton Yacht Club05.04.15 - A little over a week ago, Riverton Yacht Club in New Jersey commenced their weekly Mariner races on Sundays. The Club is celebrating its 150th anniversary, one of the oldest in the country.

Rendezvous05.04.15 - Registration opened at the Mariner Class Association's website for three Rendezvous opportunities: one in Mystic, CT; one in Lake Champlain, VT; and the official Association Rendezvous in the Chesapeake.

05.26.15 - Added more pictures after a great sail into Niantic Bay. The winds were light, but I had a nice time visiting the Niantic Yacht Club and flying the asymmetrical spinnaker.

Transom repair05.22.15 - Added a whole new section to the Transom Repair project page showing how I repaired a crack and indentation from the motor mount bracket which had been digging into the transom.

05.22.15 - Added a few new pictures after the first sail of the season. Although I only stayed in the River, I was able to make some needed adjustments to have everything work properly.

2015 Sailing Gallery05.18.15 - Started a new gallery of sailing for 2015 as Orion was launched this past Friday. The 2015 sailing season has begun - let's hope for another good year.

O'Day Mariner
1963-1968

Open cuddy cabin, small aft deck, forward hatch, cabin mast support arch, small portlights, wood trim

O'Day Mariner 2+2
1968-1971

Enclosed cabin, raised cockpit, quarterberths, longer portlights, self-draining cockpit

O'Day Mariner 2+2
1972-1979

Removed forward hatch, streamlined cabin, mast support post, even longer portlights

Spindrift Mariner
1980-1982

Added portlights on either
side of cabin

Stuart Mariner
1982-

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.