2014 Mariner Nationals

07.21.14 - Here is a neat shot taken by Alan Hlavenka of Mariners mixing it up during the 2014 National Championships held at Narrasketuck Yacht Club a week ago. Although only eight boats were able to compete this year, everyone had a spectacular time with fun, fair and clean sailing with no protests - only a lot of laughs and smiles. Congratulations to Arthur Leiz (#2376) for winning his third National Championship with his father! Congratulations also to David Hilgendorff (#2161) for winning the President's Fleet division! More fantastic pictures of the regatta taken by Alan can be found here.

07.12.14 - Christian Bayreuther III, my grandfather and founder of Bayreuther Boat Yard in 1946 which became one of New England's largest O'Day dealerships, died yesterday at the age of 90. Click the picture to see an old O'Day advertisement featuring BBY and a Mariner.

06.23.14 - The newest edition of Good Old Boat magazine features an O'Day Mariner restoration article written by yours truly. While all the information is available on this website, pick up a copy anyway at your nearest marine supply store!

Texas 20006.18.14 - John Alesch (#2607 Ancient Mariner) recently completed the Texas 200 event. He just uploaded pictures online - the other Mariner you see is Matt Schiemer's #2014 Odisea.

#23706.09.14 - Erik Hardtle bought and restored Mariner #237 back in 1991. He made an interesting "flip-book" of his restoration.

Trip to Niantic Bay Yacht Club07.04.14 - Added two new pictures after another short sail to the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. It was hot with only light winds, and the awning provided welcome relief. 

06.21.14 - Created a new "Articles" menu featuring articles I've written over the years that have been published in various magazines - check out the top menu bar. Links to "Other Mariners" are now under "Resources".

06.16.14 - Added two new pictures after chasing down the 1841 whaler Charles W. Morgan in Long Island Sound. This is the first time this recently restored ship - the last surviving whaler in the world and the flagship of Mystic Seaport - has sailed on her own since 1922. 

2014 Sailing Page05.23.14 - Added only a couple more pictures after a short sail to Niantic Bay Yacht Club - not many boats in the water yet. I took the time to replace my dead solar vent since the motor died after five years.


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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one should never undertake major repairs without the presence of another adult in case an emergency situation should arise.