11.17.14 - Ulrich von Hollen's Mariner, #1830 Ob-La-Di, is the same vintage (and original color) as Orion, and it was great to check it out in person during August's Rendezvous. He, his wife Dolly, and sons Kaspar and Konrad and had a fantastic time at the event. This is one of three (!) Mariners Ulrich owns - he is a self-proclaimed collector of Mariners and intends to restore the other two which are not in great condition. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Ulrich moved to the States some years ago, met and married Dolly, and had two kids, both of whom are being raised to speak English and German.

#408211.12.14 - Congratulations to past Association Newsletter Editor Alice Hawrilenko (#4082 Lapwing) for coming in first for the very first time during the Siesta Key Sailing Club's November racing series yesterday!

#3180 "Black Diamond"11.12.14 - The Puerto Rico Mariner Fleet recently participated in a regatta at the Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club. Here is skipper Jose Pastrana and crew Rafael Tirado preparing #3180 Black Diamond for the event. 

Stuart Marine11.03.14 - Stuart Marine recently updated their website by streamlining some of their menu options and adding information about specifications, packages and specials. Check it out.

Haulout 201410.22.14 - Yesterday, I hauled out Orion, effectively putting an end to the 2014 sailing season. However, I prefer to think of it as the beginning of the next season! 

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.

Sailing to Giant's Neck09.24.14 - Added two new pictures from a nice sail I took to Giant's Neck. Something tells me that Orion's sailing days are numbered for 2014, but I am determined to stretch out the sailing season as long as possible!

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.