PICTURE OF THE WEEK

MARINER UPDATES

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#436

08.24.15 - I received a very nice e-mail this past week from Maasson Connor who writes, "I am a fan of your website, it has given me much inspiration! I purchased a Mariner a few years ago, #436. You have a picture of her in your 2011 archive. Attached is a new photo of her beached on Garret Island in the Susquehanna River.  She is still lovely as ever and her new name is Le Couch. I spent seven days on her, only stepping off to get provisions and to explore the upper Chesapeake.  Thank you for the help and guidance you have provided through your website!" You're welcome, Maasson!

Stuart Marine Storage and Delivery08.18.15 - Stuart Marine is offering a special deal for those who are already looking for a place to store their Mariner for the winter. For $695, they'll store your boat for the winter and then deliver it in the spring for no added charge. Click the picture for more info.

The Free08.14.15 - I stumbled across the website of a 1964 O'Day Mariner named The Free that was recently restored. There's not a lot of information, but it's worth a look.

Stuart Marine08.12.15 - Stuart Marine continues to update its site and already lists its Mariner sailboat package pricing for 2016. In the meantime, check out their brokerage which now lists over a dozen Mariners, four of which are original O'Days and under $5,000. 

2015 Mariner Rendezvous to the Chesapeake08.07.15 - The Mariner Class Association's official 2015 Rendezvous to the Chesapeake Maritime Museum was a great success with nine Mariners and 13 sailors. Go to the Association's website to see a bunch of pictures taken by participants.

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 aboard! Don't believe me? Check out the photos!

2015 Mystic Rendezvous write-up07.07.15 - Completed a write-up of the Mystic Rendezvous. It comes to five pages with some pictures included. There is already interest from some magazines in having it published!

Rendezvous pictures07.07.15 - Added four more pictures to the 2015 Sailing page from the Rendezvous. However, many more pictures are available at the Picasa Web Album.

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.