10.27.14 - David Stone's #3647 Bigenuf is a true model of what can be done to upgrade a Mariner for cruising. This picture was taken on Labor Day last month, and as you can see by the picture, he keeps it in immaculate condition. Notice the RudderCraft kick-up rudder, folding ladder on the transom, roller-furler jib, and lazy jacks for the mainsail. Going below, one would find an elaborate AC and DC wiring system to power items like a bilge pump and depth sounder, and a custom teak and holly sole is the icing on the cake to make the boat look and feel like a million bucks. A beautiful Mariner indeed!

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! 

09.22.14 - The dates for the 2015 Mariner Nationals have been set for Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st at Brant Beach Yacht Club. It will be interesting to see how having a regatta during the week instead of on a weekend will affect attendance.

"Notice to Mariners" Newsletter09.10.14 - The latest edition of the Notice to Mariners newsletter just went out yesterday. This is the final edition by Editor Alice Hawrilenko; she is bowing out of the position after four years of hard work. Thank you, Alice!

Dave Reily09.01.14 - Veteran Mariner racer Dave Reily (#1249 Silk Purse) suffered a heart attack during last week's Wednesday night races at Riverton Yacht Club. Dave was well-liked by everyone, and he will be deeply missed.

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 decided to create 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.