2014 Mariner Rendezvous

08.18.14 - The great pictures from Steve Hock keep on coming! This was taken at the Mariner Rendezvous two weeks ago at Mystic Seaport, and it shows yours truly at the helm of Orion with photographer Stuart Watson along as crew. Behind us is Bill Eggers with daughters Jillian and Bridget. They participated in the event with their #2280 Julie B, although they decided to rent a catboat from the Seaport that afternoon and try it out in Saturday afternoon's light air. Mystic is a beautiful place to visit, especially by boat, and even despite light winds and rain, everybody who attended the event had a wonderful time.

Stuart Marine08.20.14 - Stuart Marine is offering a "Pick up, Fix up, Store & Deliver" special package available from September 2014 through May 2015. The special pricing is available now at $695.00, which includes the annual fall pick-up, winter storage, and spring delivery.

Northern Lakes Rendezvous08.14.14 - Following the success of this year's Mystic Rendezvous, there has been a lot of talk about more rendezvous at different areas. Take a look at the Class's website calendar to see the different events as they pop up. 

Mystic Seaport Rendezvous07.28.14 - 17 Mariners with their crews are headed once again to Mystic Seaport for the 2014 Annual Rendezvous this weekend. Let's hope for good wind and weather!

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.

Sailing Page, 201408.20.14 - Added eight new pictures to the 2014 Sailing page; four of the Rendezvous, and four of a sail I took yesterday. I had close encounters with both the Mijoy 747 and the Mystic Whaler as I was sailing out in Long Island Sound.

So, You Want to Plan a Rendezvous?08.13.14 - Uploaded a new article I wrote about tips for planning a rendezvous. This article is going to be published in the September edition of Windcheck Magazine, the October edition of Messing About in Boats magazine, and a future edition of Sail Magazine!

Picasa Web Album08.13.14 - Created a new Picasa web album of shots I took at the 2014 Mariner Rendezvous last weekend. What a fantastic event it was.

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. 


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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