09.01.14 - A new Mariner owner named Jordan Manowitz recently e-mailed me and wrote, "Earlier this season, I received a 1977 O'Day Mariner [#3414] for free from my neighbor. When I first got my Mariner it needed a lot of work, but now finally it's in the water and sailing beautifully. It still needs a lot of work, but I'm saving that for a winter project. I was doing some research and I came across your awesome website. It has really gave me a whole new perspective of this boat, and now I see the potential of what my Mariner can become." Thanks, Jordan, and good luck!

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. Although he was rushed to the hospital, he did not survive the subsequent surgery. Dave was an exceptional gentleman and well-liked by everyone, and he will be deeply missed by those who knew him.

Stuart Marine08.20.14 - Stuart Marine is offering a "Pick up, Fix up, Store & Deliver" special package available from September 2014 through May 2015.

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!

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












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.