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gzblack2

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Similar boat to my 1977 Mariner , which I got for free! (Had to return the trailer). :(

Now swap the O'Day for a Sunfish (or two).

Parts are cheaper. ;)
Mariner?!? Yeah I got one of those too!!
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Do you plan to sail the mariner?
Or part it out?
 

L&VW

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Since acquiring the Mariner, I've learned what a strongly-built, able, and popular sailboat it is. A 2+2 Mariner designed by a genius! :)

But for the original [Lightning] sails, centerboard, and gold-anodized boom, it's mostly parted-out. (Previous owner frustrated at getting it properly registered). :confused:

It's now a back-yard, air-conditioned, heated, "guest house" with refrigerator and microwave. :eek:
 

gzblack2

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Well that’s better then the landfill, and beats sleeping on the couch. I got an eye out for a bow rail.

I really see the allure of the mariner even though I haven’t sailed her yet.
The captain and 1st mate are anxious to go boat camping. So as time permits this lowly deckhand will be getting her ready for such excursions.
I doubt the Admiral will be spending nights on the mariner but she’ll be charting courses for sandy beaches across the great South Bay and trips to Fire Island I’ve been told.
 

gzblack2

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Just thought I’d share what I slapped together in a couple hours with what I had left after a liquidation sale. Got caught up in a selling frenzy and when all was said and done I didn’t have a sailable sunfish!!!
A quick finish up on a patch and few coats of rustoleum. I made due with some cheap 1/4” line for the halyard and mainsheet. Sure made me appreciate the “good stuff”.BCEB4568-189D-44FD-8D9B-ADA3F4A06CA6.jpegBCEB4568-189D-44FD-8D9B-ADA3F4A06CA6.jpegBF414993-2EA3-48E5-B1DD-FA0458A533B6.jpeg
 

L&VW

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1) I see some sharp edges that need some duct tape! :eek:

2) Replaced the cockpit trim--I did too, and used glue + rivets. Amazing how the aluminum rivets shear, and leave the fiberglass hole untouched. ;)

3) Good example of the "Geezer Rig". :)

4) if the boom won't raise because the gooseneck jams on the mast, adjust the gooseneck so it tilts slightly upwards. (Not downwards).
 

Breeze Bender

Breeze Bender
I think it looks good! The pool noodle piece over tiller is a quick clever way to keep it raised off the deck. And most importantly, you got out there!
I’ve got a few rivets if you need them for the cockpit trim. I couldn’t find them locally (1/8" Diameter x 3/16" Grip)
 

L&VW

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My pop-rivets are holding, @ 1/8" diameter x 1/8". I think Signal Charlie was using up to 1/8" diameter x 1/4" grip. ("In places", but I don't know where). :oops: Scorpion sailboat

My local hardware store was selling them one at a time--out of the box! (At the time,, I only needed four). When my Sunfish fleet grew to six, I broke out the wallet, and bought a box of 20.
 
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