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See the update I just added to the Low RPM overheat blog.
Tory Salvia commented on geoff ferrell's article Mariner 36 Ketch Kittiwake for Sale
"I know this boat well. The owner cared for her and did many updates. This cutter ketch offers many sail options from jig & jigger to genoa, staysail, and main plus a mizzen blooper."
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Brad Knauer is now a member of Mariner Yachts Owners Group
Cheryl Baker posted a status
Please cancel my subscription. We sold our sailboat Thank you.
CHRISTINA FLORAND is now a member of Mariner Yachts Owners Group
Sep 15
Shawn Mendel commented on Bill Ferguson's article M36 Hull 44 "Sea Fever" for sale
"This boat is sold, or so the broker claimed as I arrived for a scheduled visit as a potential purchaser."
Sep 14
Shawn Mendel posted a status
This Mariner 36 is from the east coast, current name is Eagol, hailing from [Pittsburgh] Pennsylvania. I am in the middle of the survey and purchase efforts which should conclude by September 14, 2020.
I will update everything as I make progress.…
Sep 9
  • Erik R good luck! awesome boats. the longer i own mine the more i love my M36.
    Sep 15

M36 11 Keel Bolts?

was reading a pamphlet where its mentioned the M36 has 11 keel bolts.  i count 10 in mine.  three in aft bilge, four in central bilge, two at mast step and a single bolt in small bilge between port head and starboard sink.  is there an 11th hidden or was that a typo?  there is a long span between the mast step bolts and the forward most bolt but there is no access to that area without removing the floor.

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M36 hulls cored or solid?

was reading Sparkle Plenty's blog and he said he encountered balsa core when grinding the hull to check for moisture.  i was under the impression the hulls were solid fiberglass.  did they use coring in strategic places on the hull? 

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3 Replies · Reply by Tory Salvia Sep 2

Keel Stub Construction

Hi everyone,New MYOG membern here.  Im proud owner of Mariner 36 hull #45 Dulcinea.  I have a potentially serious structural issue with my keel stub and need to try and get as much info as i can so i can decide what repairs i might need to make and how im going to approach them.  my boat has a thin separation line at the keel/hull joint which isn't surprising given its age and probable neglect before i purchased her.  to remedy this, at first i figured i'd haul out, drop the keel, check the…

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4 Replies · Reply by Erik R Sep 6

Wood Type

This is probably going to sound foolish but if you don't know you have to ask. What type of wood is used on the toe rail and cockpit trim? As long as I'm here what type is in the cabin?  We love our M36. She is fast and comfortable just a few little issues to work through. 

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2 Replies · Reply by Doug Stearns Aug 31

Autopilots for Mariner 36

I am finally giving up on the Autohelm 3000 wheel autopilot that came with my boat.  It has never worked on a broad reach or below, and now it has a hard time holding course under power (the belt tends to slip when trying to turn to port, so, curiously, the unit turns to starboard instead).  I believe this was always undersized for the boat.  Talking at the boat show the Raytheon representative stated that my size boat needs a below deck unit.  He then put me in touch with one of their local…

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2 Replies · Reply by Erik R Sep 2

Feature Documentary from TSCTV

Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story from SailFlix on Vimeo.

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New Story Leadership Sail 2019

This July, two Mariner 36 sloops participated in a volunteer sailing event for college students participating in the New Story Leadership for the Middle East program. Each summer, NSL, a Washington, DC based non-profit program brings college age Israeli and Palestinian students to Washington, DC for 6 weeks of leadership classes and high level internships on Capitol Hill…

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New Members Onboarded

I've just approved about 18 new members. Please welcome them. As I stated in my latest blast, NING's new migration completion ETA is mid May. Until then, they have lifted the 150 member limit so I could onboard the waiting members. All members can continue posting. NING will make sure it migrates all accounts and current data before turning on our new NING 3.0 site.

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