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Michael Mentuck is now a member of Mariner Yachts Owners Group
Feb 6
George Sparr posted a status
Ok, thanks for the info. I will keep an eye on it. Hopefully it will not start leaking until I pull the boat out in a few years. I just had the bottom painted and the scupper valve replaced so the next scheduled haul out is two years away, I hope.
Jan 8
Norman Art posted a status
Yes, it is 7/16 inch.. Only found out because I had guessed at the wrong size and bought both sides. The hardware store next to the boat yard in Mex had several sizes of packing. I was able to match the packing I took out to 7/16. Easy job really,…
Jan 2
Tory Salvia posted a status
Here is a link to online parts manuals for Universal and other engine makes from Marine Toad Supply, .
The online version contains diagrams of all the engine system parts.
Dec 29, 2020
George Sparr updated their profile
Dec 13, 2020
Nico Leksana published an article
I am scaling down and want to see if anyone might be interested in completing the refitting process of an 1981 Mariner 39 Center Cockpit. The boat is near Solomons Island, MD.Sadly, I just don' thave enough time to work on the boat anymore. Below is…
Dec 13, 2020
Jack Zamary is now a member of Mariner Yachts Owners Group
Nov 26, 2020

Scupper hoses

Hi, George Sparr here.  After 40 years it's time to replace the scupper through hull fittings and valves.  I think the previous owner was upset with the boat yard that he had to replace the 2" hoses.  He thought that they should be crossed from the port side to the starboard valve.  What I have know is straight hoses from the scupper to the valve.  Any advice would be appreciated.  Also, thinking of replacing the two other through hull fittings while I have it out.  just don't know how long…

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Was the hull number on the original main sail under the m-36 logo. Hull out tomorrow. Time to get ready for varnish season. Also have new set of glow pugs to install. Not at all happy with the way the universal 5432 starts. Not reliable. Runs great after and if you can start it. 

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3 Replies · Reply by Tory Salvia Oct 9, 2020

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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7 Replies · Reply by Erik R Oct 15, 2020

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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4 Replies · Reply by Barry Hilman Nov 23, 2020

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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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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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