- Jul 7, 2010
Okay, that the construction type was consistent with what I was used to ... the solution to the floor sounds better than what I was thinkin'
Nice boat you got there. You might have motivated me enough to buy one myself! I'll be sure to follow your restoration.
I would highly suggest to first try and rent a boat, preferably similar to the one you want, different companies and then see which one suits you best, bets of luck!I had a Catalina 22 for about 7 years (1997 - 2004) and sold it to buy my Formula 242 powerboat. There are days when a couple hour sail would be nice, so I have been thinking of getting a smaller sailboat . . . 17-20 foot range. Something that would not be a lot of hassle to use.
A couple of boats have peaked my interest:
O'Day Mariner 19 foot
Lockley Newport 17 foot
There are many of the Mariners in my area on CL, but only a couple of the Lockley's. So, I am thinking about the Mariner since it has a bigger following.
Anyone of the sailing community here have any inputs on either boat? :noidea:
It looks like the Mariners went through several stages of evolution from its inception in 1963. I think I would go for one of the later models (1972+).
Apparently O'Day sold off the production rights for the Mariner to Rebel in the 1980's, and then that was again sold of to Stuart Marine. The boat is still made today.
In my searching, I did come across an S2 6.7 and an S2 6.9 Gran Slam. Those might be too big for casual usage, but maybe some day as an upgrade.
Since people can't read that you bought one over 5 years ago, this is closed. Let us know if you want it re-opened, Ted.Thanks, I thought that the Mariner was a good size, not too big and not too small. There is a good following and the boat is still made, which is a rarity.