I used to own an all wood Mariner 35 ketch
. Same design as the 31 but larger. I crossed the Pacific in it and would have done the same with the 31. I've had friends with 31s. They are not "to weather" performers but are very stable at sea and with sails
up and a mizzen staysail will keep up with any boat of equal waterline length in a 12 to 15 knot
breeze on a close or beam reach.
I like their interiors. The cabin
tops, sides and cockpits are prone to freshwater intrusion and dry rot
so many of those areas need to be rebuilt but if you find one that is more or less solid then they can be a bargain cruiser.
decks begin to leak after awhile so find one that has already been converted to fiberglass
I saw a listing for one in Astoria for sale
. Is that the one you might be looking into?