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Old 29-12-2009, 17:08   #1
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There is a Mariner 36 in the Virgin Islands. We are going to have a look while we are on our charter.
How well are these built? Coastal cruiser or long range voyager? Any thoughts or opinions?
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Old 30-12-2009, 05:28   #2
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Some earlier CF discussions, which may be of interest:

Thoughts on the Mariner 36 Ketch?

Formosa vs. CT vs. Mariner

Mariner 31'

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Old 30-12-2009, 05:46   #3
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The MAriner I'm looking at was built in New Hampshire. I don't believe it is the same boat discussed in those threads. Here is a link to the boat.
Dakota - Mariner 36 Liveaboard Cruising Sloop (SailboatDakota)
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Right you are.

The Mariners, of NH, seem to get pretty good reviews.

Mariner Yacht Company, Inc., East Rochester, NH
Designers: Eric White and Arthur Berry.

See the Mariner 39 review : Well Found and Family Friendly
Mariner 39: Well Found and Family Friendly - Cruising World

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mariner 36

I'm familiar with the boat and in fact went to the auction in New Hampshire when they went under, back in 1983 maybe? It was pretty clear why they went under... it looked like they had a purchasing manager who bought enough gear to build 20 boats when they only had 3 on the floor at the time they closed the doors.
Ted Brewer designs, they're generally pretty well built boats with good quality gear. Like any 30 year old boat, they will have issues. A good friend here in my home harbor has had a Mariner 36' for years, and likes the boat very much. But he's now looking at rotten deck core forward, and thinking about how he's going to fix that. His wife would like something a little bigger, for entertaining, but the boat has served them very well for coastal cruising, and is capable of more than that depending on how well cared for she is.
The listing you posted looks to me like a pretty good boat at a reasonable price, but of course subject to survey. And in this market you might get it for somewhat less.

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Thanks for the info.

Bob, I just spent the last hour on your site.
What a truly beautiful vessel you have built.
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You may want to check this site: http://sites.google.com/site/sailboatdakota/

I saw a post on the Mariner owners site that this boat was for sale in the BVI's. I just purchased one in the Bay Area & it's a solid boat. Let me know if you need more info. Good Luck
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Thanks, bmiller; glad you like her.

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