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Old 27-09-2013, 09:11   #46
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Thank you for your reply. I have seen a few Mayflower Mariners for sale on the internet. I am planning on visiting San Diego in 2 weeks to view one and then travel up the coast to view a few other boats. I have bought and sold various things (houses, machinery and equipment, real estate etc) over the years and with each transaction it seems that there are customary and expected behaviors from both buyer and seller. I am trying to get comfortable with that process before I make myself look silly.

That being said, do you or have you owned a Mariner? If so, do you have any impressions of the boat that you would share?

Thanks again for your time and I hope to be able to do the same for some other new guy in the future.

Hi Matt - wondering if you ever did go look at the Mayflower in SD? If it's the same one I'm thinking, I have looked at this boat a few times over the last couple of years, and ultimately decided to move it off the list for some specific reasons.....not that it's a bad boat. Would like to hear your thoughts on it.....

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Old 27-09-2013, 10:17   #47
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Re: Mayflower Stadel or Mariner 48 Owners

Ron Rico,
I have not been out to see the boat. I am trying to line up a few others to view while I am out there. I figured I might as well maximize the trip.

You have piqued my curiosity as to your reasons for removing it from your list. Is there any thing I should be particularly aware of with this specific boat or is it these boats in general?



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Old 04-02-2015, 08:35   #48
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Re: Mayflower Stadel or Mariner 48 Owners

Is this forum still active?

I'm in the process of buying a Mayflower 48
All that I've read mentions boats in the 80s
Mine's registered in 79
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Old 04-02-2015, 16:15   #49
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Re: Mayflower Stadel or Mariner 48 Owners

Its still active but obviously there was no need for a while because Mayflowers are not so often on the market.
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Old 05-10-2015, 18:10   #50
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Re: Mayflower Stadel or Mariner 48 Owners

Maybe not many on the market, but here is one in New Zealand:
Used Mariner Mayflower for Sale | Yachts For Sale | Yachthub
Wishing you all sunny skies above, clear water below, gentle winds behind and a safe port ahead,
and when coming this way check,_Australia
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Old 31-01-2016, 23:29   #51
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Re: Mayflower Stadel or Mariner 48 Owners


I'm new here. I work for a YACHT SURVEY company. I'm glad I found this forum as maybe you can help me. Recently we had to make a survey on a MAYFLOWER 48 - 1981 in order to determine its current value. I found this boat really interesting.

It is just a curiosity but does anybody know what was the full price of these boats at that time? 1980'ca

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Old 17-10-2017, 17:11   #52
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Re: Mayflower Stadel or Mariner 48 Owners

Hi we are considering purchasing a 1979 mayflower 48 three stateroom model. Can anyone tell me if all decks were screwed from below or if some were done from above? The decks on the boat look in rough shape and appear to have screw plugs. Also is the deck cored or solid? Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:45   #53
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Re: Mayflower Stadel or Mariner 48 Owners

Greetings I am a marine surveyor and have been rebuilding a Mayflower 48 for the last 8 years. Every square inch inside and out has been touched to some degree. I have hundreds of photos and videos of the re fitting as well as under sail. If you have any questions about any part of the structural integrity of the boat I can probably answer them.
Every boat has compromises, this one had the least for my sailing demands.
Decks: are teak planks set in a bedding compound and screwed on from under decks. Originally good as they did not require bung plugs and had the fewest number of leaks. over time the teak wears thin and the screw tips portrude through the deck allowing water entry. The good news is that there is no coring anywhere in the deck to decay.
Removal can be somewhat difficult as the teeth has to be pried up and ripped off the screws. The caulking has to be removed and all screws remove from Below or ground off flush. Many of the screw heads are buried underneath fiberglass the hull joint. A couple of layers of fiberglass will be required before new decks are installed or refinished. I am presently looking at marine deck 2000 cork decking as the replacement for a number of reasons.
The three cabin version was probably originally sold as a Stadel 48 which I believe were marketed out of California. I understand that only 42 mayflowers were built and all were Custom Interiors. They also came in the shallow and deep draft versions.
Problem areas: the interior marine plywood used is good quality wood but poor quality adhesive and tends to delaminate.
Mainsheet system it too close behind the helmsman.
Finding a good location to install batteries is surprisingly difficult.
If you have any questions or would like to call me via cell or Skype let me know. I can accomplish a lot more with a call rather than text jousting!

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