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Old 15-09-2008, 17:13   #1
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Hello out there!!

I'm Steve, a newbie to the forum, although I've been following threads on it for a few months, I had yet to introduce myself.

I love the water; sailing, SCUBA, fishing and Kayaking. I spent most of my youth as a deckhand on my grandfathers charter boats in Morro Bay California but did little sailing until a few years ago. I'm in the process of re-decking my 1968 Mariner 31 Ketch. I hope to have it in the water next summer for a trip up to the San Juans or down to Newport for a shakedown. In the meantime, I'll keep reading threads in this forum, which I find to be inspiring and informative.

Thanks for all your insight, experience and willingness to share our sailing passion openly.
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Old 15-09-2008, 17:44   #2
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Hi Steve and welcome to the fun. Sounds like you have a nice project going.

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Old 16-09-2008, 09:43   #3
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Greetings Steve,
I'm also new to this forum as of a couple of days ago. I also have a Mariner, but a 32. Mine is in need of a deck/cabin rebuild and a whole lot more. My 32 was sitting in a storage lot in Salt Lake City for 19 yrs.
I live on San Juan Island. If you get up this way next summer get in touch and we can compare horror stories. I read about your boat on the Mariner site.
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Old 16-09-2008, 10:09   #4
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Steve & Dan....WELCOME!

It's always nice to be able to compare notes. Even if it is horror stories
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Old 16-09-2008, 19:48   #5
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Aloha Steve,
Welcome aboard! My first big boat was a Mariner 35 (all wood) Great design and wonderful construction except for teak decks and anything made of glass over plywood. It sailed beautifully and if it had had a fiberglass hull I would still have it today.
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Hey Steve,
I forgot to mention that I have some bronze fittings for the Mariner 31/32 and mizzen boom, staysail boom. Anything you might need?
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Old 17-09-2008, 09:10   #7
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Bronze fittings

I think I have everything I might need, but I'll let you know after I get a little further along in the process. I do need a Tee Track Genoa Slide and End stops for the starboard side if you have it, bronze. Can you give me some idea of what parts you have. If you're interested in selling all of it, I may be interested in buying it.

Thanks again John and everyone else who has offered a warm welcome to the forum.


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