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Old 15-02-2010, 20:54   #1
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Other Oyster Owners? Older / Smaller Models

We are somewhat new owners of an 1980 Oyster Mariner 35 that we have been refitting and would love to connect with other owners of older and smaller Oysters to compare notes with. So far we have not met any other owners. Hope to hear from you .
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Old 17-02-2010, 21:28   #2
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I used to have an old Bill Garden Mariner 35 but that is a totally different animal.
Hope you find some Oyster owners out there.
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Old 17-02-2010, 21:40   #3
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Welcome to the forum!
I am certain that you will find some other oyster owners. You own a lovely boat.
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I was almost an Oyster owner last summer. I had a contract on a 485 but the boat failed survey and I couldn't agree on a price reduction with the owner.

And I just couldn't find another one in acceptable condition; Oysters tend to be used hard and long and maintained little, in my experience shopping for them.

But they are gorgeous, at least, the Hollman & Pye designs (the newer Rob Humphrey designs completely lack the grace and balance of the H&P designs, they look more like my Moody), the most beautiful sailboats I know, in terms of both aesthetics and function. And built like a brick you know what -- real quality through and through. But you can't hope, in my experience, to find a nice 10-year old one even if you're willing to spend double what mere mortal boats of the same size would cost.

But anyway, still my favorite boat, although I am now a Moody owner.
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Old 18-02-2010, 20:32   #5
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Hi there,

I own an Oyster Mariner 35, extended t0 37 feet and we are based in Whangarei, New Zealand.
We bought it from the original owner who had it built, he owned it for 25 years, its well equipped for cruising and in very good order.
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Old 21-02-2010, 21:02   #6
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Thank you for the replies! I am so excited to have found a way of connecting and sharing notes.

Dockhead, sorry about the failed survey-but hey, It's better to find the issues BEFORE Besides, the Moody is a beautiful vessel. I hope you are enjoying your new boat.

Our boat was one designed by Holman and Pye and she was definately well sailed by one of the previous owners winding up in Florida. Unfortunately, that is where she was injured by a hurricane. Thankfully, she truely is built like that brick building refered to. We have been working on repairs and will hopefully spash in the next week or two!!
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Old 15-10-2010, 19:12   #7
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I'm a new member of this forum and an Oyster owner also. One year older than yours, but a bigger version - an Oyster LIghtwave 48. Had it four years and we are totally in love with her. We have worked hard on her, upgrading everything and doing almost everything ourselve - even cut down sails and replumbed, made a new bimini and dodger, replaced all the elctronics etc. Only thing we haven''t done that's a major project is to replace the teak deck, but its not an integral part of the deck; only cosmetic. Happy to compare notes.
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Re: Other Oyster Owners? Older / Smaller Models

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We are somewhat new owners of an 1980 Oyster Mariner 35 that we have been refitting and would love to connect with other owners of older and smaller Oysters to compare notes with. So far we have not met any other owners. Hope to hear from you .
Just found this old thread about Oyster ownership

Have you since found the Google Group for Oyster owners?

http://groups.google.com/group/oyste...rs-group?hl=en

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Re: Other Oyster Owners? Older / Smaller Models

hi I too own an oyster she is a 1983 43, I am getting her ready to sail from Trinidad w.i. to Alabama to refurbish her. can anyone tell me where I can find the
hull number on this baby. seems that immigration wants that number. please help
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Old 28-12-2012, 16:01   #10
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Re: Other Oyster Owners? Older / Smaller Models

Contact Oyster marine direct through their website. Customer service keeps extensive records on all the build details.
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