Originally Posted by SvintII
Can anyone give me an opinion of the Peter Canning Designed " Mariner 36" masthead sloop? These were build in New Hampshire somewhere as far as I am aware.
There is another Mariner 36 sailboatbuild in the Far East somewhere but that would not be the one I am interested in.
The Mariner 36 sailboat is the 4th sailboat that I have owned and the best so I have basis for opinion. We owned hull
#5 and got involved early in life cycle of 36. We owned her for 12 years and actively sailed every summer, always making summer vacation passage
Down East from CT. One year, wife and I did CT to Newfoundland
. Early boat partner joined Mariner, so I had inside view as well.
Looking back, there are a number of small flaws in my mind, like ice box too big and we didn't want deck
loading but, overall, she served us well for all those years. Good hull
design, strong construction, good layout. She sailed very well and fast for lwl but she also has pleasing lines. The couple we sold
to, sailed her to South American, then with growing family
bought M 47, testmonial to Mariner. Would be happy to answer question or send mag articles from Yachting or Sea Mag (now out of print but article on our Mariner) Understand that this may be too late but just signed up with CF