Originally Posted by SwampSailor
The forward section of the roof over the V berth does provide main mast support, thereís a springboard spanning the area but the plywood in that area is in decent shape and since itís separated by both head
bulkheads I donít think the salon wall is contributing to the integrity of that component. My Mizzen mast is aft of the salon and separate from the salon roof. The only rig component present in the vicinity of the repair area is the main sheet anchor which is a 1/2Ē eye bolt. I will have to look a little deeper this weekend to see if there are any structural ties providing anchor support to that bolt.
The timber Mariners are an older vintage than mine, they switched to a solid hull
and plywood decking after only a few of the timber versions.
And again in newer versions, no plywood in cabin tops, side decks, cockpits.
Glass is laid up thick and horizontal struts glassed in under decks, handrails, ect.
Mine is a 1979, built after Far East moved to the USA.
Clair Oberly brought molds from Japan
, and manufactured them in Long Beach CA.
The Mast support, transfers weight to the structural bulkheads, as well the 4 corners of the v berth, hanging locker and head.
post, means these structural bulkheads must be in good shape to support the weight and tensioning of the rig.
They are pretty well made, I wouldn't want a cored deck
Mariner as most of them have issues.
Also, avoid the wooden spars, unless your a shipwright, or have deep pockets.
A very seaworthy
vessel for sure.