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  1. AndrewAK
    Hi Joe, no problem... I don't seem to be getting notifications either. I'll shoot you an email, that info would be great! My email is andrew.d.dahlin @
  2. AndrewAK
    Hi there, I saw your thread about your engine on the Mariner 39; I hope you don't mind a couple of unsolicited questions -- feel free to ignore if so!

    I'm doing a sea trial on a Mariner 39 next weekend and am likely pulling the trigger on it. How do you like the boat overall? Anything specific to the Mariner 39 you think I should look at before purchasing? (Other than the usual boat stuff).


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  • About JoeRobertJr
    Vessel Make/ model
    Mariner 39
    Vessel Name
    Rock Hall, MD
    Circuit Designer
    Currently preparing for offshore cruising.

    I first learned to sail as a young teen in the Boy Scouts. That hooked me for good. In high school, I bought my own small sailboat, a 13' Zuma with a radial rig. I sailed that on Canandaigua Lake, NY, and the Niagara River while in college.

    After college, I served 11 years as an officer in the US Navy, where I gained much experience and certification in large ship handling and navigation. There was not much training there specific to sailing vessels, but in Newport, RI, I did the certification necessary to rent small day sailers.

    In 2017, I introduced my wife of 20 years to the joys of sailing through a captained charter in the BVI. Now, she is hooked, too, and we have plans for our impending empty-nest phase of life.

    Sailing certification: ASA 101, 103, 104, 118.
    2017: Captained charter in BVI. Logged 50 hours underway, 63nm,
    2018: Bareboat charters in Chesapeake Bay, MD and Penobscot Bay, ME. Logged 89 hours underway, 196nm.
    2019: Purchased a 1984 Catalina 25 and named her Starfish.
    2020: Trailered on weekends to cruise around the upper Chesapeake Bay. Closed out the season with a week-long cruise.
    2021: Slipped for the season near Rock Hall. Weekend cruising in various creeks off the Chester River. Closed out the season with a week long trip circling Kent Island with key stops in St. Michaels and Annapolis. Logged 335NM for the season.
    2022: Sold Starfish, our Catalina 25. Purchased a Mariner 39.
    2023: Spent the entire season in the yard doing urgent repairs and upgrades: replaced all engine control wiring, refurbished seacocks, blasted and repainted the bottom, replaced and replumbed aft bilge pump, replaced the rudder.


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  • Last Activity: 23-05-2024 10:55
  • Join Date: 14-06-2018
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