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September "Notice to Mariners" Newsletter Now Available!

9/9/2014

The September, 2014 edition of the Notice to Mariners newsletter is now available! There are recaps from both the Nationals and the Rendezvous, reports from the Annual Meeting, sailing stories and much more with a ton of pictures. Special thanks to Alice Hawrilenko for another fantastic edition, and we applaud her wonderful work these past four years as she steps away from the Newsletter Editor position. Be sure to read her "Editor's Shout-out" on page seven.

 
The document is just shy of 9 MB. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IT NOW, and enjoy!

New Red Dragon Canoe Club Mariner Fleet

8/26/2014

Congratulations and welcome to the Red Dragon Canoe Club! They are the latest sailing club to host a fleet of Mariners and are based in Edgewater Park, New Jersey, not far from the Riverton Yacht Club Mariner Fleet. Founded in 1883, they are one of the oldest boating clubs in the United States, and they are housed in the Shipman Mansion, an absolutely beautiful building dating back to the Civil War.

 
Currently with three Mariners on their roster, they are hoping to attract more Mariner sailors. According to Fleet Captain Doug Campbell (also the Commodore for the Club), Red Dragon was once a "hothouse for new racers", and he would like regain some of that vigor with a fleet of Mariners leading the way.
 
Be sure to check out the Club's website here, and contact Doug here for more information about joining the Red Dragon Canoe Club Mariner Fleet.

Stuart Marine's End-of-the-Season Special

8/18/2014

Dave Whittier and Stuart Marine, the manufacturer of the Mariner sailboat for over 30 years, are offering a "Pick up, Fix up, Store & Deliver" special package pricing available from September 2014 through May 2015. The special package pricing is available now at $695.00, which includes the annual fall pick-up, winter storage, and spring delivery. Dave writes the following:
 

 
Dear Friends,

We hope you are enjoying every sail during the busy summer season, which will end too soon. Then the planning for proper, reliable, and valuable annual services becomes stressful for some Rhodes 19 and Mariner owners. Fortunately, Stuart Marine's factory direct Pick up, Fix up, Store & Deliver services address the usual end-of-season, off-season, and start-of-season details. You simply pick the date; and we schedule the truck, trailer, and crew to begin our reliable Boat Transport & Storage jobs including:

fall hauling, decommissioning, transporting, power washing, detailing, sail service, motor service, bottom painting, winter storage, covering, recommissioning, and spring launching            

And while your boat is stored with Stuart Marine, you can also plan for our experienced factory Boat Repairs including:
 
timbers & frames, keel or centerboard, rubrail & deck joint, mast & rigging, rudder & tiller, fiberglass & finishes, woodwork & finishes, and factory upgrades

Thank you for your continued support of Stuart Marine.  We appreciate your business and working with you during all the seasons.

 
Sincerely, Dave Whittier


207-594-5515 shop

info@stuartmarine.com 

50% BoatUS Discount for Association Members

The Mariner Class Association is a BoatUS Cooperating Group, and therefore, anyone who is a member of the Mariner Class Association is eligible to receive BoatUS membership at half price! Check out www.boatus.com to see all they offer and to sign up.
Mention the group number shown in this link to receive the discount!
 
 

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The Mariner is a 19 foot laminated fiberglass sloop first manufactured by George O'Day in 1963, and currently produced by Stuart Marine. Over 4,000 boats have been constructed. The US Mariner Class Association was founded in 1966 to:

                              * Keep the boat safe.
                              * Encourage its use as a family boat
                              * Maintain the Mariner as an economical one design Class.

     The Association remains very active with 8 Fleet Captains. Local sailing activities are coordinated by the Fleet Captains and include cruising and racing. Additionally we have 6 geographic area contacts that are committed to growing their fleets. The National Championship Regatta is held annually and provides an opportunity for members to test their racing skills and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Mariner sailors.


New members are always welcome.


      The association publishes a newsletter, appropriately named Notice To Mariners, which is the official publication of the association. Through the newsletter, our forums and the plethora of information on the website, members can learn from highly experienced Mariner owners about maintaining, tuning, cruising, and racing a Mariner. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our web site and that you will soon enjoy the many benefits of Membership.

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Buying a Mariner ?? — Here's the help you need!

************     Why a Mariner?      ************

 

 

 * Shoal Draft (10") with Centerboard & Kick-up Rudder


 * Easy to launch & retrieve, even on shallow ramps

 

 * Large roomy cockpit. Great for family sailing

 

 * Wide beam  and fractional rig make it very stable

 

 * Dry, overnight sleeping accommodations in enclosed cabin

 

 * Active racing class and support organization (Mariner Class Association)


 * Low initial cost and easy to maintain


 * Can be trailered with a medium size tow vehicle

 * A great boat for both novices and experienced sailors


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