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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri November 26, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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American Mariner,25 1974 , Cabin cruiser
This boat does not have a normal keel. It has a 800 lb lead weight molded into the keel. This helps to stabilize the boat keeping it mostly in an upright position. She only draws 23 inches of water fully loaded, sails at 6 knots and can be easily handled by one person. This boat is not for sail but I would highly recommend any of her sisters to any buyers.
She was built by American in Costa Mesa California and is probably some sort of test model although several were built.
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Registered: April 2001
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Review Date: Mon June 26, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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My first boat, a very seaworthy and comfortable cruiser. The unique keel
allowed for standing headroom and a well balanced rig. Keel would stand the boat in tidal water to clean her bottom. Mast was easy to raise/lower using the boom as a gin pole and the back stay to lift. Trailed beautifully. Moved up to a larger boat but I wish I still owned her or could find another.
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Review Date: Tue October 31, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This boat is known as an American 6.5 and is sometimes incorrectly known as an American 20 or American 21.

It was made by the now defunct American Mariner Industries of California. Take a look at http://www.americanmarinerindustries.com .

If you are in doubt as to whether or not your boat is an American, look for a semi-spread wing eagle logo with "AMERICAN" in it. If you have that, you've got an American Mariner Industries boat.

These are very solidly built boats with.

My 6.5 (20ft) has the following features built in:
-a fresh water tank
-sink
-portable head mount
-3.5 berths
-ice chest
-cockpit lockers
-a LARGE sail locker
-a fixed shoal keel

The only flaw I have found on my boat was the use of plastic port lights which have become brittle, cracked and leaky after 21 years.

Otherwise, this is really a wonderful boat that is by no means a racer but a great cruiser.

My American 6.5
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Review Date: Wed October 24, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This 21' fiberglass sloop has been a great one to sail. Has a 4' daggerboard,is beamy with a decent sized cabin for a small boat. I'm lookig for specs on a replacement for my rudder,which sadly resides in the mud somewhere. Any leads will be much appreciated.
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Review Date: Tue June 1, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is the smallest boat American Mariner Industries made. It's a 20' 6" boat with a fixed shoal keel. This keel designed allows you to stand upright in the boat which is amazing for a 21ft boat!

It is VERY tender (so no sea sickness for landlubbers who cruise with you) and is very easy to sail. It has a small sail area for it's size which makes it very very slow in light wind. On the other hand, show me a 21ft boat that will sleep 3 adults and a child and have headroom to stand!

When these boats were made, they were premium sailboats. Unlike the cheaper boats of the late 70's-early 80's, AMIs had fiberglass interiors for a more finished look and the wood trim craftsman ship is very good.

If you would like to know more about these boats, look at: www.AMIYachts.com
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