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post #1 of Old 05-17-2010 Thread Starter
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O'day mariner sea capabilities?

Hi there,

I'm considering buying a 1970 O'day mariner 19. I have little experience sailing and have discovered through research that this is a good stable, safe boat to learn on.
I live in Newfoundland where there are many sheltered bays in which to sail but it is almost always windy which of courses creates a fair bit of choppy water.
I am wondering if the mariner 19 is a good, safe boat for salt water (not the open ocean) but large open bays. It appears that most people use this boat on fresh water lakes.
I have also been looking into the sandpiper 565.
If anyone has any advice on the sea capabilities of either of these boats, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Mike
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