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post #5 of Old 05-18-2010
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ODay Mariner 19

I have a 1977 model O'Day Mariner with centerboard, and I find it to be somewhat overcanvassed for even the lighter wind areas of the southern San Francisco and northern Monterey Bays, at least with only 1 or 2 people on board.
Yes, it does have a self-draining cocpit; however the drains are so small that they clog easily.
My boat came with reef points in the (rather worn out) main; the first thing I did after cleaning the bottom was to put in some jiffy reefing hardware.
In my opinion it's a much better lake than ocean boat.

I wish I had my old Montgomery 17, that was a rugged little sea boat! (many single-handed trips to the SoCal channel islands when I lived down there).
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