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Mariner 47

Rick,

There were five Mariner 47's built by Mariner Yachts in East Rochester, NH (as opposed to the Taiwan Mariners). Hull #1, Gala was built for Al and Aggie Wolf and sailed by them for ten years. She was a lovely ketch converted eventually to a sloop by removal of the Mizzen mast. She was built in 1980 and goes by a different name now.

Hull #2 was owned for twenty years and was launched in early 1981. She also was a ketch and was a green hull. (Gala was white). She had the same interior layout.

Hull#3, Free Spirit was launched as a sloop in August 1981 with a 63 foot mast (the ketch had a 61 foot mast). I had her built and still own her. Her mast and boom were replaced in 1996 with a 71 foot carbon fiber stoway stick.

Hull #4, Sharazade was owned by an attorney from Chicago who sailed her for at least a decade in the Caribbean.

Hull #5, Whitehawk (I believe) was finished in Florida after she had been seized as part of an IRS foreclosure on the Mariner Yacht Corp.

The hull mold, owned by Al Wolfe was sold to Islander Yachts if I remember correctly and they put out a few 48 footers on her lines on the west coast. They were advertized as 28,000 pounds displacement - at least 4000 pounds lighter than the Mariner version.

The Morris 48 has nearly identical lines from my observation, but I don't know the details of her naval architect. The Mariner 47 was designed by Ted Brewer. The original brochure showed a photo of hull #1. That was a day at Annapolis that Jack Cogswell took my wife and me sailing with Ted Brewer. I am at the wheel in the photo.

Bob Gould
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Catboatfan: I'm in process of buying your dad's boat. Can I contact you offline to discuss? I have enlisted Ted Brewer as consultant to the purchase but I suspect you have other insights on the vessel and her history.
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Re: Mariner 47

Hi Bob
This is long past time that this thread began but wanted to say that you guys were my heros.

I bought the book when it came out and though I have several dozen sailing books, your Dad's stays at the top to reference many times each year.

Wanted to ask, is this boat manageable by two, or is that asking too much.

Tell your Dad, thanks, he's got to be a very special person,
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Re: Mariner 47

Mariner 38 [New Hampshire] Looking for any and all info on these boats [maybe 5 built?]. Quality, motion comfort, blue water ability, ease of single handing, things to watch for in an '82 Mariner, and on and on ....

Looking to buy and live aboard one long term, for coastal and blue water. And I've been spilt between full keel and Mariner type keel/skeg/exposed prop.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Mariner 47

I was also told that Mariner 38's were stretched out 36's. So if anyone has info on them [36's], that would also be helpful [build quality, sailing ability, etc].

And what do people think about the Hurth V drive transmission in the 38's? Is that cause for any worries? Reportedly rebuilt in early 2000.

And some cabin top crazing [as with Dorys]. And maybe some hull/deck joints that need resealing. Weather helm?

Thank you very much . . .

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