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Mariner 38, 36, 39 [NH] INFO wanted
We are looking at a 38 Mariner [New Hampshire build] and cannot find any info. Can anyone help?
We have been told that the 38 is a stretched out 36 and a shortened 39 [Ha]. We are interested in - overall build quality of these boats, deck rot issues, blister issues, blue water ability [want to coastal cruise and maybe go around the world], size OK for single handing when needed? Things to look for when surveying 30 year old Mariners, Motion/comfort at sea, crazing gelcoat issues, Universal model 40 [with 4,000+ hrs], V-drive transmission reliability, sailing characteristics [in light airs and heavy seas], any trouble with offset unprotected prop [hitting things, lines, nets, etc] and specific problems/benefits with the long [not deep] fin keel [we have been mostly looking at full keel boats]. And any other helpful info.
Thank you very much for your help.