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Re: New! Mariner 2+ 2 Oday 19ft Mast Help!
LOL, sometimes we forget what it's like to be starting out and fixing up an old boat.
Get on the Mariner Association web site and ask around. Someone may be parting out an old boat. Check on Yahoo Groups and see if there is a Mariner group. If so join and ask the same question. Is there a good used boat gear store in your area? You may be able to find a lot of what you need there.
You said it has good sails? Hell even if you went with a new mast and dropped a grand on a complete package you're only in the boat for a grand plus whatever you spend on fiberglass and odds and ends.
If you end up at $1,500 or even $2,000 all in, that's a LOT of grins for the money.
Oh and the Catalina 22 is a fun boat too - I used to own one.
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“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau