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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 03/31/15 - 5:55pm
Author: Jan
Subject: Mariner 36 ketch

Hi all!

I'm considering the purchase of a Mariner 36 ketch once named "Sixty Something" - currently on the Chesapeake. Anyone know of it?

She has an odd layout. The salon in the forepeak and the head aft that on the port side. After that, it's a dog's breakfast except for the starboard quarterberth. Somebody had their way with her and she'll need to be put to rights.

Biggest first issue --- the main mast was (originally?) stepped about 6 inches forward of the interior main support beam. The deck doesn't seem any the worse for wear.

What kind of job is it to re-step it to where it's supposed to be sitting?

While I'm at it --- please chime in with your comments, lol! I'm looking forward to hearing from owners of the 36 ketch about what they'd look for when purchasing if they had a do-over.

I hear she sails pretty well to windward ...


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[> think again -- Ardi, - Sunday - 04/ 5/15 - 7:49am

That boat has been on the hard for a very long time, and I think that the ballast is cast iron because has cracks at the bottom of the keel in 2-3 places where the wooden blocks were holding and you could see the rust dripping out. Than they did the bottom paint and put her in the water but I don't know if they fixed the cracks in the keel. That is most important but the problems don't end there. She has soft deck in several places and the interior needs a lot of work. If the keel is done properly I think you would sink 20Gs in her and a lot( I mean a lot ) of work if you do it yourself. Personally I wouldn't pay for her and think twice if taking her for Free. Think about, tanks, chain plates, electrical , plumbing, interior, decks, bowsprit, sails, running riging etc.
This is my opinion

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[> the mast support is the easy fix -- Ardi, - Sunday - 04/ 5/15 - 8:02am

You can place a pole threw the table from the keel to the ceiling and it's done.

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[> [> Thanks, Ardi, but .... -- Jan, - Thursday - 04/ 9/15 - 10:46pm

I'd already bought the boat by the time you posted.

Ah, well -- she's mine now and I'll let you know how much of a project she really is. I was expecting somewhat at what she cost, so we'll see.

And everything doesn't have to be done at once -- and only enough to go sailing. :)

Thanks for sharing your information. If you know anything else about her, I'll appreciate it.


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