1972 Mariner 40, Hull# 61
Owners: Steven Spivey - Santa Barbara, CA - USA
My name is Gregory Drennen and I live aboard my 40 foot Mariner in San Pedro Ca. I don't know of much of her history for sure. I suspect that she did some crusing from Alaska to South America, as there are plenty of old charts aboard from these areas. I was told that she also visited Hawaii, and of course made it here from her birthplace in Japan under her own canvas. The previous owner seems to think that she had been grounded twice, but I could find no evidence of it during survey and haulout.
I have been in contact with Mike the owner of "Rainbow Chaser" about hull numbers. He contacted the Coast Guard and found out that there are multiple hull #61s reported, so they use the document number exclusively for their purposes.
I'll send photos when I can. She suffered from a healthy amount of neglect for about 3 years before I purchased her last November, as the previous owner had moved quite a distance away due to work.
I have plenty of work ahead of me and will probably be looking for advice as I get stumped.