1972 Mariner 31, Hull# 138
Owner: George Andrew - Yamamgata-ken, Japan
Personal History: Japanese resident from Bristol,
England, U.K. Retired college instructor (impoverished), sailing since teens
in Bristol Channel. Pacific and
European yacht cruising (navigating other people's yachts) over the past thirty years. Happy bachelor. Yacht's History: First owner - US Navy, (Yokosuaka, Japan)who were unable to maintain a partly wooden vessel and sold as scrap. I redesigned and rebuilt (personally) the superstructure - decks, cabin, cockpit - with sandwich GRP. The yacht is now a cutter sloop (with structural adaptations), fore hatch on extended cabin roof, extra lights, centre companionway, stern draining lockers, water injection exhaust, three blade prop., etc. Still working on the rigging. Many photos but not yet in digital form. Will prepare materials for projects section if anyone is interested.
George Andrew. P.S. I wonder if my yacht is still a Mariner 31?
My rebuilding of "Legato" is moving along summer by summer. Now about to step the mast after I decide how long it should be - and design a folding bowsprit. Also trying to cure overheating of the Perkins 4-107. When rain stops play I would like to send in a fairly brief account of the rebuilding - just about everything except the hull. I have a few photos of that work also. Can you add another photo to my file in the boat owners section? Does anyone know where I can source various AF threaded nuts and bolts for the Perkins?