1972 Mariner 31, Hull# 150
Owners; Randall Reeves and Joanna Bloor, San Fransisco, Ca. USA
Jo and I bought our Mariner in 2001. We threw caution to the wind and renamed her Murre after the compact, slow flying but strong swimming sea birds that breed in our waters. A sort of penguin, Murres can be seen along the coast bobbing comfortably in the worst of weathers, and so seemed a fitting epithet for our tough little boat.
Hull 150, Circa 1974
Anchored Drake’s Bay with Cormorants, Summer 2002
Complete deck and cabin side rebuild, Winter 2003/04
Murre sailing herself in San Pablo Bay, Summer 2004
Anchored mouth of Petaluma River, Summer 2005
Under wraps for the cockpit rebuild, Winter 2005/06
Reaching in Raccoon Straits, Summer 2006
And introducing Coot, a Bolger Tortoise, known in formal circles by the appellation “La Coot du Murre”.