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1968 Mariner 31- Hull #3 (Prototype)
Owner: Mike Schifsky - Eastsound (San Juan Islands),
WA - USA
This is about my fourth wooden boat restoration, and with the possible exception
of a teak Cheoy Lee Frisco Flyer, the most well constructed boat I have owned.I
bought Raven because we wanted a good cruising boat with standing head room
in the cabin. We have cruised a fair bit now and Raven is everything I had
hoped for.Raven was is rough shape when I bought her in May 2003, but mostly
from a cosmetic standpoint. The decks had just been professionally redone
in Port Townsend (thank god).This year I rewired her and refinished the hull
and cabin. I have also added some electronics and a few personal touches.
I intend to do the spars next season, but the biggest improvement will be
a Yanmar 3cyl engine to replace the worn out, noisy, and smokey Volvo MD11C.I
am at least the third owner, but donít know her history. I know she lived
in S. Calif. for a while.
Raven is a great boat, and intend to keep her for quite awhile.The photo was
taken in Mail Bay, Waldron Island, Wa.
I quite enjoy the Mariner website.