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Clair Oberly 1921 - 2001
The man and his quest: "....to build the best sailboat"
Clair Oberly devoted the better part of his life in creating the Mariner Ketches. His devotion shows very clearly in the construction of every Mariner built.Bill Kranidis
I had the honor of speaking with Clair in January of 2001 and I was totally amazed by the man's awareness, even at that age.
Clair passed away only a couple of days after we spoke and I will live the rest of my life with these memories of the man who gave my family and I, such joy in owning a Mariner Ketch.
His Memorial service took place aboard "Oblivion" (a Mariner 32) off the coast of California.
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