1979 Mariner 32 - Hull# 108
Owners: Mark and Anita Rooney - Pasadena, MD - U.S.A
Previous Names: "Sea Mistress" / "Melody Amour" / "Kinkie Two"
My wife and I bought "Kinkie Two"
and renamed her to "Ashlinka" (after our daughter Ashlyn) while I
was home on mid-tour leave from Iraq in January 2008. I spent most of my leave
going through the process of buying this boat, arduous but well worth it. We
actually found it by accident while checking on our Herreshoff H-28. I don't
know about you but I can't drive through a boat yard without looking at all
the boats. Driving through the yard I saw Kinkie Two on the hard and mentioned
to my wife that I would like to end up with a boat like that one day; and as
we passed by I saw a For Sale sign taped to the side of her. Well I couldn't
help myself. I called the number and spoke with a very pleasant lady, Mrs. Waterhouse,
and asked if I could go aboard to show my wife. My intention at the time was
just to show my wife, who has never had an exposer to boats, how bigger boats
are laid out. Her only experience until then was the H-28 with a very cramped
cabin. Mrs. Waterhouse happily gave us permission to board and as I climbed
up, I liked what I saw. Then as I stepped into the cabin we were stunned by
Kinkie Two's beauty. It was about seven days later that we were the happy owners.
-Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Waterhouse!
We are very willing and open to learn from the experiences that are offered from the members of this site and are looking forward to may years of happy sailing and new friendships along the way.
Best regards, Craig and Goshia Parker
August, 23, 2010
An update to the owners list for Mariner 32s. Hull # 108, "Ashlinka" has been purchased by Jim and Shannon Roof in Baltimore, MD. We plan on keeping the name as is and plan to homeport the boat in Baltimore.We'll be updating as adventures occur. thanks Jim Roof
February 23, 2023
My name is Mark Rooney. My wife Anita and I have become the
new owners of M32 ASHLINKA, hull #108 located in Pasadena, Maryland.
We acquired the vessel from our friends Jim and Shannon Roof, who had sailed her on the Chesapeake Bay for many years. Our plans include refurbishing and updating ASHLINKA with some much needed work over the next few months to prepare for the 2023 sailing season on the Chesapeake Bay. More to follow as we dive into these projects, with photos and I'm sure, many questions.
Looking forward to seeing other Mariners in our area.
Mark and Anita