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1968 Mariner 31, Hull# 2 (Prototype)
Owners: Joel Spence - Los Angeles, CA - USA

I recently purchased hull #2 of the M31 series, "Esperanza", in Los Angeles. The previous owner had outfitted it with serious intentions of cruising to Hawaii. His age prevented him from maintaining the boat properly. So, I have much deferred maintenance to do...side-decks, rigging, hull work, and wood preservation. Oh, and lots of leaks when it rains. The bilge was dry, due to his reacent hauling for work from the waterline down.

Joel Spence

"Esperanza" in summer of 2012