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1972 Mariner 31, Hull# 138
Owner: George Andrew - Yamamgata-ken, Japan

Personal History: Japanese resident from Bristol, England, U.K. Retired college instructor (impoverished), sailing since teens in Bristol Channel. Pacific and
European yacht cruising (navigating other people's yachts) over the past thirty years. Happy bachelor. Yacht's History: First owner - US Navy, (Yokosuaka, Japan)who were unable to maintain a partly wooden vessel and sold as scrap. I redesigned and rebuilt (personally) the superstructure - decks, cabin, cockpit - with sandwich GRP. The yacht is now a cutter sloop (with structural adaptations), fore hatch on extended cabin roof, extra lights, centre companionway, stern draining lockers, water injection exhaust, three blade prop., etc. Still working on the rigging. Many photos but not yet in digital form. Will prepare materials for projects section if anyone is interested.

George Andrew. P.S. I wonder if my yacht is still a Mariner 31?

August 2009

My rebuilding of "Legato" is moving along summer by summer. Now about to step the mast after I decide how long it should be - and design a folding bowsprit. Also trying to cure overheating of the Perkins 4-107. When rain stops play I would like to send in a fairly brief account of the rebuilding - just about everything except the hull. I have a few photos of that work also. Can you add another photo to my file in the boat owners section? Does anyone know where I can source various AF threaded nuts and bolts for the Perkins?

Best regards,

June 2014
Several long interruptions since 2009:  Engine now running without over-heating after eliminating a few sharp bends in exhaust system, flushed out the block, oil cooler and heat exchanger.  Fitted a fuel tank (76 gal) under port berth, a vented watertight batt locker (two 120 Amp batts) in cabin sump.  Replaced morse cables. Manual and electric pumps in engine bilge and cabin bilge (total 4).  Vessel is now in seaworthy condition under power – not rigged yet.

Some other jobs: Rebuilt cabin hatches with GRP and spliced  teak corners.  Repaired rudder and replaced eroded bronze rods.  Built double wing folding table with a gimbal.  Icebox constructed against the hull, with two access hatches.  Fitted water filter, new pressure pump, three preset fuse panels (16 fuses), more sliding cupboard doors everywhere and replaced entire port side berth, (yet to recover all other sponge berths).  Replaced damaged toilet bowl (set it on SS tubes), and fitted vented anti-bio hose.

Rigging.  Finally worked out a sail plan. Fitted foredeck chain plate.  Collected all required rig stuff  - winches, sails, furler/reefer, alloy mast/boom/spreaders, wires with terminals (no buckles). Also pulpit, alloy boom as a sprit  - now 5.7ft. Need to put it together.

Another much longer interruption: Wonky heart.  Now trying to give away the almost complete cruiser to a keen sailor or two. Contact me if interested

Best regards, George.