The New 1971 O'Day Mariner 2+2

A Family Sails in a New 1971 O'Day Mariner 2+2 Sailboat Near the Shoreline.

A Family Sails in a New 1971 O'Day Mariner 2+2 Sailboat Near the Shoreline. GGA Image ID # 15d8218d0b

If you want to cruise, but don't want to be the last one home on Sunday night, then Manner is the answer. After a few years of sailing the Rhodes 19 ourselves, we decided to use that proven hull design as the basis for a comfortable cruising boat that could go places and race.

Mariners number over 2,000 now, which proves the point. She's fast and able, and the ladies like her comfort.

Cathing the Waves as a Family Sails Away in the New 1971 Mariner 2+2 Sailboat.

Cathing the Waves as a Family Sails Away in the New 1971 Mariner 2+2 Sailboat. GGA Image ID # 15d89b7199

Foremost in the long list of comforts is the 81/2' cockpit which easily seats six adults, and has stowage lockers under. The insulated ice box is located here, as well.

The çoaming around the cockpit, and the companionway sides are trimmed in mahogany (or optional teak) for classic Iooks. Sheets are easily tended without leaving the safety of the cockpit. Halyards are cleated to the mast.

Below, in the cabin, are full-size berths for four: two forward; and two quarter berths extending under the cockpit seats. The galley area can be equipped with an optional sink, water pump and tank unit, arïd offers space for stove and counter work.

There is also provision for either a standard marine toilet or self-contained head. The entire cabin area is well lighted with port lights and a translucent hinged forward hatch which provides flow-through ventilation. Ample stowage for small and large gear is provided throughout.

Close-Up of a Family Enjoying an Outing in the New 1971 O'Day Mariner 2+2 Sailboat.

Close-Up of a Family Enjoying an Outing in the New 1971 O'Day Mariner 2+2 Sailboat. GGA Image ID # 15d9470d6a

Whether you order the centerboard model for shoal-draft cruising and easy trailering, or the keel model, you'll find the rig is the same. Sails are flexible, however. You can order either a working jib or the larger genoa which gives improved performance on all points of sail.

Whichever way you choose, Mariner's sails are small enough to be easily handled by members of your family. A spinnaker is an option you may want to consider, it's easily handled and makes downwind sailing more fun.

Along with all of these other features, you will find positive foam flotation for safety, a vinyl guard strip running from bow to stern. And, transoms reinforced for secure mounting of a small outboard. No wonder Mariner owners get together to cruise and race as part of the National Association's activities.

Basic Schematics of the New 1971 O'Day Mariner 2+2 Sailboat.

Basic Schematics of the New 1971 O'Day Mariner 2+2 Sailboat. GGA Image ID # 15d9547b06

MARINER 2+2 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length: 19' 2"
  • Beam: 7'
  • Draft: Centerboard model up 10" down 4' 11 " Keel model 3' 3"
  • Sail area: 185 sq. ft.

STANDARD FEATURES

Positive foam flotation • Foam filled spars • Roller reefing • Head enclosure • Galley counter • Molded-in insulated ice box • Anodized aluminum spars • Mast stepped on deck • Wire halyards • Proven hull design • Hinged forward hatch • Mast tabernacle • 4 full length berths • Storage in cockpit seats • Drain plug • Bow eye (centerboard model) • Translucent forward hatch for more cabin light • Cam action main and Jib sheet cleats • Storage shelves over berths • Vinyl gunwale guard • Adjustable jib sheet leads • 2-year warranty.

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