31' Mariner Cruising Sailboat 1971 Ketch Rigged

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    ID 1531 REF h1 Year: 1971 Flag: US: Location: Spruce Head, Maine Price: $6,500
    Length: 31' Beam: Draft: HP: Boat Name:
    31' Mariner Ketch 1971 For Sale
    Hull Type: Long Full Keel
    Rigging Type: Masthead Ketch
    LOA: 30.67 ft
    LWL: 25.50 ft
    Beam: 9.75 ft
    Sail Area (reported): 482.00 ft2
    Draft (max): 3.67 ft
    Displacement: 11,500 lb
    Ballast: 5,000 lb
    Hull Speed 6.8 knots
    Builder: Far East Yachts (Japan)
    Designer: C. Oberly

    This is a nicely appointed yacht finished in the Herreshoff Style, well crafted Mahogany woodwork inside and out. Nice roomy main cabin with lots of storage.

    Water: 40-58 gals in stainless steel tank
    Fuel: 35-38 gals black iron

    Steering is worm drive and all looks in good condition
    Heavy mahogany and brass steering wheel

    Hull is solid fiberglass with matt and roven to highest standards.
    Hull insulated inside and painted
    Hull exterior is in good condition, no evidence of damage from grounding
    Rudder is wood and in good condition
    Cutlass bearing is tight
    2 Blade propeller in good condition
    Stainless driveshaft about 1"
    Decks are fiberglass covered marine plywood
    Cabin sides are fiberglass covered 1" marine plywood
    Coamings: African Mahogany
    Cockpit: Marine plywood with Teak planking over
    Bowsprit: Spruce with stainless steel catwalk
    Interior Philippine Mahogany in good condition

    All Dacron Sails in good condition
    Genoa on roller furling, seems like a 150% sail
    Working jib

    Main mast aluminum
    Main boom aluminum
    Mizzen varnished Spruce
    Mizzen boom varnished Spruce

    Stainless rigging 7 x 19

    Interior cushions have been recovered in light blue soft canvas type cloth with beaded corners

    This boat has been stored with a framework and cover for the past 12+ years
    Engine was started easily in 2017 by Belmont Boatyard, Belfast, Maine where the boat had been stored
    Masts and boom were stored inside and all are in good condition.
    There is also a spare wood main mast and boom.
    Sails currently stored inside and all in good condition.
    All interior Mahogany trim and teak decks are in good condition
    Interior bulkheads and overhead ply are in good condition, need painting.
    All doors and drawers are in good condition.
    Forward skylight is in good condition, needs varnish

    Inspection by tapping and knife tip into suspect wood areas - this was not a survey - findings as described on June 30, 2019 by current owner / broker

    Decks covered in fiberglass appear in good condition, need repainting.
    Samson Posts in good condition
    Bowsprit is most likely Sitka Spruce - some soft wood on aft bottom edge - remove, repair and re-install
    Backing plywood plate under deck at junction of cabin trunk forward corners have small areas of soft wood, can be replaced from underneath, see photos
    Plywood to hull attachment for port chain plate main mast is soft, needs replacement, starboard side feels solid
    Port side cabin trunk had delaminated wood removed between windows as seen in photo - repair as needed
    Stbd side cabin trunk has same issues, but smaller areas. Repair as needed
    Aft corner of stbd. cabin trunk has soft plywood, cut back and repair
    Cockpit plywood areas need plywood replacement - repair as needed

    Coamings are African Mahogany and appear in solid condition
    Cabin top, rails, toe rails appear in solid condition.
    Note that bronze track for the headsail sheets has pulled loose on stbd side

    Thru-hulls are all bronze
    Opening portlights are stainless with screens

    There are no electronics

    Good opportunity for hands on buyers, nice boat, well worth the effort to get her back sailing.

    Boat is shrink wrapped with access panel.

    Will Store boat until Jun 15th at no charge

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