Style: Auxiliary Sloop
Model: Mariner 39 Center Cockpit
Model Year: 1981
Builder: The Mariner Yacht Co, Inc, E. Rochester, NH
LOA: 38’9” Beam: 11’8” Draft: 5’6”
Hull ID: MYN3004M81A
In 2004 the boat underwent an extremely comprehensive rebuild, and she has been professionally maintained and constantly upgraded since then. See below for details. Safety and build quality were of paramount importance as the boat was to be sailing offshore and off-the-grid for extended periods with our family aboard. Only the best quality materials and techniques were used. We essentially took the boat down to a shell of hull and some original interior structure, and rebuilt a new, custom boat on that platform. Since then, the boat has been carefully maintained and upgraded by a professional marine systems technician. Many more systems upgrades and new equipment have been added as noted below.
- All deck hardware and fittings removed, including chainplates and stanchions. There were numerous, mainly cosmetic, scratches and cracks to the deck gelcoat. These were gouged out, filled and faired.
- Holes for obsolete hardware (old windlass, deck fittings, etc) were filled and faired.
- All ports and hatches were removed.
- Fiberglass spray hoods for companionways were removed.
- Teak handrails and coaming cap rails removed.
- The few minor “soggy” deck areas noted in the original survey, and rechecked prior to this repair, were opened up, original core replaced with Airex foam coring material, and repaired.
- Foredeck was reworked and repaired for new hardware installation. (The deck was essentially bare at this point.) Entire deck was painted with Awlgrip on smooth areas and Epifanes Anti-Slip on non-skid areas.
- All fastener holes were countersunk to allow a better sealant seal upon replacement. 3M 101 and 4200 were the sealants used as indicated by each individual application.
- Hardware, hatches, etc were re-bed using a multi-day system of tightening down just to resistance the first day, then tightening all the way after the sealant had cured, to ensure that all sealant was not squeezed out. All deck hardware has sizable aluminum backing plates. All deck hardware has solid fiberglass in way of fittings (no core).
- Deck-to-hull joint and fasteners checked: all sound and well-made.
- Non-skid renewed
- Areas of deck around chainplates had core removed and were backfilled with G-Flex epoxy to prevent water ingress.
HATCHES AND PORTS
- Several of the hatches had evidence of water leaks; upon removal the wood surrounds inside the headliner were found to be rotted in some areas. These were replaced with new mahogany surrounds and epoxy.
- The 3 large hatches were reglazed.
- All hatches and ports were carefully cleaned prior to replacement. Hatches and ports were replaced and rebed with new sealant and fasteners.
- Port screens were replaced with new.
- All hatches and ports receiving new rubber gaskets.
- New dogs/arms as needed.
- New stainless steel port light chains installed.
- Hatch gaskets and non-skid stripes replaced as needed.
- Brand new chainplates, stem and stern fittings were manufactured of electropolished stainless steel and installed with new fasteners.
- A new chainplate and reinforcing web were manufactured for a new removable inner forestay (for storm jib).
- Bow and stern fittings removed, inspected, dye-tested for cracks, re-bed with new 316L stainless fasteners.
- All chainplates removed, highly polished, areas around chainplate slots recored (see above), re-bed, new locknuts.
- All hardware, fittings, genoa track, etc were removed, cleaned and/or replaced with new, replaced and rebed with proper sealant and new hardware.
- New stern chocks (locking) installed.
- Large Schaeffer foot blocks were repaired (1) and replaced with new (1).
- A new, closing, heavy-duty anchor rope pipe was installed on the foredeck.
- A new windlass (Lofrans Progress with Capstan) was installed with corresponding deck switches.
- A new chain pipe was manufactured and installed in the V-berth to allow a proper vertical fall for the chain as far back as possible.
- Cleats were cleaned up and many were replaced with new.
- Water and fuel fills were removed, dismantled, cleaned, and rubber gaskets and ball chain tethers were replaced.
- New high-strength stainless pad eyes installed for offshore jacklines on side decks and cockpit.
- A new waste pump-out fitting was installed for the aft holding tank.
- All-new, top-quality Stainless steel vents were installed for all tanks (fuel tank vent was relocated to cockpit coaming side to lessen the chance of water contamination.)
STANCHIONS & LIFELINES
- A new custom stainless steel stern pushpit was manufactured, lengthening the sides of the solid pushpit forward about 8’ for safety and to hold solar panels.
- All stanchions and bow pulpit were removed, cleaned, and properly re-bed with backing plates and new hardware.
- New lifelines with top-of-the-line Johnson fittings installed (coated wire for top lifeline; uncoated for lower lifeline).
HULL & KEEL
- Hull completely stripped of existing bottom paint. No evidence of blisters. Small gelcoat voids and minor grounding damage were filled and faired.
- Bronze throughhull fittings were cleaned and replaced as needed.
- Bottom was treated with Interlux Interprotect Epoxy Barrier Coat and painted with Trinidad SR bottom paint.
- Keel to hull joint was filled and faired, taped with two layers biaxial glass with epoxy, faired and coated with Interlux Barrier Coat.
- Keel bolts re-torqued.
- Deck to hull joint: all fasteners leading through teak toerail replaced, new bedding used on nuts, new bungs installed.
- Annual bottom paint maintenance.
RUDDER & STEERING
- Rudder rebuild: rubber was removed and evidence of corrosion was found on rudder stock. Rudder was opened up and stock/web removed. A new stock was fabricated out of Aquamet 22. The rudder was rebuilt with foam rather than original “slurry”. Rudder replaced.
- Steering disassembled and overhauled, some pieces replaced as needed.
- Mounting brackets installed for Fleming self-steering wind vane, not installed when boat is used for coastal cruising.
- Edson pedestal removed and re-painted
- New steering system engineered: new push-pull cable system designed and installed.
- New idler pulleys installed in engine room to prevent sticky steering (for use with self-steering wind vane.)
- Edson pedestal removed and repainted
- All teak was stripped and sanded.
- All damaged exterior teak was repaired or replaced.
- Cabintop handrails were removed and replaced with brand new teak handrails.
- Teak finished with Epifanes Gloss varnish.
- A custom instrument display box was built of teak and Starboard and installed (with wire chase through coaming) over the companionway.
- Teak pads were fabricated for various other hardware as needed.
- Annual varnish maintenance.
- Galley, refer area (nav area), salon side cabinetry completely removed.
- Cabin sides completely removed (to bare fiberglass).
- Rotted teak cabin sides in all cabins replaced with epoxied marine-grade plywood and white Formica sides (to brighten the interior).
- All edge grain at port cut-outs was carefully epoxy-soaked to deter future water damage.
- In the area where the old refer was, a new, custom, proper navigation station was built, with an opening nav desk. The desk base has storage for safety equipment and ventilated compartment for refer condenser below. The nav area has new radio face panel, radar display mount, storage, and a new, custom-made electrical panel.
- Salon side cabinets were rebuilt. Additional storage was added outboard of the settees, behind seat backs.
- Teak locker doors were made by high-end cabinetmaker David Fields with top-of-the-line push-button latches from Sabre Yachts.
- In the galley: the old “beer locker” icebox accessible from the cockpit was removed and glassed over (now a simple shallow storage locker from the cockpit) to open up additional galley storage space.
- The small L-shaped galley was enlarged and made it more seaworthy with the addition of a new counter to create a U-shaped galley. The sink was relocated to a much more useable and safe position, nearly mid-ships.
- New custom cabinetry is all teak with a white Formica counter.
- The sink cabinet has a solid teak grab post extending to the overhead.
- New and much more spacious galley storage lockers were built to maximize available space. All have lovely teak dividing/restraining fiddles. The fiberglass “dry storage” locker was re-used under the counter.
- A new refrigerator/freezer was built using VIP vacuum panel insulation as well as rigid foam for an extremely high R-value. A new evaporator panel was installed. Adler-Barbour Cold Machine compressor.
- Additional storage lockers were added in the V-berth and aft cabins, built and trimmed in teak to blend harmoniously with the remaining original interior. All interior joinery was refinished in Epifanes Rubbed Effect varnish. In the V-berth and main salon, new headliner material (to match existing) was installed.
- The sole was removed where delaminated and replaced with teak/holly ply to match original. Sole access panels had their supports rebuilt of solid mahogany. Large sole panels have new ABI stainless locking hatch lifts.
- All interior cushions were replaced with top-quality high density foam cushions upholstered in Ultrasuede and Sunbrella Furniture Fabrics.
- Lee cloths on both salon settees for use as sea berths.
- New matching Marimekko curtains were installed with a new curtain-track system.
- The original table was rebuilt to fit the modified salon space.
- Forward head and aft cabin doors received new door hardware.
- Many other pieces of interior hardware replaced with new, including main companionway ladder, most sole hatches, etc.
- New Glacier Bay refrigerator lids were installed with new Corian countertop (also new Sea Frost refrigerator, see below.)
- New custom teak electronics panel in nav station with new displays.
- New “galleyware” bowls.
- New Franke galley sink faucet installed.
- New Seagull filter faucet in galley.
- New Marimekko curtains in main salon, forward head, aft head.
- New Marimekko throw pillows for main salon and aft cabin.
- New throw rugs.
- New wine glasses.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS and LIGHTS
- Original 12 volt DC electrical system completely removed.
- New 12 volt system installed, charged with two 125-amp Amptech alternators as well as solar panels.
- New house battery compartment (under starboard settee) houses 3 8-D Deka Seamate AGM batteries for a total of 735 amp hours.
- New separate starting bank (under aft companionway) consists of two #27 Deka Seamate AGMs.
- A well-planned out 12-volt system was installed using all marine tinned wiring from Anchor and Cobra, much of it is oversized. Main battery cabling is 3/0. The new red/yellow safety cable was used wherever possible.
- The new electrical system is ABYC compliant to to 2004 standards and has been maintained to ABYC since. Owner is an ABYC Master Technician. A schematic is in the onboard manual.
- A new custom made DC panel was installed with circuit breakers. All cabling is very well secured and labeled.
- New components include:
- Battery Charger, Protech 1220
- Inverter, Xantrex Prowatt 1000, (independent of shore power 120 v system) with
- an additional remote GFCI outlet in the nav.
- Xantrex Link 10 monitor
- Regulator, Ample Power SARV3-12p
- Solar regulator: Flexcharge NCR5A1112
- New 120 volt AC system: a new Blue Seas 120 v panel was installed remote from the 12 volt system (above the galley counter). The shore power system is very simple and utilizes a Guest self-monitoring model 2433p galvanic isolator. (The AC panel also has reverse polarity alarm). In addition to the main circuit breaker there are three circuits: charger, water heater, and outlets (at this time there is one remote GFCI outlet between galley and salon. Others could be added at a later date.)
- All 120 volt AC cabling is oversized and properly protected and either contained in blue rigid plastic conduit or very clearly labeled as AC 120 volt.
- New twist-lock cap for shore power receptacle.
- All new interior lighting (mainly Xenon ABI brass fixtures with dimmers and
- red/white bulbs.) New 12 volt DC plugs at nav, salon, and cockpit. 5 new Hella Turbo fans.
- All new exterior/navigational lighting:
- Aqua Signal masthead tricolor w/all-around light and strobe steaming light and foredeck light bow and stern running lights by Aqua Signal.
- Solar system designed and installed: Solar Power regulator and 2x 55-watt shell rigid panels on new extended pushpit (the solar panels are not installed when local coastal cruising).
- New battery charger
- New Sonneschein 8-D gel batteries for house bank.
- New engine start battery bank.
- The entire existing (rigid grey pipe) freshwater system was removed.
- A new system was designed and installed using Whale Quick-Connect fittings and red and blue PEX tubing.
- A new freshwater manifold with valves was installed under the galley sink to manage freshwater tank consumption.
- All new pumps were installed (freshwater pressure, shower sump pump, saltwater wash down)
- Saltwater washdown system installed: Newfound Metals washdown fitting on the foredeck.
- Foot pump installed at the galley with a Y-valve to allow either saltwater or freshwater use.
- Seagull filter with dedicated faucet for drinking water was installed at the sink.
- All new faucets and shower (Italian made from Wilcox-Crittendon) were installed throughout the boat.
- New drains and a new sink in the aft head.
- Shower sump drain replumbed with new hose.
- Cockpit shower (hot/cold with retractable sprayer) installed in coaming.
- Tanks: New freshwater tank (rotomolded polyethelene) installed under the starboard-side settee (original fiberglass tank was removed to create a large space for the new house battery bank). The remaining two original fiberglass tanks were completely cleaned out; new clean-out hatches were installed, and all new hoses and fittings installed. Total tankage 135 gallons+.
- Both heads were removed from the boat, dismantled and rebuilt.
- Aft head: new toilet bowl.
- The heads were replumbed with top-quality fittings and Sealand Odorsafe sanitation hose. The aft head has a new lockable Y-valve installed in the bulkhead to choose between overboard discharge or holding tank. New ball valve in the intake line on the head compartment side of the bulkhead.
- New holding tank system for aft head: 18 gallon Ronco holding tank installed in the engine room with new pumpout deck fitting and vent; plumbed with Sealand Odorsafe hose.
- Bilge pumps: the existing cockpit manual pump was serviced and re-installed with new hoses and a new through-bulkhead fitting to allow it to be operated from the helm without opening the cockpit locker as was originally required.
- New automatic main bilge pump (Rule 2000) with a new through-hull in the hull side and new hoses.
- New small Rule bilge pump for clearing out residual water.
- Electric bilge pumps have new, separate switches at nav panel.
- New hot water heater.
- New aft head pump assembly.
- New cockpit shower.
- New 20 gallon holding tank with macerator pump installed in forward head with new dedicated discharge seacock.
- New Raritan PHII toilet in forward head.
- New seacocks and deck fittings for forward holing tank.
- New Raritan pump assembly for aft head.
- Macerator pump added to aft head holding tank.
- Replaced ALL sanitation hoses throughout the vessel.
- General maintenance & replacements of parts to provide reliable service.
ENGINE / MACHINERY
- Engine tuneup.
- Replaced all the exhaust hose and installed a new Vernalift muffler.
- Propellor was removed and serviced; the prop shaft was removed and cleaned.
- New Cutlass bearing. (modifications see below)
- A new 12 volt DC blower was installed with new hoses and “blast gates” at the clamshell vents to allow these to be closed in heavy weather if desired.
- The engine room was completely reworked with new lead-lined foam/mylar insulation throughout. All hoses and wiring was replaced and well-supported.
- The bilge was thoroughly cleaned. All seacocks were serviced.
- A new fuel filtration system was installed consisting of dual Racor filters.
- ENGINE: Injector rebuild; high pressure fuel pump rebuild.
- ENGINE: New engine raw water pump.
- PROP: New Vari-prop feathering propellor installed.
- Bronze stern tube replaced with high-strength fiberglass stern tube, bonded to the hull with SpaBond high-strength epoxy.
- New prop shaft, couplings, cutlass bearing.
- All exhaust hose replaced.
- Stern tube for rudder removed, cleaned, rebonded, reglassed.
- ENGINE: New head gasket, Perkins 4108.
- New exhaust elbow and riser.
- ENGINE: New fresh water pump.
- ENGINE: Major engine service: re-torque head, adjust valves, tighten all bolts, thoroughly drain oil from sump.
- ENGINE: General paint and maintenance as needed; oil changes every 100 hours plus seasonal decommissioning.
- COMPLETE ENGINE REBUILD:
- New valves, guides, seals.
- Head checked for straightness
- New cylinders, liners, rings, pistons, cam followers, main bearings, con rod bearing, con rod bushings
- New gaskets
- New paint
- ENGINE ROOM REHAB:
- New wiring to pumps
- Replaced all hoses
- Serviced all seacocks
- New damper plate
- A new Force 10 3-burner stove and oven was installed (in a space lined with new stainless steel sheeting.)
- All new Trident LPG hose was run (properly supported and chafe-protected) from the tank locker on the aft deck.
- New tanks were installed along with a new Trident regulator and LPG monitoring system with control panel in the galley.
NAVIGATION / ELECTRONICS
(2004 refit list:)
- The Danforth Constellation compass was serviced at Danforth and looks brand new.
- Raytheon R40X Radar and cable replaced (since replaced.)
- Autohelm 6000 rewired.
- New Navman sailing instruments: Multi depth/log and Wind 3100 (since replaced.)
- New Navman 5100 Tracker GPS chartplotter interfaced with PC and DCS VHF (since replaced.)
- New Icom 402 DCS VHF with remote mic in cockpit
- New Clarion ProAudio stereo with CD player including new interior and exterior speakers; interfaced with Apple iPod MP-3 player.
- New Icom IC-M504 VHF at nav desk with command mic at helm.
- Raymarine ST60 instruments: speed, depth, multi.
- Raymarine RL70 chartplotter/radar in cockpit.
- Raymarine RL70 radar at nav.
- New transducers for ST60 system.
- New Raymarine ST60+ wind instrument and transducer.
- New Poly Planar 5” interior speakers
- New dodger was built by Bayview Rigging and Sails including “extras” such as an aft grab bar, side grab bars, forward struts, and strataglass.
- All new matching Sunbrella sail covers, handrail covers, winch covers, windlass cover.
- New bimini was made to cover the entire cockpit; it folds forward onto the dodger for clear view when sailing.
- Strataglass replaced in dodger.
- New custom cockpit cushions (open cell foam and Phifertex) by Bay View Sails.
- New Sunbrella and Strataglass dodger canvas by Bay View Sails.
- New Sunbrella bimini canvas by Bay View Sails.
- New North 115% genoa on new Furlex 300S roller furling (new at time of boat purchase in 2002.) There is also an older 100% genoa.
- New fully battened mainsail with maximized roach and two deep reef points by National Sails/Rolly Tasker.
- New cruising spinnaker with ATM dousing sock by Bayview Rigging and Sails.
- New storm trysail with separate track on mast, and a secondhand storm jib, hank-on with removeable inner forestay.
- Annual cleaning and minor repairs
- Cleaning and overhaul/repairs of genoa (new head/tack/clew cringes and reinforced luff) and main (new headboard, reinforcement of leech line and reef points) by Hallett Canvas, Falmouth, ME.
SPARS / RIGGING
- Mast, book, and spreaders were removed and most hardware removed from them for cleaning and inspection.
- All tangs, turnbuckles, rigging terminals (Norseman swageless) sheaves, etc were inspected both visually and with a penetrating dye. All are in excellent condition.
- Spars were repainted in Awlgrip and the hardware replaced, in most cases upgraded.
- Added a #16 self-tailing winch for reefing and #30 self-tailing winches for the halyards.
- All mast lighting was upgraded with new (see “electrical”).
- All mast wiring replaced with properly sized new wiring.
- Hardware for spinnaker pole use was installed.
- A separate track for storm trysail was installed for the 2004- 2006 trip and is now removed for ease of coastal sailing. It can be replaced when the boat goes offshore again. Mast-climbing steps were installed for the trip and have also been removed for ease of coastal sailing.
- The mast keel step was removed, cleaned and repaired. The Lignum Vitae step was repaired and epoxy-coated. Aluminum shoe cleaned and painted. New fasteners and hardware installed.
- Removeable inner forestay and removable running backstays (of high-tech Spectra line) system was designed for heavy-weather use.
- Spinnaker pole system installed.
- New Garhauer rigid boom vang was installed.
- New Garhauer mainsheet traveler was installed, fully adjustable; this was a MAJOR upgrade from the original.
- A new, larger, #30 self-tailing winch was installed for mainsheet control.
- A new lazy jack system was installed.
- New forestay and insulated backstay (for use with SSB.) Shrouds dye-tested. All running rigging was replaced and upgraded with new.
- Barient self-tailing winch on custom stainless mounting support added to cockpit coaming for furling line.
- Major service/rebuild of all winches on vessel.
- New Lofrans Progress windlass with capstan. Deck controls. Both large circuit breaker and windlass control circuit breaker are at nav station.
- Anchor chain re-galvanized
- New fire extinguishers (replaced as needed)
- Webbing jacklines and padeyes for deck and cockpit.
- new EPIRB: 406 internal GPS manual release
- new Liferaft: Viking Resc-You Pro mounted on aft cabin top.
- Two carbon monoxide detectors (CMD2M) hard wired. One “fume flood fire” detector hardwired.
- Automatic fire extinguisher in engine space.