I think you are correct about the ID on the 'mystery boat' from the OP- that it is an 'original' Mariner. That ad you mention was for a Mariner II that I'd repainted, and I had new logos made for it. I'm pretty confident - but not 100% sure- that the boat had the same 'Mariner II' wording - but a different font- logo when I got it.
I must have gone to the Mariner site when it was being reloaded or having some maintenance. A few minutes later it was back up. It's an excellent resource for general paddling info...see the 'Manuals' section.BTW- I notice that the Mariner website homepage is 'up' but the content isn't available today.
Buy it and paddle it!I am impressed and humbled by all of the incredible knowledge and information here. Thank you all! What should one do with a kayak like this?
I would say give it to John Abercrombie to add 3 water tight hatches - bow, stern, and day hatches. Then John should give it to me. And please note the word "give". I would certainly do my part.Thank you all! What should one do with a kayak like this?