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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Years

Minney's will be closed on New Years Day. Have a great weekend, and we'll see you in 2011.

- Josh

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Off the Boat, Back to Work

Had a great trip from Easter Island to Chile. Painless passage with steady wind and nothing lost but a spinnaker.

As for the store we're blowing out nautical decor up to 50% off. Get your last minute shopping done at Minneys... much better parking than the mall.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Firsthand Experience

It's been a while since any updates but I've got a pretty good excuse. For the past few weeks I've been gearing up to sail from Easter Island to Puerto Montt, Chile aboard the Alaska Eagle. I will be unable to blog for the store while at sea, but we will be making daily log entries from the boat. If you're interested in following us across the Pacific, click here and select "Leg 2."

See you all December 17th!

- Josh

Thursday, October 28, 2010

How do we keep our prices so low?

Ernie does his own roofing!

More Line Than You Could Shake a Stick At

Searching the world over for deals we came upon six tons of brand new, nylon double braided line for anchoring and dock lines.

The anchor lines come on spools ranging from 100 - 300 feet, in 1/2" to 3/4" all with a stainless thimble and a professional splice.

The dock lines come in 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 foot lengths, and 1/2" and 5/8" also with a professional eye splice.

Everything is priced to sell at well under half of the retail price. We've got lots but it's moving fast so come by soon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Gear

Just put out tons of brand new items at 40-70% off retail. Water pumps, fenders, nav lights, LED's, blowers, fuel line adapters, valves, boat hooks, brushes, outboard oil, electrical switches, battery isolators, bait tank pumps and more...

- Josh

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Sail Lists

All the sail lists have been updated as of 10PM tonight. If you've been waiting all summer, your sail might finally be there.

- Josh

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cabo Closeouts

As many of you may have heard, Cabo Yachts is moving its operations to North Carolina. As a result we're packed to the gills with their excess stock. Battery chargers, oil change systems, bilge pumps, washdown pumps, sandpaper, fuel filters, shore poewer cords, props, refrigeration components, air conditioning units, electronics, wipers, ducting, hatches, steering, lighting, hydraulic rams, Glendinning controls, and more. Most of these items are brand new, and priced at 50-90% off of their original price. It's moving fast so get in here soon.

- Josh

Thursday, September 23, 2010

TV at Sea

Right now we're selling a SeaTel and TracVision satellite dome for $495 a piece. They retail in the 5-7 grand range so they're quite the steal down here right now. The SeaTel is missing the motor for the vertical axis but can easily be replaced.

- Josh

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

VHF Radios

One of the most important things you can have on your boat. We've always got a few used ones, but we've also got these ECLIPSE GX1000S with the emergency DSC function. They're brand new and list for $139... We've got em' for $99.95 Available in white or black.

- Josh

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Staying Afloat

It's not a gnome's hat.... It's Forespar's TruPlug and it's touted as "The Modern Alternative to Wooden Emergency Plugs." They're selling elsewhere for over $20 but you can come get one here for $15.95

- Josh

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ships Library

We've got hundreds of great books and sea stories in our ships library. Tons of collectibles and first editions too.

- Josh

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Get Some Direction in Your Life

We're a NOAA authorized chart dealer, with over 1000 charts on hand and can have any charts ordered in a few days. Come to Minney's for all your navigational needs including plotters, sextants, dividers, nav. rules, light tables, etc... and let us help keep you off the rocks.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Boston Whaler

We're selling a 15' Boston Whaler right now with a w/ late model - low hours- 4 stroke Mercury. Just spent $800.00 at Warner Boats in June 2010 for Spring tune-up. New tank in June 2009. New Battery in June 2010.


Trailer NOT included(may be used to transport the boat)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Marine Electronics

Lately we've ben getting in lots of marine electronics in pretty damn good shape. Of course whenever people bring them in they tell us that they worked perfectly when they came off of the boat... but whether they're spinning yarns or not we blow this stuff out cheap. VHF's, GPS, EPIRB's, Fishfinders, Radars, etc... The items change daily but give us a call or better yet come on in.

- Josh

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Custom Signs

We just became a dealer for these really neat custom wooden or metal signs. Stop by the store to browse our catalog of hundreds of customizable signs.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teak Tables

These great little folding cockpit tables sell for $350 at the "other" boat store, but you can come in and pick one up at Minney's for only $89. Available in round, hexagonal, or square shapes.

Remember we're still trying to send a message to the credit card companies... paying cash saves you 5% every day at the store.

- Josh

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

McNish Classic Yacht Race

I was lucky enough to get back on Rose of Sharon this weekend for the McNish Classic up in Oxnard. Pretty light winds at the start but it picked up as the afternoon wore on and we were leading the pack until Dennis Connors caught up on his boat Brushfire with the help of his massive 180% 3DL genoa (not purchased from Minneys). It was a great race and we took first place schooner... not bad for having 22 people onboard.

- Josh

Monday, July 26, 2010

SS Lane Victory

If anyone is looking for a great weekend diversion this summer might I reccommend the SS Lane Victory out of San Pedro. This past weekend some of the boys from the shop took a ride on one of the last if not the only fully operational Victory ships that helped win the second world war. Complete with an aerial attack, tours of the engine room, and a live band this is a really cool way to spend a Saturday.

The ship sails only 5 times a year and will be going out twice in August and twice more in September. Check out their website for more information. SS Lane Victory

- Josh

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Watt a Steal


The puns just keep on getting better.

Right now we've got a 18' classic Duffy/Shock electric boat for sale. The boat could use a little TLC, probably some new batteries, maybe a new charger but at under 5 grand with a trailer it's a total steal.

- Josh

A Deal on Dive Gear


Right now we've got a "like new" dive gear package for a fraction of the original cost.

Package includes:
- 3 Tanks (Retail $200 - $300 each)
- 2 Masks
- 1 Snorkels
- 1 SeaQuest BC Vest (Retail $525)
- 1 Scubapro S600 Regulator (Retail $500 - $700)
- 1 Pair of fins
- Assorted Dive Weights
- 1 Underwater Digital Camera w/ spotlight/flash attachment
- 1 Scubapro Smart Com Computer (Retail $929.00)
- Henderson Wetsuit
- Dive Flag
- Hawaiian Sling Spear

Come get the entire set for $1695. The set will not be broken up.

- Josh

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Batten Down the Hatches

We just got in a shipment of great access hatches and at the rate they've been selling they won't be here long. They're brand new and come in three sizes and three different colors.

Large - $49
Medium - $29
Small - $24

- Josh

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Even More Sails

Ever wonder how long it takes to inventory over 2000 sails by pulling each one out of the bin, checking it against a master list, updating changes and putting it back? The answer is quite a while... especially when you're when you're dealing with full batten mains off of a Swan 53. Anyway we've been hard at work updating our main and headsail lists and adding over 100 new sails, so head over to the website sometime this week to see if your sail is there. Updates should post around Tuesday or Wednesday.

I'm off this week and will be driving up the coast for the next 8 days.

- Josh

Monday, July 5, 2010

Open 7/5/10

Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July. We'll be open from 8:30am to 5:30pm today the 5th.

- Josh

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Minney's Free Table


We've got so much inventory these days that we're literally giving the store away. Where else can you get a free inflatable without even stepping foot into the store?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Mains

I know we've promised this for months but the new mainsail list is finally online over at and there are more on the way along with spinnakers and jibs.

- Josh

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cheap Line

We're sitting on 3 tons of great quality line that we're blowing out at $3.50/lb. Stop by and pick some up... you can never have too much line. We've also got about 2,000 yards of 5/16 kevlar line that we're selling for .49/foot if you're lookin' for some hi-tech line for your hi-tech boats.

Fighting Chair


Sorry for the delay, been a busy month around the store. Anyone looking for a $2500 Pompanette Fighting chair? We've got a beauty that looks like it just came out of the box for $795. Call (949) 548-4192 or come by the store to find out more about it.

- Josh

Monday, May 31, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Main Event

We're in the process of tagging and measuring mainsails right now. The list will be up real soon.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Business Hours

Beginning today Monday, May 17th we'll be switching over to our summer store hours.

Monday - Saturday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Sunday: 10:00am -4:00pm

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's Always Sunny @ Minney's

Many of you may not know that we rent out items from the store for parties, photoshoots, birthdays etc... but every once in a while Hollywood shows up for something kind of cool. A few months ago I worked with the set designers from the TV show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." They needed to build a run-down houseboat for one of their episodes and realized they had struck gold when they walked into the store.

They asked if I wanted to come up to the set... either to the houseboat itself for exterior shots or to the Fox Studios lot for where our items were being used. I've been on boats... I wanted to see the set. Here's a couple pictures of our gear and the cast of the show.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Blog is Back

My sincerest apologies to those of you that have endured three long weeks with no updates from the store. I just got back from Boston for my college graduation, and needless to say blogging was lower on the list than drinking, partying, and a few other "ing's."

Things are heating up at the store as the El NiƱo storms seem to have let up and we've had some gorgeous days with many more to come. For those of you that don't know, we're less than a month away from our annual swap meet, and this year's promises to be as big as ever. There are still spots available if you're looking to sell.

Lastly Ernie and I got to check out the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA as well as the Boston Yacht Club... pretty neat.

Monday, April 19, 2010

We Buy Used Boat Gear!

When people first walk into Minney's their jaw usually drops and once they get that under control they ask us where we find all of this stuff. Well as you can see from the picture this stuff finds us. We pay cash for boat gear, and just this morning within 1 hour four different people came in with loads of gear. So if you've got things to sell, we're the people to sell to.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Winch Hunt

If you're looking for some sheet winches, you've come to the right place. Aqualast, Barient, Barlow, Merriman, Lewmar, Harken and more. We've got dozens of great single speed, two speed, and self tailing winches at a fraction of what you'd pay for new ones. Our selection changes all the time, so email or call us with what you're looking for and we'll see what we can dig up.

(949) 548-4192

- Josh