Saturday, March 31, 2012
Look good on the docks and in the yacht club with our selection of nautical belts. We're not interested in being a clothing store, but a little practicality never hurt... they could be used as a vang strap after all. The cloth belts sell for $25, leather for $35.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Our local rope supplier pumps out rope 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we think that's all well and fine. The problem for them though is that when you're working around the clock like that, mistakes get made. They might be making some yacht braid for a client, and they mistakenly use a red tracer instead of a blue tracer, they might accidentally use a technora core instead of kevlar, a spool might be 550' instead of 600' and so on and so on.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
These days you can get a boat for next to nothing if you know where to look, but as we all know it's the maintenance that'll break your bank. Come check us out for all the essentials you need to get your boat in Bristol shape; polish, varnish, thinner, brushes, sand paper, epoxy, wax, and more. We sell all of this at only 10% over our cost (which covers the shipping to us) in another effort to keep boating affordable!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Brand New LEWMAR 40 Self-Tailing Winches
List Price $1400.00
West Marine $1,212.75
And receive a free LEWMAR winch handle with every winch!!!
Limit 1 pair per customer.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
One year ago I boarded the Alaska Eagle in the worlds southernmost city of Ushuia and joined Brad Avery, Richard Crowe and eight other sailors to head out the Beagle Channel and see if we couldn't find South Georgia Island a thousand miles east of the Falklands. The island, which served as a whaling station a hundred years ago was made famous during Shackleton's expedition to the South pole where he accomplished the most ill-fated and daring maritime rescue of all time.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Life rafts, nautical artifacts & good used charts. We get a lot of good used off shore life rafts. If you can't re-certify it you can return it for a full refund. Thousands of charts come our way. Customers wall paper rooms with them, use them for study guides and gift wrapping. Each one is stamped "NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION" on the back. We do this because a newer edition has been printed and new information is available. Lots of nautical artifacts and marine antiques come out way. There's lots of collectors out there. I was at Jim's "Inland Island" the other day where he showed me over $50,000.00 in marine items he has collected over the years.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Pictured is a central vacuum system for a boat, motor home or even a small home. These items came off the same ship we hijacked to get the Pompanette "Elite" pilot chair seat cushions that we are blowing out for $19.95 for bottom, slide on back and two arm rest cushions. See former BLOG. This vacuum is compact and fits flush into a bulkhead, bunk front etc. The cool thing about it is that it has no piping. It has a little door that the dust bag fits into and comes with a bag of tools that includes an 8 foot hose that stretches to almost 30 feet! These vacuums were standard equipment aboard Riviera power boats. We have a limited supply. The company that makes the vacuum has an up to date website so bags etc. are totally available. We are selling the vacuum and tool kit bag for a price of $149.00. This is about a 50% savings. Keeping boating affordable is WHAT WE DO........
Monday, March 5, 2012
Pictured above is a beautiful set of engine instruments, windlass controls, depth finder and other items and panels for the wiring of a mid size power boat. The above items were to be shipped overseas and installed on Riviera powerboats. Also included is a nearly 100 pound wiring harness of marine grade electrical wire. We feel this package well worth the $1095.00 asking price. Mention you saw it on the BLOG and we'll let you grind off the $95.00 to help with the shipping. P.S. I just love that picture of the Kelpie (below) doing ten knots while reaching home from Catalina Island with a charter aboard. After completing our trip to Tahiti in 1960 my father pretty much turned the 65' schooner over to me. I got it certified to carry passengers for hire and soon had the the largest and most popular charter schooner in Orange County. Can you imagine the fun I had being 22 years old and having a big schooner to play with? Keep your Porches and Corvetts, I'll take a schooner any day!!!!!
Friday, March 2, 2012
Thanks to all my friends and customers that came to my little south sea island adventure presentation at the Orange Coast College Sailing Center last night. It was totally fun sharing with you the adventures we had sailing the beautiful 65' schooner "Kelpie" from Newport Beach to French Polynesia and back to Southern California. Have a nice weekend... Ernie