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Wednesday, April 25, 2012




I'm learning how "mickey mouse" some parts of my boat were put together.  To remove the old stanchions I must saw the heads off 3/8" hex head stainless steel bolts, use a drift pin to drive them into the bulwarks and let them fall into the bilges where perhaps I will never find them.  Since I have no access to the underside of the cap rails I must use 2" lag bolts to secure the new stanchions.  Luckily the "caps" are teak and in good condition and I'm also able to get the lags to thread into the glass under the cap rails.  The new stanchions going on my Down East 38 are custom for my boat.  Should you have the same boat we've got all the angles and measurements and could ship you a new set. We do stock 100's of 24" and 30" stanchions with either 90 degree bases or angled at 6 degrees which is an average for most boats.  Our prices are great $30.00 for a new 24" and about 35.00 for a 30".  Rail gate sets run about $100.00 a pair. Our new stanchions are made only about 2 miles from our store by "Railmaker John" the same guy that did stanchions for Catalina, Cal, Islander, Ericson and all the other boats that came out of Southern California in the past 30 years.....

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Answer My Friends...




... is blowing in the wind.

Very nice Rutland 913 wind generator here for half price.  Lists for $750, but we're only "charging" $350.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Brand new set of Barient 28-2 speed stainless steel sheet winches.  Brand new Simpson Lawrence 555- two speed hand operated windlass.  Brand new teak helm with outer teak ring.  Winches are $1500.00 for the pair with handles.  Windlass is $895.00 without the flat bar handle and the teak wheel is $595.00.  Have a great day...... These items are new but have been in storage for past 25 years.  Barients need flushing and re-lubricated and same with windlass.  Teak wheel is about 32" in outside diamater.  Windlass was going aboard a 40' heavy ketch...  Have a nice day..

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Protect Your Glass!



I just bought a Duffy the other day and lucky for me the glass was on it was perfect... and I intend to keep it that way.  I called up the Duffy service guys and asked them what they use to keep them looking good. They recommended Meguiars 10, 17, and 18,  so naturally I decided to stock it in the store.  It'sll help keep up isinglass, plastic, plexiglass, lexan, and polycarbonate windows.  $8.95 and a little due diligence sure beats the $3,500 they charge for a set of new windows!

- Josh

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

4000 Pounds of good used FISH NET !!!



Keeps Sea Lions and Birds off you boat. Great for scoop nets and bait receivers. $3.50 per pound. Buy 100 pounds or more and price will be $3.00. Sea World recently purchased all we had. This net was imported from Latin America. The West coast has no tuna fleet thus the net is getting extremely difficult to find. Other uses of fish net are for baseball and golf practice cages, nautical decor, gardening and keeping pets under control. In Mexico, most thatched roofs and palapas are covered with net to keep the palm frowns from getting ripped off by heavy winds. Man cutting our net is "Skip-Jack" Steve. He buys and sells "Skip-Jack" power boats when he's not helping customers and processing fish net at Minneys........P.S. Ensenada race is near. We have 1000 good used sails on hand if you need to fill in a void in your sail inventory. I've done over 35 of the races and have a house full of Ensenada Race trophies. It's traditionally a light air race and you trophy be being a NIGHT FIGHTER when the wind drops to practically NOTHING!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Fishing In Baja

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Prop House




Two customers in a row came in the store a week ago asking to buy the biggest prop we had. The first was about 36" in diameter off of a fishing boat for $795, and the second was a brand new 4 blade off of a Cabo for $695.... They could hardly get their wallets out fast enough when I asked what kind of boats they were putting these big props on. They laughed and said these were going in their living rooms.

Apparently a furniture store in Los Angeles is selling a coffee table for $4,500 and these guys thought they's make their own for a fraction of the cost. You can do the same.

Minney's... keeping home decor affordable!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Minney's Parking Lot Sale - June 3rd




Mark your calendars because the best day of the year for local boaters is coming up. We will be having our annual parking lot sale on Sunday, June 3rd from sunrise until 12 noon.

Spaces are available now and can be purchased for $30 or $60 depending on whether you're an individual or business. Call the store at (949) 548-4192 for more information and to reserve your spot.


Friday, April 6, 2012

We'll Be Washing You!


When businesses need inventory off of their books they call us to make it disappear. We don't know much about high finance, and inventory control but we're pretty sure your fourth quarter will get you a dollar, and that'll help you get a deal at Minney's.

We've got a pile of washers and dryers that look awfully expensive but they take up a lot of room so we're blowing them out. Come in and have a look.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Got Hose?


We Do!

Best prices in town. $1 per inside diameter inch per foot.

Example: 4" Hose = $4/ft

That=killer deal.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I Will Survive



Heading into colder waters? Take a survival suit with you and hope you never have to use it. They sell for over $500 new, but we blow them out around $95. Remember if you have it, you won't need it!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fuel Tanks


We've got a nice pair of brand new fuel tanks here. 45 Gallons each, the guy paid $1500 for the tanks before he put his boat on the rocks and never had the chance to install them. Come get the pair for $595.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Power To The People!





Hubbel and Marinco must line their big yellow cords with gold to justify their outrageous prices on shore power cords, pigtails, and splitters. Come up to Minney's and save hundreds on this stuff.

PS: You can bring your old ugly cords to life by scrubbing them down with that citrus cleaner they sell at any auto parts store.