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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Official NOAA Newport Beach Chart- $15.00

Top picture is what the owners of the Fashion Island nautical clothing store "Vineyard Vines" did with a chart of Newport Beach.  They blew it up in size, adjusted the color a bit and made it the focal point as you enter their lovely store.  Pictured below is the most up to date official NOAA chart of Newport Harbor.  To maintain my quota I ordered heavy on our local chart and am running a bit of a special on it.  The regular price is $20.75 and it can only be ordered from an AUTHORIZED NOAA CHART AGENT.  Drop by the store and pick up this chart for $15.00 and we'll toss in a $12.95 booklet written by the former ranch manager of Santa Cruz Island as a special thank you for helping me maintain my chart agency with Uncle Sam.  No, you don't also get the piece of authentic scrimshaw with a picture of the Kelpie scratched into it.  Years ago when scrimshaw was legal, I would send photographs of local yachts to Japan and they would engrave the whale's tooth and send it to me.  They did a great job but one thing they always did was show the crew members wearing "coolie"hats. No matter how much I bitched to the Japs, every little stick figure on every tooth I ever imported was wearing a "coolie" hat.....

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hollywood loves our nautical props !!!

Doing a photo shoot? Filming another "Mutiny On The Bounty?"  Need a "salty" window display for your department store?  Is your high school putting on a play with a maritime theme? Having a "shipwreck"party? Perhaps a nautical display for the speakers platform at your next company meeting? For years Minneys has been providing authentic props for all of the above.  We've even have three Playboy magazine "centerfolds" under our belt!!!  Our rental fees are modest and we give special rates to local yacht clubs, churches and schools.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Official Minney's Yacht Surplus Blog: Lofrans "Tigress" 1500 lb. pull, 12 Volt Windlass

The Official Minney's Yacht Surplus Blog: Lofrans "Tigress" 1500 lb. pull, 12 Volt Windlass


I just spent almost 2 weeks cruising about the store with my marking pen reducing prices on items I felt had been on the shelves too long. Rope we have been selling at $3.50 a pound I marked a half ton of it down to $1.50 a pound.  About 6 heavy duty anchor windlasses that came off boats that came in from Taiwan and originally sold for $1000.00 are now $95.00!  These are hand operated with bronze cases and are very heavy.  Any "flat top" winch in the store you can take an additional 20% off till January 2013.  I'm not going to rattle on and on,  Drop by the store for some amazing deals.  Have a great weekend,,,,,,,,,,,