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Thursday, May 30, 2013

OUR MARINE PARKING LOT SALE IS SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND.....

REMEMBER:  OUR BIG MARINE GEAR PARKING LOT SALE IS THIS COMING SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND FROM DAYLIGHT TILL NOON.  MUSIC IS MINNEY THE MERMAID CIRCA 1929 THAT I AM PLAYING ON MY LITTLE MARTIN UKE AND SINGING.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Buy direct from 100 boat owners !!!

Videos of last years marine parking lot sale.  Remember, this year it's Sunday June 2nd and not Sunday June 3rd as posted on the front of our building LAST YEAR.  Daybreak till noon.  This is the best boat gear swap meet in California.  Buy direct from 100 boaters.  If you can't make a deal by buying direct from the boat owners (and some of them are totally IN LOVE with their gear and want high prices) come on into to the store where almost everything is discounted another 15%.  The Lewmar sheet winches and the Lofrans windlasses ARE NOT discounted any more.  Coffee's on at 0400, see you there.  Ernie and the crew at Minneys..........

Minney's Once A Year Boat Gear Sale !!!

Don't forget our once a year parking lot sale.  Buy direct from 100 boat owners all the items you see in last years video.  It's this coming Sunday, June 2nd.  The coffee's on at 0400 and that's when the fun begins.  There's still a few selling spaces available at $30.00 per space for boaters and $60.00 per space for commercial.  Bring CA$H and a flash light.  And sellers please remember to unload your gear and then park your car in the residential area a half block behind the store on Orange Ave. or 15th St.  Save the prime spots for the buyers.  My musica is Brisilla by Vagabundos del Mar of Santos, Brazil...

Monday, May 13, 2013

SCHOONER OR LATER YOU'LL PURCHASE SELF-TAILERS?

I checked the warehouse today and find that we can still supply you with either the Lewmar 30's or 40's   through the end of May.  Do your homework and you'll find our prices beat everyone.  $495.00 each for the 30's and $695.00 each for the 40's.  We'll continue with the FREE SHIPPING and will even include a free Minney's "SCHOONER OR LATER WE'LL GET OUR SHIP TOGETHER" Tee shirt with each pair of winches you purchase.  Check the Lewmar web site for more information and specs on these chrome plated, bronze alloy 2 speed sheet winches.  Matching lock-in handles available at about $69.00 each.....Please specify Tee shirt size and color which is Red or Navy Blue...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

All work and no play. NOT!!!

Long point to the Newport breakwater in less than 4 hours.  That included sailing 90 degrees off course  for 20 minutes so a ship could pass ahead of us. Anita is a Down East 38 sloop that was pretty much a "rescue boat" when I purchased her.  After many years of sailing large heavy wooden boats, her lively motion takes some getting used to.  She's a great 2 person boat, has tons of storage space, sails well has a pleasing appearance (except for her big butt) and is a very modest investment.  About 70 of the 38 footers were built, most of them were sloops.  Fair winds and following seas. Helms lady is Marty Earlabraugh. Music is an Italian sailor's ballad played on my accordion...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

LET'S GO FISHING, TYLER.....

My son Tyler checks out the store BLOG every now and then?  This short video is the BAIT I am using to try and lure him back from Boston to go yellowtail fishing in the waters off Bahia de Los Angels in the Sea of Cortez. The yellowtail start showing up about the end of May and are plentiful through the summer months.  You can tow your own boat down to L.A. Bay or rent one of the big Pangas with a skipper.  Google Sammy Diaz Sport Fishing for more information.  Most of us keep the beauty and charm of Bahia a secret because it still pretty un-spoiled.  The roads are narrow but good, great hotels and restaurants in route, lots of Pmex stations for fuel.  If you want a great adventure, consider Baja and especially Bahia de Los Angeles.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Orange Coast College Sailing Center Small Boat Auction. Held this year on April 27th

Back from Catalina Island and finally was able to put the Orange Coast College Sailing Center small boat boat auction on the BLOG.  This is a fun event.  It helps support the #1 Sailing Center in the U.S. and it makes small boats and marine gear available to skippers at very affordable prices.  If you have a boat or boat gear you would like donate.  Please give Brad Avery a call.  Names of folks you might know that have donated large yachts to the sailing center are, Dr. Laura, Jim Kilroy and Roy Disney.  It's a great organization that has turned out thousands of new sailors over the past 30 years.  I shipped my own son out on the Sailing Center's "Alaska Eagle" for a voyage around Cape Horn to South Georgia island and then on to Argentina several years ago. I don't let my kids go sailing with just anyone? Have a great week.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

I've been noticing that a lot of boat projects are larger than the skipper's life-span. Perhaps you should re-think your next big boat project???






Winches are brand new (been sitting awhile?) Barlow 24 two speed polished brass at a price of $695.00 a pair with handles.  Generator is a Yanmar diesel driving a Balmar alternator.  Strictly 12 volt, high charge capacity.  Diesel heater is a Dickinson Newport, just googled it and see I'm probably selling it too cheap.  Same goes for the Dickinson heater with  SS pipe and cap. Have a nice weekend.