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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Let the pictures do the TALKING!!!

Walked around the store this morning with my little camera.  Those Lewmar hatches are brand new and may be a bit shelf worn.  They are tapered with the back of the hatch being wider than the front.  Water maker is a no return item, probably best for parts if you have the same model.  Our. S.S. stanchions are a great value.  U.S. made by Railmakers about a mile from our store.  They come in 24" and 30" in height with 6 degree or flat (90 degree) bases.  While in Avalon last week, Cindy the author of "DOCK DORKS" dropped by our little Down East 38 for a nice chat.  She's been a live aboard in south San Francisco bay for the past several years.  Last winter she and her dog left the Golden Gate astern in her trusty little sloop and has now settled in Avalon.  She's got a great personality and is a real "self starter". She already has her own talk radio show broadcasting out of Avalon, gives ballroom dancing lessons one night a week at a little pub near the golf course, is a graphic artist that will make you some great boat cards to give to friends and other cruisers and sews and maintains her little sailing yacht "Bonita" of Brattleborro, VT.  When in Avalon, give her a shout and an order for some of her cool boat cards.  Have a nice weekend.  Ernie and the crew at Minneys......P.S.  Cindy is single.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


PLASTIC SAIL SALE!!!  We're getting buried in high tech racing sails.  Take another 33% off any Mylar-Kevlar-3DL-Carbon Fiber etc. sail in our huge inventory until July 15, 2013.  That will make that $10,000.00 Santa Cruz 70 mainsail listed above a little less than $700.00!!!  Check out our inventory and then place your order.  Dave O'Hara, our day manager is doing a great job keeping our sail website up to date.  Another member of the Minney's crew that is doing an outstanding job of sail measurement and filling your orders is Chuck Ullman.  Dave's son!  P.S.  We get a lot of high tech sails that are pretty much used up.  Is there anyone out there that has a need or an idea as to how to recycle the Kevlar and Carbon fiber in these sails??? NOTE: The 33% discount applies ONLY to the high tech plastic sails.....Also....We still have a couple dozen of Lewmar ST winches available at prices listed on earlier posts.  Free shipping and one Minney's Tee shirt or hat until July 15th 2013......

Monday, June 3, 2013


This is a little video I made while working with Hollywood on a T.V. commercial for British Airways.  The pay was great, the work challenging and the commercial came out so good that it ran all over the world for almost 3 years.  If you have a nice boat and want to make her pay her own bills, list it as available for work in the film industry.  Bored at night, can't go back to sleep?  Search U-Tube for Ernie Minney videos for some fun stuff.  My "blooper" video seems to get the most hits.  Have a great week.  Our parking lot sale was a HUGE SUCCESS !!!!!  Actors in video are unknown, my crew aboard the 55' schooner "Samarang" was Jim Harris and Marty Capune.....

Saturday, June 1, 2013


For all you that are going to miss my once a year parking lot sale and once a year sale in the store I'm going to offer a special deal to all my faithful BLOGGERS! Beginning at midnight tonight and for the next forty eight hours (California time) I will give you an additional 15% off any sail in my inventory. The season is upon us and our inventory is pretty much up to date.  This is like getting free shipping and then some?  You may return the sail for any reason if you are not satisfied.  You pay the shipping.  If for some reason we made a mistake on the measurements ( we re-measure each sail BEFORE we ship it) or you feel we in some way misrepresented the sail, let us know (be nice) and we'll pay the return shipping. Only about 5% of our sails get returned so you can see that we are doing a pretty good job.  Have a great summer.  Ernie and the crew at Minneys......