Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
use as a hoist in your garage.. Have a nice day...... Ernie
Monday, September 16, 2013
I find that I am spending more time on my boat than in Colorado. I've put 5 years of hard work on what I call "Honker Haven". I've been averaging 40 days on skis and perhaps the new owner will let me rent the care-taker's unit or barn during the ski season. It's an easy 30 minute drive to Snow Mass and Buttermilk and about 45 minutes to Aspen or Highlands. Property is in the town of Carbondale which is one of the coolest yet progressive towns in Colorado. Everything you see in the video and lots more goes with the property. It's a magical place with the world's greatest neighbors. They even let me adjust the level in the lake nearest the house and allow me to do the landscaping on the other side of the fence so nothing blocks my fantastic view of the wildlife and ponds. Shane Real Estate in Aspen has and exclusive listing so contact Richard Duddy or Wendy Lucas if you have any interest? They both are avid sailors.......
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
I just purchased all the hardware from a fiberglass Atkin 38' sailboat in Santa Ana, Calif. Hull has never been in the water and looks very good. Boat has sat for probably 20 years. There is a used Mercedes diesel engine in the boat. At the moment the owner is removing the chain plates, anchor windlass, bow pulpit etc. etc. for me. Owner indicates that he will give the hull away if someone will move it. It was put in a backyard with a crane and at a glance, by removing a corner of an overhanging roof it looks as if the boat could be moved by a boat mover truck. According to the owner vessel has a lead keel that I estimate at about 6000 lbs. Last I heard Exide battery company in Vernon was paying $1.60 per pound for lead. Finish off the boat, or scrap it for the lead, rudder is on with some beautiful bronze hardware and there's even a spare rudder. For an extra $500.00 I think the owner will throw in a good looking new aluminum mast that is about 55 feet long. I have the spreaders, tangs and assorted mast hardware. Please deal direct with the owner if you have any interest. Call 714-342-4095 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about Atkin double ended sailboat. Minneys assumes no responsibility as to the condition of the boat or what the final decision of the owners as to whether they will give it away for having it moved or not. These are VERY NICE people closing out the estate of a loved one. Ernie Minney
Sunday, September 8, 2013
sail for the anchorage in the gunnery and bombing range on San Clemente island. Sure glad the Navy got the word that that end of the island was open for 5 days for boaters.
Monday, September 2, 2013