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Friday, January 31, 2014

Under that tent is the best collection of power and sailboat gear in the United States !!!

We will re-open February 2nd.  Thank you to the woman that purchased the anchor and chain from the fumigation crew.  You must have been VERY persuasive???  They gave me the money...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Special Notice:  Termites Are Eating Up Our Building.  The Store Will Be Closed This Coming Friday-Saturday-Sunday-And Monday.  Dates are January 31-February 1st-2nd and 3rd.  We will re-open February the 4th.  There will be no phone or e-mail service during those four days.  Have a great Super-Bowl weekend.  I'm betting on the Broncos ???
If extra important? Call Ernie @ 949-394-5198

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

We Keep Boating Affordable !!!

Kelpie is now the Kelpie of Falmouth and is getting a total rebuild in Falmouth, England.  Google "Kelpie of Falmouth" for rebuild pictures and info.  Shearwater is alive and well running day charters from a marina on Wall St.  I saw of glimpse of Shearwater in the background in one of the yacht scenes in the popular movie "American Hussle."

Friday, January 10, 2014


Orange Coast College's S&S Alaska Eagle has been sold and left today for L.A. Harbor where she will be deck loaded on a freighter and shipped to the Netherlands. She was built there and was launched "Flyer" and was the overall winner of the Round The World Race about 35 years ago.  She has been the FLAGSHIP of OCC's sailing fleet and will be greatly missed.  My own son, Josh Minney crewed aboard her on her last major voyage which included rounding Cape Horn and a visit to South Georgia Island.......


We're having summer in January!!  The crew at Minneys is really getting pro-active when it comes to selling small boats.  We think the city of Costa Mesa FIRED the "enforcer" (the guy that busted us if we had anything outside the store with a price tag on it) and we are once again displaying Sabots, rubber boats, kayaks etc.  Yesterday we popped the CO2 bottle on a Beufort six man survival raft, it looked great and we sold it on a a NO RETURN basis for $195.00.  Almost a $2500.00 savings for the skipper that purchased it. P.S.  I spent some time aboard that Ericson 28.  Engine room, bilge and cabin sole areas are a bit of a project.  If someone waved a cashier's check for $7500.00 I think the Tres Amigas would have a hard time saying no.  JUST A HUNCH ?  The Universal diesel runs great but all systems could use a good going over....