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Monday, December 12, 2016


The roofers didn't properly protect the cashier area of our store.  We had a small flood, water in the walls, hardwood floor buckled, misc. electrical items need some attention.  We're going to repair the damage the first two weeks in January.  First week no one around.  Second week the entire Minney's crew will be working at the store.  If you're really in a jam and know we have an item that will save your butt call me on my cell at 949-394-5198 and we'll work something out?  Ernie Minney

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


If you ever wanted a quality ship model, now's the time.  Sorry, we will not ship, that's how many of these lovely models got damaged.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Ernie and the crew at Minneys...

Thursday, June 2, 2016


Marine ship model builder closes warehouse.  We have over one hundred first quality models that have suffered shipping damage, were returned for various reasons etc. etc.  If you ever wanted a nice model for your home, now's the time.  If you are handy and articulate, here's a chance to save up to 80%.  We will not ship!  Sunday is our once a year parking lot sale.  Most items (not everything) in the sale will be sold at an additional 15% off.  This includes the ship models that are already reduced to "BLOW-OUT" prices.  Daylight till noon.  The whole town will be there.  I'll have hot coffee and donuts starting at 0400... SEA YA THERE-Ernie

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Our phones and internet is now with AT&T. Things appear to be up and running.  Sorry out the inconvenience.  

Friday, May 20, 2016

Wow!! I just discovered this BLOG was still up and running. SORRY

Wow!!  Do I feel stupid?  I just noticed we were advertising this BLOG and I have not made an entry on it if five months.  With the help of my kids we set up a really nice website at  I have a BLOG on that website and have been keeping it up on a weekly basis.  I somehow thought this blog had automatically transferred to our new website and I was actually a bit disappointed at the amount of traffic it was getting.  NOW I SEE WHY?  If you have the time check out our website, lots of great marine hardware specials, our sail list with 2000 sails all spec'd out and a 100K worth of good used propellers and my BLOG with fun videos including the start of this years Ensenada race, NHYC's opening day race and most recently last nights' BYC beer can race inside Newport Harbor.  Photo is me with me son Tyler on board my schooner "Samarang" about twenty years ago.  Since this BLOG is already set up and running, I'll make it a point to keep it interesting.  Here's a little story from working at the store May 19th, yesterday.

A very nice couple pulled up to the store towing small trailer full of boat gear, sails, water maker etc. etc.  With every purchase I make, I always try to get THE STORY of why the boat gear is for sale. And boy I've heard thousands of them.  Seems this couple was towing their extremely high tech cruising trimaran from California to Florida.  Somewhere on the Interstate highway in the middle of the USA they stopped for a road construction project.  Seems the driver of the BIG RIG behind them had fallen asleep and rear ended their boat and pushed the boat and trailer twenty feet into the 30 foot motor home they were driving.  It was a miracle that they weren't killed?  They were OK but their $100K plus yacht, I think they called it a Contour trimaran, was now an accordion !!!  Have a great weekend.  Ernie   P.S.  We've got all the sails off the above boat.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Save 40% plus on Quality Lewmar HATCHES!!!

Here's a list of the 15 pallets of Brand New Lewmar hatches we just un-packed and put in our warehouse.  It took a while, but I looked up the hatches on the internet and found a company called Jamestown Distributors that had a lot of information on Lewmar hatches.  For complete information on the types and styles of hatches we have, I suggest you look there.  To keep boating AFFORDABLE for you, I knocked off 40%.  You may have to put on your reading glasses to scan
my specs and prices?  Also, if you been putting off purchasing a pair of the Lewmar 30's or 40's do it soon.  Prices go up $100.00 per winch on February 1st.  It is doubtful if we can continue giving away a free $80.00 lock in chrome handle if you purchase a pair???

Three hundred Lewmar hatches PRICED FOR QUICK SALE !!!


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Steal this Yanmar SD20 right angle drive for a sail drive. Brand new!!!

Good selection of blocks for medium to large boats.  Boat builders OVERSTOCK!!! WE'VE
SOLD HUNDREDS of these classic Herreschoff cleats AT $57.00.  We need the room for a truckload of new Lewmar hatches that will be arriving in the next ten days.  Twelve inches overall, 316 highly polished stainless steel, holes on 2" centers.  We'll let two hundred go at $36.00 each plus shipping...NOTE: The Yanmar SD20 is only the right angle drive and not a complete Sail Drive.  Unit pictured takes power from the engine and sends it to the sail drive that is mounted under the bottom of your boat.

Friday, January 1, 2016


Only a dozen left at $79.00 each.  Brand new, will handle up to 3/4 in line.  Teak shell, stainless steel
straps with bronze sheave.  Great for your schooner or classic woody.  Still have the little Panda diesel generator.  Been sitting a couple of years.  I heard it running before I removed it from Roy Disney's mobile warehouse.  Nearly new condition, doubt if there's over 200 hours on it.  We will not ship it.  New cost close to $8,000.00...Call or e-mail for more iAVAILABLEnformation.  Happy New Year from the crew at Mineys.....MAY 20, 2016-THIS GENERATOR IS STILL AVAILABLE