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A site dedicated to all aspects of Newporter 40's - restoration, history, and the maintenance of an information base for owners.
In about 10 days I will be slipping Sultana to evaluate the options to replace the badly worn propellor, including a feathering prop option, one of the "unknowns " at this stage is if there is ample room in the arperture for the prop to feather, one…Continue
Started by Jim Benbow Dec 1, 2017.
I am currently overhauling my rig, both main and mizzenmast, Sultana has running back stays but doesn't have a mizzen staysail, I thought I read something about this along the lines that the running back stays are only there for the mizzen staysail,…Continue
Started by Jim Benbow. Last reply by Jim Benbow May 2, 2017.
Paul Dunham's three water tanks caught me off guard because I have two fuel tanks and two water tanks. I asked Capt. Clyde and he had this to say Bob, I'm busy today, so this may turn out mercifully short. No slip of the tongue here. …Continue
Started by bob mitchell. Last reply by Paul M Dunham Feb 26, 2017.
After filling all 3 water tanks and adding 75 gallons of fuel, I found that Dudheen was listing a degree or two to port. My first thought is that perhaps stowing all the block, tackle and dissembled hardware in the port pilot house locker was to…Continue
Started by Paul M Dunham. Last reply by bob mitchell Feb 21, 2017.
Just a little update on where we are at in our restoration.We had toyed with the idea of replacing our engine but have decided to keep it for now and have since got it up and running, that was a huge event for us, it still needs all new gauges and a…Continue
Started by Greg & Angie Wheeler. Last reply by Mark Lamont Sep 16, 2016.
Hi Folks - I was searching Newporters on Craigslist and this popped up: https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/atq/5626919975.htmlI live near Hershey, so if anyone is interested, let…Continue
Started by Bruce Standley Jul 2, 2016.
hi bruce, There is only one junk rigged newporter that I know of and that is Wu Wei. One of our members, Jack More, (go to Members, look on first or second page, and click on Jack for some of his childhood pictures) grew up on the boat. …Continue
Started by bob mitchell. Last reply by bob mitchell Jun 26, 2016.
Re: Masthead fitting. I have always liked the "crane" atop moderns masts which project fore and aft and house the sheaves for main and foresails. They are sturdy and have a platform on top to which one can attach wind direction and speed…Continue
Started by William P. Gibbons Oct 5, 2015.
Posted by Greg & Angie Wheeler on September 15, 2019 at 9:03pm
Just an update on our progress, we have purchased new/used aluminum masts that we have had painted (white) and now we are in the process of getting the heat exchanger replaced. I have done my best to find a marine mobil mechanic for over a year to work on the old Osco 172 diesel ,we finally have someone that is a boat delivery captain/rigger/diesel mechanic, and just came back from a delivery and I am really trying to get all I can get done, before he leaves again. We live in a fairly remote…Continue
This is George Henderson, owner of "Faith," Hull #69 located in the Boston area. Just letting the community know that she is on the market since I now live in CO. She is priced to sell. Makes me sad but I'd like to see her legacy continue. If you know of a potential buyer I can be reached at email@example.com / 857-221-1581. She is in great condition and has been lovingly restored. There are pics on my members' page and a link to a Google Drive folder is below, where you will…Continue
Posted by George Henderson on May 12, 2019 at 2:32pm
Here is a link to a Google Drive folder with photos and documentation of "Faith," Hull #69
Posted by George Henderson on December 24, 2018 at 6:15pm
After owning Western Way for the past 20 years the time has come for us to move to the "Dark Side". We sold our Newporter hull # 71 and have purchased a motor boat. They say the happiest times for a boat owner are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. For us every day we sailed was happy. Selling it was not easy and for everything we put into it, It was a sad time. However as well designed and constructed as the Newporter is the…Continue
THANK YOU for responding to my request for a GALLEY photo. Especially with the measurements. Won't the attendees be surprised?
Would anyone have a photo of a bow wave or similar 'action' photo. To be used for my Cal State U Dominguez Hills presentation on Nov 15. Most questions have been "how do you cook when the seas are big?" The photo I got from a magazine doesn't show it well.
Posted by Marion Seaman on October 30, 2017 at 2:18pm
Can anyone give me the measurements of the galley? Would like the numbers for a program I'm putting on at USCDH. Thanks, MarionContinue
Posted by Marion Seaman on September 20, 2017 at 1:45pm