Newporter 40 Together

a beautiful boat should sail forever.

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Greg & Angie Wheeler posted blog posts
7 hours ago
bob mitchell posted a status
"Hi V jolson. The "search Newporter 40 together", in right hand upper corner, has a lot on Moonfleet, and some on Lee Patterson. welcome!"
Sep 9
v jolson is now a member of Newporter 40 Together
Sep 9
Western Way posted a blog post

Set of sails

Is anyone looking for a good set of sails? Have an extra set I’m not using and would sell very reasonably.
Aug 20
bob mitchell commented on Greg & Angie Wheeler's blog post Update from "Grace" hull #40 in Morro Bay, CA
"mornin Greg,            Knowing all the projects you have done on Grace, let me suggest one more. If you don't know how already, learn how to solder. -you know, it is kind of just a home depot skill that just takes…"
Aug 1
bob mitchell commented on Greg & Angie Wheeler's blog post Update from "Grace" hull #40 in Morro Bay, CA
"Is the leaking from the raw water or the engine water?"
Jul 31
bob mitchell commented on Greg & Angie Wheeler's blog post Update from "Grace" hull #40 in Morro Bay, CA
"If you want to try to fix your old one I would try a welding shop."
Jul 31
bob mitchell commented on Greg & Angie Wheeler's blog post Update from "Grace" hull #40 in Morro Bay, CA
"Hi Greg and Angie - glad your still at it. Remember, that engine is just a Ford tractor engine, so there are probably quite a few farm mechanics that know the engine well.   And of course as you know about the only difference is the…"
Jul 31
Greg & Angie Wheeler posted a blog post

Update from "Grace" hull #40 in Morro Bay, CA

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…See More
Jul 27
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bob mitchell posted a status
"Hi guys, really not interested in reading my own posts. If more people do not post this site will probably disappear. friend bob"
Jun 19
bob mitchell's album was featured
Jun 9
bob mitchell posted photos
Jun 9
bob mitchell posted photos
May 26
Ron Smith is now a member of Newporter 40 Together
May 22
Shelley Hearn is now a member of Newporter 40 Together
May 16
George Henderson's photo was featured
May 16
George Henderson posted a blog post

"Faith," Hull #69 For Sale

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 georgehenderson.usa@gmail.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 find…See More
May 12
George Henderson posted photos
May 12
David Walsh is now a member of Newporter 40 Together
Apr 26

Forum

Tighten or repair wheel 1 Reply

The spindles/spokes on my wheel have become very loose at the hub.  Hub is closed, forged bronze with seemingly no way to refasten or tighten the spindles.  Solutions?Continue

Started by John M Swenson. Last reply by bob mitchell Feb 18, 2018.

Rudder Construction

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.

NEWPORTER CALENDER 1 Reply

I AM CONTEMPLATING A NEWPORTER CALENDER, WHICH I WOULD SELL AT COSST, IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST. SEND ME A NOTE VIA INBOX IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.  friend bobContinue

Started by bob mitchell. Last reply by Gerald Muffley Oct 27, 2017.

Mizzenmast running back stays 3 Replies

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 1 Reply

     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.

Lead Pigs or Bricks 1 Reply

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.

Update 5 Replies

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.

Newporter sign

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.

junk rig 2 Replies

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.

Masthead fitting

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.

Blog Posts

Visiting Newporter

Posted by Greg & Angie Wheeler on September 15, 2019 at 8:57pm

Set of sails

Is anyone looking for a good set of sails? Have an extra set I’m not using and would sell very reasonably.

Posted by Western Way on August 20, 2019 at 5:07pm

Update from "Grace" hull #40 in Morro Bay, CA

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…

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Posted by Greg & Angie Wheeler on July 27, 2019 at 2:57pm — 4 Comments

"Faith," Hull #69 For Sale

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 georgehenderson.usa@gmail.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…

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Posted by George Henderson on May 12, 2019 at 2:32pm

Moonglade launch July 26 2019

Posted by William P. Gibbons on February 14, 2019 at 12:48am — 2 Comments

Photos and documentation on "Faith," Hull #69

Here is a link to a Google Drive folder with photos and documentation of "Faith," Hull #69

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rIBwFD2-o9rJCVKsPaEcLq9jj8A54fJl

Posted by George Henderson on December 24, 2018 at 6:15pm

The time has come!

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…

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Posted by John Barlow on September 19, 2018 at 10:56pm — 2 Comments

Bow wave

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.

I'm…

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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, Marion

Can anyone give me the measurements of the galley? Would like the numbers for a program I'm putting on at USCDH. Thanks, Marion

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Posted by Marion Seaman on September 20, 2017 at 1:45pm

 
 
 

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THE ROSTER

Muf, our Keeper of the Roster, has updated it.  But he still needs information on boats out there that he doesn't have, like new owners, old owners, where any of the boats are.  We don't post the roster on the web site, it is only sent to owners.  Please send him anything you might have, or call him at:      

gmuf48@aol.com   

909 561 4245

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Captain Clyde's Newporter  sites:

newporters.blogspot.com

and  

newporter.ning.com

The Ning site has been given a reprieve.   I have  transferred my Ning site to the blogspot site and will leave it there. I am keeping my Ning site open as a home for my photos and drawings.

Many of my photos there do not relate to Newporters, but a search through my collection may prove useful for your studies.

My drawings are not accurate in many respects as a result of the PAINT program used to draw them, There is no accurate scale and at best they are only useful to indicate some specific detail.  Some are inaccurate because of my poor memory.  Use them to help you think, not as a detailed presentation of the subject matter.

If any of you want to start a web site I suggest you remember what has happened to both my Ning site and this site (which is a Ning site) and remember that my Blogspot site is free and Blogspot's owner (Google) has promised to keep it that way.

 

Clyde's email:

camgphil@msn.com 

Put 'Newporter' on Subject Line.  Email is the best way to contact me.  I do not regularly look at this site or its messaging system.  Email will get to me post-haste. 

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