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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.
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
I have the two Geno winches, The main sheet winch and the main halyard winch that I replaced on Western Way. I have changed the main halyard so I can raise the sail and reef from the cockpit. Lines lead to the top of the pilot house. I replaced the Geno winches with self tailing ones. If anyone wants the old winches - give me a call or email me and we can work out something. I will donate them if you pay for shipping and plan to use them on a Newporter. Phone 207 469-3749 or…Continue
Posted by John Barlow on April 24, 2017 at 10:54pm
I have been on the computer getting together photos for the broker. Sadly after 20 years - 5 in rebuild and 15 sailing and constantly upgrading I am serious about selling Western Way. She is in excellent shape and has been a fantastic cruising platform for my wife and I but we are getting to the age where I need to downsize. I do plan to launch this May for the last season unless she sells. We are going over to the dark side and I plan to get a trawler type yacht probably about 30 feet…Continue
Posted by John Barlow on February 25, 2017 at 8:51pm
am posting two photos from the 1970's. At the time there were two Newporters in Chicago.
The one under full sail on a broad reach is a glossy black and white 3 x 5 in.print which I must have taken ( but I don't remember.) It is the only picture I've ever seen of a Newporter flying a "mule"/"fisherman" sail, and mizzen spinnaker plus mizzen, main, jib, and genoa. We all need it for inspiration.
If anyone knows the dimensions of the mule and mizzen spinnaker, and how to…
Soooo last night was the first rain here in Northern California and I found a leak in one of my portholes the 7 x 18 on the forward port side. Not much water came in but it followed the channel above my bunk and dripped down on me at an inappropriate time of the night. Any recommendations on replacement seals. All six are shot and I suppose that I could call Parker Seal for a giant o-ring but thought the rest of you would have some advice. Thanks in advance.
Posted by Mark Lamont on October 2, 2016 at 11:13pm
What were the interior floors originally made of? I have oak parquet which I cannot imagine was the intent of the maker. Surprisingly they have not blackened which is the property of oak with water. I guess that is a tribute to the finisher. Save they are glued down with mastic and popping loose in areas. The hatches have a frame that appears to be a different wood with longer grain structure. Suggestions?
In response to Bob’s blog on the masts:
Now we are looking into an interesting bit of history in Newporter construction. The ones we built, and Bob’s present boat is one of them, and those after a few of the first boats were built, were all built to patterns and on jigs and in accord with measurements in a book or two. Each area in our shops had their own areas of the total construction as their “area” of work to put the boats together. This resulted in some overlaps, or…Continue
Posted by Clyde A. Phillips on September 5, 2016 at 10:23pm