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Ack Dink Heritage

According to Captain Clyde, the Ack Dink was fundamentally a take off (i.e. Ack bought a Dyer Dhow, made some modifcations, and came up with a mold) of a Dyer Dhow. Here is a page from Mystic Seaport Watercraft (Bray,Fuller,Vermilya, 2001 - an…
Nov 15
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bob mitchell posted a status
"hi Marion - the two photos below should serve your purposes!"
Oct 30
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Raven hull 94, circa 1974 off of Milwaukee
Oct 30
Marion Seaman posted a blog post

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 learning power point and doing okay but need help occasionally. Marion, 310.632.4748See More
Oct 30
bob mitchell posted a photo

Hydraulic Steering Summary

Understanding the hydraulic steering, which in theory is simple, had a small complication that took me a little research to overcome. In short, I have an original 1960's Crowell hydraulic helm station in the pilot house that came with the boat.…
Oct 28
Gerald Muffley replied to bob mitchell's discussion NEWPORTER CALENDER
"MUF will take two.  "
Oct 27
bob mitchell posted a discussion

NEWPORTER CALENDER

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 bobSee More
Oct 24
bob mitchell's album was featured

EARLY YEARS, LOT OF everything

I started reconstruction in 2009, but did not know how to do an "Album" on the website. This album is an attempt to at least gather up some of the early photos of backbone rebuild.
Oct 16
bob mitchell posted photos
Sep 28
bob mitchell posted a photo

TESTING A NEW PRESSURIZED WATER SYSTEM

I have to say, what appeared simple on paper took me a while to master in reality. And looking at the system, the final product is remarkably simple. However, each little part had it's own conceptual behavior, as well as how the whole interdependent…
Sep 27
Marion Seaman posted a status
"Bob, thanks a bunch. This'll be quite an asset. Big Smile here, Marion"
Sep 22
bob mitchell posted a status
"MARION - YOU CAN PROBABLY GET YOUR SON TO MAKE A SLIDE OR PRINT FROM THIS PHOTO FOR YOUR PRESENTATION."
Sep 22
bob mitchell posted a photo

galley

The dimensions do not include the counter area under the side deck, about 2' I think.
Sep 22
bob mitchell posted a status
"This was Marion's boat, and that's her at the helm!"
Sep 19
Marion Seaman posted a status
"I'm putting on a presentation soon to and I'd like to have the standing measurements of the galley. Thanks so much, Marion"
Sep 18
Clyde A. Phillips commented on bob mitchell's photo
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MastFittings

"Please remember that not all of my "rigging drawings" are of use; one depicts the layout of the bench in my rigging loft on which I cut the standing rigging to length.  All it shows are the relative locations of the pins driven into…"
Sep 18

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Emergency bilge pump 1 Reply

Greetings all, I have a 172 D Hard mounted and I am trying to make a bracket to attach an emergency Jabsco pump (1 inch1/4 with an electro clutch) to the engine it will turn using a B type v belt. To the crankshaft sheave ( pulley) It may be as…Continue

Started by Gabriel feldman. Last reply by bob mitchell Sep 18, 2015.

Jack's Boat!

Hello everybody!I am writing to you on behalf of Miller Marine Systems. For the past seven years or so, we have been rebuilding for a client; a Newporter 40, with the name "Yellow Bird". Believed to be hull number 107 and built in New Jersey. We…Continue

Started by Haydn Windle Aug 22, 2015.

Blog Posts

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

Original Newporter winches

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…

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Posted by John Barlow on April 24, 2017 at 10:54pm

Just re enrolled in this site.

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…

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Posted by John Barlow on February 25, 2017 at 8:51pm

Newporter photos posted

  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…

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Posted by William P. Gibbons on December 31, 2016 at 11:45pm — 3 Comments

porthole seals

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

Interior Flooring

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?

Posted by Mark Lamont on October 2, 2016 at 7:06am — 4 Comments

MAST RAKE and Other Notes

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…

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Posted by Clyde A. Phillips on September 5, 2016 at 10:23pm

"Elegant Lady" is looking for a new home!

I've had this beautiful lady for 20 years and now I'm looking for a new home for her! http://maine.craigslist.org/boa/5700463413.html

Posted by Jim Wallace on August 4, 2016 at 12:35pm

Newporter in Washington

Hello all,
I was wondering if anyone had some information on a newporter currently located in asacortes Washington. Hull #35 named Red's Rogue. He has it posted as free to a good home and I'd like to see it saved, either by me or someone else.
boneyardboats.com in the winter 2016 issue is where I found the listing.

Posted by David Schwark on February 19, 2016 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

 
 
 

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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 new lease on life.  Seems that the Ning people have given all of us one more year or they have decided that by doing away with the $20 per year sites they would be losing a lot of money.  I have already transferred my Ning site to the blogspot site and will leave it there. Since most of my pictures have not been saved to a transfer folder I am going to keep the Ning site open and may even reconstitute its makeup.

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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