Newporter 40 Together

a beautiful boat should sail forever.

     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


I'm busy today, so this may turn out mercifully short.  No slip of the tongue here.  Three water tanks went into several of the boats that I worked on.  The standard compliment of tanks were one on each side of the engine, water and fuel.  There were options of having one or two tanks in the forepeak on either or both side under the vee-berth.  These, being options, could be two fuel tanks, two water tanks, one of each, or only one on one side.  The choice was the owner's choice.
The choices were dictated by how the owner would use the boat.  Long sailing trips require a lot of water, and for those who sailed on rather calm weather and powered through even small seas needed more fuel.  Experience tells the owner what tankage to install, the inexperienced owners would spend a lot of time second guessing.
No remarks needed on the mantle.  I'm sure you gave him a good job.

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From the original Newporter's Extras List, Item No. 20 lists "Fuel or Water Tanks, Extra, Two, 50 gallons each, fiberglass, build under fwd. berths, complete with deck fillers, lines, valves, and sounding sticks".

I may be uniquely lucky to have in possession the original sales and options documents for the Dudheen.  I can scan and share them when I get back to Houston later this week if desired.

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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:   

909 561 4245


Captain Clyde's Newporter  sites:


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: 

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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