Newporter 40 Together

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William P. Gibbons
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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…Continue

Started Oct 5, 2015

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Needed rack for windicator with LED light, combined strobe and anchor LED light; VHF antenna (AIS antenna on spreader), and Nexus wind speed and direction indicator. Constructed of aluminum; vertical straps bolted with masthead fitting ss…
May 4, 2018

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Moonglade launch July 26 2019

Posted on February 14, 2019 at 12:48am — 2 Comments

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…


Posted on December 31, 2016 at 11:45pm — 3 Comments

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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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