a beautiful boat should sail forever.
Added by Greg & Angie Wheeler on September 15, 2019 at 9:03pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 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…Continue
Added by George Henderson on May 12, 2019 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Here is a link to a Google Drive folder with photos and documentation of "Faith," Hull #69
Added by George Henderson on December 24, 2018 at 6:15pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Marion Seaman on October 30, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments
Can anyone give me the measurements of the galley? Would like the numbers for a program I'm putting on at USCDH. Thanks, MarionContinue
Added by Marion Seaman on September 20, 2017 at 1:45pm — No Comments
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
Added by John Barlow on April 24, 2017 at 10:54pm — No Comments
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
Added by John Barlow on February 25, 2017 at 8:51pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Mark Lamont on October 2, 2016 at 11:13pm — No Comments
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
Added by Clyde A. Phillips on September 5, 2016 at 10:23pm — No Comments
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Added by Greg & Angie Wheeler on December 13, 2015 at 10:13pm — No Comments
We're long overdue for an update here. We hauled Viajador in October, 2014 to deal with some extensive cracking of the fibreglass on the decks and cabin top, as well as some rusty fasteners that were bleeding through the hull. Thirteen months later, we splashed back into Howe Sound (BC, CA) with a very sound hull, a brand new cabin top and not much else done! We're currently hunkering under an inelegant but reasonably effective tarp tent, which the 70 kph winds last…Continue