By the time you read this,,,,I will hopefully be cheerfully driving Southern California freeway’s with my salty crew in the back,,,,on the way to our annual or semi-annual visit to Minney’s Surplus in Newport Beach, Ca. If you’ve never been there, I think it’s quite possibly a life changing experience for some sailors, especially when you realize you can actually trade your old gear in order to get credit to buy other stuff you really need,,,,or you don’t really need but want. This is not a store for the faint of heart,,,,as you’ll be overwhelmed by Minney’s if you go in unprepared for the sheer scale of the sailing and boating junk and gear available. Anything from original pirate anchors to used heads and a large and complex variety of sails is available here. The staff is friendly and generally allows my children in the store at least once per year,,,,and allows pets too. As for my purpose,,,,well,,,,I’m feeling the tug of Minney’s at this time of year and hot wife is busy Saturday morning, so I’m taking the kids and heading to Minney’s.
If you take my advice and make a pilgrimage to Minney’s in Newport, Ca,,,,tell them that LF2SF sent you and prepare to receive no discount and a blank stare!