Sea Stories: Restoring a boat . . . and a life

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Maintenance and Repairs, Sea Stories | 1 comment

This is a story about a lifeboat . . . but not in the traditional sense. Sea Stories aren’t always about epic adventures across the oceans. Some of them are humble tales of love, family, and resilience, demonstrating just how much the water connects and restores us. Today we have the honor of sharing an inspiring story of a little boat that came to mean much more than meets the eye. Janet Lassen of Sheridan, Wyoming, wouldn’t have guessed that...

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Sea Stories: Sailing the Outer Banks

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Melonseed, Sea Stories | 4 comments

In keeping with our theme of “Gratitude” this Thanksgiving season, we’re grateful to have our East Coast rep Shawn Payment on our team! He’s helping us introduce our boats to new sailors and new waters – you can meet him at our boat show exhibits in Maryland, Florida, and elsewhere on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Today we are happy to share Shawn’s story of his Outer Banks adventure in a 16’ Melonseed sailboat, and a powerful lesson...

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Sea Stories: How (Not) To Row Through A Surf Break

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Sea Stories | 5 comments

By Falk Bock with photojournalism by Jessica Robertson [Editor’s note:  In the spirit of our founder Dave Robertson’s motto, “The adventure continues….”, this is the first article in our new featured series, Sea Stories. This story comes from our own shop manager Falk, about a recent day-trip adventure with ocean rower Jordan Hanssen.  We plan to feature more stories from our team, as well as those of our customers...

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Voyage to Alaska in a 14′ Whitehall!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Mailbag, Sea Stories, Whitehall |

Throughout our years of building and selling boats, we have heard many customers tell us their big dreams and adventures they plan to go on. Sometimes the dreams are so big that they seem a tad unrealistic… so it’s always a delight when we hear back from them only to find they did what seemed like the impossible.

Ken Poskitt did just that when he traveled 1400 km [870 miles], from Victoria BC to Alaska.

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