Sold : 12′ SCAMP

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Available Now | 3 comments

This 12′ Scamp sailboat, Snug, was commissioned in 2014 not only with all the usual options for a Scamp – the owner also wanted an electric drive unit installed. We rose to the challenge and replaced the water ballast with spill-proof, deep-cycle AGM batteries, for a total of over 300 amp hours of capacity. Coupled with a retractable drive unit on the transom, that’s enough power for 5 hours of cruising at full throttle....

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Expired: Sold : 16.5′ Melonseed

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in expired | 1 comment

A 16.5′ Melonseed expedition is back in the shop. This rowboat is in great shape and includes 2 pairs of oars, a boat cover, tandem sliding seat, and a trailer. The summer season is quickly approaching so this boat is perfect if you want to get out rowing soon.  The listing price is $10,500. Call us for more information at (253)-851-2126...

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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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SCAMP Review in Small Craft Advisor Magazine!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Press Reviews, SCAMP |

Exciting news that’s been a long time coming . . . the Small Craft Advisor magazine released their first formal review of the SCAMP!  For a bit of backstory, the SCAMP, which stands for Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project, was originally conceived by the magazine as a kit boat that would meet the needs of adventurous small craft sailors.  It was designed by a team of passionate and knowledgeable small-craft experts that Small Craft...

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“Red sky at night…. sailors delight?”

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Just for Fun | 2 comments

Who remembers this old sailor’s adage? “Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning… Red sky at night, sailors delight!” This old-time meteorological rule of thumb has been used by seafarers for thousands of years.  Sailors learned that if the sun was red at sunrise (looking east), it meant trouble was brewing in the form of haze or storm clouds.  But if the sun was red at sunset (looking west), then favorable winds were...

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