“My ship came in” – Crating and Shipping a GHBoat

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Mailbag |

Our favorite days here at the shop are the ones where we get to greet a customer who is coming to pick up their long-awaited new boat.  After a long decision process around which boat to buy, choosing different options, placing the order and waiting until it’s their turn for construction, there’s nothing like seeing a customer’s eyes light up when they finally see the boat they’ve been dreaming of.  It’s one of the...

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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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Happy holidays!

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Mailbag |

It was many months ago that our friend George sent us this photo of his 12′ Point Defiance in Glacier Bay, Alaska. But this is such a great shot, we had to save it for something special. So as a “Christmas Card” from us to you… We hope you enjoy a bit of peace and love this holiday season! (And maybe some boats.) Thanks everyone for making this a great year!...

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Fall Wrap up and reflection

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Mailbag |

As we say good bye to the fall leaves and hello to the rain, we make the seasonal change to our schedules and activities moving more and more indoors. Now is a good time of year for preparing for the next season’s activities while shifting into winter; it’s a great time to bring in your boat in for some well needed repairs. Fiberglass is easily repairable and we are able to do small or large jobs in our repair shop. Time and weather...

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