Sea Stories: Sailing the Outer Banks

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Melonseed, Sea Stories | 1 comment

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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“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...

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SOLD: 2015 Melonseed Rowboat

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Available Now |

Comes with a tandem sliding seat, stainless steel keel, 9′ spoon oars, wide view removable base mirror, boat cover, galvanized trailer, hinged tongue for trailer, docking cleats, bottomsider seat cushions, hatches port and stbd,  and 4 pt.  lifting eyes. It’s in great condition and is selling at $9,300. This boat is perfect for a relaxing row as you take in the beautiful scenery around you.  Come see it down at our shop in Gig...

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Sold : 2009 Melonseed sailboat

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Available Now | 1 comment

This 2009 Melonseed sailboat comes with a tandem sliding seat, galvanized trailer, 2 pairs of 9 ft spoon oars, stainless steel keel, deck option, boat cover, 4pt lifting eyes, lazy jacks, daggerboard trunk and wooden mast and spars for that wooden touch. It was well kept and is in great condition and sure to fill this summer with memories.  You can view this boat at our shop in Gig Harbor and is selling at $12,595.    ...

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Mailbag: What Have We Been Up To?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Boat Shows, Mailbag |

This season has been a busy one. With boat shows and parades, we seem to have a new event every week. Here are some photos from our recent adventures! This is from the Gig Harbor Maritime Parade back in early June. One of our very own boats made an appearance and Dave got to pull it with his ranch wagon.   Our latest event was the Tacoma Festival of Sail! It was great being able to meet so many of you and take part in all the activities...

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