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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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...

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Mailbag: Rowing Through Fog

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Mailbag |

You never know what you are going to experience when you are out rowing or sailing. Whether it’s a sunny day or a rainy one, there is always something new to see or learn when you are out on the water. Our friend Jordan Hanssen, from OAR NorthWest, experienced just that when he took one of our boats out and met a wall of fog and a group of scientists. Click thumbnail to enlarge image  Great story and wonderful photo Jordan! Make sure to...

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Rowing Around the World

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Ocean Rowing |

Many people have been inspired by Jules Verne’s ‘Around The World In 80 Days’, and since then have traveled around the world in many different ways. Erden Eruç traveled the world by boat and by foot and made one of the most incredible adventure stories of our time. He rowed through oceans, walked through deserts, and biked across cities, all while growing a pretty awesome beard. 🙂 On July 10, 2007 Erden left Bodega Bay,...

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Oar Northwest educates and inspires

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Ocean Rowing | 3 comments

We had a pleasant surprise in our e-mail inbox the other day – a personal thank you note from the crew of Oar Northwest: Just wanted to send you guys a personalized ‘thank you’ from all of us. There’s much more work left to do for us out there, but your guys’ tireless help in getting the tracks and steering system in order was just as critical as any other job on that boat. Again, many thanks! Greg & the OAR...

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