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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Sold : Sailing 12′ Point Defiance

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Available Now |

A well loved 12′ Point Defiance is back in the shop and is ready to be loved by a new owner. This green sailboat is in great shape and includes 8′ flat oars, kick-up rudder, boat cover, and new mainsail. To keep this boat looking good, we have replaced the pinstripe with a brand new one. This boat is perfect if you want to get out sailing soon as we enter the spring and summer seasons.  The listing price is $6,000. Call us for more...

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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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