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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Mailbag: travels of a Melonseed

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Mailbag, Melonseed |

We received a letter from our friends about their travels in Canada with their beloved Melonseed. Maybe you’ve gone on an adventure in a Melonseed. If you have pictures and an accompanying story, mail it to so we can share it with those interested in the kind of fun you can have in our boats. Travels of a Melonseed My wife and I took our Melonseed from it’s home on Willapa Bay in WA to Vancouver Island, BC, a road...

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Melonseed Mailbag

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Mailbag, Melonseed | 2 comments

A few days ago we posted a customer question about rowing the sailing melonseed.  Today we bring you a couple of Melonseed-related items that we pulled out of our mailbag for your perusal and pleasure! Melonseed at Jensen Point New Melonseed owner Bud S. was so excited about his new boat, he sent us a diary of his first adventure, a photo, and even video! Diary of a new Melonseed owner:   2/26/13 Drive to Gig Harbor to take delivery on new...

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Melonseed Review in Small Craft Advisor Magazine

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Melonseed, Press Reviews |

“Although she’s built with modern technologies for contemporary pursuits, the Gig Harbor Melonseed benefits plenty from some older ideas.” In their March/April 2011 issue, Small Craft Advisor published a great feature on our 16′ Melonseed.  They joined us for our first ever Melonseed Regatta where they could talk with owners about their experiences. The weather even cooperated with a beautiful clear day for a sail, and we...

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Customer Question: Rowboats for Big and Tall Guys

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in Melonseed |

The other day we got a few great questions from a prospective customer.  After typing out a e-mail response, I had a brain-wave that other people visiting our website might find value in my answer, too.  So I’m trying something new today, and adapting this e-mail into a blog post.  Who knows, this might become a recurring series on the blog. In a nutshell, the inquiry posed a few criteria and asked what the best rowboat would be, given...

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