22’ BANKS DORY

Located in SE Massachusetts

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This handsome rugged wooden dory, was built by the noted Dory Shop in Shelburne, Nova Scotia in 2006. Custom paint and lettering.  It has a lobster hauler, comes with the original new trailer and a 5hp Mercury engine.

The Dories of North Atlantic are legendary for their seaworthiness, and this is a prime example of those wonderful workboats that became so well respected.  Dories are the boats that  have the longest history of production in North America, and they have been built continuously since the late 1700’s.  And, for good reason.

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The boat was only launched 2 times, then shrink wrapped and stored safely indoors.  Excellent condition!

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2013 Brush Creek Melonseed, Hull #8

“Wassail”

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Wassail is located in Norwalk, CT

A beautiful all wooden boat. Made to the Smithsonian/Chappelle offsets.

LOA 13′ 8, Beam 4′ 4”, Weight 220 lbs. Draft 6″ to 2’6″, Cockpit length 6′ 1″. Dagger board model.

Hull color: dark green with gold pin stripe and white bottom, white deck. Dacron white 65’ sail with canvas sail bag. Waterproof full mooring cover. Two Brush Creek Yacht spruce oars. Douglas fir mast and spars (all 10’ 0”) varnished, with leather chafe guards on spars. Rowing seat with dagger board top plug.

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All items in are excellent condition, and the boat is stored in a garage. All “Wassail’s” equipment, will stow inside the boat.

She won the Best Sail and Captain’s Choice awards at the 2013 Wooden Boat Show in Beaufort North Carolina. Boat is always covered and put in a garage. In excellent condition sans a few small dock rash bumps on the rub rail, no scratches on the bottom that I can see.

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The hull is strip planked from repurposed and reclaimed Atlantic white cedar from a warehouse in Plymouth, NC. NC mountain grown white oak for the steam bent frames with NC old growth coastal cyprus keel deck beams and oil finished floor boards. The hull is encapsulated with epoxy and glass cloth inside and out. A natural varnish interior with the outside hull a beautiful Awlgrip paint system dark green above the water line, below the water line a nice white with a gold stripe at the waterline. Rudder color and paint scheme to match. The coamings, rub rail, transom and trim are mahogany. The dagger board has gorgeous alternating stick built wood pattern. Many inlaid fine cosmetic details.

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The sail halyard and sprit snotter can be hoisted and tensioned from inside the cockpit. This feature is unique. Eliminates the need for brailing or scandalizing the sail. The sail is hoisted up on the mast in a track. The boat can be launched with sail down and then hoisted when underway or the sail can be brought down within seconds when required.

Includes canvas spar covers, sail bag, mast cover, dagger board cover, and a mooring travel cover (the same one that is used on Roger’s Melonseeds) and kayak anchor.

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LAPSTRAKE ROWING & SAILING BOAT

14′ WOOD LAPSTRAKE ROWING & SAILING BOAT

Located in Plymouth, MA

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This is a nice, light  and well built little rowing and sailing craft that that can be bought for a VERY reasonable price.

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It has a rowing seat and oarlock fiberglass attachment (made by Old Town I believe), but don’t know who built the boat or when. About 14′ long.  Has mast and sail but no dagger boards or rudder.  Nice to row though, and in good condition.

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All inquiries should be made to Doug Gray at 508.789.5644

2003 Crawford Melonseed #301

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Dark blue hull, Ivory deck, Linen sail (two sails)
Located in Pismo Beach. CA

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The boat is in perfect condition, needs nothing. It has always been covered and kept in a garage.

The original 62 sq. ft. sail is excellent, and the original owner added a new sail that is 75 sq. ft. with its own sprit to use when there is very light wind. It is a delight to sail in those conditions.

She comes with brand new wooden oars, oarlocks, oar sleeves, anchor line and anchor. The trailer is an EZ Loader in great condition, with a spare tire.

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2004 Crawford Melonseed #317

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Located in PA

“STARS & STRIPES” BLUE (Gunsmoke blue) HULL, BEIGE DECK, LINEN SAIL, OARS, MOORING COVER, CETOL FINISH ON WOODWORK, Crawford “Tiller Tamer”, NAME AND PINSTRIPE, TRAILER AND MORE CUSTOM ITEMS AND FEATURES ADDED BY THE OWNER.

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I have really enjoyed my time with “WIND SHADOW”, however I’m purchasing one of Roger’s bigger boats, a 16’ Swampscott Dory, so I can accommodate a boat full of grandchildren. I’m looking for a new loving owner for this wonderful Melonseed.

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She has straight blade oars with leathers, pin striping, upgrade Cetol on the teak woodwork that has been well maintained, ensign and flagstaff, galvanized trailer, boom and sprit leathers, oarlock risers, custom teak past partner trim, custom sheet block, two extra boat cushions, and bow line. “Wind Shadow” has been buffed and waxed every spring. The boat and trailer have been garaged when the boat was not in the water. While the boat does have some very minor scratches on the hull it is in very good condition.

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1978 16’ CRAWFORD SWAMPSCOTT DORY, SAILING MODEL

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Comfortable sized daysailer with some classic lines and character! Fiberglass hull features a simple well to accommodate a small outboard. Includes oars and complete sail rig.

If you are a lover of traditional boats and have an eye for beautiful lines it would be hard not to be impressed with the Swampscott Dory.   The lovely flowing sheerline, soft round curves and salty profile easily distinguish it from today’s sterile production boats.   This is a boat that receives endless compliments from other boaters.

Well built, simple, and beautiful boat on a single axle untitled storage trailer.

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Specifications:

  • L.O.A. – 16’ 0”, L.W.L.-12’ 8”.  Beam @ sheerline =- 6’ 0”.
  • Sail area either 77’ or 99’ w/ reefs to 70’, depending on which main sail.
  • Draft board up – 3”, board down 3’.  Transom height 15” (short shaft)

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CRAWFORD MELONSEED #3 FOR SALE

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Daggerboard model.

One of the oldest boats in the fleet, Melonseed Skiff #3 has been completely restored and upgraded and is offered for sale.  A “one owner” boat since 1989, she was built for the father of one of the crew who worked with us in the boat shop.  She was only used occasionally during her early years, only a handful of times again about a decade ago, and was in surprisingly good condition when we got her back again.

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With a healthy dose of sentimentality included in the inspiration to restore the boat, it was an extremely rewarding  project to see her come back to life and look nearly as sweet as she did 29 years ago.  The dark green gelcoat we used on the hulls back in that era was rich with the tiniest hint of blue in the color, much livelier than the current green color.  The deck is gelcoated in the traditional “mast buff” color used in the earlier boats and is a great cosmetic match for the hull.  The hull now gleams, as you can see from the photos.

In bringing the boat up to the highest standard possible it was simply best to add new items and parts, replacing the original 1989 items.  The list of new items and upgrades for #3 is as follows:

  • New sail (tanbark or linen)
  • New mooring cover
  • New sprit, boom and hardware
  • New rigging (sheet, snotters)
  • New gold Mylar pinstripe on the sheerline
  • Upgrade to the new positive flotation system
  • New interior gelcoat
  • New seat cushions
  • Tiller tamer eye straps
  • Complete graphite and epoxy coating of the hull below the W/L

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For more information visit http://www.melonseed.com/melonseed–377.html