2002 Melonseed Skiff # 271 “Lil turtle”

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Hull # RDBMS 271B202

Dark green hull, beige deck, tanbark sail

Located in Rehoboth Beach, DE

Overall Good Condition. Comes with Sail, Oars, and teak oil to update trim. Includes a Load Rite Trailer.

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Owner’s comments:

This has been a Great Friend for many years and I had the chance to participate in a few Regatta’s as well. The Boat has a little wear on her from use and needs some teak oil, but overall is in Good Condition. I will have the lights tested and check the tires for road worthiness. I will look into a 3 day travel tags for transport. I will include some teak oil that I never got to apply. There presently is no cover, (It did not survive the last winter and ripped beyond repair) but I do have the original model that will go with it.

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2014 Melonseed # 490

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Located in Michigan, 9 miles north of Toledo, OH

Dark Blue hull , Beige Deck, Linen Sail

Included: Mooring Cover, Canvas Travel Cover, Cloth bag for spars and sail, Lifting Bridle, 71/2′ oars, 6′ Kayak Paddle, Boom and Sprit on clam cleats, operated from cockpit, Tiller Tender, Oarlock mooring Cleat. 2014 Load Rite Galvanized Trailer W/ 12” wheels, spare tire.

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OWNER’S COMMENTS:

“I bought this boat when I was 80, as an easy boat to sail and enjoy in my old age.  I am now 85 and sailed only once last year, now I am no longer sailing, I hope this boat goes to someone who will enjoy her and use her as carefully as I have. Never been in salt water and only sailed in local lakes. The oars have not been used, I use the kayak paddle when docking.”

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*Iphigenia was Agamemnon’s daughter sacrificed for wind when his boat was becalmed on the way to the Trojan Wars. This is my shortest boat named after Iphigenia, and so Iphi for short.”

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Enhanced Wooden Melonseed

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Located in Greenport, NY

LOA 13’ 8” L x 4’ 10” B. Depth at midship 12”. Built by Fred Plouffe, modifying classic Smithsonian design. Mahogany and teak construction, with mainsail and jib (attaches to bowsprit that swivels on the fore deck). Fiberglass coated hull. Comes with Bandit trailer, sails, both Sunbrella and hard covers, a tent that mounts over the cockpit; hand-carved spars, rails, oars, oarlocks and rowing seat/storage box that slides under the foredeck to leave an open cockpit, 6’ 9” x 2’ 10,” with twin bilge or baffle boards shock cord loaded under opposite decks. Will include compass that mounts at the foredeck.

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Comes with Bandit trailer (including spare wheel and tire, plus oil injection tool; straps to secure boat, sails and spars to the trailer.

Always dry sailed, stored in a garage, and washed with clear water after every outing, the boat is in great condition, with gorgeous bright work. Hull and deck are clean and sound; might want fresh paint.

Because it has always been dry sailed, this boat has never needed to be registered. It does not have a number on the transom.

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The trailer has not been used for a couple of years. It has always worked fine. I no longer have a vehicle with a trailer hitch to check the wiring. I do have a new copy of title for the trailer that needs only signatures to transfer ownership. Because the wheels on the trailer are half the size of auto wheels, speed on the road should not exceed 50mph. When I purchased boat with trailer, it traveled without incident from Pittsfield, MA to the eastern end of LI, and it carried the boat perfectly.

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I purchased the boat directly from Fred who, forced to sell after two hip replacements, urged me to enjoy it fully and treat it as carefully as he had. Over years of sailing from Halleck’s Bay on the North Fork of LI, every single outing included a moment when another sailor asked, what is that beautiful boat? It’s been a joy waking to observe tide and wind, entering the bay, passing through the gut with the prevailing NE current and gliding swiftly along the shores of Shelter Island. It takes agility to handle sails and bilge boards. Now it’s my time to pass this boat in trust to another caring day sailor.

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