2006 MELONSEED SKIFF # 372

“Patricia Leigh”

Located in Olympia, WA

DARK BLUE colored fiberglass hull with BEIGE colored fiberglass deck. Teak woodwork with Cetol finish, varnished Douglas fir spars, bronze hardware. Linen (crème) colored Dacron sprit sail. Includes oars, mooring cover, gold pinstripe and a name on the sheer line, teak flagstaff and ensign. protective leathers for spars, oarlocks. Load Rite trailer with new wheels, tie down strap and coupler.

This boat is in very nice condition, and a good opportunity for anyone on the West Coast or the Pacific Northwest.

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1997 MELONSEED SKIFF # 197

“pollywog”

Hull # RDB RDMBS197999.

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Black hull, ivory deck, white sail

OWNER’S COMMENTS:

The condition of the boat is good, and never uncovered for extended time. Last five years it was kept continuously undercover.  There are minor scrapes in the dark green fiberglass hull. The port side cockpit combing has a split at the screw line, but not of any functional significance and has not changed in my ten years of ownership. The boat comes with Easy Load (EZ) 2007 trailer, mooring cover, original spare tanbark sail, newer white sale, cushions, ropes, spare brass drain plug and ensign. 

Trailer and tires are in good condition.  I have hauled in two 600 mile segments without problem.  The boat was originally registered in North Carolina, as was the trailer.  NM does not require registration of this size boat. The trailer was also registered in North Carolina and carries a New Mexico permanent license plate. If the license plate is required for transportation, the license plate should be returned to me. 

Roger’s comments:

This boat is very reasonably priced and seems to be an overall good boat, and a great opportunity for anyone on the West Coast looking for a Melonseed.  There is a bit of chalking of the gelcoat on the hull, but a good buffing should be able to return the gloss without too much effort.

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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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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

Wooden Melonseed

Professionally built, and an absolutely gorgeous piece of wooden boat workmanship! Only sailed a few times, and in superb condition. This beautiful boat was designed by notable boat builder, designer, waterman, historian of many things nautical and all-around good guy, Roger Allen.

Located in the Buffalo NY area.

She is 15ft, 5/16” in length by 4ft, 8 5/8” beam. It is a centerboard model. 100 sq. ft. gaff rigged sail.  A new Sunbrella cover for the boat will be made this Spring, and a buyer may choose the style they would prefer. That would be either a traveling cover, or one that would work with the mast, boom, gaff and sailed in place.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS: The boat is built with BS 1088 Meranti plywood, 3/8” garboards and broadstrakes, with the remaining planking being ¼” of the same material. The outer keel, rubrails, cutwater, inner stem are oak. The keelbatten, plank keel, stern and hanging knees, rudder cheeks, structural floors, side, fore and aft deck beams are Douglas fir. The deck carlines, case logs, fore and aft king planks, case posts, sheer clamp, stringers, frames and assorted reinforcements are Southern yellow pine. The rudder blade, centerboard, centerboard case sides, hatch lid, decking are BS 1088 plywood. Floorboards are Western Red Cedar. The transom is mahogany. The boat is of glued lapstrake construction and the glue is thickened epoxy.  The galvanized Yacht Club trailer would most definitely be able to undertake a 1500 mile or more journey.

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