1997 MELONSEED SKIFF # 143 “WREN”

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Black hull, beige Ivory deck, linen sail.

Located in Annapolis, MD

Hull # RDBMS197D707

OWNER’S COMMENTS:

“The Wren made her home along Chesapeake Bay and sailed in and around Annapolis and Kent Island. on the Severn River in Annapolis and frequently sailing past the U.S. Naval Academy and observing the activities of the Midshipmen. The Wren was aptly named as she was the companion on many bird-watching excursions sighting blue herons, bald eagles and ducks of all descriptions.”

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“I believe that the boat is in very good shape. All original, as best as I can tell. In one spot, the teak combing was used to attach a compass(?) which was removed at some point before I purchased it. There are some small screw holes as the evidence. No other signs of any damage or attachments. The hull is very good. No deep scratches or damage/repairs. It was been carefully maintained, cleaned, teak oiled, waxed, polished etc. The following is included with the boat: Gold pinstripe and the name “Wren” on the topsides, mooring cover, set of oars, small anchor, assorted cushions, canoe paddle and trailer. In late 2017, I replaced the trailer with a new Load Rite which has received minimal use, perhaps 3 times total in 2018 and 2019. Local streets only.”

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“I have enjoyed sailing “Wren” very much, unfortunately, hip replacement surgery has limited my enjoyment in recent years so it’s time for someone else to take her over and enjoy her as much as I have.”

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2006 MELONSEED SKIFF # 372

“Patricia Leigh”

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Located in Cambridge, MD about 60 miles east of Annapolis, MD

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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.

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This boat is in very nice condition.

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Owner’s comments:

As I write this, I’m very emotional about this, really don’t want to sell but she’s just been ‘sitting’ for the last several years I had thought we might end up with a house on a major waterway, but I don’t think that’s unlikely to happen now so “Patricia Leigh” really should go where she’ll be sailed.

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Like New 2013 Melonseed Skiff “Skylark”

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Dark blue hull, ivory deck, tanbark sail

Centerboard model Located in coastal southeastern MA

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Here are the owner’s comments:

“Skylark” is as close to a brand new Melonseed as you will ever see but priced nicely below her full retail value when new. Old ski injuries and 30 years of sea kayaking have taken their toll on my shoulders, so it is time to pass Skylark along to another. After sailing on Roger’s Melonseed the was no other name for me but “Skylark”; an old Jazz standard by Ella Fitzgerald and by Wynton Marsalis. She moves seamlessly through the water with a grace that is impossible to capture.

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Her total on the water time is less than 4 hours, most of that in fresh water. She has not been in the water the for past six years, lovingly cared for, covered and stored in a heated garage for the vast majority of that time, inclusive of every winter.

Optional equipment included the mooring cover, name and pinstripe, oars, Cetol finish on the woodwork, a US ensign and flagstaff on the rudder head, the anchor package and cushions.

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The accompanying Loadrite trailer was purchased new with the boat in 2013 and has the upgrade larger 12” wheels & a spare tire, custom fitted for Melonseed. The trailer hubs were repacked with synthetic Amsoil marine lubricant and Bearing Buddies. There are less than 150 miles on trailer, and it is in pristine condition.

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2004 MELONSEED SKIFF # 320

“Sunshine Daydream”

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Dark blue hull, beige deck, linen sail.

Located on Long Island, NY about 30 miles east of NYC.

DARK BLUE colored fiberglass hull with BEIGE colored fiberglass deck. Teak woodwork with varnished finish, varnished Douglas fir spars, bronze hardware. Linen (crème) colored Dacron sprit sail. Incudes oars, seat cushions, mooring cover, gold pinstripe on the sheer line, new rigging, teak flagstaff and ensign. New Load Rite trailer! Protective graphite and epoxy coating on the bottom of the hull below the waterline.

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“Sunshine Daydream” was completely reconditioned in the fall of 2018 and brought back to a beautiful like new condition. She is a great example of how well Melonseed Skiffs can be reconditioned by the builder, and their value and appearance enhanced considerably.

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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. The original model that will go with it too.

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