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Melonseed, 2009, Like new, Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas, $2,900, SOLD 4/23/15

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Melonseed, 2009, Like new, excellent condition.

  • Melonseed to Barto Plans
  • North Texas

  • LOA - 13' 4"
  • LWL - 11' 4"
  • Beam - 4' 2"
  • Draft (db up) - 3"
  • (db down) - 2' 4"
  • Weight - about 140 lbs.
  • Sail Area (sprit) - 72 sq. ft.

    Tis Spring!!!
    When a man's fancy turns to
    sensuous, wet curves!!!

    Fancy This: A Beautiful and Rare Lapstrake 1890s model Sailing and Rowing Skiff built with modern techniques and materials to the highest standard of craftsmanship by a meticulous craftsman.

  • Adapted by Marc Barto from the Melonseed designs in the Smithsonian and Howard Chapelles "American Small Sailing Craft."
  • Quoting from Wooden Boat Magazine, "A remarkably handsome gunning skiff. The Melonseed is one of those boats whose lines have just the right combination of balance and grace to stop you in your tracks when you see one."
  • In boat show condition. Sprit Sailing Rig w/ boom. Custom Oars w/ bronze oarlocks and leathers. Centerboard version with kick up rudder. Perfect for skinny water. Very lightly used on the tranquil lakes of Texas and Oklahoma.

    A 13' 4" LOA, 4' 2" beam glued lapstrake wooden boat Removable cedar floorboards. 6mm Meranti marine plywood hull over steam bent frames. Bottom is covered in Dynel cloth set in epoxy. Fiberglassed deck. Douglas fir bird's mouth mast. Cherry, oak, Atlantic white cedar, and sinker long-leaf pine in various places. Ample flotation (foam, flotation bags, and sealed aft compartment). Ash oars and Sailrite sail crafted by builder. One set of reef points. Owner-sewn cover for storage and trailering. Includes roadworthy custom trailer w/. Bearing Buddies. Never been in saltwater.

    Garage stored. Excellent Condition. Includes cover for storage and travel.


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