MS #253, 2001, is for sale by the original owner.
DARK GREEN HULL, BEIGE DECK, LINEN SAIL, MOORING COVER, NAME AND PINSTRIPE, CETOL FINISH ON THE WOODWORK, LIFTING HARDWARE (NO BRIDLE BUT AVAILABLE) ON THE TRANSOM, CLEAT ON FOREDECK……AND MUCH MORE. EXCELLENT CONDITION. LOCATED IN LOUISVILLE, KY.
EXCELLENT CONDITION! $9,000
This is a boat that is absolutely LOADED with extras, additions and options. Truly more than on any Melonseed I know of, and was much loved and cared for. A new Melonseed with this equipment would likely be around $20,000!
All inquiries should be made to Roger Crawford by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 781.837.3666
These are comments from the owner:
“There are clear KY titles for the boat and trailer. They are registered for 2015, and hull and trailer license stickers are in place. The boat and trailer have always been garage kept. A spare tire is included. The trailer is practically rust free, and has very heavy hot dipped galvanize on the frame. The bearings were replaced and packed two to three hundred miles ago. They haven't been submerged since. With tire pressures topped off, the trailer is ready to go anywhere.
“The boat is more complete than most, with many custom items. Both the original cover and a Sunbrella cover are included. There are OEM hand leathered oars, with the tall bronze oarlocks. There is a custom 2:1 sprit snotter adjustable from the cockpit. Bumper cleats have been added to the four cockpit corners, and the bent over bumpers come with it. The boat has four cushions and 4 "Melon Puffs" for back rests. The boat has three Opti dinghy air bags, two forward and one under the back deck for additional floatation. There are six deck lines. There are two secured Rubber Maid pans for gear and bailing, and a small Hydro-Bubble anchor. There are three custom tarred marline Turk's Heads for the tiller grip and anti-chafe for the sprit and boom. The boat also has a new custom "short rig" of about 48 sq. ft. for heavy air comfort and safety. The sail was custom designed and built by Harding Sails. RC built the spars. There are custom bags for the rudder, tiller, and both sail rigs. A Seitech dolly is included.
“The boat comes with an optional custom cockpit configuration which allows sailing upright in a comfortable Sport-A-Seat providing back support, always facing forward. A custom thwart seat suspended inside from the oarlocks, a round-the-cockpit steering line, and the main sheet led to the forward cockpit and back to hand make this possible. The steering line tension is adjustable so the rudder stays where you put it, yet is easy to change. I find it a joy to sail upright, facing forward, and seeing both bow waves. Tacking is a nonevent. The seat slides right or left to adjust lateral trim. The boat paddles like a large sit-in kayak from the cockpit seat, and an extra long two bladed kayak paddle is included. By removing the two bolts with wing nuts through the oar locks and the steering line, the cockpit can quickly be returned to it's original configuration.”
There are many pictures in photo folder "MS #253" on the Yahoo group email site:
Also included, but not pictured, are an assortment of T shirts in three different custom Melonseed designs and several of both styles of Melonseed caps.
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