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1998 Crawford Melonseed - Price Dropped - $7,500 (Sister Bay, WI)

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boat type: sailboat
propulsion type: sail
condition: excellent
length overall (LOA): 14
make / manufacturer: Crawford Boat Building
model name / number: Melonseed
year manufactured: 1998
This boutique skiff is ready to sail!

It's in excellent condition for its age, and has always been garage-kept under a fitted waterproof mooring cover. It sits atop a galvanized trailer in similarly excellent condition, with working lights, Trailer Buddies, and a matching spare tire. An extra sail is included, along with backrest cushions and hand-sewn covers to protect its lovely spars.

Here is a detailed description from the manufacturer, Crawford Boat Building, in Marshfield, Massachusetts:

"Solid fiberglass hull, mechanically and chemically bonded to a fiberglass deck (cored construction). All work done by hand lay up. Teak cockpit combings, rubrails, floorboards, rudder and tiller. Hand rubbed oil finish is standard on all teak. Solid Douglas fir spars (mast, sprit and sprit boom) are beautifully varnished. Dacron 62’ spritsail and rigging. Bronze hardware: bow eye, oarlocks, eye straps on aft deck, mast hardware, rudder head and sheet block, pintles and gudgeons. Centerboard model with PVC board is standard. One pair of seat/rowing/flotation cushions included. Leathers on sprit and boom."

This is a wonderful boat for one or two people—it's a delight to sail, with beautiful lines and yacht-like build quality. Finished with teak, you'll find that it's also a magnet for compliments. My growing family simply needs a bigger boat (not a *second* boat, I've been reminded!), otherwise I'd never part with her.

A new Melonseed, similarly optioned, costs $17K without a trailer. Buy it before I change my mind!

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