Sea Stories: Restoring a boat . . . and a life

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Maintenance and Repairs, Sea Stories | 1 comment

This is a story about a lifeboat . . . but not in the traditional sense. Sea Stories aren’t always about epic adventures across the oceans. Some of them are humble tales of love, family, and resilience, demonstrating just how much the water connects and restores us. Today we have the honor of sharing an inspiring story of a little boat that came to mean much more than meets the eye. Janet Lassen of Sheridan, Wyoming, wouldn’t have guessed that...

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Come see us in Seattle – Jan 26 – Feb 3!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Boat Shows | 2 comments

With another trip around the sun complete, we turn over the calendar to a new page – and nothing says Happy New Year to us quite like returning to the Seattle Boat Show! As always this is both an indoors and afloat show – we’ll be in the Indoor area at CenturyLink stadium, you can find is in the West hall (that’s the big one), just look over by the stairs for the GH sails!  But remember that your ticket also gets...

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Deck the Hulls!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in Just for Fun | 0 comments

One of the best things about having a small boat is that you don’t need a long journey or a lot of advance planning to have a good time.  Sometimes you just get to take advantage of a break in the weather and see what happens . . .  and that’s how some of the best memories are made! Friday evening was just such an occasion, so the GHBoats crew decked out our most Christmassy-looking Point Defiance and went for an easy row...

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Sea Stories: Sailing the Outer Banks

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Melonseed, Sea Stories | 4 comments

In keeping with our theme of “Gratitude” this Thanksgiving season, we’re grateful to have our East Coast rep Shawn Payment on our team! He’s helping us introduce our boats to new sailors and new waters – you can meet him at our boat show exhibits in Maryland, Florida, and elsewhere on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Today we are happy to share Shawn’s story of his Outer Banks adventure in a 16’ Melonseed sailboat, and a powerful lesson...

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How to Rig a Sloop Sailboat (Video Tutorial)

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Best of GHBoats, Our Boats, Point Defiance | 1 comment

Well here’s something that’s been a long time coming… a video tutorial of how to rig one of our sailboats! Here Falk demonstrates how to rig up our 12′ Point Defiance Sailboat. As a sloop rig, this one is pretty representative of how the majority of our boats are rigged, with some slight modifications based on the model and options you choose.    We’ll also be updating our written instruction manual soon...

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