Custom Jib in Santa Barbara

Custom Jib in Santa Barbara

We got a great piece of mail today from Andrew in Santa Barbara. Andrew owns a 12′ Point Defiance, and the squirrely winds in his favorite sailing areas were playing havoc with the stock jib. We love the ingenuity of our customers! Andrew built a self-tending...
A very special rowboat

A very special rowboat

One of the perks of being a custom builder is that every boat we build is unique.  Still, every now and then we have the privilege of building a boat that is really something special, both for us and for our customer.  Today we’re sharing one of these...
One oar in the Water

One oar in the Water

One of our rowing  friends  has been rowing laps of Seattle’s circular Green Lake for training. He has tendancy to always row around and around  the lake in the same direction ala NASCAR racing, though we warned him about that…. Here’s a recent photo...
Mailbag: Sailing in Texas

Mailbag: Sailing in Texas

Regular followers of the “Available Now” listings in our Newsletter / Blog may remember that not long ago we listed a pre-owned Point Defiance for sale in Texas. We helped the seller find a new owner, who happily reported that he’s having fun...