GHBW Mailbag: Lobster Boat at Lake Quinault

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Mailbag |

Lake Quinault is a large, remote lake on the Western edge of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Most of this lake is surrounded by the Olympic National Forest, Olympic National Park, and the Quinault Indian reservation. Mark and Suzanne have a place there where they sail their Gig Harbor Lobster Boat. Mark contacted us recently to get a replacement halyard block so we bribed him to send photos with a promise of a free block. The sailing...

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Oars for a vineyard?

Posted by on Jul 8, 2011 in Just for Fun |

When you imagine who might order oars in bulk, you would probably think of a crew team, or a yacht club, or maybe a summer camp.  But a vineyard? A promotion company called us because they needed several hundred special oars with the Canoe Ridge Vineyard logo silkscreened on the blades… in two weeks!  A tall order that presented a particular kind of challenge, but we love the specialty stuff that comes our way now and then, so we were...

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A rare unscheduled Sunday Afternoon….

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in News | 1 comment

After church Sunday afternoon when the sun came out, Dave and Janet actually had a few hours with no obligations. So where to go for an adventure close to home? The answer is a sail / row to Blake Island, a boat-accessible only State Park between Gig Harbor and Seattle. The Manchester boat launch is only 1/2 hour from Gig Harbor. Then a great sail in a light Northerly breeze brought the Melonseed Skiff’s bow gently grounding on the west...

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