Land Lubbers can enjoy our boats too

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Just for Fun |

It’s not everyday we get contacted to make a boat that’s not meant to float, let alone for a Seahawks event! Recently we were lucky enough to work with a promotions company and build a photo prop boat for the Hawks Island Pregame Event on Oct. 16. We built them a 9.5′ Captain’s Gig RowBoat to dress up in Seahawks colors at their sponsored fan event.  It was a fun and different kind of project and we were happy to help support our...

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Report from the Dogs of Gig Harbor

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Just for Fun |

Well It was another nice summer weekend. We displayed the Melonseed in a parking lot near the Gig Harbor Art Festival. A lot of folks enjoyed the classic lines, elegance and beauty. Many Dog owners were out and about. One poodle even posed for a picture in front of the Melonseed. This week we are finally getting a break from the heat of these long and hot dog days. Even the dogs needed a break and a chance to get out on the water or play down...

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Gig Harbor update

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in Just for Fun |

We have received some recent letters from customers and have some updates coming of our own. If you’re in town don’t miss the Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival going on this weekend. You might even see one of our boats at the public dock or on the back of a boat as a tender. Or maybe on a trailer...

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A history lesson

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Just for Fun |

Dave is visiting relatives in Europe so naturally he searched out the nearest marine museum. He stumbled on a dandy – the Viking Maritime Museum in Denmark. Here in the land of the Vikings a few of their vessels sank and were buried in mud for a thousand years. These boats – really ships – were discovered in the 1960’s and carefully exhumed, measured and recreated. The museum now exhibits the originals and new, fully...

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Blessing of the Fleet – Gig Harbor

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Just for Fun |

It was the first time I had been to the annual Blessing of the Fleet in Gig Harbor. It was a June day in Gig Harbor. One which you didn’t know whether you wanted to be on land or water. Boats of all sizes were packed around the public dock floating as one. There were cruisers, rowers, paddlers and a fishing fleet rafted side by side. A drone appeared above the waterfront car show below. I couldn’t help take a stroll through...

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How to earn a Gig Harbor Boat Works T-shirt!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Just for Fun, Mailbag |

We are always asking owners of our Gig Harbor Craft to send us pictures and/or stories of their adventures with their boat. We live vicariously through our ‘babies’ and like to know where they are and what they are doing. Lots of folks have sent in reports over the years (check out our Mailbag archives) but we have found that offering a bribe gets even more reports – some of them even true! So to advance our goal of hearing even more...

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