Summer Shadows

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Just for Fun | 0 comments

As summer stretches into fall and the shadows are getting longer, we thought we’d take a break from the norm and share a little of the behind-the-scenes of what goes on outside our typical 9-to-5 here at the shop.  So here’s a little peek into GHBoats “after hours” and what life is like here when daylight turns to shadow.     Gig Harbor Cruisers at GH Boats From time to time Dave hosts a meet up for the...

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“Red sky at night…. sailors delight?”

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Just for Fun | 2 comments

Who remembers this old sailor’s adage? “Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning… Red sky at night, sailors delight!” This old-time meteorological rule of thumb has been used by seafarers for thousands of years.  Sailors learned that if the sun was red at sunrise (looking east), it meant trouble was brewing in the form of haze or storm clouds.  But if the sun was red at sunset (looking west), then favorable...

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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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