Deck the Hulls: Bringing the Holiday Spirit to the Waterfront

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in Just for Fun, Point Defiance | 0 comments

This weekend people everywhere are greening their houses, their workplaces, and their cities in preparation for the holiday season. Why not let a boat be part of the fun?! Here in Gig Harbor we have a great maritime culture, and every year there is a holiday boat parade where people festoon their boats with lights, and circle the harbor after sunset. It’s fun to view both from the water and from land, taking in the holiday lights from...

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Puget Sound Crab season opens tomorrow, June 30th!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Just for Fun, Lobster Boat, Point Defiance |

One of the key signs that summer is here in the Puget Sound is the arrival of crab season… when our local waters are suddenly dotted by the red and white buoys that indicate a forest of crabpots hidden beneath the surface. If you’ve got a GH Boat that’s been sitting idle, waiting for an excuse to get put to work, there is no better occasion than this!  

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Deck the Hulls!

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

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 out on the...

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Summer Shadows

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

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 Gig Harbor...

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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 winds were...

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