Mailbag: What Have We Been Up To?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Boat Shows, Mailbag | 0 comments

This season has been a busy one. With boat shows and parades, we seem to have a new event every week. Here are some photos from our recent adventures! This is from the Gig Harbor Maritime Parade back in early June. One of our very own boats made an appearance and Dave got to pull it with his ranch wagon.   Our latest event was the Tacoma Festival of Sail! It was great being able to meet so many of you and take part in all the activities...

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Mailbag: Welcoming Summer

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Mailbag, Summer |

So while the sun has been shining in places all over the world for weeks now, Gig Harbor just recently got invited to join the summer wagon. Let me tell you, this sun was greatly missed and we are soaking in as much as we can. With the weather picking up, business is picking up and we are getting many customer photos about the adventures they are going on.   Here are some photos of a customer we met at our last boat show in Charleston, SC....

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Mailbag: Rowing Through Fog

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Mailbag |

You never know what you are going to experience when you are out rowing or sailing. Whether it’s a sunny day or a rainy one, there is always something new to see or learn when you are out on the water. Our friend Jordan Hanssen, from OAR NorthWest, experienced just that when he took one of our boats out and met a wall of fog and a group of scientists. Click thumbnail to enlarge image  Great story and wonderful photo Jordan! Make sure to...

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Mailbag: Summer Wrap Up 2016

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Mailbag |

We love to see where our “babies” end up and all the places our customers take them. Here are some of the recent photos and stories sent to us, showing how our boats are doing with there new families.   This boat has been the best thing for me “Out with my wife, Stephanie, in Newport Harbor. My 1st real passenger. The boat rows well into the wind with her in the stern. I can feel the wind wanting to blow the bow down, but she holds her...

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Speed Test

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Captain's Gig, Mailbag |

Recently, a customer wanted to know how fast our smallest boats go with a 2 hp motor. It was a nice sunny day so we decided to take a couple dinghies out for speed testing. We don’t usually think of our boats as motor boats but they work well with a small outboard in maneuverability and speed. Our boats are in fact faster than most competitors because of their fair hull forms, keel design and light weight. Many customers report much...

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Oar Northwest’s Mississippi adventure

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Mailbag, Ocean Rowing |

Our friends at Oar Northwest are at it again in their Gig Harbor Jersey Skiff rowboats, making their second annual trip down the entire length of the Mississippi River. The purpose of the trip is for scientific water study and to bring adventure to the classroom. OAR Northwest was founded by Jordan Hanssen and Greg Spooner, with the goal of boosting adventure education in K-12 classrooms. This year they are traveling 2,320 miles from Minnesota...

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