Mailbag: Rowing Through Fog

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Mailbag | 0 comments

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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Voyage to Alaska in a 14′ whitehall!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Mailbag |

Throughout our years of building and selling boats, we have heard many customers tell us their big dreams and adventures they plan to go on. Sometimes the dreams are so big that they seem a tad unrealistic… so it’s always a delight when we hear back from them only to find they did what seemed like the impossible. Ken Poskitt did just that when he traveled 1400 km [870 miles], from Victoria BC to Alaska. The Race to Alaska advertises...

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Mailbag: Dog is my co-pilot

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Mailbag |

It’s always a pleasure to get a surprise e-mail from our customers with photos of how they’re enjoying their boats. We love to see where our “babies” end up… Thanks Becky for passing along the pictures of your new Jersey Skiff’s inaugural launch on Marblehead Harbor!  Happy to see you have a capable first mate. Mr. Sea Dog Bode appears to be up to the task!  “Who’s a good boy!?”...

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