Mailbag: Welcoming Summer

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Mailbag |

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.

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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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Speed Test

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Captain's Gig, Customer Questions, 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.

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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 to Louisiana.

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