“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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Mailbag: What Have We Been Up To?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Boat Shows |

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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Tacoma Festival of Sail Jun 15-18

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Boat Shows |

Time to celebrate sailing vessels large and small, from tall ships to daysailers and everything in between! (With a bonus appearance by the world’s largest rubber duck!) Gig Harbor Boat Works will be in attendance, ready to introduce some local sailors (and wish-to-be sailors) to our unique fleet of small rowing and sailing vessels.  Come and see us, enjoy live music and entertainment, and tour the tall ships! Location: Downtown Tacoma at...

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The New Dinghy Dogs

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Accessories, Announcements | 2 comments

Hey Everyone! Remember Dinghy Dogs? Well we brought them back, but this time with the name Inflatable Sponsons. You can view it below or find it under Customization and Accesories.  We have been trying to come up with a name just as catchy as Dinghy dogs and nothing seems to fit right, leave a comment if you have any suggestions! Our new Inflatable Sponsons are an easy way to add protection, stability and flotation to your boat. They attach to...

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The Start of Race To Alaska!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Announcements, Whitehall |

The Race To Alaska starts this week and we couldn’t be more excited!!! Be sure to keep up with the live updates on their website! It’s so fun to watch and keep up with and we hope you will find the joy in it that we do. Race starts June 8th at 5am PST This past October we did a story about a man named Ken Poskitt, who completed a similar adventure. Ken took our GH Whitehall on a journey all the way to Alaska, he was faced with harsh...

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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.   Here are some photos of a customer we met at our last boat show in...

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