Sea Stories: Sailing the Outer Banks

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Melonseed, Sea Stories | 4 comments

In keeping with our theme of “Gratitude” this Thanksgiving season, we’re grateful to have our East Coast rep Shawn Payment on our team! He’s helping us introduce our boats to new sailors and new waters – you can meet him at our boat show exhibits in Maryland, Florida, and elsewhere on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Today we are happy to share Shawn’s story of his Outer Banks adventure in a 16’ Melonseed sailboat, and a powerful lesson...

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How to Rig a Sloop Sailboat (Video Tutorial)

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Best of GHBoats, Our Boats, Point Defiance | 1 comment

Well here’s something that’s been a long time coming… a video tutorial of how to rig one of our sailboats! Here Falk demonstrates how to rig up our 12′ Point Defiance Sailboat. As a sloop rig, this one is pretty representative of how the majority of our boats are rigged, with some slight modifications based on the model and options you choose.    We’ll also be updating our written instruction manual soon to better...

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Sold : 14′ Sailing Whitehall

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Available Now | 2 comments

This beautiful maroon Whitehall is newly refurbished and has a brand new interior. Comes with spoon oars, sails in new condition, aluminum mast with updated rigging and a sliding seat. This boat is beautiful and is bound to catch some eyes down at the ramp. This boat is selling for $5,800 and you can view it at our shop in Gig Harbor, Washington or call us for more information at (253)-851-2126.

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SCAMP Review in Small Craft Advisor Magazine!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Press Reviews, SCAMP |

Exciting news that’s been a long time coming . . . the Small Craft Advisor magazine released their first formal review of the SCAMP!  For a bit of backstory, the SCAMP, which stands for Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project, was originally conceived by the magazine as a kit boat that would meet the needs of adventurous small craft sailors.  It was designed by a team of passionate and knowledgeable small-craft experts that Small Craft...

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Sold : 2014 Sailing Whitehall

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Available Now |

A 2014 sailing Whitehall has made it’s way back to the shop and is ready for a new owner. Sliding seat rowing is the best way to involve the whole body in the rowing motion. This 14 foot Whitehall has 3 passenger capacity. It comes with a sliding seat, stainless steel keelstrip, 8′ spoon oars, tiller extension, wood sheer, kick-up rudder, docking fenders, wide view removable rowing mirror, galvanized trailer, bottomsider seat...

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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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