Deck the Hulls: Bringing the Holiday Spirit to the Waterfront

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in Just for Fun, Point Defiance |

This weekend people everywhere are greening their houses, their workplaces, and their cities in preparation for the holiday season. Why not let a boat be part of the fun?! Here in Gig Harbor we have a great maritime culture, and every year there is a holiday boat parade where people festoon their boats with lights, and circle the harbor after sunset. It’s fun to view both from the water and from land, taking in the holiday lights from...

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Puget Sound Crab season opens tomorrow, June 30th!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Just for Fun, Lobster Boat, Point Defiance |

One of the key signs that summer is here in the Puget Sound is the arrival of crab season… when our local waters are suddenly dotted by the red and white buoys that indicate a forest of crabpots hidden beneath the surface. If you’ve got a GH Boat that’s been sitting idle, waiting for an excuse to get put to work, there is no better occasion than this!  

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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...

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A prodigal Point Defiance

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Point Defiance |

If you follow the blog, you’ve probably noticed that the used boats we post on our Available Now page don’t normally last long.  Sometimes they don’t even make it to the website before they’re gone!  Here’s a story where the boat didn’t even make it onto the market at all! Last month, the owner of a 12′ Point Defiance called asking if we could help sell their boat on consignment. Sure, although we hate...

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A future Scamp owner enjoys an outing in a Point Defiance

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Mailbag, Point Defiance |

A few days ago Mr Hurd, one of our future Scamp owners, stopped by the boatshop for a visit. After perusing the shop and seeing the progress of the Scamp, we loaned him a Point Defiance rowboat to tour the harbor and check out the famed Tides Tavern for a lunch stop. He sent us nice note and pictures of a beautiful day in Gig Harbor. Hey Dave and Falk, It was great visiting you Tuesday. Thank you so much for your hospitality and the loan of the...

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Mailbag: Boatshow Reunions and other Goodies

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 in Mailbag, Point Defiance, Whitehall |

One of our favorite things about the Boat Show season is that a lot of our customers come by the booth to say hello, and tell us about their adventures.  It’s exciting to hear about where our boats end up! A 12′ Point Defiance owner, Steve H., came by to say hello, and also sent us a photo of his family enjoying their boat at Prideaux Haven in Desolation Sound, BC. We also heard from Jim and Rosi, who are enjoying their Whitehall...

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