A special guest at Strictly Sail Pacific!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Boat Shows, SCAMP |

GREAT NEWS!  Bestselling author Dick Herman will be joining us at the Strictly Sail Pacific boat show on Saturday, April 11th! Richard “Dick” Herman,  the author of A Boat Called Scamp, is the skipper of  Gig Harbor BoatWorks Scamp #1 and an avid small craft sailor.  He is a retired Air Force officer and  a best-selling author of fourteen novels – including  critically acclaimed The Warbirds, Firebreak, Call to Duty, and Power Curve. His novels...

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Photos from SCAMP Skills academy

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in SCAMP | 1 comment

We had a very interesting time at last weekend’s Scamp Skills academy, taught by SCAMP guru Howard Rice. Attendees included owners of Gig Harbor and homebuilt Scamps, plus a few folks contemplating getting or building a Scamp. Topics includes sailing techniques, building tips, capsize and recovery, rigging, equipment and more. The wind was brisk so Saturday the fleet stayed inside port Hudson and ventured outside briefly Sunday. Tacking...

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Fiberglass SCAMP review in 48 North

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Press Reviews, SCAMP |

Our fiberglass SCAMP got a fantastic write-up in the April 2014 issue of 48 North! It’s a pretty good sized article so we’re not going to reprint the whole thing here, but these are a few of our favorite parts:   Gig Harbor Boat Works, known for their strong, esthetically pleasing rowing boats, has already shipped a number of the new SCAMPS all over the country and overseas. “The kit boat has a lot of intricate details that the...

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2014 Seattle Boat Show

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Boat Shows, SCAMP |

It’s that time of year again! For those of you who have been waiting for the Seattle Boat Show to come and see our boats, the time has come. From January 24 thru February 2nd 1st we will be at CenturyLink Field, at the bottom of the stairs in the West Hall. Look for the GH sails. We will have all of our boats in our booth, including a fiberglass SCAMP, plus our custom boat dolly and a demo of the Forward Facing Rowing System. Stop by and...

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September Fiberglass Scamp Update

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in SCAMP |

Sorry for the looong interval since the last update. Ever since we finished the tooling we have been focused on building and shipping brand new Fiberglass Scamps to their owners. Three boats are already in the possession of their skippers and our fourth Scamp has just been finished today and it’s a stunner. Marty will be sailing fiberglass Scamp #4 with its beautiful green & bronze combo on shallow Texas lakes before trying his hand at the...

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A couple of Scamp goodies

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in SCAMP | 1 comment

Two of the most vexing problems we hear about are trailers that actually fit a Scamp and how to store oars that are long enough to be of practical use. Well, our crinkled, scribbled and doodled upon napkins have yielded results again. Had to resharpen the pencils a few times too. Scamp won’t fit on a regular boat trailer because the twin keelsons prevent the use of conventional bunks. And if you try to use a flat bed trailer loading...

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