Sea Stories: Restoring a boat . . . and a life

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Maintenance and Repairs, Sea Stories | 1 comment

This is a story about a lifeboat . . . but not in the traditional sense. Sea Stories aren’t always about epic adventures across the oceans. Some of them are humble tales of love, family, and resilience, demonstrating just how much the water connects and restores us. Today we have the honor of sharing an inspiring story of a little boat that came to mean much more than meets the eye. Janet Lassen of Sheridan, Wyoming, wouldn’t have guessed that...

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Deck the Hulls!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in Just for Fun | 0 comments

One of the best things about having a small boat is that you don’t need a long journey or a lot of advance planning to have a good time.  Sometimes you just get to take advantage of a break in the weather and see what happens . . .  and that’s how some of the best memories are made! Friday evening was just such an occasion, so the GHBoats crew decked out our most Christmassy-looking Point Defiance and went for an easy row...

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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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Expired: Sold : Point Defiance Sailboat

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in expired |

This Point Defiance sailboat came back to us in great condition, it was lightly used in fresh water.  It’s green gel coat stripe and coordinating green cove stripe gives it a unique look and pairs beautifully with the freshly refinished laminated wood sheer. Comes with 2 pairs of lightweight Canadian spruce spoon blade oars with leather collars, bronze oar rings, and a sailing rig in unused condition, including a 2 piece aluminum...

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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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