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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Sold : Point Defiance Sailboat

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Available Now |

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 mast,...

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Mailbag: What Have We Been Up To?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Boat Shows, Mailbag |

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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Mailbag: Welcoming Summer

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Mailbag, Summer |

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 Charleston, SC....

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