“Red sky at night…. sailors delight?”

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Just for Fun | 2 comments

Who remembers this old sailor’s adage? “Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning… Red sky at night, sailors delight!” This old-time meteorological rule of thumb has been used by seafarers for thousands of years.  Sailors learned that if the sun was red at sunrise (looking east), it meant trouble was brewing in the form of haze or storm clouds.  But if the sun was red at sunset (looking west), then favorable...

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Sold : 2009 Melonseed sailboat

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Available Now, Melonseed | 1 comment

This 2009 Melonseed sailboat comes with a tandem sliding seat, galvanized trailer, 2 pairs of 9 ft spoon oars, stainless steel keel, deck option, boat cover, 4pt lifting eyes, lazy jacks, daggerboard trunk and wooden mast and spars for that wooden touch. It was well kept and is in great condition and sure to fill this summer with memories.  You can view this boat at our shop in Gig Harbor and is selling at $12,595.    ...

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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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