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3805 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

(253) 857-9344

Working to Preserve Gig Harbors Historic Working Waterfront this non-profit boatyard located in historic Gig Harbor, Washington is the birthplace of the Thunderbird sailboat.



Gig Harbor BoatShop


When: 3 PM to 5 PM- 2nd Wednesday of the Month

Where: Upstairs in the Eddon Boatyard Loft

Cost: No fee - (BoatShop Modelers are encouraged to become Gig Harbor BoatShop Members)

Contact to sign up for the group.

Age Requirement: 16 Years old and older. 

The BoatShop Modelers is a loosely structured group of boat modeling enthusiasts.  Expert to novice model makers will have a forum to share expertise, learn from one another and collaborate on model making projects. Emphasis is on discussion and the sharing of your experiences with the craft. Occasionally the group will engage in hands-on model making in the boatyard shops.

Willing participants will collaborate on building a scale model of the Gig Harbor iconic fishing vessel Avalon as a first joint Modeler project.


Wednesday April 12th

 Our next meeting will be on April 12th between 3 & 5 pm at the BoatShop conference room behind the retail store.   As always, bring something that you are working on, just completed, a new kit (an old kit will work also), or anything you think others might be interested in.

A big thanks to Ed Josberger for his excellent presentation during the last meeting on how he built the water-line Thunderbird model.  T-Bird models are for sale at the retail store.  Ed had some very creative ideas and made modeling the T-Bird look so easy.

The agenda for next meeting will include:

  • A discussion on different modeling techniques by Bill Isaac and Bill Moorehead.  Should be interesting.

  • The use of Practicums as a way to learn how to build models.

  • Review the status of the Avalon model (currently in the hands of Bill Isaac).

  • Open discussion on member models or any topic that comes to mind.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there at the next meeting…bring your model projects and share with the rest of us.