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Finding Gig Harbor, WA

Finding Gig Harbor, WA

It really strikes me as odd, that people stop using their boats during the winter months. What gives? We’ve had our Ranger 27 since December and we’ve been out there, using it every week and having a great time! I can’t imagine what the summer holds for us. Plus, the Winter Rendezvous was in February, and it couldn’t have been [...]

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Vintage Chip in People

Vintage Chip in People

Chip Hanauer was featured in the “Jocks” section of People magazine on August 5, 1985, just days before he sought his fourth consecutive APBA Gold Cup in Seattle. People was an extremely popular weekly in the 1980′s and the brief color article brought a wave of attention to hydroplane racing and Chip’s prowess within the sport. The article, written by [...]

April 22, 2014 at 10:27 pm 0 comments

March Photo Contest Winner!

March Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to our March photo contest winner, Tom! Tom’s not hanging on to his dinghy, as The Boat Guy often suggests, but he is holding his equipment proudly. Tom’s photo received the most votes from The Boat Guy fans and the official vote from Chip to become our March prize-winner. Tom claims the March schwag bag, full of fun stuff, [...]

April 4, 2014 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

Chip Speaks in Tacoma, April 12

Chip Speaks in Tacoma, April 12

Join The Boat Guy at Dock Street Marina in Tacoma, Saturday, April 12, 2014 for “A Gathering of Small Boats” (aka Trawler Time in Tacoma). Chip will give a talk in the afternoon titled “It’s Not About The Boat, It’s About The Float.” The presentation will “focus” on boating, floating, and “going slow,” as well as some hydroplane racing and [...]

April 2, 2014 at 7:55 pm 0 comments

Tony’s Tackle Box: Lings, Halibut, and Shrimp

Tony’s Tackle Box: Lings, Halibut, and Shrimp

Tony Floor is Director of Fishing Affairs for the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and a good friend of Chip Hanauer. The NMTA advocates for and promotes recreational boating and fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Tony writes a monthly article called Tony’s Tackle Box, which we are proud to feature on The Boat Guy blog. Tony also makes guest appearances [...]

April 1, 2014 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Help Northwest Children at YMCA

Help Northwest Children at YMCA

The Boat Guy is teaming up with the Metrocenter YMCA, the One Eighty Foundation, and Projekt Karma to ensure that every youth and family in King County has access to community resources and programs that support youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Chip participated in a promotional video to help his niece Cacey Hanauer, who works for the Metrocenter [...]

March 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm 0 comments

February Photo Contest Winner

February Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to our February photo contest winner, John! His photo of a lovely lady with crabs… wait, that’s not right. His photo of an outstanding crab haul, looks delicious and fun. John’s snapshot received the most votes from The Boat Guy fans and the official thumbs up from Chip to claim this month’s Boat Guy schwag bag, full of fun [...]

March 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

Tony’s Tackle Box: 2014 Chinook Numbers

Tony’s Tackle Box: 2014 Chinook Numbers

Tony Floor is Director of Fishing Affairs for the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and a good friend of Chip Hanauer. The NMTA advocates for and promotes recreational boating and fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Tony writes a monthly article called Tony’s Tackle Box, which we are proud to feature on The Boat Guy blog. Tony also makes guest appearances [...]

March 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm 0 comments

People Like Chip ‘Like’ Chip

People Like Chip ‘Like’ Chip

The Boat Guy’s Facebook page is close to having 3,000 likes! If you don’t already follow The Boat Guy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, click these links to see what all the fuss is about. The Boat Guy community brings a unique enthusiasm to social media and Chip’s candid input and personal photos are usually hilarious… usually. Wild Bill from [...]

February 26, 2014 at 9:13 pm 0 comments

Will Chip Race at Moses Lake?

Will Chip Race at Moses Lake?

You may remember, last October, we featured a Boat Guy video about outboard hydroplanes, Lee Sutter, and the Seattle Outboard Association. Well, the 2014 American Power Boat Association (APBA) National Championships are coming to Moses Lake, WA in early August, and that got me thinking. I remember racing outboard hydroplanes as a kid. I never won a national championship in [...]

February 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm 17 comments

Rendezvous Preparations in Poulsbo

Rendezvous Preparations in Poulsbo

Today marks the start of the big Boat Guy Winter Rendezvous in Poulsbo, WA! We brought the whole team and we’re ready to play over here for days. We put blood, sweat, and tears into the preparations, as you can see in this video. The opening ceremonies are at noon on Saturday. I predict we are going to make the [...]

February 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm 1 comment