See Us for Prop and Shaft Work

Prop and shaft work

Summer cruising is drifting into fall, so now is the time to take care of those last few service and repair needs. Come see us at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard and we’ll get you back on the water for your autumn excursions.

Prop and shaft work

“Dulcinea” visited Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard for prop and shaft work to be ready for fall cruising.

Sweet Dulcinea did just that. The Catalina 30 is in the yard for prop and shaft work before the end of the warm weather cruising season. The crew at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard is replacing her refurbished shaft and prop and giving the Cat new bottom paint.

Get Ready for Fall Cruising at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

Kyle Lawrence of the paint department and Carl Conner, yacht rigger and fiberglass laminator (seen in top photo, left and right, respectively), paused in their work so I could take their picture last week. Conner was replacing Dulcinea’s shaft and putting in her cutlass bearing, coupler and prop.

Prop and shaft work

Carl Conner, fiberglass laminator and yacht rigger at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, is replacing the Catalina 30’s refurbished shaft.

Dulcinea, which means ‘sweetness’ or ‘sweetheart,’ is named for Don Quixote’s beloved mistress, for whom he relentlessly fights in Miguel de Cervantes’ novel of the early 1600’s.

Surely, every boat is someone’s sweetheart. So come see us and we’ll get your sweetheart of a boat ready for the last golden days of fall on Puget Sound.


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