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A few years ago we discovered the precision and clarity by which digital videos illuminate the boating world. This revelation ultimately led to the creation of OffCenterHarbor.com with its mission of building a diverse collection of the best boat videos on the web. Enjoy…

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It’s Weird But I Like It, An H. C. Hanson Liveaboard: When it comes to chugging across the bay, this Forest Service power boat is about as original as it comes....
Tom Robinson’s Row Across the Pacific, Part 14 – The Islets of Penrhyn – The Motu Church: As he settles in to life on the magical island of Penrhyn, Tom Robinson shows his genius for meeting the world.   T...
How to Build a Wooden Boat, Plank-on-Frame Lobster Boat, Part 5 – The Backbone Structure: The keel assembly is coming together in preparation for frames....
A Shop Visit with Designer-Builder Kees Prins: Kees Prins (pronounced: “Case Prinz”) is a well-respected figure as a designer and boat builder in Port Town...
RICOCHET, A Kettenburg Pacific Cruising Class (PCC): Ricochet is one of the Kettenburg Pacific Cruising Class sloops that were so popular on the West Coast in the 1950s. &nb...
How to Build a Plank on Frame Lobster Boat Part 4 – Shaping the Keel: Peter Buxton shows us how he shapes the keel, makes the stopwaters & bronze bolts for the dead woods, and straighten...
HOLIDAY – Four Generations on a 1946 Ed Monk Sr. Cruiser: Holiday is a quintessential Northwest power boat: sturdy, handsome, and resolutely sea worthy.  Designed by Ed Monk...
Re-Sheathing the Deck on a Wooden Boat, Part 4 – Fiberglass and Dynel: Eric gives us the run down on how to best lay out fiberglass and Dynel to get a crisp fit. Part 5 will be coming in the...
Tom Robinson’s Solo Row Across the Pacific, Part 13 – Life on Penrhyn: After 160 days alone at sea rowing, Tom embraces a few months of life ashore in a tropical paradise....
How to Build a Wooden Boat, Plank-on-Frame Lobster Boat, Part 3 – Backbone Beginnings: Peter takes un-milled oak and transforms it into a backbone....
A Great Pacific Northwest Sailboat – SCAMP: From the boating dreams of their son igniting the love of an old wooden boat . . .  to the creation of a magnificen...
Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 2023 Walkabout Tour: Eric Blake’s tour of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding shows just how effective the school is in training yo...
How to Build a Wooden Boat, Plank-on-Frame Lobster Boat, Part 2 – Lofting & Pattern Making: Lofting, the crucial first step as the build gets underway, leading to pattern-making for all of the parts.  ItR...
How to Build a Wooden Boat, Plank-on-Frame Lobster Boat, Part 1 – Introduction: This fall Off Center Harbor launches its comprehensive series: How to Build a Wooden Boat featuring Deer Isle boat build...
ANJA – A British Columbian Gaff Cutter: Anja is a 23’ cutter with a Scandinavian feel to her. Designed by Roger Long, she is about as sweet a little boat as y...
Among Old Friends Part 7 – BAGATELLE, ANNIE & VULCAN: With this final episode in the Benjamin River, we hope you’ve enjoyed the time with Maynard and Doug as much as we...
Re-Sheathing the Deck of a Wooden Boat, Part 3 – Preparing the Deck: Eric gets the deck smooth and ready for fiberglass cloth....
A Foggy Morning Row, 2023 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival: First light, the morning fog, and a blanketing quiet; only early risers catch this first serene glimpse of Port Townsend...
Conserving a Coastline, The Work of Maine Coast Heritage Trust: There’s nothing more compelling than a clutch of wild islands calling from across the water. Thanks to good people...
Re-Sheathing the Deck of a Wooden Boat, Part 2 – Removing the Rails and Fasteners: Eric clears the deck to make way for the new....
A Sail Aboard HESPER – A Luke Powell Pilot Cutter: Pilot cutters are legendary in the sailing world. It’s understandable....
Steven Dews on Port Townsend, The Port in the Storm: So let me take you behind the scenes for how this video came about.  I knew Steven and Louise had been in Port Town...
Tom Robinson Rows Across the Pacific, Part 12 – LAND HO!!: Land Ho! At last…...
Slow August – Fishing in Penrhyn: A bamboo pole and a baited hook are all it takes to evoke the whole of summertime....
Among Old Friends, Part 6 – SNØ GÅS, WESTWIND, and INTEGRITY: And still the boats keep coming, another look around the Benjamin River led by Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray....

 

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