The Straight Truth About OCH (from our Members)

October 22, 2014

Steve Stone Steve Stone

“This is great stuff. You have rolled the experience of ten or twenty lifetimes into one source. Keep it up.”

OCH Member ~ Martin S. (Woodside, NY)

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This week, I asked OCH members to tell us what they’d say to someone who is considering joining

I asked three critical questions, and over 600 members responded quickly with their answers to that question. These responses tell the truth about, far better than we can, so I’ve shared the two charts and ALL their responses below, exactly as we received them from our members, unedited and unfiltered.

If you’ve considered joining OCH as a member, but you haven’t joined yet, I hope this straight-forward honest approach will help you decide to join OCH as a member and get full access for a year.


QUESTION #1: How satisfied are you with your membership to OCH?

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QUESTION #2: How would you describe the value of your membership?

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QUESTION #3: What would you tell someone who’s considering joining OCH?

You can click here to see every one of the first 632 answers, unfiltered and unedited.

“I’ve been sailing for 30 years, and I’ve learned something new
in most of the videos I’ve watched.”

OCH Member ~ Tom K. (in Staten Island, New York USA)

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This is the best money I have spent on my boating hobby.”

OCH Member ~ Ed B (in Vacaville CA USA)


“”Tremendous value! Imagine having 24/7 access
to your own boating experts!”

OCH Member ~ Sharon O. (in Danvers, MA USA)

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Again, you can click here to see every answer.

I hope this helps you in your decision to join OCH as a member.

Warm regards,

Steve Stone, Co-Founder & Filmmaker


11 Responses So Far to “The Straight Truth About OCH (from our Members)”:

  1. Avatar Bruce Abrahams says:

    I enjoy and learn nearly everytime I log in.

  2. Avatar randy hines says:

    I am very satisfied with my Off Center Harbour membership. This is an awesome resource. I was uncertain at first but the more i explore it , the more i learn. Thanks Gentlemen!

  3. Avatar Clay Ford says:

    Your videos, especially those on the stitch and glue kayak and the Caledonia Yawl have spurred me on in the construction of my Whisp. It was very good to visit briefly with your folks at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. I wear my Off-Center cap proudly !

  4. Avatar William English says:

    OCH was wonderful when it started and is only getting better. Every time I visit it conjures up the vision I would see from the harbormasters office in Rockport and I think I can smell the ocean while I am sitting in my favorite chair high and dry awaiting the arrival of winter.

    I think the high ratings reflect your ability to keep us sailing all year.

  5. Avatar Beniy Waisanen says:

    Ditto on the Caledonia Yawl sails!

  6. Avatar Eric Blake says:

    My favorite response to the survey was this quote
    “They may not look it, but these people are pros.”
    Really funny
    Thanks for all of your wonderful comments.

  7. Avatar David Gruendel says:

    I’m a little late in posting on this subject, but I think I joined OCH just a few months after it began, and it’s been the first place I go on my computer just about every morning since. The quality and breadth of the material here has influenced me significantly. Bill Thomas inspired me to build a stitch and glue kayak. I live on the Great Plains, but other videos inspired me to visit Maine last fall, including Brooklin Boatyard and Rockport Marine. My appreciation of the beauty of sailing and good boats is constantly nourished at OCH. Some videos teach me wonderful new things while others inspire and move me. Many do all these things simultaneously. Best of all, our long inland winters are far more easily tolerated when I can regularly lose myself in the magic of the gifts you make available to us. Thank you, thank you.

    • Steve Stone Steve Stone says:

      Thanks David. Love your thoughts here. When we were sitting on the dock in Center Harbor four years ago, this is exactly the experience we were hoping to create, and the feelings we wanted to inspire.

  8. Avatar Michael Appleby says:

    I learned so much from Carol’s sail trimming. I’ve had four sailboats and a lot of my trimming has been backwards … and I thought it was the boat!

    It would be nice if you could do a similar video on sails like the caledonia-yawl has. I think from Carol’s teaching I would have a clue, but she makes trimming so clear.

    Thanks again. I really really appreciate what you’re doing.

  9. Avatar Harris Bucklin says:

    Congrats, you all deserved these ratings, awesome! Harris

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