Off Center Harbor's fast-growing collection of videos features mariners and craftspeople at the very top of the boating field, showing exactly how they do things, and which products they use in their work. We also bring members aboard many of the finest dream boats (usually wooden) in the world for an immersive, close-up experience.
The site is 100 percent membership driven, and we do not accept advertising. Not lining our pockets with advertising dollars enables us to provide OCH members with the unvarnished truth, straight from legendary masters of their craft (without worrying whether we'll piss off an advertiser).
The topics of the videos range from boatbuilding, to trimming sails, to a complete course on understanding every aspect of your marine diesel engine. It's quite a variety of over 500 videos (and over 500 articles as well). There's even a 42-part series on how to build a Caledonia Yawl camp cruiser.
Members say that their experience on the site is a rewarding blend of instruction and inspiration.
As we proceed down this path, we aim to inspire the use of well-designed boats to connect with friends, family and the natural world. If, in the process, we can help parents and grandparents introduce their kids and grandkids to the freedom and self-reliance available on the water in a well-designed boat, Off Center Harbor will have been a success in our eyes.