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Advanced Rowing with Havilah Hawkins, Part 1 – Techniques and Maneuvers: Whether it's how to feather properly for grace or navigating a crowded dinghy basin- this video will help us keep our di...
Slow August – Nahmakanta: Early morning at Nahmakanta Lake Camps in Maine’s North Woods. Mists, mountains, alone on the dock, and a moment all t...
KATIE’s Cradle, A Tidal Flat Mooring: The tidal flat of Harry's Cove is the perfect place to cradle a boat to protect it from the weather or get some maintena...
Slow August – Cradle Cove: Sculling; ambling; mosey to the mooring, It's a beautiful day...why hurry?...
Aboard MASON BAY, a Retirement Boat for Old Salts: Handsome, authentic, seaworthy, rugged, practical and fun to be aboard - for those intrigued by fish boat conversions, t...
Varnishing Tips & Techniques, Part 2 – Taping for Varnish: Among the varnishing triad: sanding, taping and brushwork, taping maybe the under-heralded skill. But when we watched Mo...
Des Townson’s SERENE, New Zealand’s Family-Friendly Cruiser/Racer: We’re always on the lookout for a really big little family-friendly cruiser/racer (that's not a typo), so naturally th...
Varnishing Tips & Techniques, Part 3 – Brushing Varnish: Moe is the Julia Child of varnishing. After watching her work, and hearing her tips and tricks, you’ll know stuff you...
A Completely Different Venture, Building Your Own Spitfire: We have a soft spot in our hearts for exceptional designs as well as for people who manage a career altering leap into a...
Varnishing Tips & Techniques, Part 1 – Sanding for Varnish: For a lot of us, a perfectly applied coat of varnish is an elusive (if not altogether impossible) dream. For Maureen Bar...
Mastering Epoxy with Russell Brown, Part 8 – Fill Coating: On the way to getting a smooth and strong fiberglassed finish over wood, these are the techniques and formulas we need t...
The Marine Photographer’s Eye, Benjamin Mendlowitz in New Zealand: When a photographer with as much experience as our own Benjamin Mendlowitz says of a fleet "I was newly inspired in my p...
SHANTY, a Proper Little Boat: Step aboard the gaff yawl SHANTY and meet her octogenarian skipper, who built her with his wife while living on one of N...
Mastering Epoxy with Russell Brown, Part 7 – Fiberglassing the Outside of a Hull: People say the step they fear the most in building a small plywood boat is the one calling for sheathing it in fiberglas...
Live Well, The Cruising Smack STORM BAY, with Tim Phillips: A cruise of glorious sailing along the Tasmanian coast aboard an authentic cruising smack. Fishing along the way for sup...
Going Fast with One Modest Engine, WHIO’s Propeller: When it comes to speed and economy in powerboats, we usually think about hull shape and horsepower first. But what about...
PACIFIC – One Boat, One Family, Five Generations: A little over a century ago, a farmer in New Zealand needed a way to get pumpkins and watermelons to market, and today P...
JANE – A Couta Boat Inspired Motor Sailer, with Tim Phillips: A motor sailer that sails like a witch? Count us in, JANE!...
Boat Shop Talk – Building Boats by Hand and by Eye, with Jim Tolpin: Listening to an expert talk about their craft is always a treat, but to be a fly on the wall when four of them get toget...
Harry Bryan’s Foot-Powered Wood Splitter: If you're heating with wood, have a sledge-hammer you can press into service, and can dig up one of those long, snake-li...
Mastering Epoxy with Russell Brown, Part 6 – Fiberglassing Flat Panels: Russell gets into the nitty gritty of applying a perfect workable layer of fiberglass over wood....
A Sail Aboard CORA, A New Zealand Mullet Boat: Over a century old with her original planking, once a work boat, now a family boat with a little racing on the side for...
At Home in the Bilge with Maynard Bray, Part 1 – How New Zealand’s Classics Were Built: How do you build wooden boats to last for over a century dependably? Ask the Kiwis, that's how they do it. So we went an...
Traditional Rigging, Part 11 – Seizing a Thimble in a Wire Grommet: Myles completes the throat halyard strop with a perfectly seized thimble....
Mastering Epoxy with Russell Brown, Part 5 – Fiberglass Tape & Peel Ply for Shallow Fillets: Russell shows us step by step through how to strengthening a fillet with fiberglass tape and revealing the use and effec...

 

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