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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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Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 3 – Molds and Transoms: The OONAGH build starts shaping up as Kit dry-fits and fixes the molds and transoms to the strongback. It's easy to get...
Recovering from an Open Boat Capsize, From Denial to Self Reliance: A cautionary moment: Steve Stone purposely capsizes his Caledonia Yawl to show us what to expect when an open boat goes...
Silver Solder for Projects and Repairs with Harry Bryan: Any visit to Harry Bryan's shop will likely touch on the unlimited usefulness of a basic competence in silver soldering...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 2 – An Overview of the Building Process: The challenge here was to design a dinghy that could compete with rigid bottom inflatables and we think designer/builder...
Sail & Oar Camp Cruising, Part 2 – Sail More with an Electric Motor: The EP Carry is powerful, light, and weatherproof. A perfect solution to expanding your small boat’s cruising range. S...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 3 – Unpacking the Kit: What comes in a kit for a beautiful power boat like AROHA? See for yourself as Eric opens the box, unpacks, and points o...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 2 – A Close Look at the Plans: Watch a pro begin the boat building process — step one: pore over the plans. NOTE: "Part 1" of this series is the vide...
LEGEND – The New Wheeler 38, A Modern Interpretation of Hemingway’s PILAR: The Brooklin Boat Yard has teamed up with the newly reborn Wheeler Yacht Company to create a 21st century interpretation...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 1 – A Real Rib Alternative: If you've wanted something more aesthetically pleasing to replace your inflatable tender, or a wonderful little family b...
Understanding Wooden Boat Construction, Part 4—Deck Structure: Deck beams both pull a boat’s structure together and form a landing place for deck planking. See how everything fits t...
Life Along the Water’s Edge, Part 2–Crustaceans & Mollusks of Maine’s Intertidal Zone: Watch the fascinating world of the intertidal zone come to life as the tide comes in along the Maine Coast....
Slow August – On the Beach: A warm summer day, an open beach and enough time to take your time....
Hardening & Tempering Steel with Harry Bryan: Tempering steel is a useful skill around the shop and in Harry Bryan’s way of going about it, requires only a few tool...
For the Love of Islands — The Maine Island Trail: It’s pretty magical to be able to land on islands along the coast of Maine and camp overnight. There’s a reason we c...
TEST: HOWDY Drone Video: We’re just trying out this drone filming thing... what do you think? Should we do more of this? Please let us know in...
Designing with Mock-Up Patterns & Prototypes, A Motor Mount for a Caledonia Yawl: Watch as a professional boatbuilder works through a design problem with prototypes to achieve an elegantly simple soluti...
Jack Stone’s Senior Project: My son Jack chose to build a boat for his senior project in high school, and here's a video we made for his presentation...
Understanding Wooden Boat Construction, Part 3 – Planking: In the third part of our series on wooden boat construction, Sean illustrates carvel, lapstrake, and cold-molded methods...
Sail & Oar Camp Cruising, Part 1 – Dreaming & Planning: Making a camp cruise fun and safe takes careful forethought. Here are the elements that went into a late summer trip alo...
Mastering Epoxy with Russell Brown, Part 11 – Rolling & Tipping an Interior Gloss Coat: No one is better than Russell Brown at handling epoxy effectively. In parts 10 and 11 we see how he applies a glossy coa...
TUNA, a Retired New Zealand Pilot/Tugboat: A salty little work boat with an appealing history and an equally salty owner. New Zealand at its best....
Fiberglassing an Old Wooden Boat – A New Life for CHARLENA: When it came to the lobster boat CHARLENA’s situation, it was either the burn pile or reviving her with fiberglass and...
SQUALLY COVE – The Wooden Boat Shop’s Shearwater 38: Shearwater 38s are handsome, speedy, and sea-kindly powerboats with soup-to-nuts gizmos galore....
Boathouse Concert – Walt & Tina Wilkins Live – Austin, Texas: We feel pretty damn lucky to have Walt and Tina Wilkins do a private house concert for Off Center Harbor. Enjoy the full...
Understanding Wooden Boat Construction, Part 2 – Hull Structure: In Part 2 we see how the basic components of a wooden boat (bilge stringers, clamp, shelf, frames & planking) go tog...

 

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