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Among Old Friends, Part 1 – On Center Harbor: Ever wonder what it would be like to get a floating tour of Center Harbor by two local guys who know the boats, the plac...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 18 – Oarlocks & Pads: Getting the oarlocks properly made and placed makes for better rowing - See how it's done....
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 15 – Outer Keel & Skeg Assembly: In Part 15 of the Aroha series, we see how the outer skeg and keel assembly is mounted.   NOTE: Part 16 of this ser...
A Good Boat Up Close, The Melonseed Skiff: Descended from the rowing and sailing workboats on the Jersey shore in the 19th Century, the Melonseed Skiff has a long...
Port Townsend: How a Legendary Boat-Town was Built, A Presentation from the 2021 Worldwide Classic Boat Show: Carol Hasse and Kaci Cronkhite walk us through a history of Port Townsend and reveal how it became the wooden boat cente...
Slow August – Ghosting Along: With the ever-present sound of the sea being halted by granite outside this protected anchorage, we go drifting along am...
Building the Oonagh Sailing Rowing Skiff, Part 17 – Transoms, Knees, & Inwales: Transoms, Knees and Inwales are the topics illustrated in Building Oonagh Part 17....
Slow August – Boat Houses of Maine: Sailing downeast along the coast of Maine, lazily drifting by these gems, seeding our thoughts....
Slow August – Waiting for Slack Tide: Sunrise in our new favorite anchorage in Vinalhaven, ready to sail out into the day....
Slow August – Damariscove Island: The quiet welcome of a remote island harbor can be a spiritual experience.  We feel a deep sense of gratitude to th...
Slow August – Easy Does It: The steady sound of rowing marks the passing of a summer afternoon. So much imperfection (oarlocks, etc.) making up this...
The Six Metre SAGA, A Beautiful Ride: All you need to know about the construction of a vintage Six Metre....
The Poulsbo Boat, A Camp Cruising Motor Boat: The Poulsbo Boat certainly has a lot going for it: she’s seaworthy, commodious, handsome and rooted in the history of...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 14 – Sculpting the Skeg: Sculpting the skeg: Wood carving at its best.   NOTE: Part 15 of this series is in the editing queue now so look fo...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 16 – The Mast Step & Partner: Setting the mast step and mast partner. NOTE: This video series is currently being edited and the release schedule is ro...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 13 – Shaping the Stern, Stem, and Chine Lines: Eric walks us through some of the important hull lines that create the look of this beautiful boat.  ...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 12 – Diagonal Planking with Plywood: Diagonal planking with 3 layers of 4 millimeter mahogany plywood demonstrates what sort of bends and twists this materia...
Worldwide Classic Boat Show Presentation – Lead Instructors from Boatbuilding Schools: The future of boatbuilding looks bright and these are the guys who would know....
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 15 – The Daggerboard Trunk: Kit gives us the lowdown on a clean and solid installation of the daggerboard trunk. NOTE: This video series is currentl...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 11 – Fairing for Planking: Fairing the ribbands, chine and sheer clamp provides a safe landing place for AROHA’s planking.  ...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 14 – Bulkheads & Compartments: See how Oonagh’s various bulkheads and compartments go together that help make her the the appealing boat she is....
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 10 – The Sheer & Chine: Installing the sheer plank and the chine provide crucial shape .  ...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 9 – The Stringers: Fore and aft stringers are critical for the the lightweight structure of AROHA as well as providing the shape of her pla...
Life at the Water’s Edge, Part 4 – Where the Shore Meets the Woods: In a close look at where the ocean meets the land, Sarah explains the geology of Maine’s rock bound coast and shows us...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 13 – Setting up the Bulkheads: Setting up the bulkheads and making sure they are straight and level will assure you that the molds go in straight and l...

 

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