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Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 7 – Attaching the Bottom Planks: Oonagh gets her first bottom planks. NOTE: This video series is currently being edited and the release schedule is rough...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 6 – Making an Effective Scarf Joint: Mastering the scarf joint is essential to making parts to go the entire length of a boat and longer. NOTE: Part 7 of thi...
Gear Tips for Camp Cruising, Part 1 – The Packraft: The blow-up dinghy: a camp cruiser’s solution to the tender problem....
Slow Winter in the Currents: A winter afternoon adrift on the currents of Puget Sound....
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 6 – Preparing for Planking: Fitting the garboard planks snuggly against the keel calls for cutting a precise bevel.    ...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 5 – Scarfing Planks Together: To make planking joints are secure and fair, they should be carefully sanded to achieve a precise dry fit before the epo...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 5 – Laminating Parts in Advance: Laminating parts and pieces demonstrates critical boat building skills in the modern era.  ...
Life Along the Water’s Edge, Part 3 – Amidst the Rocks, Mudflats and Shell Hash: A deeper look into the small creatures and plants that inhabit the water’s edge along Maine’s rocky coast. After wat...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 4 – Wood, Cutlists, & Ordering: As Eric gets started on building AROHA he offers important tips that will save time and make for a smoother process. &nb...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 3a – Milling Boards Straight: Turning wagglers into straight shooter — sometimes you just need a straight board as Kit Macchi does now for supportin...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 4 – Attaching the Keel to the Molds & Transom: Laying in the keel locks in the molds and gets us set up for planking. NOTE: This video series is currently being edited...
A Fisherman, A Designer, and A Broker – Friendships Centered on Real Boats: Three old salts sit around a table talking about Northwest salmon trollers. We learned a lot about these noteworthy vess...
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 At 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...

 

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