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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...
A Tour Aboard KATIE, Harry Bryan’s 20′ Gaff Sloop: Very few boats, big or small, are better thought out in terms of details or lovelier to the eye than Harry Bryan’s 20-...
Mastering Epoxy with Russell Brown, Part 10 – Rolling & Tipping an Exterior Gloss Coat: No one is better than Russell Brown at handling epoxy effectively. In parts 10 and 11 see how he applies a glossy coat t...
Gypsy Wagons: A Tour with Master Wainwright Jim Tolpin: Gypsy wagons are an exciting melange of ancient Romani dynamism and aesthetics, and wainwright Jim Tolpin is a modern ma...
Understanding Wooden Boat Construction, Part 1 – The Backbone: This clear and authoritative visual depiction of a wooden boat’s backbone structure will raise your understanding of h...
The Toy Dory Jig, with Harry Bryan: Ingenuity in action. Watch how Harry Bryan sets up a system of jigs to produce multiple toy boats...the very toy boats h...
Mastering Epoxy with Russell Brown, Part 9 – Fairing: When it comes to handling epoxy properly, techniques for fairing out the job are critical and Russell Brown is the man t...
Every Design, Now Online – MIT’s Herreshoff Legacy Project: The MIT Herreshoff exhibit of models and drawings helps us understand the vast and engaging output of Nathanael Herresho...
The Beloved Bartender – A Proven Seaworthy Design for Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Bartenders are legendary boats of the Oregon coast designed and built to take on the challenges of the Columbia River ba...
Life at the Water’s Edge, Part 1 – Maine’s Intertidal Zone in Winter: The intertidal zone along the Maine coast is a particularly harsh environment, especially in winter. See what fauna and...
The Gaff-Rigged Sloop SKORRI, Paul Gartside Design No. 165: Take a sail on a nifty Paul Gartside 16' gaff-rigger built by an experienced amateur....
L. Francis Herreshoff – The Man Behind the Designs: In the realm of classic boats, the designs and writings of L. Francis Herreshoff make him a crucial, if not seminal figu...
The Dream Boat WHIO, a Gas-Sipping New Zealand Camp Cruiser: When WHIO hove into view across our camera lenses, the entire OCH crew found a new boat to fall in love with. As easy on...
CHAMPAGNE – A Float Plan for Life: With degrees in engineering and naval architecture from the U.S. Naval Academy and MIT, plus a 21-year career in the U.S...
Hand-Powered Drill Presses and a Fly Cutter, with Harry Bryan: Harry walks us through some beautiful tools and knee-slapping ingenuity... as he is in the habit of doing....
Harry Bryan – Sharpening Drill Bits: Beware if a teenager asks to borrow your car and then you find them sharpening drill bits....
We Believe – Platte Canyon High School & the Seventy48: Bailey, Colorado would seem like an unlikely place for boat building or water sports, never mind a yacht club. But that...
The Grasshopper Experiment, Russell Brown’s Fuel Efficient Motor Boats: And now for something completely different: In his search for efficiency on the water, Russell Brown puts legs on a pair...

 

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