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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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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...
Harry Bryan’s Off-the-Grid Shop for Building Boats: This visit to the “World of Harry Bryan” might just get you thinking about how you can make your shop a more innovat...
Harry Bryan’s Multi-Tool, A Power Source Finds Its Tool: Another example of Harry Bryan alchemy as he transforms an ancient jeweler's engine into a versatile shop tool....
The Shot Tower at Taroona, Tasmania: Ever wonder how lead shot was made in the old days? Well your wondering days are over....
The Tug Yacht LA FILLE, A Family Adventure Boat: A "tug yacht" to some may seem like a contradiction in terms but LA FILLE merges opposite right before our eyes.  R...
A New Zealand Boat Shop Visit to Brookes Boatbuilders: One of our favorite past-times is visiting boat yards to take walkabouts with talented boatbuilders, and Peter Brookes o...
Advanced Rowing with Havilah Hawkins, Part 2 – The Unvarnished Truth about Ash Oars: The proper oar explained. And who could do it better that Off Center Harbor guide Havilah Hawkins?...
A Visit with Bertram Levy, Part 2 – Sailing His Sweet Double Ender: After savoring the process of building of this magnificent 19-foot sloop, Bertram has invited us to go for a sail. Welco...
A Shop Visit with Joshua Klein, Pre-Industrial Tools in a Post-Industrial World: Josh sorted through career possibilities as a traditional woodworker and ended an authority on pre-industrial process. W...
Cool Shop Tips #5, Shaving Horses: These two shaving benches were common to many pre-industrial chairmakers' workshops and they seem like they might be use...
A First Time Builder’s Family Boat, the Australian Couta Boat MY GIRLS: So glad to make this video our 500th. Vernon and his “girls” have deeply inspired us....
Slow August – Island Time: The tent is set up, dinner is cooking, and you have the island all to yourselves. Nothing to do except smell the salt ai...

 

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