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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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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...
Slow August – Lost In the Moment: Eric's son Asa is four. Oh, the simple pleasures found in the here and now....
Remembering Sam Manning: Samuel F. Manning lived well and helped countless boatbuilders and marine historians through his career in maritime illu...
Advanced Rowing with Havilah Hawkins, Part 1 – Techniques and Maneuvers: Whether it's how to feather properly for grace or navigating a crowded dinghy basin- this video will help us keep our di...
Slow August – Nahmakanta: Early morning at Nahmakanta Lake Camps in Maine’s North Woods. Mists, mountains, alone on the dock, and a moment all t...
KATIE’s Cradle, A Tidal Flat Mooring: The tidal flat of Harry's Cove is the perfect place to cradle a boat to protect it from the weather or get some maintena...
Slow August – Cradle Cove: Sculling; ambling; mosey to the mooring, It's a beautiful day...why hurry?...
Aboard MASON BAY, a Retirement Boat for Old Salts: Handsome, authentic, seaworthy, rugged, practical and fun to be aboard - for those intrigued by fish boat conversions, t...
Varnishing Tips & Techniques, Part 2 – Taping for Varnish: Among the varnishing triad: sanding, taping and brushwork, taping maybe the under-heralded skill. But when we watched Mo...
Des Townson’s SERENE, New Zealand’s Family-Friendly Cruiser/Racer: We’re always on the lookout for a really big little family-friendly cruiser/racer (that's not a typo), so naturally th...
Varnishing Tips & Techniques, Part 3 – Brushing Varnish: Moe is the Julia Child of varnishing. After watching her work, and hearing her tips and tricks, you’ll know stuff you...
A Completely Different Venture, Building Your Own Spitfire: We have a soft spot in our hearts for exceptional designs as well as for people who manage a career altering leap into a...
Varnishing Tips & Techniques, Part 1 – Sanding for Varnish: For a lot of us, a perfectly applied coat of varnish is an elusive (if not altogether impossible) dream. For Maureen Bar...
Mastering Epoxy with Russell Brown, Part 8 – Fill Coating: On the way to getting a smooth and strong fiberglassed finish over wood, these are the techniques and formulas we need t...
The Marine Photographer’s Eye, Benjamin Mendlowitz in New Zealand: When a photographer with as much experience as our own Benjamin Mendlowitz says of a fleet "I was newly inspired in my p...
SHANTY, a Proper Little Boat: Step aboard the gaff yawl SHANTY and meet her octogenarian skipper, who built her with his wife while living on one of N...
Mastering Epoxy with Russell Brown, Part 7 – Fiberglassing the Outside of a Hull: People say the step they fear the most in building a small plywood boat is the one calling for sheathing it in fiberglas...
Live Well, The Cruising Smack STORM BAY, with Tim Phillips: A cruise of glorious sailing along the Tasmanian coast aboard an authentic cruising smack. Fishing along the way for sup...

 

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