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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...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 8 – Setting Up the Molds: Setting up AROHA’s molds and then making sure they are straight and level is a crucial challenge at the start of the p...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 12 – Final Bits on the Hull’s Exterior & Flipping the Boat: Locating the upper and lower guards and setting the waterline precedes flipping Oonagh over and giving us a look at her...
How to Build a Wooden Boat – AROHA, Part 7 – Stem and Stern Post: Gluing-up and then shaping large laminations to form the stems of this double-ender brings the shape of the vessel to li...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 11 – The Upper & Lower Guards: Kit shows us how to install the side guards for practicality and grace.    ...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 10 – The Outer Keel: Installing the outer keel is the next step in building Oonagh....
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 9 – Hanging the Sheer Plank: Interesting tips on hanging Oonagh’s sheer plank. NOTE: You can use this video to see how the first topside plank woul...
Building the Oonagh Rowing/Sailing Dinghy, Part 8 – Protecting the Bottom: Rolling epoxy into the layer of dynel cloth sheathing Oonagh’s bottom. NOTE: If you're new at this, we HIGHLY recommen...
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.  ...
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 at 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...

 

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