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Just Keep Going, Part 2 – Racing the Drake Raceboat 20′ in Seventy48: Row row row... but for 70 miles? For Team No Dream and 101 other human powered boats, that was the reality of  racing i...
Just Keep Going, Part 1 – Building the Drake Raceboat 20: Last year Nate and his brother Cooper tackled R2AK and this year Nate has undertaken to build his first boat and then ro...
Anchoring, Part 4 – An Outhaul Alternative: In Part 4 of the series Cooper Rooks demonstrates a nifty little trick to keep your boat afloat when going ashore with a...
Coastal Navigation, Part 3 – Finding Latitude, Longitude, & Distance on Charts: Jane Ahlfeld walks us through the process of finding latitude, longitude, and distance on nautical charts for when you a...
Coastal Navigation, Part 2 – How To Use Charts with a Navigator’s Eye: Jane shows us a few tricks to of how to know whether that island in from of you is what it looks like, how to establish...
Coastal Navigation, Part 1 – Charts & Buoys: Nautical charts contain a wide range of numbers and symbols, each transmitting critical information to the mariner. This...
How to Make A Flat Blade Oar, with Wesley Reddick of Rower’s Oars: At his shop at Rower's Oars, Wesley Reddick shows us how to make a flat blade oar from a few pieces of spruce....
Small Boat Adventuring with Teardrop Trailers: For those of us who love the portability, practicality, affordability, and stylishness of little boats, we'd like you to...
Early Navigation Instruments, by Jim Sharp at the Sail, Power & Steam Museum: Schoonerman Captain Jim Sharp takes us on a tour of early navigation instruments through the ages he has collected at hi...
Kayak Wisdom, Part 1 – Choosing a Kayak for Touring or Recreation: We've always wondered about the differences and critical design elements of touring and recreational kayaks. Now we know...
The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle — Our Favorite Place in this Great City: The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle has long set a standard for bringing people to the waterfront and getting them st...
Shaping Sails for Performance, Part 1 – The Control Lines: Brooklin Boat Yard owner Steve White takes us aboard Vortex, the Swede 55 he has sailed to victory over so many decades,...
Shaping Sails for Performance, Part 2 – Underway: Join Brooklin Boat Yard owner Steve White as takes us for a sail aboard his Swede 55 Vortex that he has owned for over t...
Harry Bryan’s Marine Railway: Fall Haul-Out: It's fall and the north wind is making up in earnest. Time for Harry Bryan to haul his 20' pocket cruiser KATIE on his...
How to Furl a Sail, #2 – Gaff Rig on a Wianno Senior: Long-time sailmaker (and sailor) Robin Lincoln shows how to furl a sail on her Wianno Senior....
How to Furl A Sail, Part 1 – Marconi Rig on a Concordia Yawl: There's not one right way to put sails away, but there are definitely wrong ways that cause damage or snickers from look...
Sailing LILY – L. Francis Herreshoff’s Design # 43: Seldom has a man been more comfortable on a boat than OCH Founder Maynard Bray aboard his beloved L. Francis Herreshoff...
How to Build and Use an Outhaul to Anchor a Boat: Here is a system that allows you to disembark from your boat or dinghy when you are unable to land ashore.  It also ...
The Marine Railway at Seal Cove Boatyard: At Seal Cove Boatyard there's no school like the old school — and when it comes to launching a boatyard full of boats...
Outboard Powerboat Handling, Part 4 – Tilt and Trim: When it comes to speed and fuel economy - outboard tilt and trim may give you a boost....
Single Handed Sailing MALABAR II with Jim Lobdell: Whether it's a 42' Alden Schooner or a Herreshoff 12 1/2 - single handed sailing is all about knowing your boat and simp...
How to Trim Sails with Carol Hasse, Part 3 – Mainsail Trim: In the end sailing is about safety, comfort and speed - and proper mainsail trim helps with all three. Legendary sailmak...
Outboard Powerboat Handling, Part 3 – Mooring & Beaching: Off the mooring and onto the beach with a few beaching tips for keeping cool along the way (the engine that is)....
How to Trim Sails with Carol Hasse, Part 2 – The Headsail: Legendary sailmaker Carol Hasse shows us how to tell your jib from your genoa and how to manage headsail trim for better...
How to Trim Sails with Carol Hasse, Part 1 – Parts & Points of Sail: Knowing the parts and points of sail is important in deepening the understanding of sailing and how to trim sails. In th...
Outboard Powerboat Handling, Part 2 – Approaching Another Boat: Coming alongside another vessel with complete control makes boat handling a pleasure....
Boat Trailers – The Double Decker: Whether in steel, wood or extruded aluminum - this boat trailer is a great way to transport two boats at the same time....
Outboard Powerboat Handling, Part 1 – How to Dock A Boat: Learn how to dock a boat from a veteran. Avoid the mishaps and dock in style with this safe and reliable docking method....
How to Make a Boat Mooring System – with Wayne Hamilton: Wayne Hamilton has spent his working life keeping boats secure against the elements in Searsport, Maine's open harbor. I...
How to Dock a Boat – Single Screw Inboard: Docking a sizable, single screw powerboat can be quite an adventure. This introduction to basic powerboat handling demo...
7 Basic Boating Knots for Sailing — Taut Line Hitch, Cleat Knot, Sheet Bend, Bowline, Square Knot, Clove Hitch & Two Half Hitches: Geoff Kerr shows us the seven basic boating knots that sailors use for voyages around the globe.  These knots are part...
Self Rescue from an Open Sailboat Capsize: Through the use of tie-downs and flotation, small sailboat guru Ben Fuller demonstrates how to prepare for the possibili...
It All Begins with the Oar — Behind the Scenes at Shaw and Tenney: A graceful oar or paddle is a rare and beautiful thing.  Almost an endangered species. To create one (and we don't use...
Sailing Off and On a Mooring: There is only one thing better than making a smooth getaway from your mooring, that's coming back to it in style.  Join...
Rock & Dock System: See the slick and simple technique Ben Mendlowitz put together to keep his dinghy from chafing on his dock....
Anchoring a Boat, Part 3 — Creative Solutions with a Traditional Anchor: Getting a large yachtsman anchor aboard a classic sailing yacht without damaging the topsides, toe rail or deck can be a...
Virtues of a Yawl Rig: We wanted Queene Foster to help us understand the advantages of a yawl rig and traditional yawls because of her long exp...
Pocock Classic Racing Shells: What do you get when you cross a violin maker with a boatbuilder? We imagine it might look something akin to what happen...
Sliding Seat Rowing In A Wherry: Achieving the power and speed possible with sliding seat rowing need not be limited to needle-like shells that are half-...
Boat Storage, The Brownell Boat Stand System: If you’ve ever used a boat stand to store your boat, you know how handy they can be. But every time we put a boat stan...
Boat Handling for Beach Cruising – Anchoring, Beaching, Rigging an Outhaul & Boat Knots: Geoff Kerr is a genuine beach cruising guru. Aboard his Caledonia Yawl NED LUDD, we learn what is involved in anchoring,...
Sculling: At last, a close-up look at an old-time technique that can prove useful under many circumstances. Maynard Bray talks us...
Rowing: Rowing can be a real art form. Maynard Bray takes us for a row and describes techniques that can help you become more gr...
Basic Sailing In The Nutshell Pram: The first of our how-to-sail videos, this one presents the basics via a Nutshell Pram put through her paces on a dock be...
Anchoring a Boat, Part 2 — Reliability & Versatility of a Danforth vs. a Yachtsman Anchor: When anchoring a boat, you want an anchor that will not only be reliable in good conditions, but one that will be versat...
How to Anchor a Boat, Part 1: Anchoring a Small Powerboat with a Yachtsman: This video answers two questions facing a small boat owner: what kind of an anchor do I need and how should I use it, us...
Boat Trailering Tips, No-Dunk Lights: Geoff Kerr shares how he’s devised boat trailer lights that will last. It’s a simple setup that enables you to keep...

 

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