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On the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff family and Herreshoff Manufacturing Company.

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Daysailing a Herreshoff S-Boat – Serenity at Sea: Long-known for its speed around the race course, the nimble and muscular Herreshoff S-Boat can provide just as much enjo...
WIZARD – Herreshoff’s Fishers Island 31: The restoration of the Herreshoff designed and built Fishers Island 31' by boat builder Brion Rieff not only achieves a...
Restoring Mink, a 1914 Buzzards Bay 25, Part 4 – A New Set of Old Style Sails: In our final visit aboard MINK, we learn about the new suit of old-style sails made for the 1914 Buzzards Bay 25. Sailma...
Herreshoff Marine Museum – Part 6, In The Boat Hall: The Dinghies: Maynard Bray and Eric Blake finish their tour of the Herreshoff Marine Museum with an examination of Herreshoff's dinghy...
Restoring Mink, a 1914 Buzzards Bay 25: Part 3 – Putting Exact Period Details in Place: We visit with MINK's owner and chief researcher to learn about how they put exact period details in place on the 1914 Bu...
Restoring MINK, a 1914 Buzzards Bay 25, Part 1 – An Uncommon Approach: Over the last century, the Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 25 has lived a storied history indeed.  Now, one of the five boats t...
Restoring MINK, a 1914 Buzzards Bay 25, Part 2 – Mink’s Owner and Chief Researcher Weigh In: MINK's owner and her chief researcher weigh in on the renovation aimed at putting the 1914 Buzzards Bay 25 back exactly...
L. Francis Herreshoff – Yacht Designer, A Book By Roger Taylor: L. Francis Herreshoff (LFH) is one of our favorite designers here at OffCenterHarbor.com, and all of us have had direct...
Herreshoff Marine Museum, Part 5 – In the Boat Hall: The Extreme: Take a detailed look at the radical elements of Herreshoff's more extreme designs at the Herreshoff Marine Museum with M...
Creating the Pisces – A Daysailer Inspired by the Herreshoff Fish Class: These days classic daysailers are increasingly popular with experienced sailors with an eye for simple elegance and comf...
Herreshoff Marine Museum, Part 4 – In The Boat Hall: Classic Centennials: Surely the most radiant jewels of the Herreshoff Marine Museum are the boats designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff in...
Herreshoff Marine Museum Part 3 – In The Boat Hall: The Early Days: To better understand the development of America's premier yacht designer, join Maynard Bray and Eric Blake as they exami...
Cool Shop Trick: Applying a Herreshoff-Style Sheerstrake to a Cold Molded Alerion 26: Cold molded boats don’t really have individual planks, so sheerstrakes, especially ones in the Herreshoff style that a...
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...
A Sail Aboard An Alerion 26 – KITTIWAKE: Of all of Nathanael Herreshoff's great designs, perhaps his beloved ALERION proved to be the most seminal,  spawning mo...
A Three-Generation Dream Boat – The Herreshoff Fish Class Sloop – PERCH: We pass a significant milestone with this video — our 250th video for members of OffCenterHarbor.com. We fantasize abo...
Herreshoff Marine Museum, Part 2 – NGH’s Workshop with Halsey Herreshoff: Halsey Herreshoff shows us  the tools and workshop where The Herreshoff legend was made. THE MUSEUM: Herreshoff Marine...
Herreshoff Marine Museum, Part 1 – The Model Room with Halsey Herreshoff: When we launched OffCenterHarbor.com, we hoped to give our members access to special boats and places that is not availa...
Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 3 – The Original Herreshoff ALERION: In 1912 Nathanael Herreshoff designed a 26' gaff-rigged sloop for his own use.  Named ALERION, she proved to be a semin...
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...
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...

 

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Maynard Bray
Tapering Molded Sheerstrake Endings, Step-By-Step: Those swelled-out Herreshoff sheerstrakes, so admired, don’t come into being without a clear idea of what their final...
Maynard Bray
Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 10: Sailing: Our friend, Claas van der Linde, shot these photos from his NY-30 ALERA last summer as WIZARD sailed through the WoodenB...
Maynard Bray
Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 9: Completion!: The home stretch with a goal to meet. The shop like a beehive, Brion and his crew accomplished an amazing amount of work...
Maynard Bray
Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 8: Cabin, Keel & Interior: Although some months have elapsed since my last Guide Post covering WIZARD, work on her has been chugging along once the...
Maynard Bray
Announcing the Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné: Head over to Herreshoff.info and you’ll land in Claas van der Linde’s Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné, which is, with...
Bill Mayher
The Buzzards Bay 25: An Evolution, of Sorts: Written by Bill Mayher with photographs by Benjamin Mendlowitz My on-again, off-again romance with the Buzzards Bay 25 c...
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Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 7: The Deck: The restoration of WIZARD continues with a new deck...
Maynard Bray
Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 6: The Circumnavigation: Restoration work slowed during the summer, but not before the teak deck was laid. I'll cover that and more later as the...
Maynard Bray
Fine Boat Designs – The Herreshoff Fish Class: I'm sure that N.G Herreshoff (NGH) realized he'd created something pretty special when he finished carving this half mod...
Maynard Bray
Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 5: Raised Panel Bulkheads: Last posting got WIZARD a new white oak keel; now, while she's still upside down, we'll get going on the raised panel b...
Maynard Bray
Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 4: A New Keel Timber: Just so you don't forget what it is that Brion Rieff is restoring, here are a couple of reminders of what WIZARD will l...
Maynard Bray
Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 3: The Transom: A new steam-bent oak transom and keel timber have been made and installed since my last posting and you can see the majo...
Maynard Bray
Herreshoff Classic Regatta of 2014—A Report from Bryan Burdick: Even though I wasn't in Bristol this year to watch the Herreshoff Classic Regatta firsthand, hearing about the event fr...
Maynard Bray
Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 2: Frames; Fastenings; Stem; Sheer Clamps—All Upside Down: At the end of Part I, we left the 44' Herreshoff Fishers Island 31 sloop WIZARD (ex-PATAPSCO II) with nearly all her new...
Maynard Bray
Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 1 – Reframing Upside Down: WIZARD is one of the fourteen Herreshoff Fishers Island 31 sloops (named for their waterline length; they're 44' on deck...
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The Long Affair: David Bradley and his Herreshoff S-Boat MISCHIEF. A Guest Blog by Ben Bradley: Introduction by Bill Mayher, Co-Founder of OCH Dave Bradley was a hero to a lot of us here in Brooklin.  A great sailor...
Maynard Bray
Good Reads, Recommendations by Maynard Bray:   Common Sense of Yacht Design, by L. Francis Herreshoff Way, way more than the title implies, its two volumes cove...
Steve Stone
Good Reads, Recommendations by Steve Stone:   Sensible Cruising Designs, by L. Francis Herreshoff I've spent hundreds of hours in the pages of this book dreami...
LinAndLarry Pardey
The Three Boats I Lust After (and Why) – The Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 25, Herreshoff 12.5 & Whio: I’ve had the good fortune to sail on dozens of different boats over the years ranging from 140 foot schooners to light...
Maynard Bray
A Sail in the Herreshoff S-boat Mischief: Luckily, I got to go for sail in the Herreshoff S-boat Mischief a week or so ago, the first boat to raise sail in Center...
Maynard Bray
Restoring the Herreshoff S-Boat Mischief, 2nd Episode: This is the second episode of the Herreshoff S-boat Mischief’s restoration at Brooklin Boat Yard. Mischief had to be r...
Alec Brainerd
The Three Boats I Lust After (and Why) – Buzzards Bay 18, Dark Harbor 12 & Belfast Lough One Design: There are designs that simply cannot be improved upon.  The Herreshoff 12 ½, the Herreshoff Fish Class, the Buzzards B...

 

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Kids Building a Herreshoff 12 1/2 at Rocking The Boat in the Bronx: Rocking the Boat, in the Bronx, New York, is one of the best kids boat building programs in the world, as evidenced by t...
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Restoring the Herreshoff 12.5 REMORA: Louis Sauzedde of Tips from a Shipwright is at it again, restoring another classic Herreshoff 12.5 (here are some videos...
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Herreshoff NY-30s, with Walter Cronkite: A lot has changed since this video was produced back at the dawn of the classic yacht renaissance some 30 years ago. Sin...
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Classic Herreshoff Schooner Elena – A Racing Replica: Thanks to OCH member Roger Rodibaugh for bringing this film about the classic schooner ELENA to our attention. She's a r...
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Herreshoff Torpedo Boat STILETTO – Nice Aerial Footage: Here's a video showing cool arial footage from a drone by Tips from a Shipwright -- this one featuring the Herreshoff To...
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Website for Herreshoff: OCH members interested in the works of Herreshoff Mfg. Co. will love this new site posted by the MIT Museum.  Here, you...
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