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Worldwide Classic Boat Show Presentation – Classic Workboats of Indochina: From Vietnam to Cambodia and Laos; boats, boats, boats, brightly painted, doing a variety of jobs on rivers and the sea....
Tom Robinson’s Solo Row Across the Pacific, Part 5 – A Satellite Phone Call: We talk to Tom in the middle of the Pacific Ocean* and his adventure is already inspiring and a bit of a cliff hanger. *...
Tom Robinson’s Solo Row Across the Pacific, Part 1 – Overview: This is a video created by filmmaker Abir Tarafdar in Tom's home town of Brisbane, Australia. Thanks to Abir for letting...
Worldwide Classic Boat Show Presentation – Photographers’ Roundtable: Be a fly on the wall as five of the best classic boat photographers in the world share their work and swap stories....
Among Old Friends, Part 2 – Past, Present, and Almost: Another tour of Center Harbor spotlighting three of our favorite boats....
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...
Life At the Water’s Edge, Part 2–Crustaceans & Mollusks of Maine’s Intertidal Zone: Watch the fascinating world of the intertidal zone come to life as the tide comes in along the Maine Coast....
Boathouse Concert – Walt & Tina Wilkins Live – Austin, Texas: We feel pretty damn lucky to have Walt and Tina Wilkins do a private house concert for Off Center Harbor. Enjoy the full...
Gypsy Wagons: A Tour with Master Wainwright Jim Tolpin: Gypsy wagons are an exciting melange of ancient Romani dynamism and aesthetics, and wainwright Jim Tolpin is a modern ma...
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...
How to Build a Wooden Boat — AROHA, Part 1 – A Close Look at the Original Boat WHIO, a New Zealand Weekend 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Going Fast with One Modest Engine, WHIO’s Propeller: When it comes to speed and economy in powerboats, we usually think about hull shape and horsepower first. But what about...
Harry Bryan’s Foot-Powered Wood Splitter: If you're heating with wood, have a sledge-hammer you can press into service, and can dig up one of those long, snake-li...
Wild Edibles, Part 2 – Near the Beach: From the inter-tidal zone to just off the beach, Tom opens our eyes to the trail nibbles and useful healers all around u...
North Haven’s Foy Brown – A Waterman Relaxes on His Houseboat: Here's a guy you won't find at the mall, and for good reason, he's too busy working. Living on an island off the coast o...
Wild Edibles, Part 1 – Plants Along the Beach: When walking along the beach, across a meadow, or through the woods- there's an astounding world of plant life -but only...
The River Home — A Reflection on the Last Two Years: We thought we'd take a moment a look back at some of the places we've been, boats we've seen, and people we've met. What...
Cuddling Up With a FOX Kayak (Double Paddle Canoe): The Fox Double Paddle Canoe is so cozy, and this little video clip was so heart-warming — it sparked nicknames for the...
Sportyak – The Recyclable Dinghy From Bic®: Join the entire Off Center Harbor Crew as we climb off our high horse and into the Sportyak, the recyclable dinghy from...
Where the River Flows, A Moment with Bill Worrell: Sometimes, just when you think it's a bad day and all is lost, you might just be in a moment that changes the rest of yo...
The Tasmanian Cray Pot, with Tree Marris: The Tasmanian cray pot is commonplace along the waterfront, but actually seeing one made by Tree Marris suddenly deepens...
Beauty, Craftsmanship & Boating – The Schmee of New Zealand and Doug Marsden: The slightest detour off the beaten path in New Zealand, will bring you face to face with the real story of this great c...
Cotton Caulking with an Aussie Twist, An Ingenious Spinning Machine: Can’t buy it? Why not make it? Take a few pulleys and V-belts, some shafts and bearings; add a right-angle drive and a...
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...
Ingenuity at Work & Play, with Harry Bryan: Harry Bryan takes us off-the-grid again with his ingenuity in both work and play....
The Boltinator: An Ingenious Tool for Extracting Keel Bolts & Bearings: Got keel bolts to pull? Or perhaps you'd like to pull a hole in the time-space continuum? This shop-built tool does the...
Race to Alaska 2016 – Meet Team Bunny Whaler: Team Bunny Whaler: Two young guys in an open Boston Whaler sailboat facing a 750 mile sail to Alaska. They have the skil...
Race to Alaska 2016 – Meet Team Sea Runners: Thomas Nielsen, with his friend Scott Veirs,  raced in last year's inaugural Race to Alaska, aka R2AK.   They built th...
Race to Alaska 2016 – Meet Team Sistership: Michelle Boroski - Captain, Johanna Gabbard, Janice Mason, Sherry Smith - Team Sistership is the first all female crew t...
Race to Alaska 2016 – Meet Team Liteboat: At 59, Mathieu Bonnier, owner and founder of Liteboat, has traveled from France to go the distance; 750 miles- from Port...
Race To Alaska 2016 – Meet Team Hot Mess Racing: Team Hot Mess: Four guys in their twenties get their hands on a 37 year old Olson 30 and after a spring of racing in the...
Race to Alaska 2016 – Meet Team Pure & Wild: Team Pure & Wild return from last year.  Same team name and sponsor, but different crew and boat.  They are local...
Passing Like a Dream: As the light of another shimmering summer begins to warm the coast of Maine, we wanted to show our appreciation to all t...
Celebrate Everything: Remembering Peter Chase: Boatbuilder Peter Chase was an friend to all of us at Off Center Harbor. He represented the best of what we admire (or a...
Slowing Down, The Schmee of a Successful Man: Slowing down might get you deeper: Harry Bryan reflects on a hand-made life. The word "schmee" is an OCH-ism used to de...
Harry Bryan’s THISTLE, A Pedal-Powered Fin Boat: Ever wish you could swim through the water with a fish's power and quiet gracefulness? Harry Bryan's THISTLE, a pedal-po...
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...
Handmade with Tasmanian Timbers, The Schmee of Ned Trewartha: Upon arriving in Tasmania, we heard of Ned Trewartha and the wooden boats, art and furniture he builds in "Ned's Shed" (...
An Electrifiying Twist To The Gunning Dory: G.E.M.A. – The Gentleman’s Electric Mess-About: G.E.M.A, otherwise known as the Gentleman’s Electric Mess-About, has an electrifying new twist on the classic Chamberl...
Stepping Into the Unknown, Fly Fishing for a New Life in Tasmania: CAUTION: This video may be hazardous to your regular life. It features a couple who sold everything to go fly fishing in...
Soul Surfing – A Champion Kayaker Comes Home: OCH staffer Dustin Urban shows us a hint of why he is a world champion freestyle kayaker. NOTE FROM THE FILMMAKER: Dusti...
Yoga for Sailors, Part 2 – Standing Postures for Strength & Balance: On a boat, balance is very important.  In this session Sally gives us techniques to multiply our balance points four fo...
Yoga for Sailors, Part 1 — Opening the Hips, Legs & Spine: Most of us of a certain age know that being aboard a boat for hours on end can introduce a raft of aches and pains.  Sa...
Ladybug Wheelbarrow Boat: Seeing Harry Bryan's wheelbarrow boat in action across a couple of hundred yards of rock ledge and clam flats on the way...
Healthy Boat Snacks, Part 3 – Spicy Sweet Almond Butter: Charlotte gives us a fast and easy way to make a versatile dip that insures that the veggies get eaten on board and don'...
A Boatbuilder’s Schmee – Wayne Roberts: Co-Founder Steve Stone traveled to New Zealand and helped Wayne Roberts build a boat. The experience was so delightful a...

 

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