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Watercraft of the Chesapeake Bay, Part 2 – The Star and The Comet: Kissing Cousins compared: Design components of the Star and the Comet sailboat classes discussed in detail....
Boatshop Talk – Getting Ready for the SEVENTY48 Race: Nate is our guy and he already had great rowing chops and now it's a whole string of firsts: this is the first boat that...
Two Drake Rowboats – The Raceboat & The 17′ “Sedan”: For serious rowers who have mellowed slightly over the years, here are two fixed seat rowboats available in kit form fro...
Cuddling Up With a FOX (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...
The Phoenix III By Ross Lillistone: What can be more alluring than the Phoenix III by Ross Lillistone — a sweet little 15-foot sail and oar boat that can...
The Echo Bay Dory Skiff, Easy & Fun to Build, Row, and Sail: Clint Chase takes us for a tour of his Echo Bay Dory Skiff, a perfect little boat for first time builders and for famili...
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...
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...
A Father, a Daughter, and a Boat: Cruising in an Iain Oughtred Sooty Tern: A father and daughter take the day for a sail aboard UNA, an Iain Oughtred-designed Sooty Tern. The Sooty Tern is the ki...
The Daughter of a Sailor: In a special guest video, Leney Breeden takes us along her journey of being the "Daughter of a Sailor"....
Soul Sailing: A "soul sailor" (coined today by OCH) is a sailor who sails for the sheer pleasure of sailing. Although they may still e...
Small Boat Gatherings – Simplicity Afloat: Seeking a simpler life afloat? Small boat gatherings will stimulate your dreams and help you find community....
The Goat Island Skiff, a Fast Boat for Sail & Oar Beach Cruising: Quick to build, a thrill to sail; the Goat Island Skiff is just one surprise after another....
A Good Boat, Up Close: A Cruising Powerboat by John Atkin: The snug and beguiling cruising powerboat is virtually nonexistent these days. That's why we jumped at the chance to bri...
Ron Mueller’s Eco 55 Power Cat – JUST ENUF: Just when we thought we'd seen about everything in the way of a boat, the Eco 55 Power Cat JUST ENUF slides into view: p...
How to Build a Beautiful Skiff, Part 1 – An Idea is Born With Eric Blake: In this first video, Eric introduces the skiff building project for local Brooklin kids that he and Havilah Hawkins are...
Kayak Wisdom, Part 2 – How to Load a Kayak: When looking for balance, let John Lockwood of Pygmy boats walk you through important tricks in how to load a kayak. The...
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...
Wooden Boats of the Bahamas – Abaco Dinghies of Winer Malone: Winter residents of Hope Town are restoring some of the most cherished wooden boats of the Bahamas — Abaco Dinghies of...
The Smallest Boat in the Harbor: As time moves on we are discovering that, often, it's the smallest pleasures that generate the sweetest dividends - the...
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...
Norwegian Faering at Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival: It's not easy for a beautiful boat to stand out at a show among 300 other boats, but this Norwegian Faering at the Port...
A Boat for Sail & Oar Camp Cruising — Francois Vivier’s Ilur, WAXWING: Waxwings are the loveliest of birds, and this little Vivier Ilur named after them is lovely as well; versatile, build-ab...
A Good Boat, Up Close – The Albury Runabout ABACO: Looking for just the right outboard boat? Look no further the Albury Runabout. ABACO is a prime example of this classic...
The Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 5 – Catboats: The Catboat: Versatile treasure of the New England coast. We take a look at some catboats in the Mystic Seaport Collecti...
The Native Canoe of the Salish Sea: A Modern Plywood Version by Leif Knutsen: Leif Knutsen is a retired shipwright who lives in the Pacific Northwest and appreciates the fine seakeeping qualities of...
Piners’ Punt, A Boat for Tasmanian Loggers: Piners' Punts, a Tasmanian boat design, did rugged duty for Huon pine logging crews up Tasmania's roaring rivers for bet...
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...
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...
A Drift Boat for Fly Fishing, Recurve Style: When drifting down the river of life, why not do it in style? And do some fishing along the way? We take a look at DRIFT...
The PT-11 – A Nesting Sailing Dinghy: A nesting dinghy has one huge advantage. It allows you to replace your rubber ducky with a tender that rows and sails be...
The RowCruiser with Colin Angus: For when an afternoon row is just not enough, and you'd like to explore beyond the waters close at hand... and then spen...
Virtues of a Small Boat, Gunkholing in a Sea Pearl 21: Whether it's 5,000 miles on the Great Eastern Loop or tucking into a quiet cove for the night - small boats like the Sea...
A Good Boat, Up Close – The Chesapeake Crab Skiff: A beautiful spot deserves an equally beautiful boat — a Chesapeake Crab Skiff designed by Off Center Guide Doug Hyla...
John Lockwood – The Building Of Pygmy Boats: John Lockwood's life story, on the way to the founding of his company, Pygmy Boats, is as compelling as the kayaks he de...
The Flatiron Skiff – Workboat Beginnings: A flatiron skiff is simple to build, easy to maintain, and puts you onto the beach with dry feet....
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...
Virtues of a Flat Bottom Skiff: Captain Havilah Hawkins makes his case for a flat bottom skiff.  Simple, versatile, cheap to build, easy to maintain, a...
Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 4 – Room Full O’ Details: Wooden boat detectives Maynard Bray and Eric Blake take us deep into Mystic Seaport's back shed to explore small boat de...
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...
Rock & Dock System: See the slick and simple technique Ben Mendlowitz put together to keep his dinghy from chafing on his dock....
Just Be, In a Boat: On a remote lake, deep in the famed North Woods of Thoreau country, a family discovers a space and time that's all too r...
Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 2 – A Great South Bay Catboat & Piscataqua River Wherry: Maynard and Eric go back into the building that houses the Small Craft Collection at Mystic Seaport Museum to view a cou...
Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 1- The Broom Closet: Mystic Seaport has one of the world's largest collections of historic watercraft. There's a special place that not many...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 1 – Introduction: The FOX Double Paddle Canoe, a stitch and glue boat designed and built by Bill Thomas, has a long and distinguished pedi...
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-...
Brilliant Designs, Small Powerboats: Handy Billy, Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff & More: We all know about high-speed production power boats these days. They are everywhere – a cookie-cutter navy of slam-ban...
Temple Tiny Regatta: Regattas need not be large and formal functions involving hardcore racing, signal flags, and grown men screaming for roo...
Brilliant Small Sailboat Designs – Herreshoff 12.5, Beetle Cat, Buzzards Bay 15 & More: Whether or not you’re in the market for a small sailboat, you’ll love the chance to scan the classic small sailboat...
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...

 

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