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Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 57: Shaping the Cutwater / More Timber!: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 56: Roughing-out the Stem / Timber Decisions: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 55: Finished Framing! / Planking Timber: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Steve Stone
I Just Realized That I’m a Wimp: Just can't help but post these videos even though they don't have a single boat in them. After watching the movie Free S...
Steve Stone
Double Rainbow All the Way: Still brings any room of people to laughter, still beautiful, and now legendary all over the world . . ....
Nate Rooks
Schooner WANDEEN: OCH member Peter Gossell has shared what amounts to a slideshow, single-episode version of TALLY HO, except over 30 year...
Maynard Bray
Rowing & Sailing to Matinicus Island, with Sam and Susan Manning: Here's an old PBS show with Susan and Sam Manning rowing and sailing out to Matinicus Island. Thanks to OCH member Dave...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 54: The Life of a Futtock! Reframing 1910 Yacht: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
Small World with Pär Domeij: One of the most valuable things cruising has taught me is that the human connection makes the world small, and if you ke...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 53: Frame-Raising 2.0 (meeting the crew!): Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 52: Replacing the Bow on a Vintage Wooden Boat: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 51: Assembling the Bow Timbers!: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 50: Cutting the Bow Timbers!: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 49: Removing TALLY HO’s Stem & Bow: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
Steamboats on Klamath Lake: Some pretty Off Center boating from Oregon, where a group of steamboaters meet up on Klamath Lake each year to share the...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 48: History of TALLY HO (RORC Presentation, Pt. 1): Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 47: Finishing the Stern Frames!: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Steve Stone
Camel Finds Water: Probably too old for this myself, but I hope my kids do it someday:...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 46: Frame Raising Party! (Pt.1): Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Steve Stone
Building and Sailing Russell Brown’s PT11 – A Glimpse: Here's a well-made video showing the building and sailing of Russell Brown's PT11, with just the right flow and without...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 45: Bolting the Stern Timbers – Wood Boat Rebuild: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 44: Timber Boat Building – Installing Stern Assembly: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
Clench Nail Machines In Action: Clench nails are highly suited for boatbuilding, with large heads and a specifically tapered tip to allow bending over....
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 43: Big Joinery – Building the Stern Assembly: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 42: Cutting the Stern Post – and some BIG plans!: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 41: New team, new VISA, new timber!: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 40: Buying BIG Centreline Timbers!: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 39: Replacing more 108-year old Frames: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 38: I CHOPPED off my FINGER!: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 37: The Mind of a Boat Builder: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 36: Developing A Wooden Boat-building Team!: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
“Wooden Boat Lunacy” Down Under: Looking ahead to some of the Off Center Crew heading Down Under this coming February, we found this examination of “Wo...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 35: Rebuilding TALLY HO! Back to work!: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 34: Two AMAZING projects / Old Boats given New Lives: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Steve Stone
Boys from Back of Beyond: Paul & Gary O’Donovan: ...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 33: Meeting a Master Boatbuilder / 1905 Pilot Cutter: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
TALLY HO – Episode 32: The largest new wooden boat in the country! – Replica Pilot Cutter PELLEW Update: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Nate Rooks
The Passage: Growing up, growing old, and the wild places that define us: When my brother and I set out on our own Inside Passage adventure, the stories of historic paddlers like Betty Lowman Ca...
Steve Stone
Rocking the Boat – Kids Building Boats & Extraordinary Lives: Here are three videos that show Rocking the Boat in action. We are in awe of this program, the crew there, and especiall...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 30: Surface Power Planing Jig / Framing Tools: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Steve Stone
Camp Cruising Georgian Bay In An Open Boat: If you've ever dreamed of heading way north to sacred waters with an open boat — to cruise for days without seeing ano...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episodes 28 & 29: Building and Installing Oak Frames: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 27: From Lofting to Re-Framing: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Steve Stone
Alone in the Wilderness, with Dick Proenneke – Part 1: So many of us have dreamed of chucking it all and building a little cabin on a remote shoreline in the wild. In the 1960...
The Off Center Crew
Governor Hammond’s Reflection on Dick Proenneke at Twin Lakes, Alaska: Here's a reflection on Dick Proenneke by Jay Hammond, Governor of Alaska (1974-1982). Imagine being one of those young b...
The Off Center Crew
Dick Proenneke’s Cabin Today: Here's a nice little look at Dick's cabin, as it is today, part of Lake Clark National Park. See what this cabin is all...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 26: The Kindness of Strangers: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Steve Stone
NY40 MARILEE: Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic, by Alison Langley: Thanks to the passion and generosity of the owner of MARILEE, we all get to sit in on her epic restoration at French & W...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 25: Lofting the Lines; Part 2: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 24: Lofting the Lines; Part 1: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Steve Stone
This River, by The Warren Hood Band: Thanks to OCH member Stephen Clark in Austin for turning us on to Warren Hood and this song. And thanks, Warren, for all...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 23: The Wreck and the Rescue: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 22: Restoring a HUGE vintage Ship Saw / Bandsaw: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Steve Stone
Sandy Hook Remembrance Sculpture Built at Brooklin Boat Yard: Check out the beautiful sculpture that Todd Skoog and Rick Chamberlain built at Brooklin Boat Yard for the Sandy Hook Re...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 21: Chainsawing & Fitting a Huge New Keel Timber: Watch Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched ov...
Steve Stone
Grain Surfboards – The Real Deal: We love what Mike and crew do at GRAIN, and they're here in Maine......
Steve Stone
Bay to Table – The Chesapeake Blue Crab: A well done piece that gives perspective on the crab fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay....
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 20: Removing HUGE Keel Timber from 20-ton historic yacht, ALONE!: Try watching Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when laun...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 19: Milling Live Oak in the Deep South: Try watching Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when laun...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 18: The History of the Yacht Tally Ho / Pilot Cutters / Going South: Try watching Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when laun...
Steve Stone
Pushing the Limits of a Dragonfly Sonar & GPS Chartplotter: When thinking about marine electronics on small boats, this video is thought-provoking... Like: "Where do you put the fi...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 17: Massive New Pilot Cutter Build/Ferry Planks: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 16: Laminating Timbers into an Old Yacht/Cornish Projects: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Steve Stone
Why I Build — Stone Mason Jane Dewitt: In the "Age of the Kardashians", I'm sure glad we're starting to see more short films about women like Jane Dewitt....
Steve Stone
Chasing Light with Wyman Meinzer: So fine to watch a man who's undergone such a profound transformation, in such a fury. Wild life. Transformative work. S...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 15: Time Out to Build a New, Traditional Boat in Cornwall: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO: Episode 14, Part 2; Cutting and Fitting the Keel Timber Scarph Joint: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 14: Part 1; Buying a New Keel Timber / Chainsaw Modification: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 13: Stringers & Breast Hooks / Replace the Keel Timber?!: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 12: Chainplates & Knees / Live Oak & Bronze: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 11: Demolishing the Deck / Reasons to Rebuild: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Eric Blake
Be Inspired, by Steve Van Dam: This short little ad says a lot about one of the finest custom boat builders — Steve Van Dam. For more inspiration, se...
Steve Stone
Creatures of the Sea: Turn the volume up, click full screen, and get lost for a moment in a dream of fishing and creatures of the sea... The s...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 10: Deck Hatches & Rollerskates (& Why I Have This Amazing Workshop): Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 9: A Stiff Breeze to Bermuda: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 8: Removing her Keel (& The Return of the Building Inspector): Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
Building a Replica of the Chebacco Boat LION: LION and others of her type are described on pages 26-34 of Howard Chapelle’s book, The American Fishing Schooners. Tw...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 7: The Keel Timber & The Building Inspector: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 6: The Rebuild Begins by Pulling the Garboards: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 5: Sailing & Workshop Living: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 4: The Workshop: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 3: The Shed of Dreams: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO – Episode 2: Moving TALLY HO: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Maynard Bray
TALLY HO: Rescue and Restoration of a 1910 Albert Strange Cutter: Want some inspiration mixed with humor from a charismatic young guy who knows how to get things done? Try watching Leo G...
Steve Stone
Martin Litton’s Grand Canyon Dories: Thanks to Off Center Member Nathan Lunstrum for submitting this new Flotsam Video: The late Martin Litton believed the b...
Steve Stone
My Boy in a Boat: It seems like yesterday that my son Jack was learning how to row, circling the boats in Center Harbor, and heading off f...
Steve Stone
Epic Capsize, but That’s Only Half the Story: Anyone who has been with kiwis (New Zealanders) on the water knows their of their natural talent. But, here's the best e...
Steve Stone
For the Tech-Challenged Among Us… Odessa!: We've been laughing about this all week at Off Center headquarters. Can you relate? Uh-huh. Crank up the volume and enjo...
Steve Stone
Rocking the Boat – Congrats Stephanie Cabral: We love everything we see from Rocking the Boat. Here's another good video. Congratulations to Stephanie Cabral, winner...
Steve Stone
Denali’s Raven (Alaska Girls Kick Ass): Check out the primal beauty and strength in the land, people and life choices......
Ben Mendlowitz
Lighthouses in Storms: If you've ever wondered about those great photos of lighthouses in storm conditions here’s a neat short video that tel...
Maynard Bray
The Birth Of A Dugout Canoe: This Flotsam video suggested by Off Center Harbor member Paul Slowick. Thanks Paul. We've read about how pre-industrial...
Bill Mayher
Putting WWII PT Boats Back in the Water: PT Boats in WWII caught up the romantic imagination of the world even before Jack Kennedy's heroics aboard PT 109 put hi...
Maynard Bray
Dhow: The way Europeans and Americans understand history is that westerners did business in ships and Arabs did business on ca...
Steve Stone
YUKON in Tasmania: It was a stunning afternoon yesterday in Tasmania — at the end of a beautiful sail on the old working ketch KERRAWYN w...
Maynard Bray
Square Pine Logs and Hand Tools Build a Camp in Finland: Not exactly boatbuilding, but the tools are the same as old-time shipbuilders used before electric power came along: han...
Steve Stone
Hard Ship (at the Race to Alaska): Here's a well-made film by CNN about a team facing a uniquely difficult challenge at the Race to Alaska....
Steve Stone
Motor Boating on the Colorado River: This exciting video shows the boating skills of Team Bunny Whaler Nate and Cooper Rooks' own grandfather as he motors up...
Steve Stone
Anchor Point: What a remarkable story of forgiveness and grace. The title of this film is "Anchor Point", a term I wasn't familiar wit...
Steve Stone
Live From the Heart, Be Who You Are: Wish I would have seen this when I was 16 years old. Just sent it to my daughter, Stella......
Steve Stone
Slomo Describes the Neurology of OCHD!: If you think you may have OCHD, you'll definitely want to check out this video from the New York Times. Slomo's descript...
Steve Stone
Off the Grid on a Homemade Island: A 45-minute boat ride from the nearest town sits a sustainable island floating off the coast of Vancouver Island. With a...
Steve Stone
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...
Maynard Bray
A McIntosh Tender at Brookwoods School: Here is a pair of videos from the Brookwoods Middle School of Manchester, MA, showing 4th and 5th graders building, from...
The Off Center Crew
My Dad’s a Boat Guy, by Craig Brooks [Chris Craft Restoration : 1948 Chris Craft Sedan Deluxe : Andante]: NOTE: This great little film by Craig Brooks was suggested for Flotsam by new OCH member Keith Bales in Michigan: OCH Ga...
Maynard Bray
Louie Sauzedde and “Tips From a Shipwright”: We thought you might enjoy the videos below from Louis Sauzedde. Louis is one of the most experienced and ingenious boat...
Emma Mathis
Paddle to Seattle: If you ever thought kayaking was just for a short outing, check out this great adventure of long-distance paddling. Josh...
Steve Stone
Lego Car & Jet Bicycle?: This young man reminds me of an uber-talented classmate in film school at CalArts, Teddy Newton. Fast forward 20 years,...
Steve Stone
Aboard a Legendary Houseboat – Meet the Moron Brothers: Who says you need a flawless houseboat design? Join the Moron Brothers as they take a journey down the Kentucky River in...
Steve Stone
A Maine Lobsterman, with E.B. White & Eugene Eaton: Since the beginning of OCH, I've wanted to grab the camera and jump aboard a lobster boat with one of the local Maine lo...
Emma Mathis
VIXEN’s Voyage: Ever wonder what it would be like to have a family at sea?  Bruce and Tiffany Halabisky have spent the last eight year...
Steve Stone
OCH’s Trail Angel: Chances are, when you contact us at OCH, you'll reach Emma. She joined us in October after hiking 2,189.2 miles from Geo...
Ben Mendlowitz
Ben & ALVA: Carpenter and boat builder Ben Harris speaks on the traditional boats of Falmouth Quay in Cornwall, and of his own boat...
Eric Blake
Four Season Off-Grid Tent: I have a crush on this four season off-grid tent, as a houseboat idea.  I have a new crush every day. None of them are...
Steve Stone
Nature Rx: I saw this at the Banff Mountain Film Festival and was so bummed that I didn't think of shooting it for OCH...   Di...
Steve Stone
Cruising the Maine Island Trail In A Small Powerboat: This adventure is near the top of so many people's bucket list that I was absolutely captivated by this video as I watch...
The Off Center Crew
The Last Voyage of the SHEILA YEATES: “Icebound: The Last Voyage of the SHEILA YEATES” describes the true story of skipper Geoff Pope who, along with his...
Emma Mathis
The Expedition to Greenland on the EFFIE M. MORRISEY (EARNESTINA) 1947 Film: Enjoy this 1947 film that documents the EFFIE M. MORRISEY (now the ERNESTINA) 6-month expedition from New York Harbor to...
Bill Mayher
Ralph Stanley – An Eye for Wood: For those curious about the maritime culture of the Maine Coast (And everyone oughta be!) this is as good as it gets. Ra...
Eric Blake
Modern Tiny House on Wheels: Check out how cozy and cool a tiny home can be. This 227 square foot house was built by Yestermorrow design students in...
Maynard Bray
A 1955 Floating Caravan (aka Houseboat): Here's a 60-year-old idea that would work today. It's lightweight, and the concept is simple enough to build yourself ou...
Emma Mathis
Watch James Dodds Create a Colchester Smack: James Dodds was a boatbuilder before he became an artist, and his shipyard experience shines through in this film showin...
Ben Mendlowitz
Foy Brown and The Good Life: For all of us who dream of the good life on the coast of Maine, here is a visit with Foy Brown, lobsterman, boatbuilder...
Steve Stone
Sailing Around the World in LA VAGABOND: Is it true that good things happen when you let go, take a leap of faith, and flow with the river of life? I love how Ri...
The Off Center Crew
Sailing the Northwest Passage in a Junk-Rigged Wooden Boat – Parts 4, 5 & 6: We are presenting the complete video series of Chris and Jess Bray's entire voyage on OffCenterHarbor.com, and here are...
Emma Mathis
Rescuing Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea: Rather than continue to cruise the world in their super yacht, Christopher and Regina Catrambone decided to mount search...
Maynard Bray
Racing Dutch Sailing Barges in the 1960s: The water is shallow (looks like only about four feet, with the barges themselves drawing three), the wind strong, and t...
Eric Blake
Canoe Tricks Anyone Can Do on the First Go: This video reminded me a little of Maynard in our Rowing and Sculling videos. After watching it, perhaps Maynard will wa...
Ginny Jones
Schooner Martha in the 2015 Transpac Race: Here is a little video of the 1907 (yes, she's 108 years old) schooner MARTHA in the 2015 TransPac Race. She was the old...
Steve Stone
Sailing the Northwest Passage in a Junk-Rigged Wooden Boat – Parts 1, 2 & 3: I first heard about Chris Bray from friends in Tasmania. Chris grew up circumnavigating the earth on a small sailboat wi...
Ben Mendlowitz
Gloucester Fishing Schooner ADVENTURE in Action: Gloucester historian, Joseph Garland, introduces the 1926 dory Gloucester fishing schooner ADVENTURE, a National Histori...
Eric Blake
Dock Like a Boss: Dock Like a Boss: A Guide Love this......
Steve Stone
2015 Australian Wooden Boat Festival Video: Here's a teaser video recap of the 2015 Australian Wooden Boat Festival recently released by the festival and gives a...
Eric Blake
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...
Maynard Bray
Inside the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding with Robert Darr: Spend a couple minutes with a boat builder who really gets it. This little film and what it represents are big on value....
Dustin Urban
In Current: Rowing Wooden Dories Down the Grand Canyon: Among river rats the Grand Canyon amounts to hallowed ground, sacred waters. And among some in commercial guiding circle...
Dustin Urban
A Moving Film: ‘Denali’: DENALI: Watch this. There's a reason it got 8 million views in the week following its release earlier this month....
Bill Mayher
Racing the New York 40 CHINOOK: Enjoy a race aboard the New York 40 class yacht CHINOOK, courtesy of ClassicYacht.TV. Designed by Nathanael G. Herreshof...
Dustin Urban
Young Maine Couple Give Up City Life to Begin Farming: If you've spent some time in Maine in recent years, you may have noticed the growing number of younger folks working the...
Steve Stone
The Important Places: Here's a new short film that's going to win a lot of awards. Dustin found it on our weekly search for the finest boat vi...
Eric Blake
A Legacy of Boating: I sure like the message of this video from Discover Boating......
Ben Mendlowitz
Replica Schooner HERMIONE at Sea, Heading for the US!: This beautiful ship, an authentic replica schooner HERMIONE of the ship that reunited Lafayette and Washington during Am...
Eric Blake
A Shipyard Comes Alive at Mystic Seaport, with Walt Ansel: Here's Off Center Guide Walt Ansel talking about his life at Mystic Seaport....
Bill Mayher
Making Boots by Hand: Handmade boots, the old-fashioned way. Let's hope he finds an apprentice....
Steve Stone
Tom Cunliffe Visits the Axe Yacht Club in South Devon: I just love this video. Off Center Guide Tom Cunliffe visits the Axe Yacht Club in South Devon and gives the lay of the...
Dustin Urban
Sailing, Surfing and Inspiration in French Polynesia: I first learned about Liz Clark and the Voyage of Swell through the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Awards. L...
Erik Sayce
Flook Anchor: This sure looks like a nifty anchor design. Anyone have experience with this product? Disclaimer: Although we are proud...
Dustin Urban
Birthright: A beautiful story of transcendence, of freedom and fluidity found on the water. Disclaimer: Although we are proud that O...
Erik Sayce
Building a 70-Foot Scow Schooner on Martha’s Vineyard: Scow: The Zen of Boat Building is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the journey of world reknown driftwood a...
Ben Mendlowitz
Van Dam’ Gentleman’s Runabout on American Craftsman:: Steve Van Dam has been building custom wooden boats since the late 1970’s. Known for a modern take on the classic gent...
Maynard Bray
Wooden Boat – Inspired Vintage Automobile: Many OCH members will appreciate this 1912 vintage automobile, especially since it took inspiration from wooden boat con...
Ben Mendlowitz
Riva Speedboat Historic Factory Production: Riva speedboats built on the shore of Lago d'Iseo in northern Italy are famous the world over for their style, design, p...
Dustin Urban
Beautiful Slow Motion Surfing Footage: I've got a soft spot for the sport of surfing, and while I realize that the average adrenalized surfing video won't appe...
Eric Blake
CHRONOS & The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014: Since y'all seemed to enjoy the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta video I put up recently, here's a longer one from the same...
Eric Blake
Antigua Classic Yacht Race 2014: 2.5 minutes of big, beautiful, classic yacht slo mo action for ya:...
Bill Mayher
Lowell’s Boat Shop on “Craft in America”: Thank you to OCH member Peter Brackenbury for bringing another wonderful film to our attention. In this episode of the t...
Dustin Urban
Building Tall Ship MATTHEW TURNER for the Bay Area: Thank you to OCH member Peter Strietmann for bringing to our attention this video he made about a great project underway...
Maynard Bray
Deus Ex Machina: It's a motorcycle, not a boat, but while you're watching Jack Churchill create this astonishing machine that was inspire...
Ben Mendlowitz
Ice Boating on the Hudson: There is an active ice boating scene on the Hudson River at this time of year when the ice conditions allow. I would lik...
Ben Mendlowitz
The Pilot Cutter, Past and Present: The history of the traditional pilot cutter is detailed in this terrific video. Prior to the industrial revolution, pilo...
Eric Blake
The Comanche Story with Ken Read: Take a look at the 100ft carbon sloop Comanche built for Jim and Kristy Clark. From the first layers of carbon being lay...
Maynard Bray
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...
Dustin Urban
Sailing the HMB ENDEAVOUR: A fixture of the biannual Australian Wooden Boat Festival is the HMB ENDEAVOUR, a full-size replica of the British Royal...
Steve Stone
Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2013: Here's a nice highlight video of the 2013 Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Can you tell we're getting excited?...
Eric Blake
Expedition to the End of the World: If the trailer's any indication, this could make for quite an entertaining viewing. Anyone seen the full film? It's $5 t...
Steve Stone
Team New Zealand Training in Moths: I was in New Zealand when Team New Zealand won the America's Cup for the first time.  The entire country came to a stan...
Dustin Urban
Wild Tasmania – Rock Climbing Freycinet National Park: As I explore films about the mythical land of Tasmania, this quirky story grabbed my attention. I have an affection for...
Steve Stone
Tall Ship Sailing in Tasmania: The anticipation is building for OffCenterHarbor's first journey to the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, Tasma...
Steve Stone
Sheltered Passage – Life as a Fisherman in Tasmania: Fisherman Des Whayman shares his memories of simpler days as a fisherman on the Entreacsteaux Channel in Tasmania. This...
Maynard Bray
Building Wooden Lobster Boats, with Chummy Rich: If you’ve ever wondered how those beautiful Maine lobster boats and their pleasureboat sisters are put together, step...
Bill Mayher
Old School Tools, Made by Hand: Gila, NM is a long way from a deep water anchorage, but I'm sure many of us can identify with the values imbued in this...
Eric Blake
Simple Living by the Sea in Northern Norway: This short film will put a smile on your face. Traditional boat building and simple living at its best in Northern Norw...
Erik Sayce
Viking Longship DRAKEN HARALD HÅRFAGRE: Built in Haugesund, Norway, and launched in 2012, the DRAKEN HARALD HÅRFAGRE is the largest viking longship built in mo...
Steve Stone
Rescuing New Zealand’s Orcas: Few animals represent the power of our oceans as well as the Orca - the most intelligent predator on earth. For those of...
Dustin Urban
A Tribute to Martin Litton, Wooden Dory Pioneer & Grand Canyon Savior: My Grand Canyon visit with environmentalist and wooden dory pioneer Martin Litton began with a thunderous "BOOM" which e...
Steve Stone
Strangers at Sea – Crossing the Atlantic in the Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race: Two men take two weeks to sail 3,700 miles. The Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race is a tale of grueling mental en...
Maynard Bray
Reusing Existing Screw Holes in the Frame When Replacing a Plank: When you're installing new planks on an old boat, reusing existing screw holes in the frames, instead of blindly drillin...
Dustin Urban
Remote Paddling Adventure on the Headwaters of the Hudson: I was surprised to learn that the headwaters of the Hudson encompass a remote and rugged wilderness worthy of exploratio...
Steve Stone
Finding Closure on the Sea Floor: This video is a fitting (albeit belated) salute to our veterans. Follow along as the Bent Prop Project searches for the...
Erik Sayce
Cruising Alaska, Part 3: In the final installment of the 'Venture to Alaska' series (check out Part 1 here and Part 2 here), 65-foot motoryacht V...
Erik Sayce
Traditional 1880s – Inspired Gentleman’s Cutter: Inspired by the Victorian yachts of the 1880s, the traditionally-built gentleman's cutter INTEGRITY is a beauty. She was...
Dustin Urban
Heavy Weather Sailing – Using Storm Sails and Reefing: Here we have the first lesson presented in Yachting World's Storm Sailing with Skip Novak series. Skip Novak Storm Saili...
Dustin Urban
Heavy Weather Sailing with Skip Novak: As the seasons turn and boats in the northern latitudes are hauled out, here's a look at a boat and a skipper who's not...
Ben Mendlowitz
Excellent Live Wind Animation Site: This site provides one of the best live wind animations we've seen. It shows wind direction and velocity and how one wea...
Steve Stone
Volvo Ocean Race Video – To The Ends of The Earth: The First 40 Years: This is the place to start if you want to get up to speed on the history of the Volvo Ocean Race. Disclaimer: Although w...
Eric Blake
Why We Sail – A Volvo Ocean Race Film: "Along with being the foremost offshore sailing competition, the Volvo Ocean Race reminds us about the vastness of our O...
Dustin Urban
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...
Maynard Bray
A Limousine Launch named TOLKA—from Canada’s Muskoka Lakes: A couple of winters ago Anne and I spied the limousine launch TOLKA at the Sunnyland gathering of the Antique & Cla...
Steve Stone
New Zealand’s Akaroa Classic Boat Show: Some nice small classic boats and New Zealand scenery are on display in this video of the Akaroa Classic & Tradition...
Steve Stone
The Path of Yellowstone’s Rivers Changed by One Species: For those of you who, like me, enjoy being on boats because it brings us into the wild — here's a remarkable piece abo...
Dustin Urban
Cruising Alaska, Part 2: In part two of 'Venture to Alaska', our hosts are cruising Alaska, and we're treated to scenes of Alaskan fjords and gla...
Bill Mayher
Building Vietnamese Fishing Boats: Enjoy this scene from a shipyard in Vietnam. A couple nice-looking vietnamese fishing boats are emerging from an impress...
Erik Sayce
The Inside Passage to Alaska: Part nature film, part super yacht advertisement, this video is chock full of great scenery from the inside passage to A...
Dustin Urban
Matthews Boats, Motor Yachts and Cruisers: Matthews Boats were produced by the Matthews Boat Company in Port Clinton, Ohio from around 1890 through the mid 1960...
Eric Blake
Sail, Row, Paddle Race to Alaska – 1st Prize $10k, 2nd Steak Knives: Feeling crazy and over-confident? Got nothing going on next summer? Why not race from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketch...
Erik Sayce
Half Hull Models in “Tales of Wood & Water”: How about this dining room full of half hull models! I love the Maine accent and flavor of this clip. Spoken like a true...
Dustin Urban
David Crosby’s Legendary Alden Schooner MAYAN: Folk rock and classic wooden boats - they're a beautiful pairing, as we've written about here and here. So I suppose it'...
Dustin Urban
Traditional Greek Boat Building: Traditional greek boat building methods are portrayed in this well-done short film by The Society for the Protection of...
Bill Mayher
Dhow Boats in Tanzania, Dubai & Kenya: The term 'dhow' refers to a broad range of traditional wooden boats with lateen sails found in the Middle East and weste...
Dustin Urban
Riva Aquarama Lamborghini 278 Restoration: Here's a boat at the other end of the spectrum from the our "Brilliant Designs, Small Power Boats" philosophy. Commissio...
Dustin Urban
Caulking Wooden Boats: In this Tips from a Shipwright video, Louis Sauzedde shares some trademark tips and tricks he uses when caulking wooden...
Steve Stone
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...
Dustin Urban
Classic Family Boating: Although Discover Boating (a marketing arm of the National Marine Manufacturers Association) is about as "on-center" and...
Steve Stone
Between Wood & Water Film – Dorothy Sails: "BETWEEN WOOD AND WATER documents the restoration and history of Canada’s oldest functioning sailboat, Dorothy, a love...
Dustin Urban
Betsy Davis on GLORYBE Wooden Boat Restoration: Betsy Davis’ 100-year-old wooden boat GLORYBE burned and sank in a tragic fire at the Seattle Yacht Club in 2002. Foll...
Maynard Bray
Repairing a Herreshoff 12.5: Here's a great series documenting the repair of a leaky Herreshoff 12.5 (or 12-1/2-footer, as some put it). Created by F...
Dustin Urban
OCH Artist James Dodds – Classic Yacht TV Films: I love this 2-part film about OCH artist James Dodds. It provides meaningful insight on James' character and vision as a...
Maynard Bray
The Film Charlotte – Inside the Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway: Looking for a wooden boat film to keep you occupied for an evening? Skip the hollywood entertainment one of these nights...
Maynard Bray
Rebuilding the Eastern Rig Dragger ROANN, with Walt Ansel: We at OffCenterHarbor.com are proud to count folks like Walt Ansel among our Guides. Walt Ansel is Senior Shipwright at...
Dustin Urban
Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a Little Wooden Boat: Here's a lovely little film about a man who has chosen a simpler life living aboard a 50-year-old wooden boat he restore...
Dustin Urban
Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails: By all accounts, Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails is a treasure to the wooden boat community, and our time with her ha...
Erik Sayce
How to Eye Splice Double Braid Nylon Rope: Immediately after launching my boat this season, it became clear during the move from the Travelift to the dock that I h...
Maynard Bray
Billy Moore Builds a Chesapeake Deadrise named MARINER: I've admired this video ever since it was produced, and was delighted to discover it the other day on YouTube. Both the...
Maynard Bray
Aboard a Legendary Car—A 1901 Ford Racer: You may recall OCH co-founder Eric Blake exclaiming "This baby has wheels!" as he zipped over the water in the legendary...
Maynard Bray
Selecting and Sawing White Oak for the Fore Keel of an 8-Meter Sloop; Two Videos by Fish Hawk Films: Here are a couple of great "Tips From a Shipwright" videos by Fish Hawk Films featuring shipwright Louis Sauzedde that s...
Maynard Bray
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...
Maynard Bray
WANDER BIRD Rounds Cape Horn – 1937: See what it was like back in 1937 to beat around Cape Horn against the prevailing westerly winds known as the "roaring 4...
Steve Stone
Learning from Old-Timers — A Day with Fred in the Dolomites: Forgive me for going off center, because the video below doesn't have a boat in it. But it does get right to the core of...
Erik Sayce
The Birth Of A Tool, Axe Making:   This video is one that I keep coming back to. The process of creating a tool from start to finish with this level...
Ben Mendlowitz
Fun on Foils: Seeing these boats fly around San Francisco Bay is like watching something straight out of a science fiction movie. At ...
Bill Mayher
5 J Boats: Here's some footage of J Boats sailing at this year's St. Barth's Bucket.  Makes a nice counterpoint to the nautical tr...
Steve Stone
Old Boat Stories, Episode One: Splinter: Here's a video from our friends over at the Antique Boat Museum, located in the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River i...
Eric Blake
The Foot Powered (Treadle) Lathe: How's this for off center craftsmanship? Here's Chris' "about" info on his YouTube Channel: I have a passion for traditi...
Maynard Bray
Rick Mercer on the Bluenose: This one's a hoot. Canadian Broadcasting's Rick Mercer visits the Bluenose. Here's a link for more information on the Bl...
Maynard Bray
Two Herreshoff S-Boat Videos from Bristol Boat Company: Through video and blog, OffCenterHarbor has kept you up to date with the restoration of the S-boat Mischief by Brooklin...
Bill Mayher
Quiet Tune: Among the loveliest boats ever built--and we don't say this lightly--is Quiet Tune, the L. Francis Herreshoff ketch. In...
Maynard Bray
The Lugger Grayhound: Seasoned sailors Marcus Rowden and Freya Hart became intrigued with the French bisquine LA CANCALAISE and decided to bui...
Eric Blake
Allspice by Coire Williams: Very cool slideshow by our friend Coire Williams as he constructs a traditional dinghy from a half model a carved under...
Bill Mayher
The Ship Builders of Essex: A world apart. Sit back and enjoy as this 1940's documentary evokes wooden ship building in the legendary town of Essex,...
Maynard Bray
Båtbygge med Hemming Forsell: Building a boat doesn't get anymore down-to-earth than this. No glue; no plywood. It takes place in Perna, Finland, in 1...
Ben Mendlowitz
Lynx – “America’s Privateer”: Here's a nice piece on Lynx, a 76-foot topsail schooner designed by Melbourne Smith, built by our friends at Rockport Ma...
Maynard Bray
Dorade: Training to Win at Les Voiles de St. Barth: Here's a good video about a great boat....
Steve Stone
There’s No Place Like Here: Liberty Tool: Every woodworker has a favorite used tool barn, if they're lucky. Over the winter, I took my son Jack (age 11) on the ro...
Bill Mayher
Beneath The Surface pt1: ...