Email This Page to a FriendA Boatbuilder’s Schmee – Wayne Roberts
November 10, 2011
Co-Founder Steve Stone traveled to New Zealand and helped Wayne Roberts build a boat. The experience was so delightful and the effect so enduring, it was one of the initial sparks of inspiration for OffCenterHarbor.com. When having a boat built, the first step is determining if the "schmee" of a boatbuilder fits with the experience you want to have. We love Wayne Roberts' schmee. But what is "schmee," you ask? Schmee is common term used around Off Center Harbor to describe the essence of something. The thing that's bigger than the sum of its parts. The "gestalt" shall we say. In our "The Schmee of..." series, we'll be visiting with boatbuilders and sailors all around the world to capture the essence of why they do what they do. Their "schmee." Settle on in to that chair in front of the fire and enjoy. It's worth noting the enduring message of Wayne's schmee -- as this was recorded nearly 20 years ago and is even more relevant today than it was then.
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