Onne video show reel

I have included interiors and exteriors of a large power yacht, a small power boat by Hunt and a sailboat by Alerion plus a few other projects exciting projects I have worked on in 2013. On the racing front I have included the 5 boat J Class event in St.Barths and the VX North Americans from Dallas. The Caribbean cruising piece was shot for the Moorings while swimming with the turtles of the Tobago cays in the Grenadines.

The Live-Aboard Community

What is it really like to live on constantly moving floors, with limited space to move about, and room for only the bare essentials? What is the live-aboard community like? What causes someone to decide to live out his or her life on the water.
The Liveaboard Community wanted to get across to viewers what it feels like to live on a sailboat or a motorboat, the cramped space, the constant movement, the lack of frills or amenities in contrast to living on land. As well as,to capture the individuals that decide to live on the water and the community that support them, who are they, where do they come from, and what do they do.
We think that it is important for residents to know the different types of neighbors that live in their community. We will show you the out of sight neighbors whose gates are always locked and depending on the tide may be entirely out of sight when driving by.
Enjoy the Ballard Live-Aboard Community!

Taking the moulds of a boat – Part 2

The process of recreating a design, whether a part or the whole vessel has always happened. Even though it is common practice, it does not mean that the approach people use is the same. A huge number of techniques have developed to achieve this goal, depending on the size of the vessel, location, equipment and manpower available, and the reason behind doing it in the first place also influences the process.

What’s Your Story? – Toby Goodrich & Renbrook School

Tiny sailors!

Tiny sailors!

Toby Goodrich sent us these photos of this school projects for one of our image contests, and his photos and story were so cute we had to write a post on it! He and his students spent 2 years building this St. Ayes skiff, the William S. Shipp, to showcase and race representing Renbrook School in West Hartford, Connecticut. These skiffs are part of a growing international class of amateur boat-building that Toby and his students have joined. The team participates in events like the annual Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat Show and the 2013 North American Championships; during the latter, they beat the Canadians and lost a very close final heat to another skiff, Rocking the Boat, from the Bronx.

Our favorite part of Toby’s story, however, would have to be their boat launching methods. On the team’s “Defenestration Day”, they removed the finished skiff from the shop. In order to remove the boat from the building while leaving both hull and house intact, they removed a window and sent their project out of it! To the builders of the William S. Shipp, the TotalBoatShow Team salutes your outside-the-toolbox thinking, which is nothing to “throw out the window”!

Taking the moulds of a boat – Part 1

The process of recreating a design, whether a part or the whole vessel has always happened. Even though it is common practice, it does not mean that the approach people use is the same. A huge number of techniques have developed to achieve this goal, depending on the size of the vessel, location, equipment and manpower available, and the reason behind doing it in the first place also influences the process.

In our example, a small sailing dinghy (14′ Mayflower) was being replicated. No plans or original moulds were available therefore the boat builder (Marcus Lewis) had to gather this information from existing examples. It was the first step in reviving a disappearing sailing class.

UNTIE THE LINES #9 – Charging Up The Batteries

 

Part 9 of WhiteSpotSpirate’s weekly sailing documentary, “Untie the Lines”:

“This week we are charging up our batteries in Bocas del Toro (Panama). A perfect short vacation with snorkeling, spearfishing and nice dinners with old and new friends before we head back to Shelter Bay to fix my good old Karl.”