The Life of Boats

Here's a video filmed in August 2020 as part of the "virtual" 2020 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend.

Entitled "Small Wooden Boat Design," this is a panel discussion featuring John Welsford of Welsford Small Craft Design, Michael Storer of Storer Boat Plans, Clint Chase of Chase Small Craft, and John C. Harris of Chesapeake Light Craft. We discuss the ins and outs of designing small boats for a living, the technical process of design, the pleasures and perils of working with amateur boatbuilders, and more.

The video was hosted by John Harris, with video editing by Kerry Miller Harris.