Juniper Dust: Our Blog

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Recent Posts

  • Patrick Harrison featured in article on Coastal Review Online

    Bringing Back the Juniper That’s John Kuser of Rutgers University, left, and George Zimmerman of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey standing next to the New Jersey record Atlantic white cedar. The...
  • New 19′ Tunnel Skiff

    New 19′ Tunnel Skiff

    I'm really excited about this 19' design. It has an aggressive entry and a considerable amount of flare, as well as a similar tunnel to my other tunnel designs. The running bottom is similar to that of...
  • “Classic Boat Bay”

    “Classic Boat Bay”

    The south bay of the shop has been filling up with historic and classic boat projects for maintenance and repairs. One of the things that makes my job so fun is getting to study these boats, whether they're...
  • New Boat Shop & New Projects

    New Boat Shop & New Projects

    Harrison Boatworks has moved to a new location in Wanchese at 952 Old Wharf Road. It was very sad to leave Sunnyside on the north end of Roanoke Island, where I built boats for more than a dozen years....
  • Sea Trials on Harrison Boatworks 22′ Center Console

    Sea Trials on Harrison Boatworks 22′ Center Console

    We're wrapping up the 22' and this week we've been putting the initial 10 hours of break-in on the 150hp Yamaha. We're finding that the 22' hull in combination with the 150 and jackplate are extremely...
  • Custom Built Helm Chair

    Custom Built Helm Chair

    During the refit of the Bi-Op-Sea, I was asked to replicate the existing ladder-back teak helm chair. I began by making patterns of the individual parts of the chair. After construction and assembly, I...
  • Bi-Op-Sea Refit

    Bi-Op-Sea Refit

    Soon after winning the Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament, Capt. Jesse Granitzki contacted us at Harrison Boatworks about doing a major refit of the Biopsea, Paul Spencer's first boat. Like many other refits,...
  • 22′ Center Console Float Test

    22′ Center Console Float Test

    We launched the 22' Center Console boat a couple of weeks ago for a float test, to reassure the decisions on the self-baling deck and to see how she sat in the water before she's loaded. I'm very happy...
  • Flipping the 22′ Center Console

    Flipping the 22′ Center Console

      In May we flipped the 22' center console and I began making her stronger with the interior glass sheathing and 3/4" ocoume bulkheads on 16" centers.  I got the deck fit and the lookouts are cut...
  • Sunnyside to Hopetown: Delivering a 28′ Custom Center Console to the Bahamas

    Sunnyside to Hopetown: Delivering a 28′ Custom Center Console to the Bahamas

    It is a very rare thing to have the privilege of taking a boat from a design on paper through a top-end custom build and on to its final destination. I was lucky enough to build a high-end center console...