Summer Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the following winners of our Summer Photo Contest showcasing your projects that used our TotalBoat products. Again, it was difficult to choose only one of your submissions – but then we remembered – we write the rules – so why not pick 4 winners! And so we did. Each of the 4 winners showed us a unique project that caught our judge’s attention. We are thrilled to introduce you to our winners and their projects:


BEST PHOTO – Hey, we call it a photo contest so we better find a photo we like a lot. We fell for the lapstrake hull, the numerous ensigns and of course, the classic varnished older runabout.

Bob Rand’s 1963 Penn Yan Lapstrake runabout. Original owner. It has been painted many times over its 54 years, however the TotalBoat Topside Primer and Wet Edge Topside Paint with the Lust and Gleam Varnishes really make it shine. The boat currently sits on Long Pond in Lakeville, Massachusetts


BEST PROJECT: Taylor Williams is a 25 year old living in Texas. By day he is a home inspector, but his passion is wooden boats. He also works part time at a marina and owns a small side business building wooden boats and doing boat repair. Taylor’s current project is a small 9′ tugboat that he is am building for his nieces and nephews. It is a “Glen-L Tubby tug” that will be powered by a small inboard electric motor. Taylor is a huge fan of the TotalBoat product line. So far on this project he used TotalBoat TotalFair, TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy, TotalBoat microballoons, TotalBoat silica thickener, and TotalBoat Polyester Laminating Resin


MOST TOTALBOAT USED: We were happy to declare this category a tie becuase we really couldn’t choose. And becuase we can!

Kyle Wiley’s entry is a 1974 Norton 19′ Lobster boat restoration to a Lobster/Family boat. Kyle used the TotalBoat products listed below, and has found them to be easy to use and durable.  Kyle lives in Yarmouthport, MA.

Products used:
Totalboat Topside Primer
Totalboat 5:1 Epoxy kits
Wet Edge Gloss White and Flag Blue
TotalTread White and Beige
TotalBoat Teak Sealer/Varnish Primer
Lust Varnish

BEFORE:                                                                             AFTER:



MOST TOTALBOAT USED:  This i550 Sport boat was built by Noel E. Martin of New Bedford, MA using 90% Total Boat products. Noel found this great sporty sailboat to be just what he wanted to build with some boat building buddies. And we know a kit boat like this is always a great way to build a boat.

Total Boat product list:
5:1 Epoxy
Penetrating epoxy
Total Boat Lust
Total Boat Fair
Total Boat Tread
Total Boat Primer
Total Boat Thixo
Total Boat Flexible epoxy

Noel E. Martin
New Bedford MA

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners who will each receive a $50 credit on their Jamestown Distributors account.  Thanks to all who entered and sent great projects and photos. We plan on using your images in upcoming catalogs and emails – so be on the lookout for your project to be featured!

3 responses to “Summer Photo Contest Winners!

  1. Thank you for recognizing my boat. It was built from plans from Watershed Sailboats in Colorado. Although precut kits are available from Watershed my boat was built from the ground up and not a kit. Total boat product were easy to work with and Jamestown Distributors was a great source for most items and or supplies needed. Thank you once again.
    Noel E. Martin

  2. Thank you for selecting the Penn Yan for the best photo. As with any “older” boat, there will always something to do. I’m glad you are less than an hour away so I can pick up items when needed.

    Thanks again,


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