Prepping & Painting the Hull of the Black Watch 26

Inside the TotalBoat Workshop proper preparation is key to all big projects coming to an ending to be proud of. And since we are testing and working to find products that perform best, dry faster and harder and go on easily – proper preparation is paramount!  In this project – Mike Mills’ Black Watch 26 needed repainting … Read More


Installing a New Rub Rail on the Black Watch 26

Mike Mills, JD President and TB Forefather, has a super sweet Black Watch 26. With a new paint job completed over the winter of 2015-16 (read about painting the Black Watch here), Mike was eager to top off the cosmetic transformation with a new rub rail to protect his paint job. A beefy rub rail … Read More


Our ‘How -To’ Video Showed Him “How To”

When Jamestown Distributor’s customer, Danny Thwaites, submitted these images of his boat and custom carbon fiber hard top rebuild after watching our How-To video on the process, we were thrilled to see that it looks like he was able to follow along and use our video series to construct his own hard top bimini. Which … Read More


Constructing a New Carbon Fiber Hard Top

Biminis are often victim to the very elements they protect you from. Sun, salt and excessive wind can batter even the most stable of biminis and if you have yet to replace one, finding one that fits your existing frame might not be as easy as you hope.  This 3-part video series shows how a … Read More


Installing a Windlass on the Black Watch 26

Mike Mills’ Black Watch 26 had a perfectly fine anchoring system, the standard chain and robust anchor accessed through a nice bow locker where it all sat happily until needed. But the motivation to use the anchor  was often dampened by the hassle of sending a crew member to the bow to extract the anchor, … Read More


Black Watch 26 Engine Bracket Installation

There are many reasons to install an outboard bracket on the back of a powerboat. Sometimes the strength of the transom is in question. Without a doubt, adding a bracket will increase your cockpit real estate. When you move the outboards aft onto a bracket the performance of the boat changes and so does the fuel … Read More