Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff: Time to Prime!

With the work skiff looking a lot like a boat that is ready to launch and get to work, it’s time to get to work priming the hull. Lou has filled the holes with TotalFair fairing compound and, once sanded and wiped, is ready to hide them beneath a few coats of Epoxy Primer.  But … Read More


Scott Roberts: DIY Boatbuilder

Customer Scott Roberts’ Home-Built Candlefish 13  Scott Roberts Location: Houston, TX (and Harpswell, ME) JD customer since: 2013 Summer 2016 TotalBoat Photo Contest Winner and March 2017 JD Catalog featured customer story  Scott Roberts has always loved boats and being on the water. He grew up sailing Hobie Cats and Sunfish, and spent several summers … Read More


Photo Contest – Winter Boating Projects From Your Workshop

Thanks to all of you hard working boat lovers who sent us your great winter boating projects going on inside your workshops. We have received many awesome submissions and want to share them with you all as well.  Scroll through and check out the great work being done on boats big and small, power and … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff: Sourcing the Breast Hook

Lou Asked and A Fan Answered  Lou Sauzedde’s Q&A video helped him to locate fan who had a perfect piece of tree to harvest and cut for the breast hook of the work skiff. Follow Lou into the woods of Eastern New York in episode 25 as he selects his timber and helps his new favorite fan mill it … Read More


Burr Brothers in Marion, MA. – State of the Art Boating Services

Long time TotalBoat customers from Marion, MA, Burr Brothers Boats Inc, has been caring for and maintaining boats since 1947. Located at the head of Sippican Harbor in Marion Massachusetts, they have developed a reputation as one of the best full service marinas in Buzzards Bay. With a brand new state-of-the-art paint booth facility, Burr … Read More


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


Restoring a Stone Horse Sloop – Part 2

Preparation is key to success with any paint job on any surface you choose to paint. Brendan probably spent twice to three times the amount of sweat and labor on prepping his surfaces for new paint than he did on the final paint jobs. Sanding, cleaning with the proper solvent and then a proper wipe … Read More