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Making Vinyl Graphics for Tim Sway’s Guitar Truck at Narwhal Labs

You might recall our joy earlier this summer when we had TotalBoat Ambassador Tim Sway on the TB “campus” in our makerspace, Narwhal Labs. He came to us for a video visit to spruce up his mobile guitar store and stage truck with some custom vinyl graphics and TotalBoat Elixir Paint in a custom color … Read More


Boatworks Today: Removing the Transom

After a few quiet weeks we’re back in Andy’s midwest shop where’s he back at work on his Bertram Moppie. Andy is back at the boat transom that he’s wrestling with, and he’s removing more of the core where a previous owner had filled in old inboard/ outboard holes.  Because he will be replacing the … Read More


Boatworks Today: Fairing for Gelcoat Repairs

Andy Miller hopes that every boat will be in top shape for launching this season. Perhaps, like many of us, you have found yourself with some extra time to dedicate to spring prep this season, maybe even some time to address nagging issues that are begging for repair. One such repair that many boaters battle … Read More


JD Winter Photo Contest – Working in the Workshop

While it might feel like time has slowed down this spring, the winter was busy for our customers who have been working inside their garages, boat sheds, and workshops on many great things. What emerges in the springtime is anyone’s guess, but we always like to catch a peek inside while the hard work is … Read More


Boatworks Today: Fiberglassing the Hatches

You watched Andy Miller of Boatworks Today, construct his deck hatches in the last few episodes of Boatworks Today. In this latest installment, Andy fiberglasses the hatches he constructed using a laminate core material, called Coosa – or Airex Board. Using Laminating Resin and Gelcoat with wax, Andy applied multiple layers of 1708 fiberglass to … Read More


Boatworks Today: Fiberglassing Helm Inserts

Andy Miller is still grinding out the to-do list on his Bertram Moppie restoration. This week you’ll find him buried in the deck of the boat, installing new partitions that help divide out storage and the helm landing area.  Using Coosa Board, Andy cuts the pieces and uses Laminating Resin to apply multiple layers of … Read More


Gone Cruising: Meet the Spoondrifters Sailing Family

Todd and Tammy Smith have purchased a hurricane-damaged 1981 Morgan 462. This ketch-rigged sailboat will be their home, their school, and their vehicle to take their family on a round-the-world voyage. But first, they have to fix it and bring it back to sailing condition. They have a lot of work to do and not … Read More


Boatworks Today: Installing Knee Supports on the Bertram

In another informative video from Andy Miller of Boatworks Today, there is much to learn while watching the installation of his Coosa Board knee supports. Fiberglassing is Andy’s expertise, so when he reaches for Thixo Flex to adhere his newly constructed knee supports to the inside of the hull, you know you can count on … Read More


Summer 2019 Photo Contest Winners

Once again you all have treated us to a bounty of amazing images that let us peek into your workshops and see what you’ve been working on. There were so many inspiring submissions and some amazing accomplishments, and as is typically the case – we could not choose just one winner – so we chose … Read More


Meet The Salvation Navy: Boating Videos & How-To’s

TotalBoat customer & filmmaker, Matt Cline, wrote a review to tell us how much he loves using TotalBoat on his 1973 Herreshoff America Catboat restoration.  This sweet little catboat is not Matt’s first restoration, so he’s no stranger to the various jobs that can be involved with restoring an older fiberglass hull that has suffered … Read More


TotalBoat YouTube Ambassadors: Lessons in Learning

We’ve enjoyed discovering lots of new talents who are using and loving TotalBoat and sharing their experiences with their followers. YouTube has become a playground for makers and builders, dreamers, and doers. Our TotalBoat Ambassadors are there creating videos of their boats and boards or are busy dreaming up the next big thing. There is … Read More


2019 Winter Workshop Photo Contest Winner!

  Congratulations to 2 young customers who are on a mission.  Glenn Sawyer, Jr. (age 14) and Matthew Strauss (15) are both winners of our 2019 Winter Photo Contest. Both teens have taken on 13-foot Boston Whaler restorations which is arguably the dream of any young mariner. Read below about their restoration efforts and how they were … Read More


A Fiberglass Fix for the Foredeck

Andy Miller is back on the foredeck of his Bertram Moppie that is in the midst of it’s second (or more) restoration. Andy is an expert and he knows enough to have doubts about the structural integrity of the deck surrounding the forward hatch. The best repair is one that will last for the rest … Read More


Small Boat Restoration: Using TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint

TotalBoat Ambassadors, Kent and Audrey Lewis, go the extra mile when working in their tiny, cramped boat shop. It’s less about the shop being too small, and more that it’s occupied by the amazing amount of boats and projects being refurbished or constructed by the industrious couple. They are as official as it gets when looking … Read More


Boatbuilding with TotalBoat Thixo Flex Flexible Epoxy Adhesive

  Back inside Andy Miller’s Boatworks Today boat shop in Wisconsin, and the upstate NY boat shed of Scott Smith and his Sea Dreamer Project, are two men hard at work on their dreams. Both dream of warmer days and nights on their boats that will have been lovingly restored in Andy’s case, and home-built … Read More