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The Perfect Entry to Epoxy Art: The Valentine Mini Kit

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to try your hand at the epoxy resin crafting trend that you may have noticed we noticed.  We took our super glossy, easy-to-use MakerPoxy Artist’s Resin and put it into this fun kit that has everything you need to dive into some new epoxy resin skills with your sweetheart.  … Read More


Acorn to Arabella: Installing the Port Side Garboard Plank

We’re back with Alix and Steve from Acorn to Arabella this week, continuing to follow their planking process. This week they move on to the port side Garboard.  They wanted to show a little bit more detail on what goes into installing these big planks, as it can be a little bit of a fight … Read More


Clever Fiberglass Repair Tips with Boatworks Today

Clever solutions to tricky problems are best shared with our customers so you can get right to your repairs without the guesswork and pitfalls of trial and error. Count on Andy Miller to demonstrate this brilliant method of fiberglass repair that can translate into many solutions for hard to repair areas. Using 1708 fiberglass and … Read More


Meet the JD Team at the Newport International Boat Show

For the first time in many years, Jamestown Distributors will have a booth at the very popular Newport International Boat Show! Next Thursday through Sunday, come down to the heart of boating in the Northeast: Newport Harbor, in Little Rhody! Meet members of the TotalBoat Tech Team and ask questions about a pesky problem or an … Read More


Jimmy Diresta Makes Canoe Paddles Using TotalBoat Epoxy & Varnish

YouTube superstar, Jimmy DiResta, is no stranger to “making” things by hand. He would never order a pair of paddles for the canoe he’s building when he can order some fancy, spalted maple, and walnut to carve, plane and sand into submission. DiResta is a legend when it comes to being a ‘Maker.” In fact, … Read More


Jamestown Distributors Summer Boat Photo Contest 2018

Our JD Summer Photo Contest submission date has come and gone. We thought you might like to see all of the amazing entries we received when we asked you, our customers, what your summer boating projects looked like. We were pleased to see lots of photos of boats on the water, and out of the … Read More


TotalBoat Sport Dory Episode 25: Flipping Off The Mold

This is it!  It’s finally time for Lou to remove the TotalBoat Sport Dory from the jig and flip it over! We have put all the planks on it the boat now, the final two had to go on in two pieces with a scarf in the middle because they had such a radical twist. … Read More


Jamestown Distributors 2018 Annual Spring Tent Sale

  Unlike the raw, frigid weather that greeted us for our Annual Tent Sale last year, this Saturday’s event promises to be sunny and warmer, with a chance of SPRING! There are plenty of reasons to come to the Tent Sale, and each year we build upon the successes of the prior year to make … Read More


Save the Date for the Annual Jamestown Distributors Tent Sale

Save the Date! On April 14th from 8 am – 3 pm, swing over to the Annual Jamestown Distributors Tent Sale. There are many reasons to come for our massive One-Day Event, so don’t miss out. Once again, Louis Sauzedde, our favorite shipwright building the TotalBoat Sport Dory, will be here to meet and greet with … Read More


Acorn to Arabella & The Sea Dreamer Project: The Keels

The backyard boat shops of the SeaDreamer and Arabella builders have been busy with heavy work. And by heavy, we mean laden with tons (literally) of lead and laminated wood pieces. Scott Smith of the Sea Dreamer Project and Steve and Alix from Acorn to Arabella have been doing some hard thinking about what goes under … Read More


Winter Workshop Photo Contest Winners!

Once again we refuse to pick just one winner, thanks to all of you and your inspiring submissions of your busy winter boat workshops. We found three winners that we feel embody what most of you look for in a good winter boat project – a restoration, a cool new build and an inspirational resurrection. Let’s … Read More


Behind the Scenes in Your Busy Winter Workshops

When we asked our customers to submit photos to our Workshop Photo Contest, we knew we would see all sorts of excellent projects being worked on over the New England winter. We were blown away by over 100 submissions, and the variety of amazing builds going on behind workshop doors. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY … Read More


JD & TotalBoat Gives Back – Helping Hurricane Victims

It’s been a tough hurricane season in many parts of the world, as you all know. And as the devastation spread through the Caribbean islands, Florida, and Texas, it became clear that there couldn’t possibly be enough aid or assistance to these hard-hit areas. So much of the areas in need of help are places … Read More