The TotalBoat Work Skiff: Final Thoughts from Lou

Now that the dust has settled and the skiff was almost sold – yes, almost – Lou wanted to reach out to his fans and cover a few items. Namely – you can still bid on the skiff until tomorrow (Saturday 5/6) at 6:55pm ET. The last sale was foiled by an issue with the auction and … Read More


SATURDAY! Tent Sale – Louis & the Skiff – Customer Boat Display

If you’re within driving distance of 02809 this Saturday, plan to stop by our JD Annual Tent Sale! It’s a great event that we hold annually to empty the warehouse, to give our customers the best pricing on launching needs and this year – we have a special guest coming: Louis Sauzedde and the TotalBoat … Read More


Transom Time at Shop Night

If it’s still light out when you leave work, you know it’s time to get crackin’ on the boat projects. Such was the prognosis at last week’s Shop Night. The crowd was big, the projects were ambitious and the pace was frantic! Seems like the perfect time to dig into the project of beefing up … Read More


Winter Workshop Photo Contest Winner(s)!

When you see these 2 projects, you’ll understand how they HAD to be a tie for best winter project. Bruce Hays from Annapolis has a story about his winter project that brings life to all of the unfinished boats and little to-dos hiding in our workshops. Bruce’s project brought tears to our eyes -adding salt to … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff: The Gunwales

Follow Lou out back to his lumber stack to check on the remaining boards left for the Work Skiff project. With only a few remaining pieces, Lou has the few boards he needs to create the gunwales. As in the past with the breast hook and the knees, Lou sought pieces of wood that had a … 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


Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff: The Inwales & A Banana

Episode 28 finds Lou making beautiful cuts on a banana to offer his sage advice on how to get to the best grain in a log. He is seeking this premier part of his timber to find the best piece for his inwales on the TotalBoat Work Skiff. (The Inwale is a horizontal timber binding together the … Read More


Out Late, Out Back

The beat goes on out back, behind TB HQ in the TotalBoat Workshop on Shop Night. After a few weeks off around the holidays, attendance was at an all time high for the first Boat Shop Night of 2017. Everyone seemed recharged and psyched to either advise on, help with or dive into projects. The … Read More


Supporting Kids on the Water

  JD & TotalBoat have supported the efforts of the amazing Community Boating Center in Providence for many years. By contributing to their program with product, manpower and motivation, we have witnessed the positive effect the program has on all who encounter it. Kids from the City of Providence and surrounds get the opportunity to … Read More


Nick Dana: Record Rocking TotalBoat Ambassador

TotalBoat Ambassador, Nick Dana, can proudly say his name is on the books for setting some serious yacht racing records: Namely the transatlantic monohull sailing record, the Sydney Hobart Race record and the Bermuda Race record. Just the other day Nick and the crew of Perpetual Loyal won line honors and a record finish aboard the … Read More


Using White Knight Stain Remover

A problem most boat owners can’t deny is the inevitable ugly color stain that finds your waterline after a few months in the water. Some areas water makes this unsightly stain worse than others, but with the right tools and product it’s simple to remove.  White Knight, TotalBoat’s new stain remover, starts working as soon as … Read More


Quinn Connell’s Custom Carbon Kayak

In the back of his mind, Quinn Connell had been dreaming up the ultimate whitewater kayak for as long as he can remember. While finishing his engineering degree at Dartmouth College, Quinn pitched a study in kayak design, focusing on fluid dynamics: the study of water. Quinn was able to make his dream come true … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff: TotalFair for the Fasteners

Louis Sauzedde worked hard to put the fasteners for the TotalBoat work skiff in just the right location, and at just the right depth. And now to prepare for painting the bottom and the topsides, he needs to fill every one of the screw holes so they disappear underneath the paint job that is about … Read More


Shop Night Shenanigans

Only a few Wednesdays into Shop Night season, the enthusiasm is mounting and the projects are piling up. With a short list of a few more shop upgrades to work on, the record setting crowd worked together to build a paint table (complete with paint mixer hard mounted to the base), construct extra “curtains” for … Read More


Beetle Boat Shop: A Legendary Customer

Customer since: 2000 Location: Wareham, MA Specialty: Sole Builders of the Beetle Cat The Beetle Cat boat is a 12 foot, gaff-rigged wooden sailboat first built in 1921 by the Beetle family of New Bedford, Mas- sachusetts. John Beetle patterned the boat’s design on the 20 to 30 ft catboats used for shallow water fishing … Read More