LIVE TotalBoat Shop Cam Featuring ‘TB Shop Night’

Now you can tune into the weekly pow wow we call Shop Night.  Employees pour into the TotalBoat Workshop after 5pm each Wednesday for a few beers over boats and ideas, marine and home or yard projects and plenty of shop talk. With a few major restorations planned for the winter, there will be plenty to see … Read More

Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff with ‘Tips from A Shipwright’

Louis Sauzedde has been building wooden boats for longer than he can remember. So when he and filmmaker Halsey Fulton approached us to help them make a series on building the ultimate work skiff using TotalBoat adhesives, paints and primers, we knew we had a winning combination.  In this series, Lou and his apprentice go … Read More

Video Series: Making a Mold From A Plug

In this video series we have called on composite expert, Stephan Vaast to show us a clever way to create a plug for a mold. Making a plug is the first step in the process of making a fiberglass mold to build any number of parts and pieces. Typically, a plug is a mock-up of … Read More

Customer Stories: We Love Them All! Send Us Yours

  Our customers are both commercial and DIY boaters and as such, both offer really cool insight into how TotalBoat is used and what people think. We want honest feedback and a fair shot up against our competition in all the major areas of use. And then, we really want pictures, stories and videos about … Read More

Thixo for a Curved Wood Coaming

SV Ramble On has a great blog where the owner gets into the massive amount of work they have made for themselves (via a long to-do list) aboard their Tayana 37. Jeni & Rich do a great job of tackling jobs that they have never before attempted and they typically come out, not only alive, but with a … Read More

Joel Hanneman – Total Restoration of a Steiger 25

Joel Hanneman found an engine in great shape that was ready for many more years of boating. But it was attached to a hull that needed lots of help. He purchased the Steiger25 “Escort” with a plan to gut and restore the whole interior, and in the end be the proud owner of a renowned, solid 25 … Read More

Coronet Restoration Partners – Saving an American Yachting Icon

The Coronet is a mighty schooner with an impressive history and an important place in American History as part of the Gilded Age. She is called “America’s Most Historic Yacht,” and for this reason she was saved from her demise and a full and massive restoration is underway at the International Yacht Restoration School.

Donna Lange – Refit for a Solo Circumnavigation

Donna Lange is no stranger to solo circumnavigation. She successfully completed her first solo rounding in 2007 aboard the same Southern Cross 28, Inspired Insanity, that she refit this past summer in preparation for her second departure. But this time Donna is a much more experienced solo sailor and had time to think about changes … Read More

Michael P. Smith – Building Rooster Class Sailboats

Michael P. Smith, Commander, United States Navy (retired) designed and built boats all of his life, from boats on the Clinton River in Michigan to prams and skiffs on Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. The first boats he built were a series of prams on the third floor of Quarters “E” in Cloyne Court, Newport Naval … Read More

Richard Honan – Building an Adirondack Guide Boat

When the 2015 Wooden Boat Show rolled into downtown Mystic, CT in late June, Richard Honan and his newest boat building accomplishment were there, front and center. After winning the 2014 Best in Show in the “I Built It Myself” category with his sweet little sloop, Proud Mary 2, Honan went right back to work … 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

Building A Surfboard Fin

The last step of the surfboard build was to create a sturdy fin which, unlike many other fins which can be removed, would be permanently attached to the board. This meant that the fin needed to be sturdy and have a strong attachment, but not so strong that it could potentially compromise the actual board … Read More

Building a Grain Surfboard

Martha got a Grain Surfboard kit and built it herself over the winter. An avid surfer, Martha knew how to wax and ride but building a board was a whole new experience. The Grain surfers began as boat builders and refined their building skills to better suit the board shaping and glassing that surfers love … Read More

Restoring a Stone Horse Sloop – Part 1

Brendan was looking around for a small cruising sloop that needed some work with a price that reflected its condition. He has the skills and tools to redo most major structural issues on a boat and thought if he could use those skills to bring a cool, older boat back to life, that he could find … Read More