Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory: Episode 7

  Louis Sauzedde, our favorite master shipwright, promises that the strongback he built for the TotalBoat Sport Dory can support not only his weight, but also the weight of the 3 layers of plywood he is cutting for the dory’s false bottom. Lou mixes in a great tip on how to make a perfect scarf … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory – Episode 5

In episode 5 we can see that the Sport Dory is starting to take shape – as in, we can see the shape of the boat by the end! In this episode, Lou begins the assembly of his production Dory jig using the sections he created in the last episode. The molds each have two … Read More


Shop Time EPOXY Love from Peter Brown

  Peter Brown is a confessed woodworking crazyman. According to his own description his work and videos on his YouTube Channel are “one part woodworking and one part crazy. I ‘ll try my best to make something interesting. This is just for fun,” he proclaims. We were thrilled to find that Peter is making lots … Read More


Restoring Vela: Episode 9 – Hatches and House Sides

No one likes cutting holes in boats, but when you’re opening up a new deck to install a hatch, it’s the right thing to do and it’s imperative that you get it right! Brendan takes his time making sure the new foredeck hatch is level and tight. Meanwhile the main hatch to the cabin is … Read More


Video: Restoring Vela – Episode 8 – Joinery

The Vela restoration team is in full swing fitting small details pieces like the cockpit coamings, the bow stem fitting and the vital carbon fiber main beam. The bulkheads are reinforced and new chainplates are installed. These are important jobs that not only tighten up the aesthetics, but are vital to the engineering of a reconfigured … Read More


Video: Restoring Vela – Episode 2

With Vela’s deck and cabin house removed, the 1965 Graves Constellation is ready to take some steps forward towards reconstruction. Boatbuilder Dan Shea’s first order of business is to cut strips of Douglas Fir to laminate into new deck beams. Then comes the careful job of measuring and fitting the beams to precisely fit the hull and … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff: Bronze & Epoxy (Episode 35)

In case you think shipwright Louis Sauzedde isn’t listening to viewer comments – this video will assure you that he is not only listening – but also taking viewer comments to heart. So much so that Lou has removed the plastic hawsepipe that he installed in the skiff and replaced it with a modified bronze … 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


HydroFoiling – Learning to Fly with Waterlust

Team Waterlust seems ready to try just about anything. Of course we love it when they turn their tools to some fine boatbuilding (as they did this past spring), or, in this case, foil building. Their disclaimer to “Definitely try this at home,” is encouraging for those of us who want to try a little fiberglass … Read More