Video: Tips from Louis on Calking with Cotton

  There’s just one more week until Louis Sauzedde’s next boatbuilding series begins, entitled Building the TotalBoat Dory. (launching here on August 25th) But Lou is not sitting idle in the meantime – he has been busy working on a Herreshoff 14 in his shop, when he’s not pouring over Dory designs, that is. The … Read More


Beetle Cat Champions – Ages 5 & over 85!

By John Howell, Warwick Beacon They haven’t really changed with time, and that’s what gives Beetle Cats appeal. The wooden hull boats are made the same way today as when 87-year-old Herb Browne started sailing them as a kid, although it is unlikely Herb took to the tiller as young as Ben Fallon. Both Ben, … Read More


Green Energy on the Ocean Blue: Blue Isles Power Docks

When our customers have great ideas, we get like the proud parent and need to share it with you. Such is the case with Blue Isles, a company in its infancy in age, but not in idea. Blue Isles has invented “Power Docks,” which could revolutionize how we store, charge and power our boat’s electrical … 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


Summer Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the following winners of our Summer Photo Contest showcasing your projects that used our TotalBoat products. Again, it was difficult to choose only one of your submissions – but then we remembered – we write the rules – so why not pick 4 winners! And so we did. Each of the 4 winners … Read More


Building Boats and Community with “All Hands On Deck”

We are thrilled to introduce you to another TotalBoat Brand Ambassador doing amazing work with boats and boatbuilding and with our favorite audience – kids! Hands On Deck is based in Green Bay, WI and their President, Mark Hawkins, has built something pretty amazing and admirable – worthy of copying if you have a similar … Read More


Photo Contest Time! Let’s See Your Projects!

We love seeing your projects and how you have used TotalBoat products. Send us your best photos of your projects and be entered for a chance to win a $50 credit to Jamestown Distributors.  Many of our customers are busy with boat projects that we think are fun to share and compare. How did someone … Read More


Meet Us (and Lou!) At the Wooden Boat Show

While there is no bad time for a visit to Mystic Seaport, the end of June is a particularly beautiful time as the grounds will be packed with wooden boats on shore and on the water for the 26th Annual Wooden Boat Show.  We are so excited to announce that not only will Louis Sauzedde … Read More


Andy From ‘Boatworks Today’ Loves TotalFair

We were thrilled to find this video released a few days ago by YouTube boatwork guru, Andy Miller of Boatworks Today. He apparently has been testing our TotalFair behind the scenes, among other TotalBoat products, and he liked it enough to use it on the foredeck of his current project. Andy is in the midst … Read More


Listen: Around the Buoy Podcast

One of our favorite customers, Carter from East Passage Boatwrights, was excited to tell us about the new podcast he has been working on. Around the Buoy is in its infancy, but it’s quickly becoming popular amongst Carter’s customers, and he has some pretty awesome boats and clients on his list.  The monthly podcast features … 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


Teaching Small Boats with Joe Youcha (& TWSBA Conference)

The March 2017 JD Catalog featured a boatbuilding legend worth sharing again (and in more depth) here on the blog roll. Joe Youcha has spread the art & enjoyment of boatbuilding to more humans than most of us will ever understand, and the curriculum he has built is responsible for also generating enthusiasm in the educational process that … 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


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


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