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


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


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


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


Burr Brothers in Marion, MA. – State of the Art Boating Services

Long time TotalBoat customers from Marion, MA, Burr Brothers Boats Inc, has been caring for and maintaining boats since 1947. Located at the head of Sippican Harbor in Marion Massachusetts, they have developed a reputation as one of the best full service marinas in Buzzards Bay. With a brand new state-of-the-art paint booth facility, Burr … 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


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