Pour Me A River [Table]: Epoxy Resin Gets Artsy

Something amazing is taking shape in the world of epoxy resin. Turns out, epoxy isn’t just for boatbuilding and woodworking – it’s for art, too. And as producers and sellers of epoxy resins, this is pretty darned exciting to us. We have been immersed in the world of River Tables recently, which are currently taking … Read More


Winter Workshop Photo Contest: What Are You Working On?

What Are You Working On This Winter? Share your winter project photos and tell us about it for a chance to win a $50 JD credit! In the workshop or out, in progress or all done, tell us about your labor of love. Instructions:  Attach your high-resolution photo to an email. (One photo per email, … Read More


Acorn to Arabella: How They Safely Poured A Lead Keel

There was an amazing buzz after we shared the Acorn to Arabella video of the two talented boatbuilding buddies doing some hard thinking about how to safely pour themselves a nearly 9000-pound lead keel for their Atkins ketch. Because Steve and Alix are building in their backyard, they have to be extra resourceful and thorough … Read More


Acorn to Arabella: Playing with Lead

  As we patiently wait for Lou Sauzedde’s return (APB! LOU IS OK! He will be back very soon – we promise!)  we have been excited to follow along with the Acorn to Arabella crew who are furiously working on the ballast keel for their boatbuilding project. These motivated youth have made great headway on … Read More


Boatbuilding For YouTube

   As we await Lou’s return to the TotalBoat Sport Dory series (he’ll be back – we promise!), we have been enjoying finding, watching and promoting the fine boatbuilding skills and accomplishments of others who endeavor to also build a great boat in front of cameras for the internet!  There are plenty of boatbuilders out … Read More


Acorn to Arabella: Treasures from the Past

We’re back in Western Mass with Alix and Steve, the motived boatbuilding duo from Acorn to Arabella who are building their “dream boat,” an Atkins ketch, to be named, of course, Arabella. We loved their latest episodes, wherein they pick apart their newly acquired, tired old Atkins sailboat, Victoria. After carting her back to their … Read More


Happy New Year from TotalBoat

It was our best year yet and we have you, our awesome customers, to thank. Here’s to an even better 2018! Let us know how we can help make your boating and building dreams come true. We are here for you with live support M-F, how-to’s and videos galore. Thanks for your continued support. We … Read More


He’s Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff!

When boatbuilder, Louis Sauzedde, was beginning the build of the TotalBoat Work Skiff, he hoped for an audience who would follow along and eventually, hopefully, build their own skiff. This could be accomplished, Lou believed, without plans for building, and by watching the 38 episode YouTube series. The series documented his build in great detail … Read More


Video of the Week: Acorn to Arabella Visits RI and JD!

We loved hosting Steve and Alix from Acorn to Arabella here last month. Their project is so inspiring to us and, it seemed after sharing their story with you, that it inspired you all as well! So when we tuned in to their latest episode, Chapter 20, we were thrilled to learn that they loved … Read More


Giving Back – Helping Hurricane Victims

It’s been a tough hurricane season in many parts of the world, as you all know. And as the devastation spread through the Caribbean islands and Florida, and don’t forget Texas, it became clear that there couldn’t possibly be enough aid or assistance to these hard-hit areas. So much of the areas in need of … Read More


Vestas 11th Hour Racing – Leg 1 Victors!

Congrats to our 2 TotalBoat Ambassadors,  Charlie Enright and Nick Dana, who have just thrown down an impressive victory in the seven boat Volvo Ocean Race fleet. Sure, it’s just the first leg, but what better way to start a long, 11-leg, round the World race than by crushing the competition out of the gate. … Read More


Boatbuilding from Scratch: Meet ‘Acorn to Arabella’

We got to meet with the insanely motivated 2-man crew of “Acorn to Arabella” last week and we think, like us, that you’ll appreciate what they have to share with the boatbuilding world. The young duo started filming their YouTube series “Acorn to Arabella” about a year and a half ago and they have been … Read More


Tell Us About Your Bottom Paint

We are on our third year of collecting your feedback on your bottom paint performance for the season with our now annual Bottom Paint Survey.  With over 3200 responses in those three years, we have accumulated a very useful data set to help you, our customers, determine which bottom paint works best in your location. … Read More


Waterlust: Painting the TearDrop Trailer – and Evacuating!

  When Waterlust filmed this latest video, they were adoring the “glorious weather” in Miami. As you read this, the team has evacuated with their newly painted Teardrop camper in tow, and they headed north – away from the dangerous Hurricane Irma that was bearing down on Miami. Good thing they got all their finishes … Read More


TotalBoating – Reaching Customers on the Water

We know where to find you! If you’re like us, you’re under the boat in winter, up ON the boat on stands in the springtime, and we sure hope that you’re out on the water enjoying the fruits of your labor in the summer – especially in these last weeks (the best ones…) of our … Read More