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


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