2019 Winter Workshop Boat Photo Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to 2 young customers who are on a mission.  Glenn Sawyer, Jr. (age 14) and Matthew Strauss (15) are both winners of our 2019 Winter Photo Contest. Both teens have taken on 13-foot Boston Whaler restorations which is arguably the dream of any young mariner. Read below about their restoration efforts and how they were able to manage boat work and a busy teen schedule. When they are blasting around their respective harbors this summer, all the time spent under the boat will be a very distant memory in their sharp-looking, newly restored Boston Whalers.

Fourteen-year-old Glenn Jr. and his father, Glenn, worked tirelessly this winter restoring the old 1958 hull to its former glory. The 13-Foot Boston Whaler is often an entry model for young mariners, and we loved the father-son collaboration on this project. Glenn Jr. purchased the boat himself and counted on his father’s help to get the restoration done. Of course, the duo gives the Total Tech Team plenty of credit for help along the way; calling in for help with tough problems or reassurance on product use and application.  Congratulations to the Sawyers!

Matthew Strauss’ 13′ Boston Whaler Project below, has kept him busy this winter. Matthew used many TotalBoat products on this boat (can you spy the perfect WetEdge Topside Paint in Boston Whaler Blue?) and writes  “It has helped much more than you can imagine. This is my first restoration and without your products, it would not be possible because of the time that it saves, I live in New York and I am 15 years old and having to deal with high school, basketball and many other activities that put this project off. I am planning on being able to make some money off of this boat and eventually making a business off of the money I make, I am doing very good and have gotten to the painting which I got from your company.

Check out all of the amazing entries below from our Facebook album of our amazing (and amazingly busy and handy) customers. It’s a testament to the boating DIY community that not all upkeep and upgrades need professional help. Most boat owners can tackle basic projects and repairs with a little help at the end of the phone. Often times a friend can lend a hand or give advice, but that’s not always the case. And we know that, so we work hard to have solutions for most products and problems. Lean on us – we’re here to help you succeed and get out on the water!

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