2019 Winter Workshop Photo Contest Submissions Album

In our post a few Fridays ago, we shared our Photo Contest winners with you. And with a resounding “WHY???” you asked, must we post the photo album on our Facebook Page. The simple answer is that this blog space doesn’t do a good job of sharing photo albums. Sharing them on Facebook widens the audience, but when we hear that leaves some of you out, then that’s no longer a solution. We could have explained that you do not need to be a Facebook subscriber to see the album. You can see all the photos without entering any information – give it a try! So a duplicitous, but hopefully satisfying album, is posted below. Our 2 winners with Boston Whaler rehabs (by teens) are at the top of the gallery with the many other amazing projects to follow below. Hope you enjoy seeing the photos in this album, and another hearty congrats to ALL who submitted and worked on a great project this winter! 

Our Boston Whaler winners will be at the JD Tent Sale next Saturday, April 13th at our Bristol, RI HQ. Come to the Tent Sale and meet the Acorn to Arabella YouTube Boatbuilding stars, see these 2 restored whalers in person (one is mid-restoration), and check out our well-stocked HQ. We have everything you need to get your boat ready to launch this spring.

Come see us at 17 Peckham Dr. Bristol RI 02809.

This is a “1958 13′ Boston Whaler Tribute” . Myself and my 14 year old son(Glenn Jr) restored this old Whaler with all Total Boat products. This is my son’s boat he purchased himself and with all the help from Jamestown Distributors’ videos and products he will be enjoying her at Point Independence Yacht Club this summer. Thanks Glenn Sawyer

Matthew Strauss’ 13′ Boston Whaler Project: This is my Boston whaler 13’ project that I have been working on this winter. I have used many of your products on this boat and 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.

Timothy chimner – Alpena, mi This my 1954 Chris Craft sportsmen utility “ Don’t tell Mary” she is getting a new Hull, this a picture from earlier this year , since this Picture it has been turned over and getting ready to receive her 283 engine, Lotaofbull for a little boat

Whaler Refresh – Brad Bennett I will be converting this 1976 Boston whaler to a low profile Whaler. There will be lots of total but works fiberglass and paint used to restore this boat to its former glory.

Grant Oliver. Charlevoix, MI Rebuilding a 26’ 1956 Chris Craft Continental. I’m a 2010 grad of the Great Lakes boat Building School. After many years of playing with plastic boats I decided it was time to get back to wooden boats. I had just opened my little boat building and repair shop and I got a call out of the blue about replacing four planks on a Boat. After inspecting the boat it was determined that it needed a lot more then just planks. It is now getting some new frames and a 5200 bottom.

Belinda Palmiter – Davisburg Mi C.A. Collins & Son Akron Ohio Albany style sleigh restoration using Total Boat penetrating epoxy on all original and new wood. I think it will survive another 100 years when finished. — in Davisburg, Michigan.

Mark Cooper – This is a sterling row boat 12 foot it was supposed to be made out of wood but I’m making it out of the mold out of plaster Paris and then I’ll fiberglass over it it’s about five or ten times more difficult to make then a conventional Wooden Boat but I’m going to try to make it as light as possible

977 San Juan 21 MKII Restoration Attached is my winter project of priming and painting my very first sailboat that I bought years ago and had to later sell. I was fortunate enough to find it back up for sale and so I bought my first true love sailboat a second time!! I am using all Totalboat products, to fill, fair, epoxy, prime and paint. I am a first time boat restorer and Jamestown Distributors have been a huge help in this process. Thank you for all that you all do and provide. I really appreciate it! Duke Fuzzell – Oklahoma City, Ok

Thomas Dial’s 1947 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout


Randy Moreau of Reading MA 01867 1975 finestkind17 Replacing transom ,floor and retabing stringers

Paul Applelquist is Drilling a hole in his boat this winter. This is a new build of a Selway/Fisher “Felix 15. It is 1/2″ bead and cove cedar strip with 10oz fiberglass and epoxy. The photo shows a home made 1 3/4” boring bar supported by the split skeg. The top have of the skeg looks like the hole is too large. this is because I temporarily reversed the top half for visibility during drilling. the larger opening is recessed for the buck Algonquin stern bearing housing. — in Riverview, California.

Re finishing my 1970 Net Boat to use for scalloping. Jeffrey Rose – Remsenburg NY — in Remsenburg, New York.

Glenn Russo’s 1956 shepherd 18 ft

Glenn Russo’s 1956 shepherd 18 ft

Glenn Russo’s 1956 shepherd 18 ft

Glenn Russo’s 1956 shepherd 18 ft

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Carleton Mabee – Kennebunkport, ME I volunteered to refurbish this dinghy which sat in the Mill Pond by the Mill Pond Inn near Damariscotta, ME. It was in rough shape. Needed to be refastened, re-caulked, repainted, and rebuilt in places. I’m in the middle of the re-build.

Clamping the port rail.

BILL AMARI PENOBSCOT PROJECT COMPLETED LESS RIGGING

Cold cure sea green. Painted an RP35. Shawn Ozolins Sandwich ma

Ian Cheadle – I use a lot of your West System epoxy products on wood flooring projects like this one. This is reclaimed white oak from a barn in PA being in stalled in OH. I use the epoxy with colloidal silica and black pigment to fill all of knots, cracks, etc. Thanks for providing awesome products!

spas kossev – is almost finished painting his 19080 USYCHT 25. Bottom ios Copper Shield, deck and hull are Wet Edge from TotalBoat — in Klein, Texas.

Just finished this Eastport Ultralight dinghy from a Chesapeake Light Craft kit. Be well, Michael Ottevanger.

Just finished this Eastport Ultralight dinghy from a Chesapeake Light Craft kit. Be well, Michael Ottevanger.

Art Hall – My friend Laura really wants a boat. I’ve always wanted to build a boat. But, alas, I’ve got too many already. So, I get the fun of building and she pays the bills. I say building. Really I’m just an assembler of a Chesapeake Light Craft Chester Yawl. A lovely 15’ rowing boat set up as a single, double or a single sliding seat. Great fun!

Art Hall – My friend Laura really wants a boat. I’ve always wanted to build a boat. But, alas, I’ve got too many already. So, I get the fun of building and she pays the bills. I say building. Really I’m just an assembler of a Chesapeake Light Craft Chester Yawl. A lovely 15’ rowing boat set up as a single, double or a single sliding seat. Great fun!

Hello, I bought a Dyer Dhow Midget from the friend of the widowed owner several years ago to transport me to and from my Tartan 31’s moorings in Westport (MA) harbor. It was a sailing dinghy with a translucent bottom. The first summer was tough… it was more an anchor on a long or stormy trip, than a mode of transport. My friend Scott and I worked with The Anchorage in Warren to obtain rub-rail, gunwale, skeg, and did the work to bring her back among the living with the new hardware, paint, sealing and name…. she looked great at the launch in 2012! Alas, over the years she developed a leak. The wooden trunk for the dagger board was the culprit. Recommended approach was to replace with fiberglass, but that just seemed sinful. Off to a sawmill in New Hampshire that sold me a beautiful piece of mahogany that could be cut to fit. My skills and tools leave a lot to be desired, I supply the raw materials, moral support and liquid refreshments! But my friend Scott has many skills that are obvious on his Cape Dory 40, and since he had exhausted this year’s project list, he took on the task of cutting and fashioning a new dagger board trunk for my now 49 year old Dyer Dhow 7’11” midget named RELAY. I am Maggie Keefe, – Jamaica Plain, MA The true craftsman is Scott Kellogg, Mattapoisett MA . Ready for another 49 years! — in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.

1. Photo Attached of the Star Side only. 2. Billy Joe Rowland – Tipton, Missouri This is only a small project, but 6″ x 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ – but it has a lasting meaning. The Stars are cut from an American Flags that is no longer flyable and that are to be retired properly by the local American Legion. The front and back are made or 3/16″ x 4 1/2″ x 3″ Plexiglas, with a 1/8″ x 3/8″ Plexiglas frame inside that. The Star is stapled to a thin white cardboard that fits in side the 1/8″ frame. The 1/8″ frame is glued to the back section of Plexiglas . The front is attached to the center frame and the back with #2 – 1/2″ Brass Screws with he heads counter sunk. On the opposite side of the plaque is the statement: I am part of an “American Flag” that has flown over home or business in the USA. I can no longer fly. The sun and wind have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please display me as a reminder that I am not forgotten. The base is 3/4″ Red Oak cut to 6″ x 1 1/2″. A grove is cut on the router table to allow the Plexiglas Plaque to fit into. It is then stained with Min-wax ‘Fruit Wood Stain’. Then at least two coats of Deft are applied. The plaque is then attached to the base with #2 – 5/8″ Brass Screws. These plaques put into individual boxes. They are then donated and taken to the Harry Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. and passed out to the Veterans there who are in the hospital. Last year we delivered 433 plaques to the hospital, plus around 50 given out to shipmates at our Military Reunion in Warwick, Rhode Island. Billy Joe Rowland – Tipton, Missouri

My “winter project” is a Glen-L “Sweet 16” mini-tug! Chock full of TotalBoat products… John Erickson Bristol, NH

Arch Davis Penobscot 13 – Terence Dougherty Cambridge, MD

Craig Scrima – Just finished this Chesapeake teardrop. Loved your Gleam marine varnish. Really made the mahagony plywood pop. Also was nice to find the Mas slow cure resins through you guys. Thanks for the quality products — in Menifee Lakes, California.

Craig Scrima – Just finished this Chesapeake teardrop. Loved your Gleam marine varnish. Really made the mahagony plywood pop. Also was nice to find the Mas slow cure resins through you guys. Thanks for the quality products — in Menifee Lakes, California.

Barry Karow Oconomowoc, WI My project is to build an Adirondack Guide Boat. To build such a boat the planks (1/4 inch thick) are joined with a beveled joint at the mating surfaces, resulting in a smooth finished surface. The plane that I have made is to create a lap joint the is 21/32 inches in width with a 13 degree bevel, and leaving .028ths of an inch (width of a dull pencil) edge and rabbet over about 16 feet of plank edge. The plane is reversible so the direction of use can accommodate changes in wood grain. This will be a slow process.

Barry Karow Oconomowoc, WI My project is to build an Adirondack Guide Boat. To build such a boat the planks (1/4 inch thick) are joined with a beveled joint at the mating surfaces, resulting in a smooth finished surface. The plane that I have made is to create a lap joint the is 21/32 inches in width with a 13 degree bevel, and leaving .028ths of an inch (width of a dull pencil) edge and rabbet over about 16 feet of plank edge. The plane is reversible so the direction of use can accommodate changes in wood grain. This will be a slow process.

Barry Karow Oconomowoc, WI My project is to build an Adirondack Guide Boat. To build such a boat the planks (1/4 inch thick) are joined with a beveled joint at the mating surfaces, resulting in a smooth finished surface. The plane that I have made is to create a lap joint the is 21/32 inches in width with a 13 degree bevel, and leaving .028ths of an inch (width of a dull pencil) edge and rabbet over about 16 feet of plank edge. The plane is reversible so the direction of use can accommodate changes in wood grain. This will be a slow process.

The boys at Patience Boat Works are still at it! Still another photo from PBW Noel Martin North Dartmouth MA Victor Pinheiro (Luzo Auto Body)

The boys at Patience Boat Works are still at it! Still another photo from PBW Noel Martin North Dartmouth MA Victor Pinheiro (Luzo Auto Body)

The boys at Patience Boat Works are still at it! Still another photo from PBW Noel Martin North Dartmouth MA Victor Pinheiro (Luzo Auto Body)

The boys at Patience Boat Works are still at it! Still another photo from PBW Noel Martin North Dartmouth MA Victor Pinheiro (Luzo Auto Body)

The boys at Patience Boat Works are still at it! Still another photo from PBW Noel Martin North Dartmouth MA Victor Pinheiro (Luzo Auto Body)

The busy hands at Hands on Deck in Green Bay, WI want to remind us that there is more to life than building inanimate objects – they are building KIDS and personalities and skills and confidence and teamwork and more! Way to go HANDS ON DECK! We love you and your work!

Nathan Defoor – My grandfather built a boat when I was just a youngster and it has been a dream of mine to build one also.This is a modification of a Gheenoe, which unlike a canoe is not a simi-circle.I had to draw the plans and build the forms from scratch. It took my wife and I a year and a half to build. It is made of western red cedar, with teak railing and seat tops and alder for accents.

Rob Mitchell – Daphne, AL Hello below is my 1978 Negus 19’. Plywood over mahogany frames wooden boat I picked up a month ago to begin a 8-12 month restoration — in Mon Louis, Alabama.

Rob Mitchell – Daphne, AL Hello below is my 1978 Negus 19’. Plywood over mahogany frames wooden boat I picked up a month ago to begin a 8-12 month restoration — in Mon Louis, Alabama.

Rob Mitchell – Daphne, AL Hello below is my 1978 Negus 19’. Plywood over mahogany frames wooden boat I picked up a month ago to begin a 8-12 month restoration — in Mon Louis, Alabama.

Hi , My name is Mike Anderson of Andersonboatworks.com in Newport Beach, Ca. Im entering this to your “winter project photos.” We’re (AndersonBoatworks.com & South Coast Shipyard.com) restoring a 1956 Chris Craft Continental as seen here in the photo – We’ve have been slowed down by intermittent rain, but it is getting done here at South Coast Shipyard where my shop is…. See More

Hi , My name is Mike Anderson of Andersonboatworks.com in Newport Beach, Ca. Im entering this to your “winter project photos.”

Mike Giannerini – I am currently restoring a 1970 oyster boat built by Francis Goddard of southern Maryland. To be renamed the Stella Rose after my daughter. Please find a picture of the project. — in Phoenix, Maryland.

I am currently restoring a 1970 oyster boat built by Francis Goddard of southern Maryland. To be renamed the Stella Rose after my daughter. Please find a picture of the project. — in Phoenix, Maryland.

Barrelback new construction Hawkinson design stretched to 20.5 feet. Cold molded epoxy construction. Robert Cugini BELLEVUE, WA

February 8 · Oak flooring and reclaimed oak timbers Looks like the groundhog was right. Irwin Langewisch Milford, ct. Irwins Shitcreek Paddle Shop Furniture not paddles

Francis Peet Michigan Maritime museum We work on our Tall Ship ” Friends Good Will” year round. This is her bracing again the ice of January. — in South Haven, Michigan.

Bob Rosa – Been building this 1920 John Hacker design 225 racer for three winters so far and expect at least one or two more. If you zoom in close, all the frames are laminated with epoxy and recycled Mahogany 1/8 x 1 inch strips. Steamed and bent to form each frame. The white wood is also recycled White Ash from trees killed by the ash bore problem. The Mahogany came from Chris Crafts, Gar Woods, Century’s and several other old boats. So far the only new wood is the two layers of 1/4 inch Okoume plywood on the bottom. Sides and bottom are wrapped in carbon fiber cloth and epoxy. Sides and deck will be new old stock Mahogany from the Defoe Ship Building Co. A slow but fun project.

I purchased this 18′ Express aluminum boat in 2000. The original paint job from the factory was horrible. As a result, there was a considerable amount of oxidation and corrosion. I removed the 115hp Yamaha and flipped the boat over. After stripping the paint to raw aluminum and some tig repairs, I was ready to bring it back to life. I purchased the aluminum barrier primer and grey Totalboat wet edge top coat. The picture attached is after 4 coats of the primer and the 1st coat of the top coat. This boat, when finished will be better than new. Thank you TotalBoat and Jamestown Distributors. Robin Johnson Bushnell, Fl

Just completed this build of a Gloucester rocker for our 20 month old granddaughter whom I affectionately nicknamed Porkchop when she was just an infant. Paul Shields West Springfield, MA — in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

1989 bass tracker rebuild/ paint Used the two part total boat flotation Foam, Wood sealer, two part epoxy, Inside primed and painted with total boat wet edge. Outside will also be painted with topside paint above water line. Ronald weaver Julian,PA

The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company records indicate that Captain Nat only designed and built 3 of these 8.5 ft dinghies, all in 1913. She was found last summer in an open shed in South Bristol, ME, where she spent the last 20 years out of the water. David M Coit

Reefing out and replacing deck seams with JD tools and supplies. Herreshoff Alerion 26 built in Maine now Noank, CT. Christopher Daniels Mystic, CT — in West Mystic, Connecticut.

Nelson Miller 1982 Ranger Chief 380 that we’ve completely overhauled and are trying to finish up this winter! Completed with JD Select Flag blue bottom and the top in Wet Edge Sea Foam…. really wish you guys would offer the Fighting Lady Yellow in gallons as we are fixing to do a restoration on our 1987 Grady White 259G! Nelson Miller Iowa Park, TX

This boat belonged to a good friend. After his passing, I acquired it from his son. The mahogany hull and cover boards are in remarkable condition and the bottom is cedar. The white oak ribs and chine planks, however, are substantially deteriorated. I am replacing all questionable oak, one cedar plank and one mahogany plank. Sand and varnish (looking to the new Jamestown bag varnish). There will be mechanical upgrades and new upholstery. I live outside of Alexandria Bay where she was built – saving local history. Thomas H. Neely Redwood, New York — in Alexandria Bay, New York.



David Cramer – I started a woodworking shop, 35ftx65ft, for my retirement. In a year, i ran out of floor space, so i went up (16ft ceiling). I spent this winter building a second floor. included is a pic of what i make.

David Cramer – I started a woodworking shop, 35ftx65ft, for my retirement. In a year, i ran out of floor space, so i went up (16ft ceiling). I spent this winter building a second floor. included is a pic of what i make.

David Cramer – I started a woodworking shop, 35ftx65ft, for my retirement. In a year, i ran out of floor space, so i went up (16ft ceiling). I spent this winter building a second floor. included is a pic of what i make.

Not a boat – a car, sort of. A custom designed skin-on-frame shooting break based on the 1928 Ford I bought 55 years ago at age 15. The body is patterned after the fabric on wooden frame aircraft and automobile bodies of the first quarter of the twentieth century. The structural wood is currently disassembled for 8-10 coats of your Epifanes spar varnish- William Haire

Hello, I bought a Dyer Dhow Midget from the friend of the widowed owner several years ago to transport me to and from my Tartan 31’s moorings in Westport (MA) harbor. It was a sailing dinghy with a translucent bottom. The first summer was tough… it was more an anchor on a long or stormy trip, than a mode of transport. My friend Scott and I worked with The Anchorage in Warren to obtain rub-rail, gunwale, skeg, and did the work to bring her back among the living with the new hardware, paint, sealing and name…. she looked great at the launch in 2012! Alas, over the years she developed a leak. The wooden trunk for the dagger board was the culprit. Recommended approach was to replace with fiberglass, but that just seemed sinful. Off to a sawmill in New Hampshire that sold me a beautiful piece of mahogany that could be cut to fit. My skills and tools leave a lot to be desired, I supply the raw materials, moral support and liquid refreshments! But my friend Scott has many skills that are obvious on his Cape Dory 40, and since he had exhausted this year’s project list, he took on the task of cutting and fashioning a new dagger board trunk for my now 49 year old Dyer Dhow 7’11” midget named RELAY. I am Maggie Keefe, – Jamaica Plain, MA The true craftsman is Scott Kellogg, Mattapoisett MA . Ready for another 49 years! — in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.

Peter Gruber – Bristol, RI Replacing rotten balsa in the aft deck of a Cape Dory Typhoon.

Paul Meehl MPLS MN My winter project is the restoration/rebuild of a 1957 Bowman ply hull runabout. Next phase is installing the mahogany deck. — in Breezy Point, Minnesota.

Paul Meehl MPLS MN My winter project is the restoration/rebuild of a 1957 Bowman ply hull runabout. Next phase is installing the mahogany deck. — in Breezy Point, Minnesota.

Paul Meehl MPLS MN My winter project is the restoration/rebuild of a 1957 Bowman ply hull runabout. Next phase is installing the mahogany deck. — in Breezy Point, Minnesota.

A Somes Sound 12.5 soon to show at the Mystic Wooden Boat Festival end of June (and of course win the IBIM competition!) Jay and I started our build June 2011! Our progress has been slow but peppered with a simple plan…work only Saturday mornings, and be sure to reward ourselves with a beer thereafter (not to mention, discuss what we may next order from Jamestown Distributors)! Jay Atwood Ed Wortham Ashland, Va. — in Richmond, Virginia.

Christian Herbosa – St. Louis, MO Laying some 6 oz. Total Boat fiberglass cloth on my cedar-strip, outrigger canoe. Comes out water tight and crystal clear! — in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

Christian Herbosa – St Louis, MO Laying some 4 oz. TotalBoat fiberglass cloth on my wooden surfboard. Comes out water tight and crystal clear!

Curtis Belli steaming ribs for his 1951 15′ Lyman. We are using TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy, Penetrating Epoxy and 2 Part Primer. Chris Belli – Oregon, Ohio

John Mulligan: Adirondack Guideboat. It is 13’9″ long and weighs 60# without accessories.The wood used to build the boat is white pine,spruce,bass,cherry,ash and american chestnut. I used marine varnish and Wet Edge flat black by Total Boat for the finish. This is my third Adirondack Guideboat that I have Built.

 

Caption: Early Stages: Adirondack Guideboat Construction Story: I am in the process of building an Adirondack Guideboat based on an original design produced by Caleb Chase (late 1800’s, I believe). I have spent the past year (plus) on initial work on the boat, not to mention getting my shop ready for the project and researching the construction process. The traditional construction method was to cut stems and ribs from spruce root slabs. I was able to obtain root stock for my stems, but this material is extremely hard to get, so I am fabricating the ribs by laminating lathes cut from Sitka spruce. There is a lot going on in this picture. On the left is a builders jig (or “strong back”) just completed this week and ready for use – the boat will mostly be built bottom-side up suspended on this frame. In the foreground at right are patterns for the ribs – there are 25 pairs of full ribs, and two pairs of partial ribs that will support seats. In the foreground left are lathes cut from the spruce stock, next to lathes that have been bent following soaking and (in some cases) steaming, ready for lamination. Behind these is a piece of the Sitka spruce stock (2 x 6 clear vertical grain). Behind the spruce blank is a sample of one of multiple platforms that were needed, each with a rib-specific mold against which the rib lathes are bent, and later glued. To laminate the ribs, I am using Jamestown Distributor’s Total Boat 2:1 high performance epoxy, with a West System filler. Other JD products shown include a mold release wax and various epoxy project supplies. Next to the mold form is a slab from a northern spruce root, thick enough to furnish two stems. The stem pattern leans against it. At the rear of the picture is a rack of “glue-ups” in various stages of completion. Laminating the ribs requires multiple steps including drafting the pattern designs, making plywood patterns, fabrication of the forming molds, cutting the lathes, presoaking and steaming, bending each set on its mold, allowing the set to dry, preparing the molds with mold release wax, joining the pieces using epoxy/filler mixture, setting and initial curing on the mold, releasing the glue-up from the mold and trimming away excess epoxy material, and then repeating this process to add short lengths of lathes to build up the rib to allow trimming to proper shape for the foot of each rib. At the end of this process, two to three ribs can be cut from each glue-up, and then trimmed to proper shape for installation. So understandably, this is taking some time to complete! I have two more sets of glue-ups to complete, and several of the sets in the picture need to be built up further prior to “taking out” and shaping each rib. Once this process is completed, I can start making the boat in earnest. I am sure enough work remains for several more workshop photo contest entries! By the way, thanks to staff at JD for advice and assistance in choosing the epoxy system and the mold release product! Dave Nyman – Jefferson, MA

John Herron – Our Downeast boat lacked both storage and seating so this winter’s project was purposed to solve both. The structure of the box is built of marine ply epoxy coated and then painted with Brightside. The top and decorative slats on all sides are zapale mahogany with 18-20 coats of Captain’s varnish. — in Severna Park, Maryland.

Mark Shelton – Brecksville OH E.R. Bulter & Sons 8 Foot Pram Kit This kit was purchased by my father, not sure what year. The finished pram was to be used on his 70 foot side-wheel paddleboat, “Whisper.” Although he used the Whisper for many years, primarily on the Ohio and Muskingdom Rivers, he never finished the pram. In 2008, shortly before he passed away, he gave it to me to finish, along with the 1967 Johnson 3hp Outboard motor. I know virtually nothing about working on a wood boat, so the partially finished boat sat untouched for 10 years. In 2018 I started to work on the boat and with the help and guidance from your staff, it is now ready to be primed and painted as soon as the weather cooperates. My good friend, Jim Walser, just purchased oars from you and the Johnson motor was just overhauled by Outboard Motor Service in Port Clinton, Ohio. The finished boat will reside on Catawba Island, Ohio and will be used primarily in Lake Erie, on very calm days. Thank you again for all your help.

Attached are pics of my winter project. I used easypoxy red and white. Thanks for all the great help, Rock LaRocca

Attached are pics of my winter project. I used easypoxy red and white. Thanks for all the great help, Rock LaRocca

Franklin H Johnson Syracuse NY Here is my winter project, a neglected 1990 17’ Boston Whaler Outrage. The gelcoat is stained dull chipped and tired. My hope is to bring her back to her original glory. — in Clay, New York.

Lyle and Roxanne Kellogg Clifton, IL. Restoring a 1966 Pearson Alberg 35 “OUTWARD BOUND” We recored all the decks and gutted the interior. This project was started in 2007 by dismantling said boat. Little by little we have done a little more each year. This is our retirement boat. We have used Mas epoxy with total boat colloidal silica and total boat micro balloons. We have used total fair as our fairing compound. We have purchased our fiberglass mat from Jamestown also. We are currently finishing some interior projects and then plan on doing the first coat of primer. Then we will be aware of what we missed.

The attached photo (taken yesterday) is my current project – a Joel White Flatfish, his centerboard version of Herreshoff’s Fish Class, taken in the shed I built for the purpose. The hull was built upside down and turned last summer. The most recent work is the port sheer clamp. She is strip planked WRC on steam bent white oak frames. The hull is sheathed with 6 oz glass cloth set in epoxy. The sheerstrake is Sapele and the transom is African Mahogany. Let me know if there is any additional info you require. Thanks for having a look, Bob Thayer Salt Point NY

February 27 · Edited · Julian Scott Morris 4 Evans Passway Morris, CT. 06763 Ian Smith “Pre Wee” 2.1m Pram Dingy “Whiskey” Whiskey was built this winter while sequestered in my Connecticut basement. Second coat of Epifanes just applied minutes ago, over CPES. She will be my tender to my 1929 John Alden Yawl, “Bloody Jack” fresh after a ten year restoration, both awaiting a spring launch. — in Morris, Connecticut.

Mick Cochran – She went together years ago with West System epoxy, Boulter plywood (Medford, Mass.), screws and bronze fittings from Jamestown Distributors when you were still in Jamestown. Now she’s been though a bunch of beachings, dragging through sand, and careless rock bumps. So this winter she gets a bottom strip, some filling and faring with JD products, all in February so I can spend March working on her mothership, a Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14 (which had major restorative work last year by Louie Sauzedde using TotalBoat epoxies, primers and paint). — in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Mick Cochran – She went together years ago with West System epoxy, Boulter plywood (Medford, Mass.), screws and bronze fittings from Jamestown Distributors when you were still in Jamestown. Now she’s been though a bunch of beachings, dragging through sand, and careless rock bumps. So this winter she gets a bottom strip, some filling and faring with JD products, all in February so I can spend March working on her mothership, a Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14 (which had major restorative work last year by Louie Sauzedde using TotalBoat epoxies, primers and paint). — in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Not a boat but it feels like it! but having some fun! 1/12 section of 35′ dome Cheers Warren WDPattern co

Not a boat but it feels like it! but having some fun! 1/12 section of 35′ dome Cheers Warren WDPattern co

Not a boat but it feels like it! but having some fun! 1/12 section of 35′ dome Cheers Warren WDPattern co

Not a boat but it feels like it! but having some fun! 1/12 section of 35′ dome Cheers Warren WDPattern co

Restoring a 1928 Old Town for a friend. His grandmother lived in Superior, WI and used the canoe to get across the bay where she taught at a small Native American school located on Park Point in Duluth, MN. Oscar Brandser Eau Claire, WI 54701

Carleton Mabee 57 North Street Kennebunkport, ME 04046 First coat of Totalboat Wet Edge topside paint.

Carleton Mabee 57 North Street Kennebunkport, ME 04046 First coat of Totalboat Wet Edge topside paint.

This is my 15 ft Tango Skiff project, started in October 2018. It’s a stitch and glue boat I’ve been using TotalBoat 5:1 epoxy kit and TotalBoat silica thickener. My plan is to finish the boat by the time my wife finishes law school and the BAR exam so that she and I can relax on the lake this summer. Julius Weathers Columbia, SC

This is my 15 ft Tango Skiff project, started in October 2018. It’s a stitch and glue boat I’ve been using TotalBoat 5:1 epoxy kit and TotalBoat silica thickener. My plan is to finish the boat by the time my wife finishes law school and the BAR exam so that she and I can relax on the lake this summer. Julius Weathers Columbia, SC

This is my 15 ft Tango Skiff project, started in October 2018. It’s a stitch and glue boat I’ve been using TotalBoat 5:1 epoxy kit and TotalBoat silica thickener. My plan is to finish the boat by the time my wife finishes law school and the BAR exam so that she and I can relax on the lake this summer. Julius Weathers Columbia, SC

My winter project.

I am in the process of building the 12′ cartopper rowing and sailing dingy designed by Phil Bloger. It is constructed of 1/4″ plywood using the stitch and tape method. I am using Total Boat 5:1 epoxy and Total Boat silica thickener for all gluing and glassing operations. When completed, the entire hull will be glassed with Total Boat epoxy and finished with Total Boat Wet Edge topside polyurethane paint. Thanks, Jack Lawrence – Rockport, TX

Matthew Strauss – Here are some more pictures on my boat. I have use many of your products such as the topside paint, primer, the total fair which can all be seen in the bottom three pictures, the interior is going to be repainted white and the exterior is being painted aqua mist, the next step is to use barrier coat on the bottom and then paint it and do the interior. Your products have made this project possible and much easier to do, I included my address below as well. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Julian Scott Morris Morris, CT. Ian Smith designed “Pee Wee” 2.1m Pram Dinghy. The plans arrived from Australia just before Christmas… I thought that there sould be directions. I guess my teacher, 50 years ago, was correct when we were told we would need to know the metric system! The pram is framed with white oak and clinker planked with 6mm quarter sawn white oak, with mahogany transoms, seats and trim. I just took the pic after the 3rd varnish build coat over Penetrating epoxy. A great winter! — in Morris, Connecticut.

Chadd Boulden Bear, DE Solo Hull Flip Nothing like sending out invites for a hull flipping party for your first build, and finding out that none of your idiot friends can be bothered to reply. Thus, banging together a rotisserie setup and solo flipping the hull in about as small a workspace as could be possible.

The restoration of this 1924 Kennebec canoe is nearly completed. A gentleman in northern Wisconsin who has been restoring old canoe for 35 years is retiring. With his guidance, he has helped me with numerous questions and specifically stretching the canvas on the hull. I have built several cedar strip canoes, but this is my first restoration. The products I have purchased from Jamestown Distributors has led to the success of this project. I can’t wait to get her on the water. Carlton Peterson Elroy, WI

John Julian – Hull glassed, faired and sanded. Waiting for weather to warm a bit to prime and paint with Total Boat cold cure paint. Spira Tillamook Dory

Ahoy! The winter work on Schooner Perception is going full steam! We use Total Boat products whenever we can. Great product with professional results! My name is Denny Ray a volunteer with the nonprofit group in Traverse City, Michigan. In 2017 Michigan Challenge Traditional Sail Training purchased the schooner Perception to fulfill our mission of teaching traditional sailing methods to youth survivors of military heroes, veterans and their families. More info can be obtained at our website and social media sites listed below. From the team at: https://michiganchallenge.org/ Instagram schooner_perception Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SchoonerPerception/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=Q_MMYQdMLfY&feature=youtu.be

My boat is an old racer built on the Vineyard, and I am an old racer who grew up summers on the Vineyard, so we’re a pair. I used to ride my bike down to the East Chop Beach Club to look at this little fleet and eventually got one. We took last summer off to address the scars of decades of competition. With a heated garage, modern paints and the world’s nicest wife I dared to take it on myself. I showed her Jamestown’s youtube video and gave her the choice of rolling or tipping, and she was in. We even saw one of your guys from the video on the Vineyard Ferry one night and he let us pester him for pointers (our apologies to the patient lady he was with). We practiced on the dinghy first, did a lot of prep, and I think it came out really nice – everyone thinks it was sprayed. Thanks to you guys for the materials and always the friendly help on the phone, Claire is ready for Spring.

Adam McLaughlin – Jamestown distributors this is my current winter project, I am repairing a center console doing lots of fiberglass work. I’m a rookie this is my first time ever working with fiberglass. I have watched many DYI Boat Works today videos Andy is the one who got me hooked on your products. Anyway here’s a little sample work in progress . Hopefully to be completed by spring.

Attached is a photo of my current winter project: Moxie the shop dog with Ranger Minto sailing dinghy Word gets out that I enjoy restoring small boats and the garage is almost always full. My neighbor commented that he thinks I like working on old boats more that using them- maybe he is right. Current project is a Ranger Minto sailing dinghy. I had never seen or heard of this west coast design here in the northeast so I was pleasantly surprised to find out my new project has a rich and interesting history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minto_Sailing_Dinghy This boat is complete but needed a new transom and some paint and varnish. Today Moxie the shop dog and I are patiently waiting for the shop to warm up above 50 degrees so I can apply some Total Boat fairing compound. Thanks- Think spring! Bob Bob McManus — in Madison, Connecticut.

Matthew Strauss Whaler restoration – I have used many of your products such as the topside paint, primer, the total fair which can all be seen in the bottom three pictures, the interior is going to be repainted white and the exterior is being painted aqua mist, the next step is to use barrier coat on the bottom and then paint it and do the interior. Your products have made this project possible and much easier to do, I included my address below as well. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Matthew Strauss Whaler restoration – I have used many of your products such as the topside paint, primer, the total fair which can all be seen in the bottom three pictures, the interior is going to be repainted white and the exterior is being painted aqua mist, the next step is to use barrier coat on the bottom and then paint it and do the interior. Your products have made this project possible and much easier to do, I included my address below as well. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Matthew Strauss Whaler restoration – I have used many of your products such as the topside paint, primer, the total fair which can all be seen in the bottom three pictures, the interior is going to be repainted white and the exterior is being painted aqua mist, the next step is to use barrier coat on the bottom and then paint it and do the interior. Your products have made this project possible and much easier to do, I included my address below as well. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Matthew Strauss Whaler restoration – I have used many of your products such as the topside paint, primer, the total fair which can all be seen in the bottom three pictures, the interior is going to be repainted white and the exterior is being painted aqua mist, the next step is to use barrier coat on the bottom and then paint it and do the interior. Your products have made this project possible and much easier to do, I included my address below as well. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Janet Lowry Lake Ronkonkoma, NY “Maybe this year?” I’ve been working on a 1959 Lyman that my late Uncle had owned since 1966. I had always admired this boat when I was a kid, and it’s a wonderful learning experience to finally be able to restore it after sitting dormant since 1978. With the help of knowledgeable friends and their suggestions about Jamestown Products, its been a wonderful experience for me. This winter, I’m working on the inside of the boat, cleaning, scraping, sanding & repairing some wood that was chewed from rodents! Hopefully I will be finished by the summer months!

This is my MC Scow with VC17 bottom paint from Jamstown. It had an unfortunate run in with another small craft. Although we were both trying to be the Nice guy and give way it is amazing how fast unfortunate things can happen with a 15 knot breeze on an inland lake. The lesson here is comunication. We should have announced our intentions and plan of action early. James Town Distributiors has everything needed to get us looking good and back on the lake this spring. Fair Winds Lou and Joni

Recent updates to the Catspaw Dinghy by the Patience Boat Works Noel Martin

Recent updates to the Catspaw Dinghy by the Patience Boat Works Noel Martin

 

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