Dory Archives – TotalBoat

TotalBoat YouTube Ambassadors: Lessons in Learning

We’ve enjoyed discovering lots of new talents who are using and loving TotalBoat and sharing their experiences with their followers. YouTube has become a playground for makers and builders, dreamers, and doers. Our TotalBoat Ambassadors are there creating videos of their boats and boards or are busy dreaming up the next big thing. There is … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory: Launching & Rowing

We have finally reached the episode you’ve all been waiting for! It’s time to launch the TotalBoat Sport Dory and take her for a row. Lou is excited to finally sit in the boat, pull on the oars, and feel the Dory sliding easily over the water. Catch the final episode in our series with … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory: Teak Sealer – Episode 36

The day has arrived for TotalBoat Sport Dory – It’s finally completed – and the smile on Lou’s face says it all! Louis has finished the build and he’s shown us some great boatbuilding and woodworking tips along the way, as he’s been known to do.  From the beginning, this dory was meant to challenge … Read More


Organizations We Support: Youth Summer Boatbuilding School

For over 40 years, Jamestown Distributors has been helping people love their boats more. Whether it’s about helping the handy DIY owner tackle a tough project – or if it’s helping the novice build their first boat, we have a soft spot for helping out those who share our passion for boats, and for building, and making … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory: Episode 35 – Varnishing

With only a few steps remaining, today Lou applies TotalBoat Wood Sealer and Gleam 2.0 varnish to the guards of the TotalBoat Sport Dory. Lou has suspended the boat upside down so that he doesn’t have to fight drips and drops on the interior wood of the Dory, which he plans to oil. But today … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory – Topside Paint

The TotalBoat Sport Dory is very close to completion and after today’s video, it looks ready to row!  Louis sanded down the 2-Part Epoxy Primer and is now ready to apply a thinned coat of TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside Paint. The secret is finding the right consistency for your project so that the paint flows … Read More


Q&A Time with Louis on the TotalBoat Sport Dory

Lou is getting pretty close to finishing up and launching his TotalBoat Sport Dory! In this week’s episode, Lou answers some great questions from the audience as well as taking a close look at how he installs the guards and inwales.


TotalBoat Sport Dory Episode 29: Seat Risers & Seats

Welcome back to the Open Door Boatshop, where Louis Sauzedde is busy making progress on the TotalBoat Sport Dory. In this episode, Lou determines the height and location of the seat risers and seats for the dory. The positioning of the seats is very important for stability and for efficiency when rowing. Getting this placement … Read More


Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory: Episode 26 – The Wooden Boat Show

The Wooden Boat Show brought together Tips from a Shipwright star, Louis Sauzedde with many of his fans. The TotalBoat Sport Dory greeted people at the door and attracted new followers who admired her beautiful lines and marveled at her plastic frames.  In Episode 26, come and follow Lou around the grounds of the Wooden Boat … Read More