DIY & PRO Boat Painting Days – NEXT WEEK – Dec. 13 & 14

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Is your boat in need of a fresh topside paint job? Gelcoat can get pretty old and tired and with a good 2-part paint, like EMC’s QUANTUM 99 finishes, you can apply a professional looking paint job on your own. It’s a big job that can be intimidating, and we get that, so we have invited the pros from EMC paints to come to the TotalBoat Workshop for a DEMO DAY.   Continue reading

TotalBoat Hats for All

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Have you seen friends, sailors, lifeguards, kids, and fishermen sporting the TotalBoat trucker hat this year? It became quite a “thing” in 2016 and it just could be the perfect holiday gift…. for everyone on your list. Shove it in a stocking, hide it under the menorah – there is a color and fit for everyone!  FREE SHIPPING applies to these hot hats when you order from JD.com.   Continue reading

Lecture Series at Herreshoff Marine Museum – We Are Worthy!

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If you’ve never been to Bristol’s Herreshoff Marine Museum and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, the winter is a great time to check it out. You can climb on many of the boats, it’s less crowded than summer days and with early sunsets come the museum’s winter Lecture Series. With many great authors, photographers, naval architects and more – there is something for the wooden boat enthusiast to gain at every lecture.   Continue reading

World Sailing Show – November 2016

 

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So maybe you’re not a sailor, but if you like being on the water or just reading about it, and you have a healthy respect for the ocean – then this wrap up of recent sailing news has lots to offer.  From Olympic sailing news (they added foiling to the next Olympics!) to updates on the Vendee Globe (they are rounding Cape of Good Hope right about now) – there is exciting news from oceans around the world delivered to you via You Tube. And of course, thanks to TotalBoat Show!  Continue reading

Thankful for Lou and Thankful for You!

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This week as Americans gather together to give thanks, we want to thank you for following us here on this blog and for clicking and sharing, commenting and watching all the content we put before you. We try to filter through the best of the marine world to offer you insight into what matters for boaters, what entertains and thrills boaters and mostly into the projects, problems and solutions that boaters seek. As boaters ourselves, we try to understand all of you and your specific challenges when it comes to owning and maintaining your boats.  Continue reading

Boats Worth Restoring – SeaCraft City

We love old boats around here. Wooden boats, fiberglass boats, power or sail – we love [mostly] all of them and a good portion are worthy of your time reading about them here… and our time restoring them, making them perform better, be safer and ALWAYS look better.

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We bring you this video below of the restoration of a 23-foot Seacraft becuase the folks at Metan Marine are like-minded pros who see the value in saving, bettering and bad-assing up these classic hulls. Older Seacrafts are somewhat of a cult classic – and I say so, because I speak from experience. As the owner of a 1974 Potter built SeaCraft Sceptre, we have invested time and money into preserving this awesome hull and plan to continue to upgrade each system until it’s like-new.  Continue reading

Vendee Globe: Dock Walk, Race Tracker & Videos from the Race

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If you read our recent blog post on the amazingly radical and extreme race around the world that is the Vendee Globe,  then you need to check out this dock walk video below featuring an inside look at every boat doing the race (Thank you Sailing Anarchy). And since they are all still at it, with no breakage and no drop outs to date, each of these boats is making it happen, with the current leaders screaming towards the equator at speeds of about 20 knots. On a sailboat. Alone. And often times on autopilot.  Continue reading

TotalBoat Workshop: Skiff Building & Boat Restorations

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Don’t forget your Friday Video of the Week and the latest installment of the TotalBoat Work Skiff build with Louis Sauzedde can be found on TotalBoat.com’s blog roll now.

Be sure to sign up there for a subscription so you don’t miss any of the great content we are posting on our new website. We are featuring lots of great boat projects as well as a full refit of a Graves Constellation racer/ cruiser being documented on our TotalBoat Workshop blog. Plenty to see and read there so head on over and have a look.  Continue reading

Louis Sauzedde, The Master Shipwright

 

We hope you have been following along with Louis Sauzedde as he builds the TotalBoat Work Skiff. We have been publishing the mostly weekly videos in this space, and announced last weekend that we are moving the blog posts to our new TotalBoat.com blog page. We hope you’ll follow us there and continue to find great boating and boatbuilding news in this space. Continue reading

NonStop & Alone – Racing Around the World

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Follow This: Singlehanded Race Around the World – The Vendee Globe – Starts Sunday

When the rate of attrition for a sailing race is more than 50% of the fleet, you can bet on being entertained, even glued to, following these sailors as they circumnavigate the globe. 29 sailors are planning to make it all the way, but only a portion of them will reach the finish line. We have blogged here about British sailor, Alex Thomson and his foiling 60-foot IMOCA monohull, Hugo Boss. Thomson has been training hard and pulling off some pretty cool publicity stunts along the way for suit-maker, Hugo Boss. We have high hopes for this English speaking sailor in a sea of dominant, ocean-going Frenchmen, for whom this race was dreamed up. Continue reading