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Here you’ll find videos and stories to help you take care of and get more out of your boat.

We will show you how to tackle projects, what products work best for different tasks and demo new goods coming from the TotalBoat product workshop and R&D Lab.
Plus you’ll find some things that we just think are cool. Hopefully you will too!
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  1. hi, (to whom it may concern)
    without going into details, i have a 1952 owens flagship 30 mahogany plank boat with twin flagship marine engines and have decided to salvage the boat. is it worth time/money to reclaim the mahogany? i have ordered a tool to assist in backing out screws, but even then it will be labor intensive. is the wood re-useable?

    • Mike,
      I would talk to some of the boat repair shops in your area to see if they have an interest in reclaimed mahogany. If the wood is solid it could be well worth the effort.


  2. thanks for taking time to reply. not sure if denver has any ,but will research. if so, i may see if they want to dismantle the hull for the wood.
    have a great summer,

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  4. A friend asked me what kind of paint he should use on a little fiberglass skiff. Duh, just go to Jamestown Distributors. I sent him a link to the video of the boston whaler. I’m his mailman and I just delivered a catalog to him.

  5. I’m a classical guitar builder in Gig Harbor, WA. I’ve been finishing my guitars using Pettit Captain’s Varnish but just got an email from JD about the Total Boat Lust varnish and it looks hugely tempting. In my application, I need to be able to rub out and polish the finish after it’s cured, so I have questions relating to that. Is there someone in your shop that I can discuss this with and, if so, what are his contact info? There would also be questions about adhesion over a shellac sealer, susceptibility of the finish to chipping, witness lines when a coat is breached in rub out, etc.

    Bob Webster

    • Bob we can absolutely help and answer your questions. Any and every one of our call center techs are well versed in LUST and in all things we sell. Please reach out to them by calling 800-423-0030. They will be ready to help you! thanks!

  6. I am curious. Are you a US company? Are the products you offer made in the USA? Are you located in the USA

    • We are a family run business in Bristol, RI! And yes – Most of the TotalBoat products are made in the USA!

  7. Hello TotalBoat. I’m Ikhwan from Malaysia. I’m a 4th year student in degree Mechanical and now i on going on my final year project. I’m about to build a self-made kitesurfing board for my project. i just saw your video of a kiteboard making on Youtube and i love it. i have a question, is it possible for me to build a foam core kiteboard without having a vacuum treatment? and if you guys dont mind, can you guys give me the full process and step of making the kiteboard. i would love to hear a further respond from you guys. Thank you 😀

  8. Hi TotalBoat Show.
    I work for Bertram Yachts and we would love to use your photo of the new 35 Moppie on our social media channels. Would that be at all possible? If so, I would credit totalboatshow.com in the post.
    Thank you so much for mentioning us in your article, too.
    Let me know what you think!

  9. I was wondering what is the brand name of the bedding compound Louis used to fasten the bottom and side planking on the boat that he is working on in Episode 13?

  10. Hi Bob

    I am with Classic Restoration & Supply in Philadelphia PA. I wanted to reach out and introduce myself & our vintage boat building and restoration company.

    We specialize in complete show room quality restorations but also have developed a replica series we call “Vintage Craft” we would love to speak with you about. We work with our clients to develop truly unique and custom mahogany boats combining traditional and modern methods. Please view some of our available designs and work below.



    We would love to speak with you about our Vintage Craft series and our restorations.


    Bryce Winter
    Marketing & Sales Director
    Classic Restoration & Supply

  11. Hi Total Boat Show,

    I help operate a blog for Mystic Seaport, http://mysticseaport.org/stories and I saw you posted our video on the Rosenfeld Collection, http://www.totalboatshow.com/2014/05/08/the-power-drama-and-beauty-of-the-sea-the-rosenfeld-collection-of-photography/. I thought you might be interested in our newest video, “On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport.” The video gives an intimate glimpse of women’s lives over the past 100 years in the new exhibit, “On Land and on Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection”, at Mystic Seaport and see how a photograph can tell a fascinating story.

    All of the content is meant to be share-able and embeddable so that you can post them on your own website if desired. If you would like to receive an email update when a new video is posted, please let me know and I will add you to my alert list.

    Here is a link to the video: http://stories.mysticseaport.org/on-land-and-on-sea/

    Let me know what you think!

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