Spring Catalogs are Here – Just in Time for Spring Weather

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Spring Jamestown Distributors catalogs are here!

Request a catalog if you don’t already get one in your mailbox!
The JD catalog is full of great items and features three very amazing boat building personalities. Our storied customers range from Tips from a Shipwright star, Louis Sauzedde, to mastermind of youth boatbuilding programs – Joe Youcha, and featuring Scott Roberts, a DIY garage builder who cranked out an impressive skiff. Continue reading

Save the Date for the JD Tent Sale (April 22)

Get Excited For the Season With The Lowest Prices Of The Year

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Come on down to the annual JD Tent Sale. It’s a great time to get deals on the items on your list of spring launching needs. Not only will we have deals on everything we sell – but we have tech experts on hand from TotalBoat and from many of our favorite manufacturers who are great resources for your project and product questions. Continue reading

A Year of TotalBoat Workshop

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2016 has been very kind to the team at TotalBoatShow.com. With Master Shipwright Louis Sauzedde working on the TotalBoat Skiff and providing videos weekly (ok – we gave him this week and last week off…), we have a growing fanbase for Lou and his skiff build and for all thing TotalBoat.

Catch up on all 23 episodes of the TotalBoat Workskiff so far by binge watching them on this playlist – so when January 6th rolls around, you are up-to-date and ready to watch episode 24.  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

Blogging (& You) Are Heading to TotalBoat.com

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We have lots going on around TB HQ here at Jamestown Distributors. In our 40+ year history, never have we been stronger, had a bigger customer base or had more of our own product development and testing going on under our own roof. With all this experience selling the best marine supplies, we figured it was time to make some of our own marine products that work better, come with the best customer support and cost you a bit less. TotalBoat has been a labor of love based on this idea. And 5 years and more than 50 products later, TotalBoat has taken off.  Continue reading

Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff: Bedding & Attaching the Bottom Planking (Episode 17)

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Everyone take a deep breath! Louis Sauzedde is AOK after a week of mad planking. We took last week off from our video series to let Lou and videographer, Halsey Fulton, catch up on the build. They needed some time to get all the planks bedded and attached to the skiff bottom. Yes – we are releasing these videos as fast as they are making them! This is real time, folks! Continue reading

Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff: Edging the Bottom Planking (Episode 16)

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The bottom planking on the TotalBoat Work Skiff is arguably the most important part of the boat as it’s submerged most of the time and will be charged with taking the brunt of any seas or swell that it will encounter.  Follow along in our latest episode as Louis explains how to cut the planks for length and accuracy. Using his electric joiner, Lou takes 1/16th of an inch off each side in a single pass to perfect the edges of each bottom plank. Continue reading

Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff: Prepping for Bottom Planking (Episode 15)

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With Louis Sauzedde nearly ready to attach the bottom planking on the TotalBoat Work Skiff, it’s the last opportunity to check the angle of the chine log. This last check gives Lou the chance to plane the bottom edge one last time to make certain the bottom planks will lie completely flat. As usual, Lou has some tricks to share with his fans, one of which makes his electric plane perform better. He also shares a trick for marking your boards with marker to make sure you don’t remove too much of the bevel off of the chine log. A mistake that couldn’t easily be repaired.  Continue reading

Building the TotalBoat Work Skiff: Checking for Symmetry (Episode 14)

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Louis Sauzedde is feeling the love from his fans and is plugging away at getting the skiff completed. We are releasing these videos at almost the same pace as the skiff build, which allows Lou to address some of your questions in the videos themselves. In this episode, Lou gets right to addressing your concerns over what exactly was making his drill put on a smoke show in Episode 13. Once he consoles you and your power tools, he checks to be sure that the side planks of the boat will not influence attaching the bottom planks. Lou’s biggest concern is that the skiff is being built symmetrically – and he takes the time in this episode to check his work thus far. Twice.

Enjoy! And leave your comments and questions for Lou below. We always pass them on and try to answer!