Electrifying Waterlust’s Teardrop Camper

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The paint and varnish has dried, the Teardrop trailer looks great and finally it’s time to electrify it with fancy inverters, chargers and lights to outfit the Waterlust teams mobile studio. Us boaters understand the bewilderment that a maze of wires and plugs can cause. The teardrop camper is a mirror of the electrical systems we run and try to comprehend on our own boats. They have some pro help from a great friend who – of course – is a live aboard sailboater.   We can’t wait to see where they are going to head to with their fancy new AV Pod, and we have extended an invite to Rhody where we hope to host them for some more boat building, board shaping or RV spiffing sessions in the TotalBoat Workshop.   Continue reading

Happy Independence Day

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Now that summer has really arrived in the Northeast, we are enjoying a few days off celebrating the birthday of America’s independence! We hope your boats are launched and operating well and that you have everything you need for a fun and safe holiday.  Continue reading

Come to the Wooden Boat Show in Mystic This Weekend

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Come see the TotalBoat team in Tent A this weekend in Mystic Seaport for the 26th Wooden Boat Show. As a special treat for you fans, LOUIS SAUZEDDE will be there with the TotalBoat Skiff. Look for Lou near the TotalBoat and Jamestown Distributors tent where he will be chatting with fans and signing T-shirts, too.  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

5 Years of Waterlust

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It’s been awhile since we blissed out on the magic that is Waterlust. These guys just released a video about the past 5 years of their videography and marine environmentalism. And as expected: It’s awesome! We thought it might be a perfect weekend blog post for you – to enjoy as you ponder what your own watery summer will hold.  Continue reading

Restoring Classic Hulls in the Workshop

 Water to wine: Nicer Cabin Shape for GRP Classic

When Mike Zani moved to the banks of the Sakonnet River in Rhode Island, he wanted a beautiful yacht for his mooring but was not willing to pay $50,000 for one of the fine-lined modern/classic daysailers on the market today, writes Chris Museler.

A cool $4,500 bought him a 1962 Cape Cod Marlin, a GRP derivative of L Francis Herreshoff’s Fish Class design, but with a blister cabin house and a strip of opaque GRP in place of portholes (ugh!).

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Happy New Year from TotalBoat Show!

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2016 has been an awesome year for us at TotalBoat Show. We launched a video series with Tips from a Shipwright that you all seem to love, as well as lots of new products to make your boat better and your wallet heavier. We also launched TotalBoat.com with tons of How-to info to help you get the job done right. We have been busy in the TotalBoat workshop with product testing and research and lots of cool restorations and projects. Are you following along with us? Subscribe to our blogs on TotalBoat.com to keep up with all the action!  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

Tell Us About Your Varnish

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If you’re like most boat owners – somewhere on your boat you have some varnish to maintain. And it’s either a very rewarding experience looking at your beautifully finished wood pieces or it’s a boon. We sell the best varnishes out there and with TotalBoat, we also make some, too. We want to know which varnish is your favorite. We want to know how many coats and what kind of brush you use and how often you touch it up and add coats. Our Varnish Survey asks you 12 short questions that might take you 2 minutes to answer. CLICK HERE to take the VARNISH SURVEY 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