New Inflatable Bottom Paint

Why not go make a video about the new TotalBoat Inflatable Bottom Paint on a beautiful summer day? The typical southwesterly breeze that we all rely upon here for our fine sailing had it’s own ideas. It was all but non-existent way past it’s normal arrival time of noonish – so we figured it was safe. It was still out there. Perfect painting weather. And then she arrived in all her 15-20 knot glory.  But we didn’t let that stop us. Who said you can’t paint midday in a stiff breeze? And if someone did say such a thing – please refer them to our lovely little video of Eric painting his pal’s inflatable.

I’d go as fas as to say that the conditions only helped the paint dry nice and fast and it went on without a hitch. But that’s how we make our products – easy to use even for those who can’t pick their project conditions. Because sometimes you have to apply varnish in the cold spring under a nasty plastic cover. And sometimes you have to paint your inflatable when it’s blowing 15-20. Hey – at least it was sunny and warm. And it looks great and is doing it’s one job on the rubber boat- keep off the critters and the growth. Mission accomplished! And hey the video ain’t half bad either.

 

Badass Amphibious Beach Boat

Bill Springer of Swizzle Media kinda likes this badass boat and files this report about the Sealegs Tender. Jamestown Distributors and TotalBoat Show loves Sealegs too: they are great customers and what’s not to love about this rad ride?

Swizzle: The Sealegs 7.1 Meter amphibious RIB is way, way more James Bond than your average yacht tender. In fact, the Sealegs 7.1 is really just a commercially available, 165-horsepower-badass-amphibious-military-assault-vehicle that any aspiring SEAL, or more accurately, anyone who wants to take their tender game to the next level, can drive up the beach!

I mean really.  What could be a better yacht tender than a commercially available 165-horsepower-badass-amphibious-military-assault-vehicle? Ummmm. Nothing.

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And in fact, there are some very real advantages to being able to drive up the beach in addition to being utterly badass. Especially if you live on, or close to a beach but not necessarily to a dock. It’s like a Range Rover that doesn’t need a ferry to get to Nantucket or even a lauch ramp. The whole range of Sealegs (from 6.1 meters to 7.7 meters, some even have enclosed space) scratch a very specific itch. And think what the neighbors will say when they see you driving this bad boy down the road on the way out for a day of fishing or just hanging out on an outer beach with friends. Who wouldn’t want to drive ashore without ever getting your feet wet?

And what better way to test such military-grade badassness than during a particularly nasty day when the wind never dipped below 20-knots, and the sun was to scared to shine. I’m mean look at sand being whipped across the beach in these photos. This was a badass test day for a badass boat.
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Underway, it performed beautifully. Its powerful 165-horsepower outboard made it easy for us to punch it up to almost 30-knots and carving turns through the steep chop was simply, fun.
The boat’s clever design allows the wheels to be fully retracted when underway so, apart from just a little extra weight (and seeing big, beach-friendly wheels in weird places), they have virtually no impact on the boat’s on-the-water performance.
 And then, you simply push a button, the wheels rotate into position and bang….you simply drive out of the water.
And there’s more of this to come. Tune back in soon for more disruptive boats at SwizzleSportsMedia. And thanks for the report,  Mr. Swizzle.