JD Tent Sale to Feature “Mini” Boat Show

First Ever Customer Boat Display at JD Tent Sale Runabout tent sale

Next Saturday’s JD Tent Sale is always a big hit with the local and sort-of local customers. Why not road trip on a spring Saturday to come check out the deals and offers and to take in some of our special seaside town, here in Bristol, RI. The Tent Sale IS a great excuse to visit the JD and TotalBoat HQ, and this year even moreso because we will have Louis Sauzedde from the TotalBoat Work Skiff video series here. Everyone seems to want to meet Louis, but we suspect they want to check out his amazing skiff and with that in mind, we got to thinking that there are other customers doing amazing boat building. And most likely, customers like you want to see those projects, too. Continue reading

TotalBoat Project – Photo Contest Winners!


We had such an outpouring of excellent entries to our TotalBoat Product Photo Contest, that we couldn’t choose just one winner. So we decided to award THREE entries as winner in three categories:
Best Photo, Best Project, and Most TotalBoat Products Used.
Each winner will get a $50 JD credit!


You can check out all of the entries – and there were SO many great ones – on our Facebook page

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TotalBoat Photo Contest – Have You Entered?


It’s been super fun to see the submissions coming in for our TotalBoat Project Photo Contest.  The variety of projects is fun to see and ranges from topside paint jobs using Wet Edge Paint to varnish boats, boards and hatches, lots of Boston Whaler restorations and bottom jobs.

If you have yet to submit to the photo contest – you still have time! We are accepting entries through July and will announce our winner. Continue reading

TotalBoat Photo Contest! Submit Your Winning Photo by July 31st


It’s time for our summer Photo Contest! We want to see project boats and boat projects that involved TotalBoat products. Show us your paint jobs and layups, your fancy bottom paint and your ugly repairs.  It doesn’t have to be pretty, but it does have to be a TotalBoat project and the winning photo will have to be good!

Every summer we look forward to the influx of great boating photography that floods in after our Photo Contest opens. Be a part of it and submit your best project photo(s) using our TotalBoat products. It can be a messy DIY moment or a perfectly applied, mirror-like paint job in process. We would love to see photos of projects in process or completed – and don’t be shy – send a few. (one per email, please)

We love it all because we know what it takes to get these boat jobs done – and sometimes, it is a work of art – a masterpiece. Other times, less so. And we’ll leave it at that.  Follow the instructions below and send in your winning photo.  Continue reading

Summer Fun Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to the Summer Fun Photo Contest winner: 
Marty Loken of Port Townsend, WA.  

This photo of his 1888-design 13′ canoe yawl, NORD VINDEN, was taken July 19 while anchored in Mats Mats Bay, northern Puget Sound.

Marty writes: We were part of a four-day “Palooza Crooza,” featuring 30 small boats that had participated in the Pocket Yacht Palooza boat show, July 18 at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, WA. The Palooza Crooza route was from Port Townsend south to Mats Mats Bay, then north up Admiralty Inlet and around Marrowstone Island into Kilisut Harbor, followed by a sail into Mystery Bay before returning to Port Townsend. Date for the 2016 Pocket Yacht Palooza will be Saturday, June 11, followed by another Palooza Crooza.

This photo got the attention of our judges because of the sparkling wood and wood finishes and the amazing sky. There were many excellent submissions and the choice was very difficult, but we think you will agree that this is a top notch photo.

Congratulations, Marty!


Photo Contest: Show Us Your Launching

We are so ready for spring this year that we want to fill our pages on Facebook and TotalBoat Show with pics of your boats being launched. Please send us your photos or videos of your commissioning to images@jamestowndistributors.com and please include info about the boat, your homeport and the boat’s name!

We will select a winner from the entries for the best launching photo or video. Winners will be announced June 19 and entries are due by JUNE 15.

The winner will receive TotalBoat swag – a hat, t-shirt and sweatshirt and a TotalBoat product, too!  Let’s see those photos and videos! GO!

Here is our LAUNCHING GALLERY – Also can be seen on our Facebook page

TotalBoat on Instagram


Jib (the black lab) and Frank were introduced to #totalboat last week in Cuttyhunk.... And are spreading the news to friends in Mystic and beyond. TB swag lookin good. Thanks Frank!

Jib (the black lab) and Frank were introduced to #totalboat last week in Cuttyhunk…. And are spreading the news to friends in Mystic and beyond. TB swag lookin good. Thanks Frank!