As Shop Night gets underway for the 2016-2017 season, we invite you to come behind the scenes into the TotalBoat Shop via our new LIVE ShopCam. We meet every Wednesday evening to get dirty and get our boats in better condition for next summer. Our ShopCam can move around, and if you like something you see, we can move the cam closer to let you see more.
Shop Night in the TotalBoat Workshop is in full force right about now as people prepare for spring and warmer, sunnier days when launching day doesn’t seem so far away. It’s T-Minus about one month til the newly painted Black Watch 26 gets launched and usually she goes first, and the rest of us scramble to prep and paint and tweak so we can get out there, too.
Below are some photos of the projects we have conquered over the winter – some big, some small. With a full video series coming on how the BlackWatch was transformed from a white hull to a dashing dark black, shiny beast of a boat.
Chuck refinishing his outdoor bench with several layers of LUST Varnish
Melanie sanding the bureau.
Steve is working on his old skateboard. Stripped, then bleached, then penetrating epoxy, then varnish!
Kristin upcycling pallets for a pond hockey goal.
Melanie. Varnishes. Forever, seemingly….
Luke stripping the tiller with heat and muscle!
Working in the dirty room, Tiller and bike.
Chuck is inspecting his bench for holidays in the latest coat of varnish.
Shop Night dinner at the new picnic table before it heads outside to the elements.
Alden crafting for Rondo.
Alden is proud of his new doggie dish for his pooch, Rondo. Rondo was less impressed and chewed it to pieces within hours. Bad dog, Rondo!
Mike is testing – always testing. This time, it’s brushes
Hillary stripping down a shelf to her curio refinishing project
Brendan helps out with fiberglass repair
Melanie in the final stage of her bureau project – rubbing the top with Lust Matte Varnish
Owen doing some fiberglass repair on his vintage Hobie Cat
Melanie wonders: Should I strip and refinish this new project? This is ONE of the doors. Resounding NO! from the audience!
Mike at work on the hard top.
Purchasing Manager, Becky and her son, Luke get to work sanding and varnishing their tiller
High tech repairs to a carbon fiber bike frame.
Carbon Fiber work and advice from Stephan, the expert.
A unique fix for a unique problem.
Fixing and amending the V-Berth insert for the BlackWatch 26.