Danish Teak Sealer: Easy to Use and Effective

We just made this video about a product we have been getting rave reviews about: TotalBoat Danish Teak Sealer. In this video it is used on a teak deck and brings an older boat back to it’s beautiful teak decked glory.

Not all wood needs to be varnished or even protected. Many choose to leave teak and mahogany to grey and “fade” in the sun, which is certainly an option. But your wood is thirsty and will absorb water and thereby start to produce mold and mildew and this is when a teak oil or sealer will be very handy.

Easy application helps make a case for applying a few coats each season to extend the life of your wood. And right now – near then end of the summer – is a great time to add a coat to your wood. Give it a nice bath and then an easy coating or two of this great product. Your wood will thank you!

Fairlie 55 – Construction Video Diary

A short video of the entire build process, from lofting to launch, of the Fairlie 55.
It’s the culmination of 13 months filming at Fairlie Restorations in Hamble.

What a beautiful boat and an impressive project. This video shows the amazing amount of detail that goes into every inch of a classic build both above and below decks. If you have ever wanted to sit in on a total build project, watch this and in 12:28 you get the whole process and even a sail at the end.

When you are ready to build your own, come to Jamestown Distributors for all your boat building needs. Most every tool shown in this video can be bought in our online store or at our expanded retail location in Bristol, RI.

Boatbuilder Ken ‘Joggling’ the teak into the king plank

Customer Spotlight – Luciano Valdivia

Valdivia-BEFORE Valdivia-AFTER

Luciano Valdivia’s work on this 1965 Sailstar Bristol Corinthian was as in-depth as it is gorgeous. This sailboat from Rhinecliff, New York could be the poster for Extreme Makeover-Boating Edition. Unfortunately, the photos show only a fraction of his work on this boat, christened Pas de Deux, but much more has been done. The teak cockpit flooring had to be bleached and oiled, and the chainplates were pulled and reset. All of the boat’s brightwork had to be refinished; and the entire interior was sanded and refinished as well. Pas de Deux’s interior also received new cushions, shelf installation, and rewiring. In fact, all of her hardware was reset. To replace the old, rotted combing boards, Luciano cut brand-new boards out of mahogany by using the originals as templates. The original winches were replaced with bronze Barient winches, and the old bench was refitted with new silicon bronze fasteners. To maintain Pas de Deux’s classic look, Luciano added vinyl graphics for the name and hailing port. All of Valdivia’s work has definitely paid off, however, because she looks incredible.

Repairing & Replacing Teak Decking

In this video we will replace the teak wood decking on the sailboat “Camelot”. The old fake teak veneer has began to deteriorate.

Teak Deck Fabrication & Installation Part 2

Part 2 of a tutorial from Boatworks Today on how to fabricate and install a small teak deck as a highlight on your boat using materials from Teak Decking Systems.
You can find Part 1 of this series here.

Teak Deck Fabrication & Installation

A tutorial on how to fabricate and install a small teak deck as a highlight on your boat using materials from Teak Decking Systems.