Online Videos Show How to Build a Wood Skiff

If you’ve been intrigued by the idea of building your own wood boat, but are mystified or intimidated by the process, you’ll want to check out the excellent TotalBoat series of videos produced by Jamestown Distributors and hosted by master shipwright Louis Sauzedde.

The high-quality videos, available on YouTube, show each step in building a no-frills, flat-bottomed, 16’ wood work skiff of the type long used by commercial watermen along the Northeast coast. Sauzedde is a natural teacher who not only explains in clear terms how to complete each step, but why it’s done the way he does it. By the end of the series you’ll be thinking: “Hey, I can do that!”

See all episodes of “Building the TotalBoat” on YouTube starting here: