It seems that now a days there are blogs, videos and forums for just about everything.  However one thing that I’ve found in all of my searching is that there aren’t many active video podcasts geared towards boating?  Really none that specifically focus on maintaining and repairing boats for the DIY’s out there! I find this very surprising!


Over the past few years working in the boating industry, I have noticed a change in the mentality of people feeling that owning a boat is something that is beyond their means; and I find this a little troubling..  Yes there are costs associated with it as with any hobby, but it doesn’t have to be expensive!  The key for many of us is having the knowledge and ability to take care of most of these costs ourselves; and generally speaking that means being able to do basic cosmetic repairs and maintenance.


This is where I am hoping my podcast will come into play.  By providing people with the How-To’s my hope is that it may bring the possibility of creating and sharing the “true meaning of boating” with friends and family a little closer to reality.


Below is a video that sums this up better than any words I can put together..

Good Run ~ A Boating Story

19 Responses to “WHY I CREATED THIS SITE
  1. Great idea, great works, great help for DIY . Thanks for your site.

  2. Robert Wall says:

    Fantastic! I’m new to boat repairs and am in new territory. Thanks for treating me like I’m intelligent but uninformed! Your help is very appreciated. I’ve watched about an hour trying to learn more about fiberglass to repair a second hand sail boat rudder and your site is definitely worth exploring further. Thanks for putting this site together!

  3. Craig Tourtellott says:

    Videos are terrific. Can you share what camera is used to shoot your videos.

  4. Kyle says:

    Thank you for creating this site, and sharing your knowledge with us. I feel that I can trust your advice and it has helped greatly while restoring my ’78 Hobiecat 16.

  5. Wow, what a well polished product you have created. As a career teacher I can say that your style is very effective. I’ve been putting off addressing some of the cosmetic flaws in my 30-year-old Aloha 10.4 sailboat, but your videos have emboldened and empowered me to move forward: thank you!

  6. August Scafidi says:

    You are fantastic. Excellent presentation. Right on target with my questions and the products that are out there. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

    August, Family, and our old 25 Boston Whaler that we love.

  7. Wes says:

    I love your instructional vidieos! I’ve got a bit of a project with my Cape George 36, but the going is a little easier with your help!
    Thanks, Wes

  8. Ian says:

    Just discovered your site via YouTube while looking for info on gelcoat repairs. I just bought a 1984 Hunter 22 and it has some crazing and some gouges in the gelcoat. I’m an engineer so I love the detailed explanations you provide. I may well have some questions as I get into this project. Thanks for your very insightful videos. Great stuff!

  9. G says:

    I can open your sailing story video by clicking the title, but bot your “How-To” videos which have no title above the ‘grey’ place holder panel.
    Windows 7, IE 11

    • ~Andy ~Andy says:

      Hmm.. Are you able to take a screen shot of what you’re seeing? This is the first problem I’ve heard of not being able to watch the vids.. If it doesn’t work I’d like to know 🙂 Thanks!

  10. Scott says:

    Great stuff – restored an old sailboat many years ago and wish I’d had this resource at the time. You guys should get together with Good Old Boat magazine and others if possible to get the word out.

    Thank you for putting these videos out there!

  11. Bryan says:

    Hello Andy. I’ve watch them all and I can’t wait for the next ones. I appreciate your willingness to share. Keep up the great work! That boating video is spot on! I could see my grandfather in that chair, and maybe even me someday. I can’t wait to get my dust mask dirty!

  12. Arik says:

    Hi Andy. What a great website you have developed! As you mentioned, it’s surprising to see the limited amount of info like this for sailing/ boating online. I wish I found your videos earlier – it would have saved some hassle in a few projects I’ve done … and I’ve done a bunch on my own: floorboards, entire new bottom, networked electronics etc

    The videos on gel coat repair and the wet rudder repair were excellent, both on my to do list, but I’ve been hesitant on some small gel coat jobs as gel coat color matching is so critical and I’m fastidious about cosmetic results like that. Great job explainig and demonstrating the blending concept trumps absolute color match and the methods involved. Not sure if you’d consider something like resetting keel to hull joint … Like others, awaiting your next videos, and will spread the word.

  13. Larry says:

    Great videos! You’ve shared a tremendous amount of knowledge and the presentation is wonderful. I enjoy watching and have learned a lot. Thank you for taking the time. It’s very much appreciated.

  14. Marits says:

    Hi Andy and congratulations on the birth of your second child! It’s an awesome adventure to be sure!!
    Just saw the video of the Good Run and it reminded me of my father. He passed in 2000, but left me a better man for his knowledge. As you are doing with your video presentations! Thanks much!

  15. steve says:

    You are the best…You really connect with your boat instructions ..your my hero…

Leave A Comment

Copyright 2017 Boatworks Today · RSS Feed · Log in

The Verbage Theme v2 by Organic Themes · WordPress Hosting

Organic Themes