TotalBoat Seal is a fast-curing elastomeric marine sealant that adheres tenaciously to fiberglass, wood, metal, glass, Starboard & vinyl. It creates a highly elastic waterproof seal ideal for bedding hardware, windshields, and portholes, as well as flush & overlapping joints. Once cured, Seal is paintable and sandable.
Seal is highly UV stable and will not sag on vertical surfaces. It boasts superior properties over most leading sealants including strength, adhesion, elongation, and shelf life. For use above and below the waterline. Do not use on wood deck seams.
Available in White only. Choose from a 3 oz. tube, 10 oz. cartridge, or 6-pack of 10 oz. cartridges. Cartridges fit standard 290ml caulk guns.
Important: TotalBoat Seal is designed for bedding and sealing, and does not have the strength properties of bonding adhesives.
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3 oz. tube
10 oz. cartridge
Six 10 oz. cartridges
For Use on these Surfaces
Fiberglass, metal, wood, vinyl, glass, and StarBoard
Yes. Suitable for use on electrical connections.
Is Priming Necessary?
Suitable for Use on Teak Deck Seams?
No. Do not use on teak deck seams.
1-7 days, depending on temperature and joint depth.
3 years from date printed on tube
Additional Features & Information:
Highly UV stable
Seals ports, beds hardware, and stops leaks
Elastomeric sealant can be wet sanded and painted after curing
Cures in temperatures from -20°F to +120°F
Twists, bends, expands, compresses
Non-sagging and non-staining
Surface must be clean, dry, and free from any dust, grease, oil, rust, or dirt. Use a hand or pneumatic caulking gun. Cut tip and puncture seal. Priming is not necessary. Skins in minutes. Make sure sealant is completely cured before painting.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including toluene, which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Be sure to read all safety information on the label and in the SDS (safety data sheet) before using this product. Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas. Eyes: Wear safety glasses with side shields (or goggles). Avoid contact with eyes. Skin: Wear protective gloves.
Use in a well-ventilated area. When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Wash hands thoroughly after handling the material. Routinely wash work clothing and protective equipment to remove contaminant. Keep out of reach of children!
Below Water Line (yes/no):
Number Of Parts:
will white total seal stick to a varnished plywood floor for waterproofing above waterline?
Yes, be sure to clean and sand with 220 grit first.
JD Tech Team
Can this be used for a teak to teak or a teak to gel oat seal? What type of prep need for teak? Assume unsealed and unvarnished teak the best? The reason I ask because on the package it says not for use on teak deck seams. Thanks
It can be used as a sealer, just be sure to clean well with acetone first.
JD Tech Team
Is this as good as 5200 fir below the water line thru hull's?
5200 setup up hard. This sealer stays flexable when cured. Haven't had any problems above the water line. Have used it below water line and it didn't seem to affect it one way or the other. Think' silicon sealer a little more flexable'. Be used it for everything.
AS far as I know, the total boat seal is holding up. I applied 5 tubes on my deck replacement. I certainly hope it is as good as 3m 5200.
No I would still use 5200 below the waterline. I like the Total Boat sealant for hatch mounting and general caulking outside as it doesn't yellow like 5200 and is much easier to work with and remove parts when needed.Brett S/V Seismic Wave
Hello - Can this product be used as a light adhesive? I'm mounting some gear hammocks inside my boat and want something that has adhesive properties, but can be removed later, if I decide to move things around.Thanks in advance!
Hi Michelle, I think this product would work, it's pretty tenacious after it dries. A word of warning it can be messy, I would tape around the area and be diligent. Read the label it takes a day or so for complete cure. I would take a couple of those little silicone bumpers (like for the back of cabinet doors)cut them if you need to make them smaller and put them between the parts that you are gluing at act as space to make sure you have enough caulk between the parts. it keeps the caulk from squishing out... Good luck,
This is for gluing plastics and such - there are better stuff - like 4200 - not the 5200 too strong.
Very versatile product. I have not used it for that purpose.Seems like you might have a problem with clamping until setup.
what is the prep for using as a seal on fiberglass. There is old caulk in the joint. After I dig it out will Acetone be a good choice?
Use a scrapper or knive blade to remove the old caulk. Any number of solvents may work to remove caulk residue. Can't say for sure not know the typed of caulk.
Thanks for your feedback
Is this good for deck joints on fiberglass or is silicone better?
This is a good product on fiberglass deck joints. Do not use silicone, it will fail.
Can this be used to bed lexan port lights?
Use Lexel Sealant for Lexan. Brand name: LEXEL
What type of sealant is this? Polyurathane, polysulfide, Polyether, silicone, something else? It should specify in the product description since no product is appropriate for all situations or all substrates.
Elastomer refers to the group of rubber like polymers. Polysulfide is an elastomer but all elastomers are not polysulfides. Look for the registered trade name Thiokol.
This is an Elastomeric (Synthetic Rubber), not a Polyurathane, polysulfide, Polyether or Silicone.
anyone use this product to seal starboard? Does it work?All the literature I saw about starboard is that no common adhesives stick to it.
I used this product to attach neoprene rubber to the bottom of my new Moeller fuel tanks. I hear that not much will make a bond with starboard.
Thanks Dennis, I asked the question because the description says it adheres to starboard. I guess that's not accurate.
Yes I have used if to seal starboard - it will stick only as a sealant not as an adhesive. And it can make a compression seal between two pieces screwed together. I also use dolphonite to install starboard as a backing plate for mefal hardware. I use the nonskid starboard to make backing plates. Use 1/2" starboard with the nonskid facing the surface which gives the sealant or the dolphonite a place to reside between the surfaces when the antenna mount of horn or whatever is tightened down.I only use the sealant on fiberglass boats or on Triumph extruded plastic type boats and dolphonite on wood painted boats. Dolphonite won't rip the painted surface if the hardware and starboard plate are removed someday.
Does this get hard in the tube quickly after opening? Can it be capped remain usable for at least 3 months? What is the tack free time?
I use a caulking tube insert from home depot and i keep the opened tube in my freezer -- if you docthis it will still be useable six months later.
Sorry, but I have not used the product yet. Tube is still unopened.
I just used it so its long term efficacy is unknown. One oddity I noted is the tube is oversize for my caulking gun. I had to bend the front outward to squeeze the tube into the gun.
I used TotalBoat Seal on a Bevins skiff that I'm restoring. It applies easily and cleans up well. The seal seems good and it filled the frame to plank gaps easily, cleaning up the interior of the boat.
Sets up very fast, almost too fast. One of the cardboard tubes punctured when stressed unlike what a metal or plastic tube would do.
Ask me next year
The products skins very fast, nothing will work for clean up other than the recommended mineral spirits. I replaced the chainplates and recored the area around it, I layed down a medium to large bead of the sealer arround the chainplates to temp seal them until I installed the closeout covers the next weekend. The sealer received one week of hot Florida sun before the next weekend when I installed the close outs. The sealer was still soft and peeled of rather easy, very strange. I am not sure about this product yet, ask me next year.
I started using Totalboat sealant last year on my clapboards on my 225 year old cape house.. I just finished using it as the sealant on two neo angle shower frames.
A good product for the price
I was using this for various tasks repairing a Chris Craft Constellation. The caulk comes out smooth, it doesn't seem to magically get all over you like 5200 seems to do at least when I use it. It takes longer to cure. My biggest complaint is that the nozzle is not attached well to the cartridge. I've had two of them break off at the base causing me to waste about a tube of caulk total. I have not addressed this with Jamestown yet but I plan to. Don't put too much pressure on the nozzle when you are running down the seam or you might have the same problem.
Paintable water tight seal on vinyl
I needed a water tight seal around vinyl windows on my house. Weather here ranges from subzero to 100+ so I needed a sealant that would not crack or pull away with expansion and contraction of siding. The Total boat elastomeric was easy to apply, cleanup was simple, and I had no problem with caulk setting up in the nozzle when left for a couple of days (used a simple nozzle seal). After a couple hours the caulk was nicely cured.
I would buy again
Great product. Easy to use and reasonably priced
Gulf Shores Alabama
I used this sealant between our cockpit coming and our teak seats. It applied easily, dried quickly and seems to provide an excellent seal
Ease of application
The ideal sealant to keep on hand. Used topside on varnished teak, stanchions, chainplates, and fiberglass. Applies easily, tools well, forms a nice bead... and one year after purchase, what's left in the tube is still usable with absolutely no special precautions taken. Shorter cure time than traditional polysulfides. 3M 4000UV (competitor) cures in the tube once opened, and is viscous enough that it works best with a caulking gun. If you don't need a specialty product, keep a 3oz tube of this on hand for all general use.