We Bought Diesel Engines for the Catamaran – But Will We Use Them? (MJ Sailing Ep 175)


Want to be the first to know all our boat building secrets? Become a Patron now!!

When we first bought the components for our build, we were sure we’d be using dual outboards for propulsion. But, now we’ve found ourselves with a set of diesel engines. The more we started researching, the less outboard engines sounded appealing to us … and when a set came up for sale after being removed from a new catamaran, we jumped on the chance to buy them. They may not be what we end up with, but at least we have them now, and at a reasonable price (compared to buying new diesel engines).

Before heading out to Maine to pick them up though, we really get to work on the Viking, and Matt cuts out the core up in the v-berth. The rotting up there is incredibly bad, and it will need to sit with a dehumidifier for quite some time before we can go to work again patching it up.

We hope you enjoy!

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

Thank you SO MUCH to our Patrons. These amazing supporters help keep us on the boat, our camera equipment up to date, and the videos coming. Without our patrons, these videos would not be possible.

To join the Patreon ranks, please visit http://www.patreon.com/mjsailing


Buy us a beer through PayPal!


Help contribute to the build by shopping our Amazon Wish List!
Delivery address:
67 Bay Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403

Thank you!,
Matt & Jessica

Our Online shop: https://mj-sailing.myshopify.com/

Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

00:00 – Getting Back to Annapolis After Holiday
00:57 – Work to Be Done on Viking
03:22 – Intro
03:56 – Removing Balsa Core from V-berth
06:21 – The Tent Has Been Improved!
07:44 – Unpacking All Our Sh*t into the Tent
08:55 – We’re Making a Drive Up To Maine
10:48 – Inspecting Our New Diesel Engines
12:28 – Unloading the Diesels in the Tent
15:00 – Closing

Above & Beyond – Brendan Moeller
Backtracking Suit – Alfie-Jay Winters
Imma Keep Goin – Bo the Drifter
Pretty Carolina – Jontha Links
Solitary Drifter – April Moon
Unbroken Spirit – Sunfish Grove

Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix GH5
– Shure VP83F shotgun microphone – https://amzn.to/2rsIHLL
– GoPro Hero8 –

Previous Boats:
1983 Trisalu 37 – custom aluminum, built in Quebec (Elements of Life)
Where we’ve been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown, Florida; Abacos, Bahamas; St. Barth’s; St. Maarten; Antigua; Saba; Azores; Ireland; Scotland; Norway; England

1989 Sabre 34 Targa (Serendipity)
Where We Sailed Her: U.S. – Bahamas – Jamaica – Cuba – Cayman Islands – Honduras – Guatemala – Belize – Mexico – Bermuda – Azores – Madeira – Canary Islands – Sint Maarten – BVI’s – USVI’s

Editing software:
Adobe Premier Pro




Discover more from SAILING and YACHTING

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading