CATAMARAN BUILD – It’s Finally Here!!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 178)


After one year of planning and six months back in the US, we finally have the components of our catamaran arriving to us, which means the build can commence!

Start your clocks – the two year process starts now!!

With the few days before the container arrives, we prepare the tent by marking out where the forms will be placed. This is the base the catamaran will sit on, so we need each spot measured perfectly for the forms to sit on. We place and level bricks in these spots, and because of the slope inside our tent, also level the height of the pads from fore to aft, and port to starboard.

Then, the morning we’ve been waiting for! Our container arrives bright and early on a bitterly cold day in Maryland – and us and our rag tag group of Patrons have only two hours to get all of the pieces out! Make sure to stay tuned next week for the conclusion of unloading.

We hope you enjoy!

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

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Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

00:00 – Time To Start the Work Week Again!
01:03 – Intro
01:32 – Construction Plans in Hand
03:44 – Matching Port to Starboard
05:11 – Placing Pads for the Forms
07:04 – Where’s Georgie?
08:18 – Our Last Day of an Empty Tent!
10:00 – The Morning of….
11:55 – I See a Container!!
13:30 – Next Episode
13:58 – Closing

Death Dance – Luftmensch
Lonely Hour – Giants’ Nest
Walking on a Tightrope – Mindme

Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix GH5
– Shure VP83F shotgun microphone –
– 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




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