CATAMARAN BUILD – Amateur Hour With Unidirectional Fiberglass (MJ Sailing – Ep 183)


This week we move onto work with our bulkheads and run into one area that has us scratching our heads.

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Of course if we’re working on a project we know we might mess up – we want it to be in an area where no one will see. So with that in mind, we start work on bulkhead two, which will be up in our sail locker.

The few stages we have to get through are measuring out the cutout, and then strengthening the area with unidirectional fiberglass. It does not stay put in the routed out trough like we’d hoped…and so we resort to using clear packing tape to try and hold it in place until it cures. It’s a good thing there will be so many rounds of this ahead of us – eventually we’ll become pro’s at it!


Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

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00:00 – Stay Tuned For Q&A at End
00:14 – A Look at Our Interior Bulkheads
02:52 – Measuring and Cutting the Opening
05:58 – How We’re Going To Strengthen This Area
08:29 – Intro
08:59 – Let’s Try Something New
10:44 – So, We Kind of Suck at Unidirectional
12:46 – How Did It Turn Out?
14:03 – The Doors for Bulkhead 4
17:39 – Question & Answer Time
19:35 – Closing

A Rookie Mistake – The New Fools
Citylife – J.F. Gloss
Good Man – Velvet Moon
Keep This Feeling – Milva
Sticky Habits – Blue Topaz

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

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