CATAMARAN BUILD – Bonding Our Bridge Deck BACK TOGETHER! (MJ Sailing – Ep 181)


Aligning has still been a little tough, and that’s because our bridge deck keeps flexing in opposite ways. Time to bond that back together so we no longer have this issue!

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To get to the point of joining the two sides of the hull together, we have to pass through a few steps – including raising the deck and adding the main beam underneath to keep everything level – as well as cutting little cleats which will pull the two sides together after we’ve added our resin. They’re coated in a clear packing tape, which will make them much easier to use once the resin dries.

There’s more of it to come next week when we switch our attention to the botton, but finally it feels like forward progress is happening here!

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 – We just picked up 290# of Unidirectional Fiberglass
02:31 – Cutting into strips – We have our tricks
05:32 – Intro
06:03 – The bridge deck is causing misalignment!
08:25 – How we NEED the bridge deck to layout
11:55 – Jessica gets her hands on power tools
12:45 – It’s Bonding Day!!
14:08 – Mixing Resin & How It Will Get Applied
18:56 – We’re Bonded – Let’s Prep for Glass!
19:43 – Fiberglassing the Bridge Deck Topside
23:31 – Closing

Amber Lights – Chill Cole
Did I Make You Wait – Staffan Carlen
More to Me – Gary Combs
Summer Forever – Sum Wave
The Infinite Dreamer – Chill Cole
What You’re Made Of – Gary Combs

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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