CATAMARAN BUILD – These Chainplates Will NEVER Break!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 207)


We work on putting the final floor into The Hull Fame, and reinforce the area around our chainplates – which will then allow us to adhere all the bulkheads to the hull sides.

This week’s episode has us putting the new floor in for what will be our sail locker between bulkheads 2&3. Also known as, The Hull of Fame. 😉 We get the ok from our designer and engineer that we can switch around the webbing and the floor, which will give us just a bit more room in there for storage.

Next, we finally tackle the task of reinforcing the area behind the chainplates, which requires three sheets of unidirectional fiberglass, and two layers of 45/45 double biased. But now that it’s done, we can work on glassing the bulkheads to the hull side.

To throw a little excitement into our lives as well, we spend one afternoon hopping on The Marylander, where our friend Jason is captain. He shuttles us up the Severn River, were we have our first experience of catching crabs on a line. Fun to catch, and even more fun to eat!

We hope you enjoy!!

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

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00:00 – Intro
00:30 – Making Our Sail Locker Deeper
02:21 – Placking in Our Raised Floor
05:30 – Sitting In The Sail Locker – Finished Floor
06:14 – Reinforcing Our Chainplates
07:05 – Tracing and Cutting the Glass
08:09 – Glassing Behind a Bulkhead
10:07 – Our BEST Glassing Yet!!
11:30 – Afternoon Off – We’re Going Crabbing!
14:05 – The Process of Dropping the Line
15:37 – Our First Haul of Crab
17:33 – Crab On The Line!
20:05 – Closing Up For The Night
21:25 – Let’s Steam Some Crabs!
19:49 – Closing

Old Pen – Cody Francis
Test of Time – Sture Zetterberg
While You Can – The Eastern Plain
Pandemonium (Tribute Version) – The Mondays

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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