After 10 days of preparations, the transom is finally ready to get permanently bonded on.

Well…this is the moment we’d been waiting for. There were a few more days of odd jobs before it was ready, especially considering that bulkhead 9 had never been bonded to the bridge deck. Sending little ‘ole me down into the hulls again, we were able to get the correct spacing when the transom was in place, to bond it to the deck, and then raise it up the following day to glass that down.
And then – the bonding of the transom!! We thought we were all pro’s at this point, I mean, there’d probably been at least 25 dry fits already. But once the first batch of methacrylate was mixed and we had 40 minutes on the clock, things began to go downhill.
Don’t worry – it all worked out in the end. But, if you want to see the pitfalls we ran into, make sure to tune in!


Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

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Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

00:00 – I’m Waiting On Wood
00:38 – Intro
01:09 – Positioning Our Aft Bulkhead
03:18 – Realities of Working In Small Spaces
07:15 – Final Sanding and Glassing
10:54 – Burt & Ryan Steal the Camera
13:04 – Let the Bonding Begin!
16:04 – This Is Not Enough Methacrylate..
20:00 – Did We Do It In Time?
23:03 – Ryan and Burt Leave
24:57 – Closing

Don’t Love You – Windshield
Lost Without You – Duty Division
Sober – Windshield
Why Do You Still Hurt – Pastis
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

Editing software:
Adobe Premier Pro