BOAT FAIRING – Epoxy VS Polyester!! (MJ Sailing Catamaran Build – Ep 227)


Matt and I each tackle a fairing job in our catamaran, but in very different ways.

For the ‘Him’ portion, Matt picks up a project we started back in the fall, of working on our water tanks. We’ve built them ourselves because they’ll be stronger and lighter than plastic, but we need to go through steps of preparing them to hold water, which means using Total Boat’s epoxy fairing compound. This fairing compound will stick better, which is very important when it is the container for our potable water.

Down below deck, I’m ‘beginning finishes’ by using Total Boat’s polyester fairing compound. There’s been a few test rounds in our forward bunk, but in this video I’ll be focusing in on our master vanity, and what it takes to blend down the edges of the fiberglass and start getting the first rounds of fairing compound on.

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 – Intro
00:30 – Our water tanks need to be faired
02:03 – Using Total Boat’s Epoxy Fairing Compound
06:39 – The Beginning of Finishes!!
09:48 – Plans to Fair Master Head’s Cabinets
13:12 – Using Total Boat’s Polyester Fairing Compound
15:58 – Fairing Over Our Tape Lines
16:50 – The First Round of Sanding
20:21 – There’s Still a Looong Way to Go
21:50 – Closing

Five Below – Torii Wolf
Maximum Profit – Gloria Tells
Get the Job Done – Storyblocks Music
Giants Were Here – Sounds Like Sander
Hero – Adrian Berenguer
Lazy Day Monday – Will Van Der Crommet
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