We go about making our first half of our first daggerboard case, but things do not go according to plan.

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Matt and I are moving on to our first big construction project of our own, and that’s our daggerboard cases. These are around 9 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide, and will sit on each side of our hull.

Now that the weather is in the mid 50’s (F) we have the perfect situation to be able to build them. Because each half required 8 layers of glass and around 130 oz of resin, we want to make sure we’re familiar with the process, and do one test round on a miniature. Which turns out great!!!

Then on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, we go to do the real thing. And – everything was going great!!!! – until it was time to add the vacuum pump to suck out all the extra air and compress the glass together. That’s when things cracked and fell apart on us.

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’re Making Our Own Daggerboard Cases!!
01:28 ā€“ See The Stars At a Moment In Time
03:05 ā€“ Intro
03:36 ā€“ A Big Task, Let’s Practice First
06:27 ā€“ Vacuum Bags Are Fun!
08:54 ā€“ 8 Layers of Glass Compressed Down
11:32 ā€“ We Sucked Resin Into Our Vacuum!!
12:13 ā€“ It’s Perfect Glassing Weather!
16:05 ā€“ Go Time! Let’s Do The Real Thing!
21:12 ā€“ The Pressure Cracked Our Board!
23:07 ā€“ Closing

I’ll Have the Usual – Basixx
Say Yes – Sleeping Ghosts
Pandemonium (Tribute Version) – The Mondays

Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix GH5
– Shure VP83F shotgun microphone – https://amzn.to/2rsIHLL
– 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