This Is Not Coming Together - CATAMARAN BUILD (MJ Sailing - Ep 245)

After three attempts of glassing and having it fail on us, we wonder, will this ever come together?

In this week’s episode we go to glass our daggerboard case to the hull – only to have it continuously fail on us!! We glass at night when the temperatures are workable, but each morning when we come back in, we find the resin has not cured.

When we are able to move forward, Matt makes the modifications necessary to turn a portion of the bottom of our hull into a fuel tank on our starboard side. Complete with custom fiberglass fittings and a few coats of the necessary paints, and that area is ready to close up!

Which means, we can now bond down the sole in the owner’s hull walkway. Something that has been temporarily down for months – but, once it’s permanently down, means we can begin building out the remainder of our furniture on that side.

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 – The Progression of our daggerboard cases
01:00 – Intro
01:30 – Attempts 1 through 3 of glassing
06:55 – Layout of our fuel tanks
09:55 – Jessica is a sweaty mess
10:55 – Filling the side of the case & bonding flanges
12:32 – Fuel fill & vent
13:48 – Protective paint in the fuel tank
17:38 – Bonding the last bit of sole in owner’s hull
20:22– Closing

Dust til Dawn – Dusty Decks
Fire and Bones – Biddy Sullivan
Mess – Martin Hall
Purchase – Dylan Sitts
Rock Steady – Henril Andersson
Showtime – Blue Steel
Sunset Road – Marc Torch
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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