CATAMARAN BUILD – We Bring In Professional Help (MJ Sailing – Ep 267)

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We hope you’re having a great start to your weekend. We know we are!! And that is because there is some MAJOR progress about to take place on the build.

It all started two weeks ago, when we had Colby, one of the marina’s mechanics, come spend a day on the build to give us lessons in fairing and painting. Colby has his own boat in the work yard he’s refinishing, and after seeing his painting skills a few months ago, we knew we could use some professional tips from him. (He’s also the one who recommended Blue Dykem dye as a guide coat)

Off camera, we spent the morning fairing out three walls of the master shower (Colby is camera shy) but what we were able to cover is us sanding down the surfaces and then using Colby’s spray gun to apply a coat of our high build primer.

This lesson has been EXTREMELY useful, and now Matt and I feel a lot more confident about quickly attacking other areas of the boat.

One other project is taking our new honeycomb core, and laminate it ourselves to have extra material for building out shelves and other non-structural areas.

Plus, more congratulations from some of our favorite sailing friends!


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Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

00:00 -We FINALLY Bring In Help
01:32 – Intro
02:00 – Learn a new language in 3 weeks
03:11 – Attacking the master shower – sanding
04:20 – Prepping & spraying high build primer
07:46 – Trading foam core for honeycomb
09:48 – A wrecked boat shows up to the marina
11:38 – Hand Laminating the honeycomb
15:35 – Time to prove our new fairing skills
18:25 – Congrats from Delos, Tula’s, and Ryan & Sophie
19:33 – Naked Shower Power (An Elizabeth Earle original)
21:13 – Closing

In and Out of Love – Tigerblood Jewel
Marches – Tigerblood Jewel
Shifting Out – Gregory David
Strummer Boy – Dusty Decks
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

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