Building a Mold for Flush Deck [...]
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Building a Mold for Flush Deck Hatches - CATAMARAN BUILD (MJ Sailing - Ep 238)


Location: Kent Island
Latitude: 38.94000000
Longitude: -76.33000000
Published: 18 Jun 2022

We're cutting holes in our deck as we prepare for flush deck hatches!
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In this episode, Matt builds the mold for our first flush deck hatch. Eventually we'll have 5 of them going in (all from Vetus), but to get the ball rolling, we're just getting the mold made. Matt does a practice round of making a fiberglass plug, and it turned out so nicely that we were able to use it for the forward hatch over our master shower.

Cutting a big hole into our deck, we crossed our fingers and hoping it was all done properly. The glassing of it all went well, and we'll just have to wait until down the road where we can gelcoat the deck and get the hatches placed in.

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
00:53 – Making MDF mold for flush hatches
03:00 – Our new portable air conditioner
04:29 – Spraying on Duratech primer
06:46 – Polishing down to a high gloss
08:47 - Laying down gelocoat and adding fiberglass
12:13 – Popping the plug off the mold
14:24 – Measuring & cutting a hole in our deck
18:24 – Making drainage gutters
21:51 - Glassing the plug to the deck
26:42 - Closing

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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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