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Owner: MJ Sailing

CATAMARAN BUILD - Our Daggerboard Case Halves Are Now ONE! (MJ Sailing - Ep 234)


Location: Kent Island
Latitude: 38.94000000
Longitude: -76.33000000
Published: 7 May 2022

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We have been very busy in the tent, continuing to move forward on our daggerboard case halves, as they are holding up a number of our projects (like our fuel tanks, and bonding the rest of our soles). We're getting much closer to the end though!

In this week's episode, we've already bonded our foam core to the backs, andMatt trims all the halves down to the proper size. The interiors of the cases get a coat of epoxy based primer, and then, the halves are ready to go together!!

Although there will be a BIG glassing coming up soon, just to lightly bond the halves together in preparation, we glass the sides together with our 1208 fiberglass, and then bond on the foam core to those as well.

For a little bit of fun, we participate in Kentmorr Marina's first annual Blessing of the Fleet. Because the marina is made up mostly of charter boats, and priest has come here to bless each boat and their crew as they head out in a precession to the Chesapeake Bay. Local fire boats are creating a bridge of water to pass under - and it was quite the experience!

ONE X2: One X2:

Much love from Annapolis,
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

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Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

00:00 - Intro
00:44 – Did the halves bond to the foam?
00:56 – The morning after our fail
03:15 – Trimming the sides to size
04:38 – Barrier coat on the inside of each case
06:40 – Blessing of the fleet at Kentmorr
11:57 – Bonding the two sides together
14:19 – Chop strand fiberglass is important here
16:43 - Getting foam core fiberglass on the sides
19:47 - Closing

Etched - Dusty Decks
Join the Circus - Mary Riddle
On a Clear Morning - Sunfish Grove
Pick up Sticks - Pandaraps
The First Signs - Tall Oak Town
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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Adobe Premier Pro