CATAMARAN BUILD - We Drilled a Hole in the Bottom of Our Boat!! (MJ Sailing - Ep 231)
There's a new hole under our water line - we're getting ready for our stern tube!
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In this week's video we're focused heavily on our engine beds, and more specifically making a mock engine template so we can get all the proper placing without having to make adjustments to our 300 pound Yanmars. And in case you're newer to the channel, last winter we drove ourselves up to Maine to purchase two 2019 29 hp Yanmar diesel engines which came off an Antares catamaran.
At the time we weren't sure which engine direction we were going to head, but the deal was just too good to pass up. So, we've been storing them in the tent ever since, and now we're working hard to get the engine beds prepped for them.
Watch as Matt carefully crafts this template, and once it's in place, he figures out exactly how it will sit under our master berth. With a stern tube from Vetus on its way very soon, Matt finds the line and angle at which this will come out of our boat and drills a test hole from the engine bed and out through the bottom of our boat. One thing we really hope we don't mess up on!
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
00:30 – Planning for our stern tube (01/28)
02:28 – Making a mock-up of our engine
06:36 – Finished MDF mock-up
07:49 – Getting my body to recover faster
09:20 – Cutting down backing plates to save weight (02/16)
12:57 – March 01 Progress Update
14:28 – This is where the engine will sit (03/18)
17:02 - Drilling a hole in our boat!!
19:45 - I have to brag here..
21:29 – Closing
(Stay) True - Lars Eriksson
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