NO Wear & Tear for the Cutlass [...]
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Owner: MJ Sailing

NO Wear & Tear for the Cutlass Bearing on Our Home Built Catamaran (MJ Sailing - Ep 297)


Location: Kent Island
Latitude: 38.94000000
Longitude: -76.33000000
Published: 12 Aug 2023

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We want little to no movement for our stern tube and cutlass bearing

Matt and I have been continuing a lot of our work underneath the boat and in the engine beds.
Last week we were able to bond the stern tube to the skeg, but it was slightly off, which is going to make for more work finishing it. We did not want the same problem on the port side! Luckily we have Colby's laser to help us from start to finish.

Using our regular laser level to line up the template exactly within the engine bed, we then found the placement for the stern tube, and how the skeg will sit in it. Matt bonds the skeg to the hull with thickened resin, and we let it cure overnight. While that's going on though, we're able to glass around both the stern tube and skeg over on the starboard side.

As far as my other work, I'm still finishing up touchups with our epoxy fairing compound so we can get the next layers of primer on the hulls. One big change is that on the starboard hull, our next coat of primer will be done with Awl Quick, which will be the last primer we use before paint.
We hope you enjoy!

Much love,
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

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Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

00:00 - Touching up the owner's hallway
01:50 - Laser setting the engine mount & stern tube
05:43 - Fairing is messing with my head, so I meditate
08:36 - Glassing the port skeg to the hull
10:55 - Come see us at the Newport Boat Show!
11:48 - We have new fiberglass & we don't like it
13:13 - When will we prime & paint?
15:59 - Closing

Aeons- Mattias Tell
Breathe In, Breathe Out - Mattias Tell
I'll Be Me - Penny Lane
Lock Stock - The Big Let Down
Pins and Needles - Staffan Carlen
Shadow Work - Bjurman
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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