Our Gelcoat STILL Doesn't Matc [...]
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Owner: MJ Sailing

Our Gelcoat STILL Doesn't Match!! (MJ Sailing - Ep 306)


Location: Kent Island
Latitude: 38.94000000
Longitude: -76.33000000
Published: 14 Oct 2023

It turns out, the third time is NOT a charm. After sending in gelcoat samples to be matched THRICE now, we still can't seem to spray on new gelcoat, which will match our existing gelcoat.

Right after spraying, we had to leave our boat for a week, and when we returned, Matt did a light sanding, just to see if the color matched. Unfortunately, we're still coming out darker than the factory gelcoat which we're trying to blend into. A new sample has now been sent out to another company, but by the time we're able to get another batch in our hands, it will most likely be too cold to spray.

So Matt moves indoors to work on the bilge in our master head. We have two thru hulls to place in, one for the watermaker and one for the holding tank. While drilling through the hull though, we hit the foam form underneath which supports our boat.

An unexpected new project popped up of having to raise the hull, move our form aft, and then bring the boat back down while still keeping it level. Thankfully, we still had Connor with us for that annoying project.

With cabinets and bilges getting closer to completion though, we're that much closer to being able to install systems!!

We hope you enjoy!

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Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

00:00 - The gelcoat is too dark!!
05:24 - Watermaker too close to holding tank thru hull?
13:51 - Connor & Matt lift the boat
17:05 - Connor has a wheezy mask
18:46 - Continuing work on the bilge
22:36 - Closing

A Day For Me - Biddy Sullivan
Charlotte to Cheyenne - Will Harrison
Day of Mine - Biddy Sullivan
Good Things Will Come Eventually - DJ DENZ
Looking After Yourself - Biddy Sullivan
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

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