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Owner: MJ Sailing

This Could MAKE OR BREAK the Look Of Our Kit Boat (MJ Sailing - Ep 280)


Location: Kent Island
Latitude: 38.94000000
Longitude: -76.33000000
Published: 15 Apr 2023

It's time for us to begin filling all of those seams which pieced our kit boat together.

We're finally back to good 'ol boatwork this week, and it has nothing to do with fairing!! Now that it's getting warm enough to work with products outside of the boat, it's time for us to begin working with gelcoat on the exterior of our catamaran.

The first step is to remove the existing gelcoat on each side of the seams, which we thought was going to be a huge mess and leave gelcoat dust EVERYWHERE! But with the help of a belt sander from Colby, Matt was able to easily strip that back and keep a clean work space.

Even though the pieces were bonded together with our methacrylate, we still want to fill in any gaps, and go about doing that with our Total Boat polyester structural putty, which is full of milled fibers for extra strength.

A single layer of our 12 oz double bias fiberglass goes on and sits overnight to dry. After getting sanded down, Matt wants to go right into adding gelcoat instead of fairing compound. Was this a wise choice? Or will it all have to come off to be done again?

Tune in to our latest episode for all the fun!

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Videos made by Jessica, featuring Matt and Georgie.

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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

Editing software: Adobe Premier Pro