Building Our Own Custom Stack Pack

There’s nothing for me to sand or paint right now, so it must be time to sew!

Two big items we need done before leaving the marina are making a new mainsail cover and an awning for the cockpit. Tackling the hardest one first, I went with the sail cover. Since we were starting from scratch and yours truly was doing the work, we decided to go with a stack pack, where the cover never fully comes off, but instead is unzipped to allow the sail in and out. I’ve never attempted anything like this before, but luckily Sailrite makes a very helpful step by step video on building one. We’re making a few tweaks, so ours won’t be exactly the same, but it has helped me with the most important parts.

Also in this episode, we spend a little quality time with our friends Jeremy and Courtney of s/v Teho. We’d gotten to know them at the marina just after the new year, and were now able to reconnect after they’ve arrived back from the Bahamas. Their stay in Indiantown is a short one though, so we made the most of it with a night out to Waterway Cafe and Rocco’s Tacos in Palm Beach.

Cheers from the WATER!!

Thank you SO MUCH to our Patrons. These charitable souls help keep us in the work yard, our camera equipment up to date, and the videos coming.

To join the Patreon ranks, please visit http://www.patreon.com/mjsailing

Thank you!, Matt & Jessica

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Music:

0:00 – Changing – Sigma feat Paloma Faith, Instrumental Cover

02:08 – Flix & Chill – Joakim Karud

08:44 – Ikson – Look Up

09:15 – Paradise – Ace

 

Camera equipment used:

– Panasonic Lumix G7 – http://amzn.to/2uebEhu

– Panasonic HDC – http://amzn.to/2lPlf9O

– Apple iPhone 5 – http://amzn.to/2tsmRLp

Editing software: Windows Movie Maker & Adobe Premier

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Our Composting Head & Swag Giveaway

Just to be a little bit different *again* we’ve set up our new boat so the head has a composting toilet. There are a few reasons for this decision that you’ll hear Matt discuss in the video.

I take on a job of adding scuff resistant tape to the slider of our companionway, since our brand new paint has been taking a bit of a beating. Even with my tiny hands, some of the spaces were almost impossible to reach.

Matt shows off all the hard work he’s been putting into our electrical panel and we show off our new WeBoost system that will help us get better internet as we’re traveling. To end the episode I go over some swag we’ve received that is up for grabs in a giveaway.

Cheers from the WATER!!

Thank you SO MUCH to our Patrons. These charitable souls help keep us in the work yard, our camera equipment up to date, and the videos coming.

To join the Patreon ranks, please visit http://www.patreon.com/mjsailing

Thank you!,
Matt & Jessica


Online shop: https://mj-sailing.myshopify.com/

In episode, Matt was wearing the Unisex Jersey T-Shirt in Deep Heather Teal in size Large, Jessica was wearing the Women’s Racerback Tank in Macchiato, in size XS.

Swag Giveaway: To be eligible for our swag giveaway, you must be a patron. The drawing will take place on Friday June 21st at 6pm EST. Winner will be notified through personal message via Patreon.

To become a Patron, sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/mjsailing

Gear we used:
Cellular- Weboost Drive 4Gx – http://amzn.to/2txmgnz
Wifi- Ubiquiti Bullet 2HP – http://amzn.to/2u1wpfV
AIS- Vesper xb-8000
Antenna Splitter- Amec Cubo-160
Radar- Simrad 4kw DX64s
VHF- B&G V50
Depth,Speed, Temp- Simrad DST800
Wind- B&G 508 Wind Sensor
Autopilot- B&G AC42
Heading Sensor- Seapilot Vector Satellite Compass
Chartplotter- B&G Zeus Touch 7
Stereo- Fusion RA205

Shower sprayer- http://amzn.to/2t7YBe1
Sink Faucet- http://amzn.to/2v9S2Jv
Sink- Ikea (no longer sold)
Stainless towel rack- http://amzn.to/2t7ZEe7
Toilet paper holder- http://amzn.to/2v9pa3T

Music:
0:00 – Changing – Sigma feat Paloma Faith, Instrumental Cover
01:11 – Let’s Go Skiing – Jorm
10:15 – Water Lily – Pop Happy
12:19 – A New Sun – Kalle (Rewind Remix)

Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix G7 – http://amzn.to/2uebEhu
– Panasonic HDC – http://amzn.to/2lPlf9O
– Apple iPhone 5 – http://amzn.to/2tsmRLp

Editing software:
Windows Movie Maker & Adobe Premier

Facebook:
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Instagram:
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Our Thoughts on Going Bare

‘Why aren’t you going to paint your hull?’ ‘If you’re going to leave it bare, you should at least shine it up’. ‘You’re in for a ton of corrosion if you leave your hull bare’.

These are just a sample of the questions and comments we’ve been getting through our last few videos, so we thought it was time to publicly address the issue. Our hull is staying bare aluminum, and we *want* it that way. Keep reading as to our reasons why, and to answer all the questions you may have about why there is no longer paint on the side of our boat.

In this episode we also dig our mainsail out of storage to see how it fits on the boat, and Matt goes over our plans for how we’re going to lay out our deck hardware. With all the changes we’ve made to Elements, the previous set-up is no longer going to work for us.

Cheers from the WATER!!

Thank you SO MUCH to our Patrons. These charitable souls help keep us in the work yard, our camera equipment up to date, and the videos coming.
To join the Patreon ranks, please visit http://www.patreon.com/mjsailing

Thank you!,
Matt & Jessica


Music:
0:00 – Gitty Cat – Andrew Applepie
00:59 – Welcome – CyberSDF
09:34 – Gold – Artificial Music

Camera equipment used:
– Sony NEX 5T – http://amzn.to/2glc9zG
– Panasonic HDC – http://amzn.to/2lPlf9O
– Apple iPhone 5 – http://amzn.to/2tsmRLp

Editing software:
Windows Movie Maker & Adobe Premier

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http://www.facebook.com/mattandjessicasailing

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