Back In Our Element – But Without ELEMENTS!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 176

As you know, we’ve been waiting quite some time for the new catamaran to arrive. So why not spend that time sailing?

When our friend Jeff asked if we’d like to spend a little time in sunny Florida, (and why not?, the snow had just arrived to Annapolis) we jumped at the chance to help him get his Catalina 36 further down the coast and into warm weather.

Since the Gulf Stream was pushing very close to the coast of Florida, and to a potential inlet point of Cape Canaveral, we planned to enter in St. Augustine. That would mean approximately 115 miles and 24 hours out in the open ocean. To make things even more fun, we had a buddy boat for the trip! Taylor and her mom, of @Taylor’s Travels​ .

Join us for Part 1 of this journey, where we get back into our element – even if it is on someone else’s boat. Sigh – I do miss that sound of wind and water surrounding us.

We hope you enjoy!!

Much love from the Atlantic!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

We Bought Diesel Engines for the Catamaran – But Will We Use Them? (MJ Sailing Ep 175)

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When we first bought the components for our build, we were sure we’d be using dual outboards for propulsion. But, now we’ve found ourselves with a set of diesel engines. The more we started researching, the less outboard engines sounded appealing to us … and when a set came up for sale after being removed from a new catamaran, we jumped on the chance to buy them. They may not be what we end up with, but at least we have them now, and at a reasonable price (compared to buying new diesel engines).

Before heading out to Maine to pick them up though, we really get to work on the Viking, and Matt cuts out the core up in the v-berth. The rotting up there is incredibly bad, and it will need to sit with a dehumidifier for quite some time before we can go to work again patching it up.

We hope you enjoy!

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

Our $1/Year Build Site Lease – We’re All Paid Up for 2021!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 174)

You may have heard before that we worked out a deal with the marina for our build site – but did you know we’re only paying ONE DOLLAR A YEAR to be there?

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Originally we had NEVER though of the Annapolis area as a possible build site because being such a sailors haven, we didn’t think we could remotely afford anything in the area. But – one of our Patrons had a connection at Kentmorr Marina on Kent Island and wrangled us the deal of a lifetime. $1/Year for the use of this 28’x50′ paint tent. There is still some work involved on our part, patching numerous holes and getting new gravel installed…but we still call this a win!!

Before we head to the marina to officially sign the lease though, we close out our Annapolis group as half of our party is starting their trip south. Jeff & Cam of s/v Westwind, Bill & Grace of s/v Calico Skies, and Taylor and Bobby of s/v Lady M; are starting their voyage south to warmer weathers. So along with the crew of s/v Delos and the couple hosting them, we head out in a little center console on a beautiful Saturday morning to see everyone off.

We hope you enjoy!

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

ANOTHER DELAY With Our Container – So We Took On A Boat Delivery

There’s been YET ANOTHER DELAY with our container, so we’ve decided to do some sailing in Florida instead.

Due to bad weather, our container did not leave Vietnam on January 3rd, as we had originally anticipated. Instead there were a number of delays, ships stuck in harbour due to bad weather, and we did not get confirmation of her departure until January 21st. This gives it an approximate arrival date in New York on February 21st.

So what are we doing with this extra time? Delivering a boat from Savannah Georgia to Boca Raton Florida. This is better than a regular delivery though, because the boat belongs to our good friend Jeff, and he was by our side for the entire ride. Plus, now we know exactly what the fuss over Catalinas is. This 36 Mk II is a wonderful cruiser for 2 people, and has been so easy to handle.

We’re going to enjoy this warm weather while we have it, but soon enough we’ll be back in Annapolis, making all the final arrangements for our catamaran to arrive!

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We hope you enjoy!

Much love from Boca Raton!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie