CATAMARAN BUILD – It’s Time to Discuss Furniture (MJ Sailing – Ep 221)

Now it’s time to begin planning the interior of our boat.

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Even though we’ll be spending the winter working in each hull side because we can heat the fore and aft areas, we’ve found that in order to properly place a few of these things out, we first need to fit out the salon. Even though we won’t be getting to that area for months!! But, having some of those items in place helps us decide what we want to do down in the hulls.

Which, for the main focus of this episode, we’re working in the master head and vanity. Questions come up like “Where we want to fit the toilet? How is this going to impact where we place the counter? Would it be best to have sliding doors for our cabinet, or opening?”

It turns out, there is A LOT to consider when the world is (partially) your oyster. But once we get a few of the necessary decisions out of the way, Matt is able to template and cut the bulkheads which will separate our shower from another cabinet in the forward section of the head.

So much planning and fitting to come – scary to think this is only the beginning!!

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

CATAMARAN BUILD – Closing Up Usable Storage Space. 😲 (MJ Sailing – Ep 220)

In this week’s episode we decide to make our own plans in the forward bunk, and close up an area which is used for storage on all production Max Cruises’. This is the first time we’re making a change based on what we want instead of what’s in the plans. Deviating out on your own can sometimes mean big challenges as you’re faced with finding solutions on your own, but Matt was a champ at templating this oddly shaped area within the boat and it came out looking great.

Also, another section we have to address, because back in the summer we ‘made alterations’ from the original plan to make more room for our engine bed. We still need structural support in that area, so once again Matt needs to make something from scratch to replace the bulkhead which we’d moved further forward.

We hope you enjoy the changes to the boat – even just a few small additions is really changing the looks of these areas.

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

CATAMARAN BUILD – Our First Piece of Furniture!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 219)

Now that the decks and cabin sides are on, it’s time to begin building out the interior!

After jumping back to where we last left you, we have some good news in the amount of methacrylate left in our bucket to get the remaining cabin sides on. And – one last nice weather day to do the job.

With the molded pieces done for the year, we then turn our focus into bonding many of those areas from the inside – such as the side decks and foredeck to our hulls and webbing.

But then…..comes the most exciting part of this episode. We bond in our very first piece of furniture – the forward guest bed!!! 😀 And although it *is* still a structural piece, that doesn’t make us any less excited to get it in.

Join us to see how it comes together, and make sure to stick around til the end to watch Tucker’s special goodbye, lol.


Let us know if you have any questions, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

CATAMARAN BUILD – How We Work Through the COLD Winter (MJ Sailing – Ep 218)

Snowstorms are arriving in Maryland, but that won’t stop us from working through the winter.

We’re going to take a jump into the future in this video (current time, filmed just this week) to give you the details on how we continue to build inside the tent through the winter. If you remember those large propane heaters we have inside the tent which came in great use this past spring as we began bonding? They haven’t been turned on once. But…we’ve found other ways to warm up areas inside the hulls to keep it warm enough to continue fiberglassing and have the resin fully cure.

But – before we can get into that – it is time for a refresher on the layout of our boat. Many of you don’t know how our Max Cruise is laid out, or which each section of the hull is. So join me as I bring you through all the renders we have from Max Cruise to show you the entire layout. As an added bonus, there’s also a few photos in there taken from this summer of hull #4!

Plus, we add more names to the Hull of Fame at the end. 🙂

Let us know if you have any questions, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

CATAMARAN BUILD – We NEVER Thought We’d Get This Far!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 217)

Winter is coming – and there is no way we thought we’d get as many molded pieces bonded as we have.
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This video was filmed in mid-November, and although we foolishly thought when the first container came back in March that we would be to a full lock up stage by fall, once the summer slowed us down, we weren’t even sure we’d get the decks on. Thankfully for a few warm days later into fall, we were able to get our butts in gear and begin bonding like crazy.

Not only did we get the starboard side deck in, but we also managed the foredeck and cabin sides!

We hope you enjoy!

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie