You Wanna Stick Me WHERE?!?! (MJ Sailing CATAMARAN BUILD – Ep 225)

Things are about to get a little tight in the bedroom.

It’s time to get back to building!! And you guessed it….more toilet talk!, lol. Not too much this week, but since we have figured out where we want the toilet, it’s time for Matt to build a base for it, which will let us begin the steps for cabinets and counters in that space soon.

Another older project we visit again is finally closing off the chamfered area in our forward v-berth, with the piece of foam Matt had fit to the area a few weeks earlier. Once that is in, we can begin thinking of the finishes we’d like for the ceiling and overhead – and look into fairing anything which won’t have a liner.

Lastly, it’s time to bond in the frame to the aft bunks. With the lower bulkheads in place and properly spaced out to eventually place our diesel engines in the area, as well as having a lifting center to get access to them, we can bond the outer ring of the frame in place. The weather is literally close to freezing in the rest of the boat, but thanks to our radiator heaters we’re able to keep it nice and steamy in the bedroom for some bonding.

We hope you enjoy!

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

FIRST LOOKS at the Max Cruise 44 CATAMARAN! (MJ Sailing – Ep 224)

The first ever production Max Cruise 44 Sailing Catamaran has just been completed, and we have all the images to give you a tour!

Now, after months of waiting (on all sides I’m sure!!) we have images from the first completed Max Cruise 44 Sailing Catamaran, and we’re so excited to share them with you! Thanks to Terry, over at the factory, we have about 25 photos and 2 walk-through videos in each hull. Not only are we excited to see real images of what the finished product will look like, but for all of you at home, this should give a MUCH better understanding of what all of those pieces of green foam will eventually turn into.

Of course, as we’ve mentioned, we’ll be making small tweaks here and there to best personalize it to us. But let us know what you think in the comments below or in the video. We hope you enjoy!

(Shortly after this boat arrives in Florida, Matt and I will be going down to see it in person, so expect new video of that coming up in the next few months!! 😀)

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie

CATAMARAN BUILD – The ‘Reach Around’ Test 😲💩 (MJ Sailing – Ep 223)

How much space do you really need on a toilet to do your business? Well at least enough room to reach behind you and wipe!!

Last week you’ll have seen that we received our compact toilet from Vetus, and this week we figure out placement for it in the master head. Which truthfully, is much easier said than done since we need to consider how far it will intrude in our walking space, as well as how much counter/vanity space it could cut down on. Plus, there’s the ever important ‘reach around’ test.

Then we take a few minutes to discuss our thoughts on the Vision 444 catamaran, which is one of the boats we had really been looking forward to touring at the Annapolis Boat Show, but did not make it. Thankfully we’d been introduced to the owner’s last summer and they were happy to have us aboard to poke our heads around before departing for warmer waters. As a catamaran sized much closer to ours (as opposed to the 48 & 52 foot versions we saw at the show), it gave us a great idea for what’s possible in that kind of spacing. Plus we loved the design (similar veneers) and use of color and vinyl.

Much love from Annapolis!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie