Mega Yachts

Getting Back to Boat Work (MJ Sailing – EP 46)





MONTHLY EXPENSE REPORT at the end of the episode.

With more rainy and overcast skies, coupled with fronts moving in, we leave our spot in picturesque Hope Town to hunker down in Marsh Harbour once more. We figure it’s a great time to tackle a few projects on the boat that we’ve been ignoring for awhile, but need to be handled.

Jessica goes to work patching our blown out headsail, which we noticed a tear in while sailing from Powell Cay to Green Turtle. The rip is in the leech of the sail just past where the new sacrificial cover was added, and needs to be repaired with some stitching and dacron tape.

Matt inspects the rigging and adds some tension to areas that need to be addressed. Once our projects are done and the weather lets back up, it’s off to Hope Town again, but this time under sail!!

Cheers from the Bahamas!

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Our Boat: 1983 Trisalu 37 (custom aluminum, built in Quebec)

Where We’ve Been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown, Florida – Bahamas

Where we’re going in 2018: Bahamas – St. Martin – Azores – Ireland – UK

Our Previous Boat: 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

Music:
00:18 – I Met You in the Summer – Loving Caliber (ES)
01:08 – Indian Summer – Otto Wallgren (ES)
02:16 – Cloudy Afternoon – Magnus Ringblom (ES)
05:51 – Silver Skyline 3 – Thomas Skyldeberg (ES)
11:02 – Streets of Paris 2 – Thomas Skyldeberg (ES)

Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix G85 –

Editing software:
Windows Movie Maker & Adobe Premier

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40 comments

  1. Just a quick note about using a PLUMB BOB in light wind….. place the plumb bob in a bucket of water to keep it from swinging in the breeze.

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  2. The expenses at the end is great as is knowing the winds and your stats,,, SOG etc… More pics of the entire boat sailing to see the sails up etc would be great too. Dismasting at night in a storm is easy to do with a poorly tuned rig !!!!!!!!

    Look on YouTube for dismastings at sea… A sailor should know how to adjust their rigging but if you do not do it right you can dismast your boat with ease. If you do not know how to do it right then this is one time to pay a pro. At least borrow a "Rig Tension Gauge" to set your rig and then to readjust it after breaking it in. Buy one for $300 and you will always have a properly tuned rig. Know exactly how much rake you have in the mast or better yet, only rake it when you need to / that heavy blow (know how many turns to give it). The lee side is supposed to have "some" slack BTW. It looks like you are guessing so get a gauge or pay a pro to set it and then re-tune it down the road…

    * Best to you two. Live and learn and please be safe cuz we love ya πŸ™‚

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  3. I cringed at how close that screwdriver came. I always watch with a smile.

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  4. Why are you not using the traveler? Sorry if you've covered this before, but I don't recall…Really appreciate the budget report at the end just to give me a more realistic idea of cruising! Keep up the good work.

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  5. I noticed from one of your drone shots that your boat has no name on it that you can see. Is there a reason for this. I guess I thought that this is required. Is that not the case?

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  6. Have you tried using a 'speedystitcher' sewing awl to mend your sails?

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  7. Where can I find the sailing videos from your old boat?

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  8. Just letting you know I look forward to seeing your videos – and have an alert set! Love seeing Georgie too in the videos!

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  9. Great vid so nice to see the smiles, better place to do boat work than on the hard… Would be nice to see the boat from the drone with the sails up… much hugs.

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  10. Thank again for a great video and also sharing your expenses! Its a big help for our future sailing plans. πŸ™‚ Safe travels!

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  11. HI Matt & Jessica…Love your channel! Could we possibly see an episode to hear your thoughts about the new boat after you've got a few passages under your belt….How's it sail? Seems pretty stiff in a blow…How do you like the swing keel, etc. Anything you plan to change or add? Thanks!

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  12. Yikes, 6 to 8 minutes of sail repair……like getting a root canal. Cmon guys, drop some LSD or start drinking more Tequila……. I am heading ever so close to unsubscribe. Can't watch this boring stuff. I hope this is not taken as a troll in your comments but taken as feedback. BORING. Sorry, enjoyed some refit stuff in the past but it is getting slowwwwwwwww

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  13. Funny, was your footage from right around the third week of January? My wife and I and a bunch of our friends were on a chartered cat that week. We watched the Super Bowl at Grabbers on Guana then spent Monday and Tuesday in Hope Town. Would have been great to run across you guys and get to see your boat.

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  14. Hey, I just noticed that WestSail wreck was from near your home in Michigan. Interesting.

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  15. How often to cold fronts/weather systems come though, once a week?
    Alsos how come in most of the anchorage spots, I never motor yachts or express cruisers anchored…power boats do not always have to anchor at a dock, yet it appears in Youtube vidoes, it is almost 100% sailboats in the harbor anchorages….I could be wrong though??

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  16. nice episode Matt and Jessica, hope all is well. Cheers from PEI Canada, Bryan.

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  17. The quality of your refit sure comes thru in the videos. Looks like a new boat. Cheers and happy sailing.

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  18. i wonder if a person can train a cat to catch roaches lol because i hear a lot of sailors complain about them,i finally bought my first sailboat it is a midship 25 people also know it as a parker dawson 26 im almost finished replacing all the wood.

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  19. πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  20. What sunglasses is Matt wearing around 13:15 in? Are those one of the Abaco ones? Looks like I didn't win a pair yesterday πŸ™ WAH!! Haha!

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  21. just a thought, you don't need that little cup in there for your togo mugs they will just sit in the hole

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  22. Why MJsailing instead of JMsailing?

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  23. Groovy….

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  24. You can check your stainless with a small magnet. I carry a small one when I show for loans etc. If the magnet sticks it's not sure stainless and has carbon in it which causes the rest.

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  25. Fantastic real life video as usual. Thanks for the expense breakdown, I really don't care, but it really satisfies my curiosity as to expenses. Looking forward to your new sails! I love being a Patrion and supporting you guys. How is Elements holding up? She still looks like a fantastic working class boat being used with love and attention to detail. How does the outside hull look now that she has a bit of age on her since the retrofit? Amazing, I am sure. Do you get many comments from fellow sailors in fiberglass boats? Be save, God bless!

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  26. Please …For all that you do right, the often apparent reading of scripted narrative has you so monotone in delivery it becomes a distraction. Be yourself, reference your spontaneous reaction in "The Wreck of sv Ellipsis at Elbow Cay (MJ Sailing – EP 45)" at time stamp 11:04 through 11:25. That natural expressiveness is what is missing in your delivery while reading the scripted monologue. Thanks!

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  27. Boring episode. Terrible music.

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  28. Looks like the sail has UV rot…its for the bin

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  29. Next time you two come back to Grand Rapids, bring your cup holders.
    I can think of a couple of places that could powder coat, or plate them for just a few bucks.

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  30. Set Sail !! Amazing Song. Also listen to I am a Warrior !! Fantastic. https://youtu.be/5Thx3KSnvbY

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  31. Am newbie to sailing, so, the expenses breakdown is really useful. I won't be going down the vid channel route, just pure costs out so your breakdown still works for me πŸ™‚

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  32. You guys sail?

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  33. Please keep Georgie away from that kitty chopper (wind generator) on the back of the boat. Jess, good patch job on the sail.

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  34. Thanks for sharing financial info, of course each story is different but it is a great way you have found to differentiate yourselves and very interesting, to me at least. πŸ™‚

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  35. clip on tension gauge will take guesswork out of rigging adjustments…

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  36. Do you not use a rigging tension gauge

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  37. πŸ™‚

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  38. No Loos gauge on board? Nice patch on that sail.

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  39. I saw him trip you then run away. What a great team. I bet you run that new sail like ya stole it. Sunny days and good beer. Fair winds.

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  40. Pleased to see you had a positive financial month. My apologies for being a minimalist contributor.
    John Maguire
    Seattle

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