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6/15/2024
Video Release: The Stern Bench

Getting the boat ready to build the bridge deck, we get to work adding the structure for the stern bench. We also start unpacking the electric motor system in preparation for starting on the motor mounts soon. 

The Stern Bench

6/13/2024
We found a new electric outboard to purchase!

Zerojet is taking preorders for a new 20kw (25hp) electric outboard that is perfect for our needs!  Click on the outboard to check it out!  

Zerojet Electric Outboard

6/08/2024
Video Release: The Final Crossing Bulkheads
With shade from our cabin top up, it was time to get to work on finishing up the bulkheads, starting with the final crossing bulkheads. We’re on a mission to get the boat shell completed as quickly as possible. 

The Final Crossing Bulkheads

6/01/2024
Video Release: Raising the Cabin Top

It was time to raise the cabin top! We got it prepped and then brought in the Bobcat to raise it 16' in the air... it turned out to be much more difficult than we anticipated. This is what happened. 

Raising the Cabin Top

5/25/2024
Video Release: Rain Catchment System: Part 2

It was time to finish up the Rain Catchment system, and that meant flipping over the cabin top pieces to work on the underside. We got a lot done, so we'll be ready for the big roof raising next week! 

Rain Catchment System: Part 2

5/18/2024
Video Release: Rain Catchment System: Part 1

This week we tackle the start of our newly designed, custom rain catchment system for the cabin top roof. We'll get it all cut and beveled, and even get started glassing in the first trough/handhold. 

Rain Catchment System: Part 1

5/11/2024
Video Release: The Cabin Top

We got started on the cabin top this week, which includes building the forms, squaring and leveling them, and then assembling the cabin top panels on top. It was a productive week on the building of S/V Lynx. 

The Cabin Top

5/04/2024
Video Release: Tabbing in Bulkheads

Now that we connected the canoes of our 50' performance/cruising catamaran, we are adding more bulkheads to the sailboat. We also took the time to go over how we did in Phase 3 of our boat build (the last four months). 

Tabbing in Bulkheads

4/27/2024
Video Release: Hybrid Propulsion Upgrades

We're working on adding more bulkheads! But, we also had to meet with Schionning Designs and Bruntons to work out the new additions to our Hybrid Propulsion system, so that we can get new plans from Schionning to build our motor mounts... soon! 

Hybrid Propulsion Upgrades

4/20/2024
Video Release: Boat Assembly Begins

A Major Milestone Reached! We finally started assembling our 50' Performance/Cruising Catamaran from Schionning Designs by putting in the two most important major bulkheads, which connect the two canoes!. 

Boat Assembly Begins

4/13/2024
Video Release: Wrapping Up the Hulls

It was time to wrap up the hulls by wrapping the interior of the hulls! We spent this week working on the interiors so that we can put the bulkheads in next week as we build our 50' Performance/Cruising catamaran, a Solitaire 1520 from Schionning Designs. 

Wrapping Up the Hulls

4/6/2024
Video Release: Canoe Interior Sanding

With our canoes flipped over, it is time to get to work on the interior, and that means a nasty job of sanding out the excess epoxy! But someone has got to do it, so the crew got to work! 

Canoe Interior Sanding

3/30/2024
Video Release: Rolling and Rotating the Canoes

A Major Milestone in the construction of our 50' cruising/performance, Schionning Designs, Solitaire 1520 catamaran... we're flipping over both hulls and rotating them around. 

Rolling and Rotating the Canoes

3/29/2024
New S/V Lynx Crew Merchandise Store

You can help get S/V Lynx built, and also show your support to others by purchasing S/V Lynx apparel from our new online store, just click the hat image or this link: S/V Lynx Shop.

S/V Lynx Merchandise Store

3/23/2024
Video Release: Bulkheads Ready to Install

With only a week to go before we flip the canoes, we need the final bulkhead finished and ready to install into the hulls. So, that was our focus this week, getting Big Bertha finished! 

Bulkheads Ready to Install

3/16/2024
Video Release: Coppercoat Completed

Finally! It was time to complete the canoes outsides, and that meant putting the final layer of Coppercoat on the second canoe. So, we called in help from friends, family, and a new crew member! They all showed up and worked their butts off!  

Coppercoat Completed

3/9/2024
Video Release: Creating a Daggerboard Jig

With another spotty week of sun and rain, we continued work on our daggerboards, assembling them to a completed shape. Then we got back to work on the jig, having discovered an issue we had to fix. 

Creating a Daggerboard Jig

3/2/2024
Video Release: Daggerboard Spines & Crew Health

This week, we continue work on the daggerboards, working on the important spines where the main strength of the boards are found. We also take a break for some crew health work, and go mountain biking! We have to stay in shape for when we take our Schionning Design Solitaire 1520 custom cruising/performance DIY catamaran on a sailing voyage around planet Earth. 

Daggerboard Spines

2/24/2024
Video Release: Major Bulkhead Prep!

We got back to the boat yard for some work on the major bulkheads while the sun was shining. We finished up working on the two biggest bulkheads, the final ones before we can put them all into the hulls. 

Major Bulkhead Prep!

2/17/2024
Video Release: Daggerboards (P2) and Comments

We continue work on our daggerboards as the next big Atmospheric River hits our neck of the woods. But, when the skies clear, we head to the lot to answer a bunch of viewer comments and questions. 

Daggerboards (P2) and Comments

2/11/2024
Video Release: Making our Daggerboards: Part 1

It's raining all week, so we moved to our garage to build the two daggerboards for S/V Lynx. Captain Blood, Admiral Marianne, and our XO, Brian, will need these for our performance/cruising catamaran as we sail this boat around the world, that is, as soon as we finish building this Schionning Designs DIY kit sailboat!

Making our Daggerboards: Part 1

2/4/2024
Video Release: Applying Coppercoat Antifoul

We got a nice few days of sunshine, so we got our Coppercoat Antifoul on the first hull! So, come join us as we roll out the antifoul on S/V Lynx, our 50' performance/cruising, DIY, catamaran from Schionning Designs. 

Applying Coppercoat Antifoul

1/27/2024
Video Release: Cradles and Rain Catchment Design
With us wanting to get to flipping the two canoes, we had to do some more work on the cradles that will hold them. Unfortunately, a big storm got in the way of our Coppercoat plans, so we spent some time designing a new rain catchment system for S/V Lynx. 

Cradles and Rain Catchment Design

1/20/2024
Video Release: Barrier Coats Complete & the Solitaire Line

This week, we finish the barrier coat by applying Total Boat to the port canoe. We also spend some time going over the entire Solitaire Catamaran line, from Schionning Designs.

E69: Barrier Coat Complete

1/13/2024
Video Release: Back to Boat Building

We finally finished up the fairing and sanding of the second hull this week, we're sure glad that is finally done. We also finalized some details on our Goiot order of boat parts coming from France and go over that in this video. 

Hulls Finished and Goiot Order

1/6/2024
Video Release: Back to Boat Building

It's 2024! And time to get back to Boat Building, so come join Captain Blood, Admiral Marianne, and our XO, Brian, as we continue marching forward, through thick and thin, as we build our 50' Performance/Cruising DIY Schionning Designs, Solitaire 1520 Catamaran. 

Back to Boat Building

1/4/2024
Patron Exclusive Video 6: Mattress Dilemma

The next Patron Exclusive video, #6, is up for our Special Crew and above level Patrons.  In this one, we go over all the options for mattresses on S/V Lynx, and ask for our Patrons help in solving the dilemma of which one to use on our circumnavigation of planet Earth.

Patron Video 6: Mattress Dilemma

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