Month: November 2015

Boat Logo & Card

Boat Logo & Card

Boat cards have been around for a long time.  It is a way to stay connected with those you meet along the journey.   Many boats have boat stamps, too.   Because I love to design, I decided to draw up a new Mahi fish […]

Thanksgiving on a Sailboat

Thanksgiving on a Sailboat

When you own a sailboat, your life and priorities change.  Celebrating the holiday is much different than at home.  For me, I am most thankful that Joe has finished changing out both toilets (“heads” in boat-speak) Let’s face it, replacing the boat toilet and permeated […]

BOAT= Bring Out Another Thousand

BOAT= Bring Out Another Thousand

Lots of funny quotes that poke fun at the fact that a sailboat is a money pit.  Trust me, it is all true.  You just have to plan for this reality when you decide to go cruising.  Luckily, we knew this before we bought our […]

New Name and Splash!

New Name and Splash!

Lots happening on the Barrett Boat front the last few days.  First, the new boat name was placed on the vessel, along with her hailing port. I had the sign company guy apply it.  Now that I have watched their process, it is not at […]

Going With The Flow

Going With The Flow

The decision to go cruising comes with lots of changes.  Things break, new items don’t fit, and you lose your dock space due to circumstances outside your control.  In other words, stuff happens.  The only thing you CAN control is your response to the event […]

Changing Your Boat’s Name

Changing Your Boat’s Name

When you purchase a new boat, you need to decide if you want to keep the boat’s name, or change it to something new.  While we liked our sailboat’s former name,  Fortune Cookie, we made the decision to change it to Mahi.   What tipped […]

Haul Out and Halloween!

Haul Out and Halloween!

This last week was a busy one for the Mahi crew. Work with our various contractors continue- the rigger  (who is replacing our rigging), sailmaker (new sails), welder (building a custom radar/VHF/GPS pole mount), canvas/awning maker (making the full enclosure and sun awnings), and upholsterer […]