Author: Carla Barrett

2017 Refit For MAHI

2017 Refit For MAHI

Joe and I are getting ready to plan and schedule the next chapter in boat ownership- our second major refit!  This fall, we will sail the boat back to Florida from our hurricane season home port at Great Harbour Cay in the Bahamas  (shown above). […]

Cruising and Beachcombing

Cruising and Beachcombing

One of my favorite cruising shore activities is to walk along the beach and search for treasures.  This is more commonly known as beachcombing.  I freely admit I am a passionate beachcomber and love the exercise, the hunt, and it also is meditative, allowing you […]

Ethan and Buckyballs

Ethan and Buckyballs

Back in January 2016, we were finishing our refit and tying up all the loose jobs we still needed to complete.  Ethan was going to preschool in Fort Lauderdale while Joe and I were working on the boat each day.  One afternoon, I needed to […]

2 Year Sail Anniversary Questions

2 Year Sail Anniversary Questions

This month completes the first two years of cruising by sailboat on board our boat, MAHI.  Time has sure  flown by!  We have survived Hurricane Matthew, numerous storms, a major refit and problem solved any number of issues.  We learned to provision and outfit our […]

2016/2017 Cruising Pictures- Part 2

2016/2017 Cruising Pictures- Part 2

Now that we have concluded our second season in the Bahamas, I thought I would share some of my favorite shots taken with either my iPhone or my Canon camera.   This is Part 2 in a series, Part 1 is here.   Hope you […]

Our 2016/2017 Cruising Year in Pictures- Part 1

Our 2016/2017 Cruising Year in Pictures- Part 1

Season two photos from our travels on board the sailboat, MAHI.  These are some of the things you often see when you take off for tropical beaches and travel from island to island. I do love to capture images as we travel using my Canon […]

Recovering Our Confidence

Recovering Our Confidence

Once the storm ordeal recounted HERE was passed,  both Joe and I felt pretty low.  On one hand, we were thankful that our sailboat survived, and very thankful to S/V Narval for their rescue, but we were tired, traumatized and in need of a safe […]

Storm Event in Eleuthera- or How We Almost Lost Our Boat

Storm Event in Eleuthera- or How We Almost Lost Our Boat

Earlier this season, we encountered an unexpected microburst storm in Eleuthera, Bahamas, which produced 78 knots of wind while at anchor.   It was very scary to go through, I am not afraid to admit.  In fact, it has taken me several months to write […]

The Surveyor Missed What?

The Surveyor Missed What?

When you buy a boat, you do your due diligence and use a surveyor.  When we bought our Taswell 43 back in 2015,  we had hoped the surveyor we hired would have found and revealed all the boat’s system issues, especially those items which are […]

Sailing on <span>Mahi</span>

Sailing on Mahi