Author: Carla Barrett

Florida Refit is Complete!

Florida Refit is Complete!

I am pleased to announce that we recently completed our second major boat refit for SV Mahi a few days before Christmas.   What did we do this time around?  More importantly, why? Here is a list of the jobs we completed. 1) Haul Out- […]

Trip To Florida

Trip To Florida

After waiting for a favorable weather window, Joe and I decided that motor sailing from Great Harbour Cay back to Florida without stopping was the way to go. We left the marina at 2 pm, and threaded the narrow entrance cut to head across the […]

Back to Mahi

Back to Mahi

Joe, Ethan and I flew out to Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands, Bahamas to start our third season aboard MAHI, our sailboat. Home base is located in Northern California, so with a 6 year old in tow, it took a total of 5 […]

Managing Prescriptions While Cruising

Managing Prescriptions While Cruising

On a cruising sailboat, it can be a challenge to manage and obtain large quantities of prescriptions while traveling for extended periods- especially out of the United States. Often, if a couple or family out cruising internationally has a crew member with a health condition […]

Irma Update and Relief Effort

Irma Update and Relief Effort

So happy to report that Irma went south and west when it made that right northerly turn, so the impact on Joe and everyone at Great Harbour Cay was minimal.  They did have 3 days of 60 knot winds, but that was all. Above is […]

Final Irma Preparation

Final Irma Preparation

A taste of the beautiful scenery on Great Harbour Cay.  Joe arrived last night to the Bahamas, jet-lagged from several flights, including a red eye one out of Sacramento, California.   His job is to finish prepping the boat and to seek safe shelter  on […]

Hurricane Preparation on MAHI

Hurricane Preparation on MAHI

The latest weather forecasts has Irma impacting Great Harbour Cay, where Joe and I keep our sailboat at, but it will no longer be a direct hit unless the path changes.   Please note that the visual shown above was from earlier today, so if […]

Here Comes Hurricane Irma!

Here Comes Hurricane Irma!

MAHI is currently at Great Harbour Cay Marina, in the Berry Islands, Bahamas.  Joe is flying out with new lines and to finish last minute Named Storm prep for our boat ahead of Hurricane Irma.  The map shown above shows you where our boat is […]

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 […]