Category: Adding Equipment

Countdown to Year 4 of Cruising!

Countdown to Year 4 of Cruising!

In a few more weeks, Joe, Ethan and I fly back to our sailboat, Mahi, in the Bahamas.  We are now in our 4th year of cruising.  Wow! The time has sure flown by!  Hard to believe Ethan was only 4 when we bought our […]

My Favorite Products For Cruisers- Galley

My Favorite Products For Cruisers- Galley

Now that we have finished our third year of cruising and are starting our fourth year, I have some opinions about what products work for cruisers.  Please note that no one is paying me to tell you this information, my opinion is based on actual […]

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- […]

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 […]

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). […]

Our Refit List 2016- Interior

Our Refit List 2016- Interior

Now that our Refit “To-do List” is complete, I thought I would share all the improvements made to our Taswell 43, Mahi, in less than 5 months. Because our list is so long, I have broken it down into the “exterior” of the boat and […]

Our Refit List 2016- Exterior

Our Refit List 2016- Exterior

Now that our Refit “To-do List” is complete, I thought I would share all the improvements made to our Taswell 43, Mahi, in less than 5 months. Because our list is so long, I have broken it down into the “exterior” of the boat and […]

Final Refit Work Complete

Final Refit Work Complete

It was a very long 4 1/2 months of solid work, but we are finally done with all the refit (boat remodel) jobs completed on Mahi. In the photo at the top, you can see the last 2 jobs that were done- the custom bow […]

Set a Deadline

Set a Deadline

When you are planning to cruise by sailboat, it is helpful to finally set a deadline.  From experience, I can easily say that if you do not set a deadline for taking off,  you and your boat will never leave the dock. With this in […]

Getting Closer Now…

Getting Closer Now…

We have been living back on our Taswell 43 sailboat for over 2 weeks now.  Love it, it is cozy, comfortable, and we are working away at all the needed jobs to do before we take off. I am happy to report that Mahi once […]