Category: Advice

Transition to Moving Aboard Challenges

Transition to Moving Aboard Challenges

This month, MAHI is participating in a Cruising “Raft-Up,” or blog hop, hosted by  the CruisingMomBlog.com and Kid4sail.  A Raft-Up is where a variety of Cruising Blogs write about the same topic. This month’s topic is “Transitioning From Land To Moving Aboard.” The first year of […]

Celebrating Holidays Aboard Mahi

Celebrating Holidays Aboard Mahi

This month, MAHI is participating in a Cruising “Raft-Up,” or blog hop, hosted by Kelly at CruisingMomBlog.com.  A Raft-Up is where a variety of Cruising Blogs write about the same topic. This month’s topic is “Holidays While Cruising.” The crew on MAHI have experienced unique […]

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 […]

Thinking of Cruising by Sailboat?

Thinking of Cruising by Sailboat?

Many couples or individuals dream of chucking the rat race, leaving behind their cubicles or offices, and running away to sail the seas.   Faraway visions of tropical waters, diverse cultures, and adventure on the high seas.  This was our dream and we made it […]

Living in Tight Quarters

Living in Tight Quarters

Two of the most frequent questions we get is how much space do we live in- and how do we cope with living in such tight quarters? How small a space are we talking about?  Mahi is 43 feet long, with a beam of 14 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]