Category: Boat Improvements

Back to USA

Back to USA

  We happily flew out to the boat in the Berry Islands at Great Harbour Cay in Mid- October, keeping a close eye on the weather since it was still hurricane season, after all. Thank you to our good friends, Jay and Karen Campbell, who […]

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 […]

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- […]

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). […]

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 […]

Interior Tour of Mahi

Interior Tour of Mahi

Thought I would share all the interior shots of S/V Mahi, our Taswell 43, that I have taken over the last few months to give you a tour.  This is a really comfortable center cockpit sailboat floor plan.  The basic floor plan looks like this: […]

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 […]

Installing Your Lifeline Netting

Installing Your Lifeline Netting

This post is about how we added the lifeline netting on board Mahi.    Lifeline netting is an important safety feature on a sailboat when you have young children and/or pets on board.  Full disclosure- this was the first time we had put up netting on […]

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 […]