Category: Boat Improvements

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 […]

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 […]

Moving Back Aboard

Moving Back Aboard

With the boat smelling great (see post here), and with the new mattress installed, it is time to move back onto our sailboat and start preparations to head offshore.  First though, we have a few jobs to wrap up. The compressor failed on our fridge […]

Clean Water on a Sailboat

Clean Water on a Sailboat

Good tasting drinking water is something you take for granted on land.  On a cruising sailboat, the water on your boat may have sat in the tanks for some time, often in hot, humid climates.   It most likely will grow out mold, bacteria, and algae.  […]