Category: Boat Repair

New Name and Splash!

New Name and Splash!

Lots happening on the Barrett Boat front the last few days.  First, the new boat name was placed on the vessel, along with her hailing port. I had the sign company guy apply it.  Now that I have watched their process, it is not at […]

Haul Out and Halloween!

Haul Out and Halloween!

This last week was a busy one for the Mahi crew. Work with our various contractors continue- the rigger  (who is replacing our rigging), sailmaker (new sails), welder (building a custom radar/VHF/GPS pole mount), canvas/awning maker (making the full enclosure and sun awnings), and upholsterer […]

Re-rigging the Boat

Re-rigging the Boat

Since our boat had standing rigging that was 23 years old, we definitely needed to replace them before we could safely set off for the Bahamas. “Standing rigging” means all the stainless steelwires, lines or rods that ensure that the mast stays in place.  It […]

The Adventure Begins Slowly

The Adventure Begins Slowly

When you start your cruising journey, you picture white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees.  Drinks are optional.  However, if our first few days are anything to go by, we are not  there yet.  Quite the opposite, though we will probably look back on these […]