Category: Cruising

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). […]

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 […]

2 Year Sail Anniversary Questions

2 Year Sail Anniversary Questions

This month completes the first two years of cruising by sailboat on board our boat, MAHI.  Time has sure  flown by!  We have survived Hurricane Matthew, numerous storms, a major refit and problem solved any number of issues.  We learned to provision and outfit our […]

2016/2017 Cruising Pictures- Part 2

2016/2017 Cruising Pictures- Part 2

Now that we have concluded our second season in the Bahamas, I thought I would share some of my favorite shots taken with either my iPhone or my Canon camera.   This is Part 2 in a series, Part 1 is here.   Hope you […]

Our 2016/2017 Cruising Year in Pictures- Part 1

Our 2016/2017 Cruising Year in Pictures- Part 1

Season two photos from our travels on board the sailboat, MAHI.  These are some of the things you often see when you take off for tropical beaches and travel from island to island. I do love to capture images as we travel using my Canon […]

Recovering Our Confidence

Recovering Our Confidence

Once the storm ordeal recounted HERE was passed,  both Joe and I felt pretty low.  On one hand, we were thankful that our sailboat survived, and very thankful to S/V Narval for their rescue, but we were tired, traumatized and in need of a safe […]

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 […]

Dehydrating Food For Our Boat

Dehydrating Food For Our Boat

I’ll admit I have been dehydrating food like crazy lately.  I stumbled onto the idea one day while watching a You Tube video about dehydrating food  for backpackers.  It dawned on me that it was the perfect fit for cruisers who have limited storage space, […]

Update #2 Hurricane Matthew

Update #2 Hurricane Matthew

Last night, I spoke with Joe briefly.  He was able to take a break from the outer bands of the hurricane slowing approaching the beautiful island at Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands and check on the boats, which were all OK.  here are […]

Preparing Your Boat For Summer

Preparing Your Boat For Summer

Our summer plans include leaving the sailboat in the Berry Islands, Bahamas, at Great Harbour Cay Marina.  I thought I would share how I prepared S/V Mahi for our absence during the tropical hurricane season. When you leave your boat for an extended time, there […]