Category: Preparing for Cruising

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Provisioning Mistakes

Provisioning Mistakes

Since our current trip to the Bahamas was the first major provisioning opportunity for Mahi, I knew there would be a steep learning curve.  Mistakes would be made.  So, I decided to share what has not worked in order to help future cruisers. In preparation […]

Advice to New Cruisers

Advice to New Cruisers

Joe and I have now experienced the steep learning curve of cruising- including a boat search, purchase, driving across the country to move aboard, then a refit, then back on board, provisioning, outfitting and now setting off.   We thought we would post advice we […]