Category: Repairs

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 […]

Back in Great Harbour Cay

Back in Great Harbour Cay

Joe flew out to Great Harbour Cay (GHC) just in case the weather system turned into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane.  Better safe than sorry, we felt.  Of course, once he booked his ticket, the storm weakened and turned south away from the Bahamas, strengthening […]

Overnight Sail to Eleuthra

Overnight Sail to Eleuthra

After an overnight sail to Eleuthra, we anchored in the lee of Russel Island, waiting for a slip at Spanish Wells Yacht Haven in order to make some repairs.  During the night, we had a water leak on the fresh water side, losing about 100 […]

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 […]

Final Refit Work Complete

Final Refit Work Complete

It was a very long 4 1/2 months of solid work, but we are finally done with all the refit (boat remodel) jobs completed on Mahi. In the photo at the top, you can see the last 2 jobs that were done- the custom bow […]

Refit Almost Done!

Refit Almost Done!

All of the refit work is winding down or being completed on board Mahi. The electrical work is wrapping up, lots of wiring upgrades, new breaker panel organization, plus new cabin fans added throughout the boat for added comfort in the tropics. I chose Caframo […]

To Home and Back

To Home and Back

The Mahi crew flew home to California for a quick trip to see the grandkids and take care of some last minute business.  It was good to see our home and visit for a week.   We wanted to wrap some things up before heading off […]

Thanksgiving on a Sailboat

Thanksgiving on a Sailboat

When you own a sailboat, your life and priorities change.  Celebrating the holiday is much different than at home.  For me, I am most thankful that Joe has finished changing out both toilets (“heads” in boat-speak) Let’s face it, replacing the boat toilet and permeated […]

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 […]