Category: Sailboat

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.  […]

Improving the Smell on Your Boat

Improving the Smell on Your Boat

When Joe and I were hunting for our cruising sailboat, one memory stands out.  We were viewing a 44-foot sailboat for sale, and when we went below, there was a scented candle burning.  “What smells are they trying to mask?” I whispered to Joe out […]

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 […]

Boat Logo & Card

Boat Logo & Card

Boat cards have been around for a long time.  It is a way to stay connected with those you meet along the journey.   Many boats have boat stamps, too.   Because I love to design, I decided to draw up a new Mahi fish […]

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 […]

Moving the Boat

Moving the Boat

We need a haul out and work to be done on the boat in Fort Lauderdale, which means a delivery trip from the west coast of Florida, around to the east coast.   Mahi leaves the marina tomorrow, where we had been renting a slip. Helping […]

Traveling Coast to Coast

Traveling Coast to Coast

Packing complete,  it was time to load up the U-Haul trailer and head for Florida from our home in California.  Can you say, “Long drive with a 4 year old in his car seat?”  Actually, Ethan did just fine, except for those moments across Wyoming, […]

We are Officially New Sailboat Owners!

We are Officially New Sailboat Owners!

They say the best day in boat ownership is the day you buy your boat and the day you sell her.  For Joe and I, today is the closing date on our new sailboat, so this is officially the day we now finally own our […]

Sailboat Buyer Beware

Sailboat Buyer Beware

The number one tip I can give to anyone searching to buy a boat by looking online at sites such as Yachtworld or Sailboatlisting, is to take the photos with a grain of salt.   Do not, do not, fall in love with a boat online […]

Deciding What to Bring On Board

Deciding What to Bring On Board

Moving from a nice sized house to a 43 foot long sailboat means you must leave stuff behind.  Sadly, It just won’t all fit on the boat.  So, you have to be disciplined and pick and choose what you absolutely cannot live without.  That is […]