Category: Steps to Cruising

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Refit List 2016- Interior

Our Refit List 2016- Interior

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 […]

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 […]

Random Boat Stuff

Random Boat Stuff

Living on a 43-foot cruising sailboat is much different than living on land.  I thought I would share some of the little differences. Washing Dishes by Hand– Yes, everything must be washed by hand.  Plus, you do not have a garbage disposal, so no dumping […]