Tag: SV Mahi

Here Comes Hurricane Irma!

Here Comes Hurricane Irma!

MAHI is currently at Great Harbour Cay Marina, in the Berry Islands, Bahamas.  Joe is flying out with new lines and to finish last minute Named Storm prep for our boat ahead of Hurricane Irma.  The map shown above shows you where our boat is […]

Sea Caves and Beaches

Sea Caves and Beaches

The Mahi crew decided during our stay on Great Harbour Cay to rent a golf cart and visit the beaches around the island.  If you come here, we highly recommend this as some beautiful locations are too far away to dinghy or easily walk to. […]

Interior Tour of Mahi

Interior Tour of Mahi

Thought I would share all the interior shots of S/V Mahi, our Taswell 43, that I have taken over the last few months to give you a tour.  This is a really comfortable center cockpit sailboat floor plan.  The basic floor plan looks like this: […]

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 […]

Waiting for Weather Window

Waiting for Weather Window

Ready to head across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas, but first must wait for a favorable weather window.  With Ethan on board, we want to be as safe as possible, plus provide a comfortable sail for all crew. How do we know when to […]

Getting Closer Now…

Getting Closer Now…

We have been living back on our Taswell 43 sailboat for over 2 weeks now.  Love it, it is cozy, comfortable, and we are working away at all the needed jobs to do before we take off. I am happy to report that Mahi once […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]