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 roller extension for our Rocna primary anchor and the front shade awning.

Bow Roller Extension

You are looking at two bow rollers on board Mahi, the shorter one is on the port (left) side of the bow, and the longer one is on the starboard (right) side with our anchor in place. 

Without the custom built roller extension, the anchor would have gouged the hull in heavy seas, and knocked down or broken out our bow light.  Thanks to Tony for fabricating the metal extension and to Bobby for welding it in place!

Sun Awning

The sun awning was also custom made by a canvas artist named Valorie located here in Ft. Lauderdale.   I will eventually have an aft awning made next summer.

The design is based on some sun awnings I saw on Pam Wall’s boat Kandarik, and uses rigging foils for supports.  This makes good sense as they are very strong.   Pam has written an excellent article on this subject, will add a link when I locate wifi.

Now that the work is complete (for now, at least!), I’ll be posting a list of what we were able to do over the last 4-5 months. So glad to finally be at a point to head off for white sandy beaches!  Stay tuned!!

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