Our Refit List 2016- Exterior

img_8556Now 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 the interior.   Today, I cover the exterior refit work we accomplished:

  • Complete new Sail Inventory- including the Genoa, Staysail and Mainsail.
  • All new Rigging, including adding a topping lift and extra halyards.
  • New AB 9.5 Aluminum bottom dinghy.
  • Added a 15 HP Yamaha motor for the dinghy.
  • Dinghy ladder, floating painter, and dinghy anchor.
  • newdinghyNew Viking 6-person, offshore, stern mounted liferaft.
  • Custom motor hoist for Yamaha motor with 4 part tackle.
  • Rocna 25 anchor, plus chain rode.
  • Custom bow roller extension for Rocna anchor.
  • Snubbers for anchor
  • Custom windlass handle for manual use.
  • Haul out to sand bottom and paint.12195033_161051114246105_5613568511187493715_o
  • Prop Speed on Propeller.
  • Zincs replaced.
  • Former boat name removed and new named applied.
  • New Magma BBQ grill.
  • Custom rollers for chalks.
  • New swim step shower.
  • All chain plates repaired and sealed.
  • Custom stern mounted pole for all antennas.
  • Full enclosure for cockpit, including Textilene screens when needed.
  • Custom awning for shade forward.
  • New LED lights on mast.
  • New radar on mast.
  • New wind indicator on mast.
  • Mast Centering and new mast boot.
  • New shroud boots.
  • Helm rewired at pedestal.
  • New outlet, plug, and USB plug installed at helm.
  • Lifelines are new.
  • nettingLifeline Netting added.
  • Safety clip-ins added for safety underway.
  • Dan Buoy added.

As you can see, that is quite a list! Tomorrow, I will have a break down of what we accomplished in the interior. Included in the interior is also a list of equipment added to Mahi.

Stay tuned…..


  6 comments for “Our Refit List 2016- Exterior

  1. farmquilter
    February 16, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    You are making her into a beautiful, safe vessel to live out your dream! Fair winds!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 16, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Yes, wait until you see the interior list- cha-ching! We need to leave land to save money… LOL! Looks like a good weather window is developing early next week!

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Allen Barrett
    February 16, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    BBQ should have been at top of list….

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Ah… we know your priorities, Allen! LOL


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