Our Refit List 2016- Interior

imageNow 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.”   Yesterday, I covered the exterior modifications for Mahi. Today, I cover what improvements completed on the interior:

  • New Zeno custom berth mattress. Extra plush and hinges.
  • Upholstery replaced with sunbrella fabric.
  • Custom “Mahi” painting commissioned.
  • Navigation station chair recovered in sunbrella fabric.
  • New electric toilet in forward head.
  • All new sanitation hoses in forward head.zenomatt
  • New electric toilet in aft head and hoses.
  • New vented loop in aft head.
  • New macerator for discharge at sea.
  • Replaced fuel fill hose.
  • New Air Conditioning Circuit Boards twice.
  • Wood repair in main salon and in small places around interior.
  • Trash Compactor removed.
  • Flat Screen TV/DVD installed in main salon.IMG_8212
  • New Bluetooth radio installed in main salon.
  • Side windows (4) replaced.
  • Side windows wood repaired, stained and sealed.
  • All hatches received new handles, and where needed, rubber gaskets.
  • New screens in all port side windows.
  • New refrigeration compressor.
  • Interior electrical wiring repaired and brought to code.
  • Electrical panel reorganized and brought up to code.Ethanberth
  • Water tank ascending units replaced- 4 tanks.
  • Water gauges replaced- 4 tanks.
  • 7- Calframo Bora fans added to interior.
  • Barometer replaced.
  • Fire extinguishers re-certified.
  • Propane leak fixed. Joe discovered a small leak back at the tank fitting, so immediately replaced it.
  • New wiring run for new equipment.
  • All lights changed to LED bulbs.

New Electronic Equipment:galleymahi_edited-1

  • Iridium GO!
  • AIS
  • Garmin Chart plotter GPS Map 7610 xsv
  • Depth sounder replaced
  • VHS Standard Horizon
  • Bitstorm Bad Boy Wifi Booster


iridium-go-satellite-wifi-hotspot-device-in-the-boxThis concludes our refit list of jobs completed over the last 5 months. We are ready to leave, once the weather cooperates. Here in Florida, you must wait for a favorable southerly wind, which is actually rather rare this time of year. The hard part is to be patient, which is the right thing to do. With Ethan on board, we want to make his first passage a nice, fun experience.




  3 comments for “Our Refit List 2016- Interior

  1. farmquilter
    February 17, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Love the way Ethan will be kept in his bed! Do you intend to be in port or at sea most nights? The pictures make me want to move in to your floating abode!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 18, 2016 at 12:21 am

      Great question! We intend to be at anchor most of the time. In the Bahamas, it can be very shallow, so no moving the boat at night unless there is an emergency reason for doing so.

      Sometimes, it can be rather rolly at anchor, hence the Lee cloth. Looks like we may have a window on Sunday- keeping our fingers crossed!

      Btw, love your latest quilt- tried leaving a comment, but my phone app failed me!!


      • farmquilter
        February 18, 2016 at 3:42 am

        Thanks!! Keeping my fingers crossed for a Sunday departure!!

        Liked by 1 person

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