Category: Repairs

Thanksgiving on a Sailboat

When you own a sailboat, your life and priorities change.  Celebrating the holiday is much different than at home.  For me, I am most thankful that Joe has finished changing out both toilets (“heads” in boat-speak) Let’s face it, replacing the boat toilet and permeated hose is the grossest job to do on a sailboat. …

Haul Out and Halloween!

This last week was a busy one for the Mahi crew. Work with our various contractors continue- the rigger  (who is replacing our rigging), sailmaker (new sails), welder (building a custom radar/VHF/GPS pole mount), canvas/awning maker (making the full enclosure and sun awnings), and upholsterer (interior upholstery).  4 year-old  Ethan had a busy week with…

Re-rigging the Boat

Since our boat had standing rigging that was 23 years old, we definitely needed to replace them before we could safely set off for the Bahamas. “Standing rigging” means all the stainless steelwires, lines or rods that ensure that the mast stays in place.  It also includes the forestay, backstay, and side stays (aka “shrouds). …