Moving Back Aboard

With the boat smelling great (see post here), and with the new mattress installed, it is time to move back onto our sailboat and start preparations to head offshore.  First though, we have a few jobs to wrap up. The compressor failed on our fridge and freezer unit,  which is a rather pricey repair.   We…

Christmas in Florida

We currently have the boat torn apart inside, with some major electrical upgrade work happening at the moment.  That means we will spend Christmas through New Year’s Day at my sister’s house in Ft. Lauderdale, house sitting and taking care of her kitty.  After that, we move back on board Mahi and start provisioning in…

DIY: Foaming Dish/Hand Soap

On a sailboat, where the closest store may be a long distance away, you learn to stretch your supplies.  This DIY life hack is great for both on land and sea, but especially helpful for offshore sail cruising.  An added bonus is this DIY will save you money, too. Supplies: Large container of Dawn* Dish…

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. …