Very special to welcome Will and his wife on board Mahalo. Will is the investment banker that helped me sell my software company. I had known him for 5 or 6 years before entering into a contract with his firm. He never pressured me to move forward until we were ready.
The "process" as it is known, went down exactly like he said it would. And partially because his firm as such a strong reputation for only representing excellent companies, we had many great options for selling to private equity firms.
This sale is the sole reason we can afford a boat like Mahalo. That makes Will a VIP for sure.
If you have a mid size company you want to sell, get in touch with me and I'll connect you with Will. His firm is the best for mid sized companies.
And of course we had a couple of Manhattans as that was our go to drink when going out to dinner with all the prospective buyers and so on.
Was a great day having him aboard.
One of our local artists is Patti Brown. She does a type of art we find very appealing. In addition to wall art she creates a variety of trays. When we saw this beauty at a recent show of hers, we knew it would be perfect for Mahalo.
Here is her website: liquidcells.com/
Mahalo has an induction cooktop. Cooks fast and is a breeze to clean up. But I often find myself needing to start a generator just to use the cooktop. So I got this nifty portable induction cooktop, which can be powered by the inverter.
There are smaller, low profile units. But reviewers said they had loud fans. And I don't want one where a pan is going to hang over or cover the controls.
This would also be useful for people with smaller inverters. You can set the wattage used!
Another bonus is being able to take it up to the flybridge, where I have plenty of electrical sockets. Like if I want to boil some corn to go with whatever we are bbq'ing, it's very convenient. Like most things, got it on Amazon!
Always a great day when you have a beautiful lady on board. In this case, 95 year old Ruby! She is sharp as a tack. And she's from Spearfish, SD! One of my old buddies married a woman from Spearfish back when the population was only about 1,000.
Ruby is the mom of one of my boating buddies. Was so great having her aboard. She says her favorite thing about Mahalo is the wood work.
I asked her the secret of such a long life. She pointed to her head and said "It's all up here!"
We had some great chats, what a love. Many more wonderful years, Ruby!
It's Thanksgiving week here in the USA. Holiday greetings to all my fellow cruisers out there.
The guy that supplied our tender also supplied ratcheting tie down straps for it. And these ratchets are wretched! I always feel like they are going to tear my hands up when I'm trying to use them, especially loosening them.
Welcome to Mahalo, you strapping beauties (on the right). That's how to do it! There are heavy plastic where you need to touch the units. Nice wide grips. Look at those pathetic ones on the left. I bet in an emergency I couldn't even get them loose!
I got the carabiner version, because why not? Even if they got a little loose they still cannot fall off. Plus they will stay attached to Mahalo when the tender is in the water. I trimmed off some extra material, now I'm set! American made to boot!
Get yours on Amazon with this link!