Our beautiful 2002 Catalina 42 MKII is up for sale! Ma'alahi is in pristine condition and ready to go cruising.
I have converted my old blog to a "for sale" page so old posts about our life aboard can be found. My contact information can be found on the right sidebar. NEW PRICE! Ma'alahi is now listed at only $153,000! Previously listed at $167,000 and $169,000. We are serious about selling and ready to answer any questions you may have!
Our family recently has experienced a major quality-of-life-improvement aboard. T and I had been talking about getting a rug in our "family area" ever since we purchased Ma'alahi. I fell in love with a simple and affordable (think Black Friday deal) rug at Home Depot. We received it as a Christmas gift from my in laws.
After rug... everyone is happy!
The rug matches the upholstery nicely and has made the kid's play area more warm and comfortable for everyone. M now has an area that he can practice sitting up (and falling down) as well as a space that he can learn to crawl (the floor is far to slippery for him).
I was worried that I would need to keep a vacuum aboard (I even brought one down to the boat from the storage unit). I have found that I can get the rug nice and clean with an aggressive sweep of the broom.
I also explored the option of installing foam puzzle tiles (from a baby supply store). Something to keep in mind if you are researching all options.
I am, however, happy with our decision to go with the rug - I have dreams of entertaining in the (distant) future and would like to have the option to make our main living area look like a living room... not an amusement park.