Author: Story and photos by Barbara Sobocinski

Furler failure offshore

We left New Zealand heading for Fiji, a 1,200-mile trip. The weather was predicted to be a bit more boisterous than we would normally choose, but we had waited more than a month for a weather window and our New Zealand visas were expiring.

Repair, rebuild or repower

When you have an older boat like we do — a 1987 Moody 422 sloop — and you’re living aboard and cruising it full time, the process of repairing and replacing gear is part of life.