The return trip from Ile des Pins to Noumea was too far to make with good light in a single day, so we stopped for the evening at Ilot Mato. Ilot Mato is a small island, surrounded by coral reefs and was reported by our cruising guide to have an abundance of fish.
Shortly after we [...]
What roller furling system do you use?
We have two furlers on Moonshadow. The headsail furler is original equipment, a Reckmann, and the staysail furler is a Harken which I installed in ‘95.
What do you like and dislike about roller furling?
What I like about roller furling is that, most importantly, it is easier and safer thanhandling [...]
Well off the beaten “Coconut Milk Run” track, I think that Lord Howe Island could be one of the best-kept secrets in the South Pacific. Located 225 nm northeast of Sydney and 675 nm southwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, this ruggedly beautiful island sees relatively few foreign cruisers.
On our second morning out of Sydney, I [...]