A 16-year-old Southern California girl on a mission to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone says she is taking a pit stop in Mexico to deal with an electricity problem.

On her blog, Abby Sunderland of Thousand Oaks wrote Saturday she's headed for Cabo San Lucas to add a "new battery or two" because solar panels and wind generators aren't keeping up with her energy needs.

Sunderland says she'll restart the solo sail in her 40-foot craft called Wild Eyes as soon as possible.

She set sail Jan. 23 from Marina Del Rey and plans to be at sea for five or six months.