With the courtesy, consideration and charm you have exhibited in your posts I am shocked there are not scores of seasoned sailors lined up to join you on this trip. Hopefully you'll keep us posted on your progress...just for the entertainment value.
If you are one, seawingknot is other, EPIRB-rescue-kid next - oh my.
I would be more than entertained, as I am now.
As soon as you "seasoned" sailors saw my post - YOU FAILED TO READ IT and ADDRESS IT, instead you chose to somehow discredit it and attack it.
You are for sure GOOD sailors and GOOD people.