Careful! The Dashew's are their own brand of cool-aid! Their ideas are extreme and sometimes very fringe, but are often presented as mainstream, or "the only logical way."
They have some great ideas because they ARE fringe, but read carefully because Steve doesn't present things in an unbiased way. It helps to know, for example, that even though he tauts all sorts of vittues of highly complex and extreme sail rigs, he now has "re-calculated" everything and finds it cheaper and more efficient to have a motor boat (which he has now). I think, more often than not, he makes the calculations fit the conclusion, not the other way around.
They are like the Anti-Pardeys.
I sort of figured that out by the kind of boats he has owned.
They keep getting bigger and bigger. I think he is over 70' now.
I can only imagine how a couple of old timers can handle a boat like that. More power to them.