True. the Ra expedition's first attempt failed as well, then he built the stern like it was in Egytpian drawings instead of the the way the lake Chad builders suggested. The Tigris is where he finaly got the reed boat figured out. He did want to bring children on some of his experimental ancient craft voyages but no ones Mother was stupid enough to let that crazy bastard take their kid to sea on those contraptions. He did however show the world that these "Milk Run" routes where being used by the ancients and I think Paradise Parrot's point was that with a seaworthy vessel, the route the OP is considering is a much used and traveld one, and if it could be done on a Balsa Raft, then she stands a chance on a modern boat and with some training. I seriously doubt he was suggesting she do it on a log raft with her kid's."Thor didn't have two young children with him. "
Actually, there are plenty of replacement children available on the world market but Thor was takingworking crew and kids are notoriously under-experienced for that job.
Not to mention, Kon-Tiki did wreck and the expedition was concluded with a wreck and rescue. I wouldn't use it as a reference for a really successful sailing trip unless you're into the "any landing you can walk away from is a good landing" school.