Dude. This boat is TINY!
Hi Ashley and Ben. Congratulations on the new addition to your crew. I remember our trip with our 6 month boy (now 8 yrs old) on Lake Winnipeg for 3 weeks, it was magical, and tiring :). It is too bad we watched your post about 3 weeks to late. We have a C&C Landfall 38 that would have been perfect for you, and a fresh water boat at that. Oh well, next time.
I received your names from a post I put up on a live aboard group on Facebook where I was asking about boat and health insurance for Canadians who what to cruise for multiple years away from Canada. When I tuned into your videos on Youtube I realized that I was already watching you guys wrapping up your Cat while Ashley returned to Canada, as well as the ship wreck video. Small world!
If possible we would love to email you direct regarding insurance as we are planning a three year trip in three years. I know we are starting the budget crunch a little early but you need to know your expenses and this to us is a big one as we will probably be financing a portion of the new to us boat and sell it when done. Need to make sure if anything happens to it along the way we are not stuck with a large loan payment.
If you are willing, we would love to write to you direct.
Hope to talk soon!
Hello Jason & Amanda. Thanks for commenting. In general, insurance varies greatly from region to region and season to season. Generally speaking, we’ve seen rates increase drastically as we’ve sailed further and further from the Atlantic. Crossing the Indian ocean will be the most expensive coming in around $5,000 to $8,000 / year. Then once we’re back in the Atlantic we expect rates to decrease again to around $2,000 / year. As for health insurance, we have PADI dive insurance which has some medical evac coverage. That’s really our biggest concern being able to get to somewhere where we can get treated if a big accident occurs. Blue Cross is something else we’ve tried. But to be honest, we’re not experts here as we’ve never ‘used’ our health insurance. Just always have some sort of coverage when we’re away. Hope that helps. Sorry we can’t be of more help. If you want to talk further we have Q&A sessions on Patreon as that is our close knit group (sorry it’s a firehose of questions coming at us in public these days). Hope you understand…
Hi Ben, thanks for the information you provided. I never even thought of PADI as I am also a diver. What you provided is great and along the lines of what we are budgeting. Thanks for taking the time for general public responses. Yes, I can imagine you receive a lot of public questions and understand the best spot to converse more is the patrons Q&A. we will check it out. Enjoy the new sailing chapter as the world figures out what it is going to do.
Jason & Amanda
Hello Ben you mentioned in one of your videos that you have a parts list. How would I access that list. Thank you again for all your videos. We are enjoying them. Hector And Pamela
Hello Hector and Pamela! That spare parts list is available on our Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/21673113
It’s paid content we put out extra for our Patrons as they support us so much on this journey. If you’re interested you can check out our tiers.
Hey Guys! This was fantastic and hilarious. Was amazed to see where you are – we are just north of Victoria ourselves – can’t believe you are that close! Loved this episode – we are looking at going the composting head route as well – was the venting part difficult? Hope to hear from guys.
Richard & Anna