Found your channel a few weeks ago and bingeing pretty hard. Fingers crossed we will be able to do your trip within 10 years, but not in too much of a rush as we still have to fully experience sailing around BC first and we also just had a little one. I was curious if Nahoa has ever looked into electric engines for power? I think the tech is still a few years away, but can only imagine how much easier your trip would be being all electric vs diesel.
I guess this is more of a comment than a question, but curious of your opinion.
I woullike to also go sailing and live aboard. How do you guys did it financially that gives you freedom to do live this way?
you asked for questions, so I am going to ask one, but please don’t misunderstand, I am not trying to “troll” you – when you look at infant mortality rates of Canada (4.44 deaths per 1000 births) compared to less developed countries (somewhere between 60-85 deaths), being so far from Canada with a toddler appears to be very risky – how do you cope / justify taking such a risk as placing Willa at 16X’s the risk of death by having her so far away from Western medical facilities? The reason Western countries, like Canada, have such low mortality rates is because medical services are within about an hour of just about everyone! If you were sailing, or moored in a remote location, and something happened, you could not get Willa to a medical prefessional in time, and that seems like a very risky proposition… I understand when an adult makes such a decision, but Willa is not yet old enough to make that decision for herself, and she is depending on you to make it for her – I’m not sure how you take such risks? Of course, everything is fine… until it’s not… I’m interesting in understanding your perspective – how you think about the risks of sailing, with a toddler, and how you plan for the worse-case scenarios? Just about all the other sailing YouTubers who have had children, seem to recognize that they need to be home, within an easy call for help (Nandji is heading back to Aus, RAN Sailing are staying in the Netherlands)…
There’s a lot of planning that happens behind the scenes with medications for all scenarios, multiple ER doctors programmed into our sat phone, and insurance for medivac. Additionally, many cruisers out here are retired doctors so lots of help around. Also know that Vagabond crossed the Atlantic with a toddler at the wrong time of year (with Greta) dodging multiple low pressure systems. Delos is heading off to Panama currently.
I have been watching you for years as we get ready to start sailing fulltime. What Navigation software do you use on your ipad. We are looking for one that we can use Goolearth and/or Bing satellite mapping.