We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I took the time to do a little research and this boat has a history of some serious trips. IMHO this boat is not the best boat for open water and either they are very lucky so far and/or the captain is very capable. I wish them luck. However if I were going to do these kinds of adventures I would get a blue water ship and ditch the pretty but inadequate yacht.