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Monday, 26 January 2009

Reid and Soanya would like to thank the hundreds of people who have written them with good wishes, constructive commentary and insightful questions.  

We have received many notes to Reid and Soanya via the information email on this site ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ): There were also many comments and questions on our external blogspot, which we unfortunately discontinued due to a few irresponsible vandals who made sport of the commentary there. We are compiling some of the thousands of letters to Reid thus far and will be posting them here, and will attempt to answer some of the technical questions that have not already been addressed. Reid receives notification of all emails sent him weekly, and does try to answer as many questions as he can, but there are some questions which he refers to website information.

If you have a question or comment for Reid or Soanya, please DO feel free to email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it In order, here are the first few posts and emails, dating back to just before the launch in April of 2007. We should have more within the next few weeks: Please stay tuned... and feel free to ask a question and/or email your comments. Perhaps one of yours will appear in a blog sometime, whether asked of Reid, or Soanya. Come back for a look! Of course, if you would prefer your comments remain private, please do let us know that as well. 


4/10/2007 From Amit:

I was wondering if Soanya or Reid had any thoughts on being alone with one person for so long? I mean we are talking about almost 3 years. Are they both going to maintain a professional relationship during the length of the entire voyage or are they going to let things evolve naturally. The affect on interpersonal relationships between two people stuck together for so long mostly alone is just mind boggling. I hope that if they do embark on their voyage, they will let the world in on this part of their journey as well. To say the least it would be very interesting. Wishing them both a good, productive and safe journey!! Amit

4/12/2007 From Ralph Buttigieg:

G'day Reid & Soanya,

Firstly let me wish you every success on your voyage and a safe return. A couple of questions. As I understand it you will be taking your water with you and catching rain water. Is there a reason why you are not taking a water maker? Jon Saunders found that boredom was a big issue and spent lot of time reading thrillers. What do you intend to do for entertainment? ta - ralph - PS I'm looking forward to hearing you on Dennis Chamberland's blog.

Reid did take a desalinator unit wit him that failed late last spring. He has maintained adequate water levels in his water tanks by accumulating rainwater. ED.

4/12/2007  From Anonymous:

God Bless you, we will keep you in our prayers for a safe journey! What an amazing trip you have planned.

4/21/2007  From Jim G.:

Best of luck to you two on the wonderful journey. I look forward to checking in and seeing the pictures. Be safe.

4/21/2007  From Anonymous:

I am no sailor, but it seems that there's be less drag if the propeller shaft were not locked. Does the increased wear on the bearing outweigh the reduced drag?

The prop does produce some drag, but keeping it stagnant and locked is far better on the boat and bearings, and especially the seals around the propshaft. ED.

4/21/2007  From Anonymous:

What a wonderful gift to be able to share your journey via the internet! Do you mind if I send my spirit to hang out in the crow's nest? :) May your 1,000 days be blessed by an angel of peace, a faithful guide, and a guardian for soul and body of the journey.

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