Hi there, again,
Before expecting a lot of input to this new thread, I suggest that you actually continue the dialog in the thread you started on the Coldest Voyage link
. Several of us responded and are interested in your preparations as well as your take on the responses you've received there.
Cruiserlog members are great about responding with lots of information/experience. However, if you're not replying to our members' input on your old questions, then folks become not so good about responding to your new questions.