Quote Originally Posted by Sandydog2 View Post
If you enjoy being out on boats, but not being skipper, why not ask your wife if she will take on that role ?
Quote Originally Posted by James L View Post
+1 to that.
I've thought my wife and kids enough to get the boat back home if anything happens to me, boat might not enjoy the trip but they'd get there.
I've also put instructions on how to call a mayday next to the VHF.
That's all good of course, but it's not the same thing as what SandyDog is suggesting.

You're saying "give the wife some basic skills in case you as skipper are incapacitated".
SandyDog is saying "make the 'relaxed and confident' wife the skipper and adopt the less-stressful role of crew for yourself".

If the personalities involved allow for that combination then it seems like a good idea.