Mack: You are to be commended for planning & gathering expert advice from the experienced group here on this forum. Also for wanting to provide your daughters with the experience of a lifetime.
But in the midst of all that planning & loving concern, the potential stream (or river on some days) of comedy generated by sailing in close quarters for long distances with 4 women is endless. I could not stop laughing at the idea of being on the boat with 3 female teenagers.
You even acknowledge it will "definitely be a challenge" that may end up being the biggest understatement in your life. You could replace every fake reality tv show if you take along a video camera
the daily events
..............and just think, you would make millions $$$$. So then You & your wife could sail into the sunset on the boat of your dreams while the girls go to college.
Have you broken the news to the girls about the upcoming voyage?
Have you factored in the cost of the barge w/massive generator
to power all the electrical
needs of 4 women?
Do you have a contingency plan for a hiding place on the boat when the estrogen crew starts bickering among themselves & then turns on You when you try to bring "common sense" to whatever the issue dujour may happen to be?
Again, Wishing you nothing but the best but wow, I may start writing a sitcom based on this idea so I can buy the yacht of my dreams. Fair Winds to You & your crew.