We follow a number of folks and that includes Brian, Brady, Karin and the others that sail on Delos. We enjoy their work as well as Totem and to a much lesser extent LaVagabond. The crew of Delos is highly talented, look at the stop motion and other work, they take the cameras everywhere. Of course they show off their assets and yet, they also cover a lot of other stuff and they boil it down to the general public/dreamer level. It's not a cruiser that is the target audience, it's the general public.
I too have corresponded and even gotten some ideas and advice from the Delos and Totem crews. They have given us some great ideas as our date of departure gets closer. We even have learned from their mistakes
I agree that hometown and other income
help. If you watched Delos from the beginning, they stopped for a year, wrote code and rolled burritos. The Totem family
writes, I still plan on working as we sail.
James Earl Jones once said it took him over 15 years to become an overnight success.