When I first crossed The Broad Unterzee I enjoyed the thrill of the danger and the reward of exploration. The 20th plus time, not so much… I know spending Fate makes the journey quicker if you have, but without it often costs 20 plus actions depending on luck.
Perhaps the distance covered per action can be more strongly to your Sailor level? Sure an experienced sailor like myself should cross more quickly and easily than some jelly legged land lubber?
Also what is with the odds of a successful outcome at the moment? I reckon I am failing low-risk opportunities 80% of the time!