Re: 3 Years to prepare...and counting
Much lesser boats than yours have made bigger voyages.. sounds like it's time for a jaunt down to Cabo and the Sea of Cortez!
I think you'll find it's less of an issue than you're thinking.. pay mind to the weather, prepare the boat for the trip, and you'll be fine. Probably end up wondering what it was you were so concerned about.
And welcome to SN!
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"