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Re: how much experience do I need
You can do this trip with absolutely no experience and survive. However, if the stuff hits the fan, and you don't have the experience, you can die! Learn first, leave later.
Being a mile or so off shore is not a plan. If there is no port to enter when the weather gets really bad you may as well be 20 miles off shore because you and the boat will not like the landing.