No offense; perhaps it's your writing style, or the fact that we don't know you yet (welcome aboard, by the way); but from the way you asked the question it sounds like you might want to put off your crossing.
What is your boat and your experience?
I got an Old Fat Boat
She's Slow But Handsome
Hard In The Chine, but Soft In The Transom
I Love Her Well, And She Must Love Me
But I think It's Only For My Money
. ..... Gordon Bok