Friends just did the PNW-Mexico jaunt - took their time and discovered many of the hideyholes along the way... if you've got the time perhaps that's the way to go.
Too bad, if you do go, I think you've been an asset to the Seattle sailing scene!
".. 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"