I'm back because I relate to your journey. Also, I'm thinking some advice from old guys may sound slightly over cautious and negative. That's life. I know you get that. I know you are looking for info. I know you are capable of your planned singhanded cruise. I agree with the person that suggested your planned route is traveled by many cruisers that have not been there before. I love that you are doing this. I appreciate that you are smart enough to seek advice.
Here's more crap from an old guy:
- EMT? You dont have any worries about getting a BASIC job (Ketch or Juneau, summer). What's left of cannery work is too low level for you.
If a real job is important to you, I think looking ahead of time may be a good idea.
- it sounds like you know the major concerns? Also, it seems you know to search the community for advice. Good idea!
- yes, lots have made the route. Lots on small fishing boats. Lots on small (30-35') power cruising boats (usually traveling in a group), many doublehanded sailboats ( bigger than yours), some 27' singlehanded sailboats. Oh ya, there was a guy alone in a kayak. Another story.
So.... You're on your way.
Believe me, I could babble on for this topic.
If you want more info on the route, talk to me.
If your concerned about your vessels equipment, talk to Dog ( ok, others too,) I know the guy is gruff, he knows his snit (and it's free!)
Current, wx, taffic, routing, lack of support, and self sufficiency. All key snit.