I am not raining on your parade but with ASA 101, ( or ASA 102, 103, 104) set your sights a little lower. Find your way across a bay before your try and find your way across an ocean.
I'm fond of rain. I do live in Portland.
I'm well aware I'm far off from such a journey (1-3 years), but I would like to find a boat to start learning on, both boat care and skills.
I found a nice Pacific Dolphin 24; currently talking with the owner.