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Experience required to sail the pacific

Hi, I live in New Zealand and am looking to buy a 44' yacht in the bahamas and sail it home. Plan is to spend a couple of months in Florida getting the boat ready, learning it, shakedown sails around the gulf etc. Now the crew of 4 all have their day skippers tickets and are confident sailing yachts. Is that enough to get us across the pacific back to New Zealand or are we mad? I know a lot of sailing is about good decision making, knowing what to do when...if we are confident with that do you think we are capable of making a safe passage? Thanks.
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