Headcaseracer you picked a good final destination. I understand you want to follow the coast instead of just crossing. So if the reason is for "untested" keep your plans and try to get into any harbor you might need. Safety first and if you have "trouble" I'm sure any harbor will do it's best to accommodate you.
Have a safe trip and please contact me when you get to SH.
S/V "Sailmates" 1973 IRWIN 32 Classic
I want to live and sail forever, so far so good[/SIGPIC]