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One thing that may help is to invite experienced crew to join you, or to 'buddy boat' with someone who's 'been there' as a way to break the ice, so to speak. The confidence and security of that plan is often enough to make it happen the first time.
I will probably be going around in July (dates to be confirmed). I could meet up you in the Desolation area and you could follow us through. The hard part is the Yucultas going north as it can only be done once per day. Southbound has two opportunities per day.
Dreamspeaker and Sailing Directions both have good instructions. I posted a chart in another posting.
Or do a starter pass run. Go though Hole in the wall and spend a day or two at Octopus Islands, then go through Beazley Pass to get back into the Strait. Head down to Heriot Bay or Gorge Harbour for a celebratory dinner. Or vice versa and go into Desolation.
If anyone else might want to tag along, let me know.
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