Re: sail to maui in dec a bad idea?
Spend some time checking out the weatherfax.
Northeast Pacific WX Briefing Package
Also the pilot charts
Maritime Safety Information
Using a sea anchor to sleep is a lot of work. Besides you will not be able to maintain a lookout as required by ColRegs.
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