Hi Mike. I think the question that you ask is as individual as the sailor, his cruising area and his goals. If I were to go from here (Oregon) to Hawaii
, I would do over 2000 miles the first month, then enjoy Hawaii
for a while (2-3 months?) before moving on. You are looking at a multihull
, which would cruise
faster than my boat, but may hold less supplies so you may need to go into port more.
Also, different people have different comfort levels about being away from land. Some people love to be on the boat, (my wife and I) and others prefer partying on the docks.
You will just have to go out and figure it out. Don't worry- if you are prepared voyaging is fun!