The boat you have is a good sturdy boat, and I'm not doubting your ability, but the north-west is not a playground for those unseasoned. The wife and I have made the trip a few times, and we always find something that we had not planned for..
I would suggest that you post a thread asking for people that have done the trip and the problems they ran into..
I'll give you a couple, Shelter Cove, California
..... The fishing
boats of that area use the cove for moorings during their season.. the mooring
balls are attached to old Diesel
blocks.. when the cable or chain rots off, they go get another old block or two and drop it into the water
. (remember, the timber industry and logging trucks) So the bottom is littered with this iron trash..
On our first trip down, we had to cut lose a 45lb CQR
andcor and 150 feet of chain that had hung up in this trash and we could'nt retreve it.. 30 feet of water
second, and we're still in California.. Ft. Brag... you ride the swells under the bridge on the way in.. The bar was 11 feet when we entered and we draw 8.
and the lighting
system... from the outer mark, look under the bridge, you'll see a light.. if your to far to the right, the light is RED, to far to the left, The light goes GREEN, down the center its WHITE. keep it in the white..
and making the trip around St. Georges reef...Give it plenty of room.. as a mile or two... or get a fisherman from Crescent City to show you the inside channel.
Our first time around the reef, we were in to close, and saw the head
of a rock apear at the bottom of a swell, just 50 yards off our right...and the reef was on our left... what that tell you..
and something else you'd never expect....when the weather
gets rough on the oregon coast....They close the bars.........and you cant get in...