We did the trip in late June without a problem. The hurricanes that head
west almost always stay between 10N and 20N. Keep track of any lows developing in the Gulf of Panama
and make a decision when you get close to 20N. If there is anything going on, bore holes in the ocean above 20N till the low passes. Shouldn't have to hang out more than a few days. If it's clear, you only have 600 miles to get through to be out of the storm channel which is plenty easy to do before a storm could develop and move west. Just in case you lose your wind
, having a 600 miles of fuel
on board would be a good idea, however.
We did have a low develop into a force 3 hurricane
after we made the decision to continue on beyond 20N. By the time it got to our vicinity we were well below 10N and several hundred miles below its projected path. It dissipated over a 23 hour period before it got anywhere near us