It's not the 3200, but a newer one, but you might check out the blog of "Slapdash". A Canadian couple, beginner sailors when they started, took a Gemini
through the Panama Canal
, and have now crossed the Pacific. I think the boat is presently still over there while they are back in Canada
drumming up some more cruising money
. But they've taken it a LOT further than CA to HI.
Good blog, too.
The guy who owns the company that makes the boats sailed one from the US to England
across the North Atlantic. A LOT of people will tell you that these boats are just absolutely NOT suitable for open water
, no sir no way no how end of discussion...
But even their detractors will tell you that they are good coastal cruisers, like what you are envisioning.
Good thing Thor Heyerdahl didn't ask em about his
By the way, I think that if you have six months or so, you should be able to find a Gemini 3400 for that kind of money
. real close, anyhow.