Originally Posted by Eleebana
My question is for those that may have crossed the Pacific the wrong way, was it that hard and which way would you recommend?
We have done the full route
east in the southern ocean and half the way (from Hawaii) in the N pacific.
, the southern route will be the shortest for you, and if you stay south (on say 35), you don't have to go to windward, but it is cold and windy and wavy. It's not 'hard' - you just need to grit your teeth and do it and be able to sail in strong winds. The N Pacific route is a lot longer for you and only a little 'nicer'. Whatever you do, don't try to just go down the middle in the tropics - That is hard.
From Panama east you do have some windward work to do - best is to head
toward N/NE toward the tip of florrida and hope the trades have some se slant to it.
From there it's a piece of cake, only the N Atlantic left
I think if I were you, I would go west, around SA, but east is certaintly possible.