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Old 30-09-2019, 21:30   #1
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Seattle WA to Panama Canal

Have boat in Washington. How and when to sail to Panama Canal to cross into and up to Western Carib..
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Re: Seattle WA to Panama Canal

The traditional cruising season in Central America (either coast) is approximately November to approximately June. The summer/fall is hurricane season, although close to the Equator is generally considered safe (with the demarcation being somewhere between 5 and 10 degrees of latitude depending on location and who you ask).

So, if you have to do it in one season you leave the PNW late summer/early fall (before winter weather sets in) to arrive Socal late October. November to ??? down the coast to Panama. Then it depends on how/when you want to be in the Caribbean. Christmas winds on the Caribbean side of Panama can be quite nasty. Later in the season is easier but allows less time before hurricanes.

That's the synopsis, lots of variables in actual preferred destinations and activities.
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