You should spend some time reading World Cruising Routes
by Jimmy Cornell and plan your voyage thoroughly. Route
PN17 says May, June, and October are the best times for NW to Hawaii
. In 2016 we left Neah Bay on May 25 for a nonstop to Hilo. Also, check with your insurance
company because some restrictions may applied if you leave later and because you plan to do it solo.
That said you should spend some time to get to know your new-to-you boat before departing. Port Ludlow is a nice upscale place but little to do outside of the harbor. I would recommend Port Townsend, only a few miles north, to get whatever you need done or to haul out
. Next stop would be Port Angeles before getting to Neah Bay, your last stop, to refuel and fill up with water
then watch for a good weather
window for departure. Prevailing NW winds are the norm. Research
your choices and make a decision on what you are going to use for enroute weather/communications.
Lastly, the northwest coast is known as the Graveyard of the Pacific, so best be totally prepared before you depart. There are only so many recommended harbors to get into (Charlie's Charts of the U.S. Pacific Coast
) and bars rule
them. I purposely avoided them all.
~ ~ _/) ~ ~ MJH