I would suggest taking crew for the passages, anyhow. If you're inexperienced, you can learn a lot day hopping coastally, but for passages, you need to sleep and keep watch, too, so it helps to have a spare pair of eyes. Some single
handers interrview backpackers for crew, such people do not travel with overly much *stuff*, generally speaking. As you gain confidence and experience, you may try a singlehanded passage
. There will be people here who will say it's illegal to singlehand, it's not, but you are at a disadvantage if someone runs into you, because both vessels' skippers are burdened to avoid collisions.