Originally Posted by Boatguy30
Considering sailing from Panama N to San Carlos Mexico.
Would depart Panama mid April and look to get to San Carlos for hardstand
prior to much hurricane risk.
Is 2-3 months a reasonable time frame to make sure decent cruise
of this. Doing long 70 mile days and the occasional overnight/ 2night when the weather is good.
Seemingly predominantly upwind, but understand the wind is often pretty light in this area and no doubt shift around a bit based on weather patterns?
Anyone done a similar route the last few years?
Back to the OP, two months isn't any too much. The distances involved work
out OK, but it's so very easy to spend a few days in each place. Sometimes you get there on a weekend and port captain/migracion/aduana isn't open (Golfito aduana is closed on Monday), so you spend a few more days. Then you need to get fuel
. Maybe there's a trip back to the States. Maybe wait for weather at Golfos de Papagayo and Tehauatepec. We got through the Canal
Jan 1 (really) and we'll have to keep moving to get to Cabo by mid-April. A lot of May will be taken up by the passage
to HI. It's a long-range schedule, and there's some flexibility, but it's still a schedule.