Another AmFil family
here heading to PI. I'll be leaving SF this Nov. and plan to be in Cebu before May, the start of typhoon season.
Just a few suggestions. I understand dreams are what life is made of but you need to know the risks. Saturate yourself in information. You'll never know enough to be satisfied but it's good that you have some fishing
boat experience. But sailing is a different ball of wax.
If your going on a 7000+ mile TransPac your going to need a little more then a 31' boat. It'll need to be a quality boat. As well as some off shore time on that boat. You'll need at the very least 3 qts of drinking water
per day. Enough food
to get you to each port along the way. A motor
that is in very good condition and set up properly for rough weather
that are off shore rated and good rigging
to hold them. And the list goes on and on.
Has you wife been sailing in a rough sea? It could be a deal breaker. My wife is flying over.
As for boats there is a lot of info here on the forum that gives the pros and cons. Just do an internal search for off shore boats.
And welcome to the forum.