Originally Posted by Trimix
Thats a great write up, and quite inspiring. I really fancy a few trips like that myself. Need to get some suitable clothing first though.
Definitely make sure you have some decent wet weather gear and warm clothing (I only took foulies rather than the drysuit as it is Summer supposedly, and I was only doing a couple of passages close to the coast), but otherwise get planning - your boat would eat up passages like this!
Having sailed along this stretch of coast numerous times and visited all the ports before, I only had a fairly rough passage plan written down with bearings/distances to my planned destinations (and my planned backup harbours). If you're not very familiar with the area worth spending a bit of time with the charts/almanac so you know what to expect along the way, waypoints to look for, where you can get petrol, where you can (easily) stop for the night, etc.
I can safely say that having now done a longer trip and really enjoyed it, I shall certainly be doing some more in the future once I've sorted the seating arrangements!