We arrived in Panama safely after a bumpy trip from Cartagena, Colombia. Seas were 12-13' on average with some 50% bigger. Both of us felt a bit sea sick at times, especially the first hours of the trip when we had to motor. Once the wind picked up to around 10-13 knots we were sailing 7-9 knots with a double reef (to prevent sail slamming in the big seas). Lots of surfing down the bigger waves with speed to 13.8 knots!
Now in Panama to pick up a new dinghy (AB 10AL[10.5' aluminum hard-bottom dinghy with Yamaha enduro 15hp outboard [2 stroke non-usa model]), wine and champagne for the wedding and provisions for the next couple of months in Belize.