Hello Juanpablo. I grew up on a Hobie 16 (Sail number 10822) and went to a Nacra 5.8 (Sail number 366) in 1984. I have made the crossing from Lauderdale to Bimini
twice back in the mid 1980's on the Nacra. I wouldn't recommend the trip on a Hobie because the leeward hull has a tendency to bury, stop the boat right now and make the skipper
and/or crew unto a tether ball tied to a maypole. Hanging by a trapeze, stuck to the jib
with your feet facing skyward is not a good place to be in 6 foot seas and 20 knot
I still sail my Nacra quite a bit and have introduced many Hobie sailors to the handling of the boat in high winds. When the leeward hull buries on the Nacra, you can actually sheet the main in. The hull will bury to the front crossbar and then because of the rounded hulls and increased bouyancy, will actuall burst right back to the top of the water
. Many Hobie sailors just stare with wonder at this phenomenon.
When I went I had two compasses fitted to my hull access holes. I averaged about 10 knots for the trip and arrived pretty tired. Waves were about 4-6 feet, very tight and washed over the tramp on many occasions. Get a good dry bag. A ziplock baggie will only insure that your wallet, money
and incidentals stay soaked in water for the entire trip. Trust me, I know. I added a cleat to my mast to secure a proper dry bag on the second trip. I kept the trap harness attaached for most of the trip. I don't believe the wings will help at all and may be a hinderance when encountering waves. I've seen more than one Hobie get flipped by a wave braking over the wing. Also, I would be a bit concerned with the fiberglass tipped mast. My boat has a 10:1 downhaul and I'm able to twist the top of my mast quite a bit and depower the main at will. That would be iffy with a two piece mast. Something may break.
All in all it was a very satisfying trip although not one that I'd like to attempt today. I went in June and had great winds and mild seas. I was only airborn a few times. I didn't check in with customs
(1985 or so) but I had no problems. I'm sure things have changed. I made a shelter for my deck
out of used battens and a piece of nylon sprayed with water repellent. That was my bedroom.
If you decide to go you may want to talk to some cruiser and plan your trip and heading based on his course. If there were to be a problem he'd be right behind you. If the seas get crazy, he may even pass you. Feel free to PM me and dicuuss the good and bad. Have a great day and fair winds.