I haven't done it for a decade, but I can tell you every time I crossed from Ft. Lauderdale to George Town, Great Exuma in late October or November, I got by butt kicked. Most of the time I waited for weather
as long as I could, but there was always a window that needed to be made (we needed to get the boat to George Town for Thanksgiving, and I had a job in Chicago that I had to get back to).
I did that passage
20 times or so, about 4 times in late Ocotober or earlye November in boats that were 45 or 52 feet. We'd have a tough time across the stream and then okay into Nassau
. One day of reall pretty on the banks, and then the wind
kicked up again just off Shroud
Cay and stayed blowing a few days. Four times it happened just like that. I had planned to get engaged on the beach at Shroud
, but my girlfriend was so depressed I did it in the middle of the stream just to lift
So if you're going then, be prepared. my experience has been it's a rough and unpredictable time for that trip.