Gotta a death wish? IF you were an experienced skipper
I'd say, well, actually IF you were an experienced skipper
you would know your capabilities and wouldn't be asking the question. Anyhow, IF you were experienced, I'd say it could be done. The gulf stream
in a 16 footer is not the place to gain experience, except maybe in how to drown. Having said that, I have a sailed a San Juan
21 across from Miami
to Cat Key way back in 79. It's true god does take care of babies and fools. Even with a weeks worth of good weather
we had 8 footers out there and it was hairy. I wouldn't do that again in a SJ21 for sure.
There are old sailors and bold sailors, but NO old, bold sailors!!