To add my two cents, I crossed in early November years ago when a NE front over took our Allmand 31'. 20-30 knots of wind
10-12' seas cresting. We had to run before the seas taking the breakers on the port quarter. We were pooped twice and will NEVER forget it.
Our jib halyard
parted (no spare) and we had to motor
the rest of the way. Lucky for us we were close to the banks and got out of it in a few hours. Lucky isn't the word because our engine
quit (algae in the fuel) and had to nurse her all the way to Nassau
Don't ever underestimate the power of the stream in a Nor'ester. And NEVER leave on a Friday the 13th with a full moon like we did. You are tempting fate.