You might want to delay a bit longer, say till end of October at the minimum, there's already another tropical depression brewing to the south and forecasting to head
up towards The Bahamas
possibly. Wouldn't want to get caught overloaded in something like that. We typically drop our waterline 2-3' every year on our 37 ft cat as we leave Florida
provisioned for 2-3 winter
months in The Bahamas
. Just keep eating, drinking and partying and you eventually sail faster.
Keep good polaroid sunglasses on while moving and only in good daylight hours once your on The Bank, so you can see and avoid debris along with picking out shallow areas to avoid.