It has been a great trip south, highly recommended. Yes the seas are more challenging, pick your weather, the boat manages well, after a few rough crossings I started to document in the ship's log after the standard "weather/speed/hdg/location, sea conditions, stabilizer activity and rate of roll. Data collection of this type is very subjective. We hope to develope a data base we can use to anticipate the comfort level we can enjoy on future crossings.
Happy to share reality.