It is a very small boat. Great on really flat windless days or if you are going to fish smaller lakes or close to shore. It is low to the water and with even a mild 5-7 mph wind, you can wash some water onboard. When you say "open water" that means you need a boat that has more of a center console style to it with a higher edge and won't take on water. Look at a used center console.
Capt. Craig Copeland
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