I came from 16 years of fishing 60 to 100 miles off the coast in my former boat a 26' Glacier Bay with twin 150's so most of these waves look small to me. I bought a 23' tri-toon when I got here becuase it seemed to be the closest thing to my cat down South. The ride is good and does not pound and I have not found waves big enough to spray up over the bow. I am on the water pretty much every weekend. It is a tri-toon and probably has more bow flotation than a 2 tube and I have a 150 on the back so I have a good bit of power but I love it and would take it out in anything my Dad takes his 22' offshore Hydra Sport in except I would not put it in salt water, it has too much to rust. Other than that, it is a great boat.