I have a 19ft jon boat and I hunt big water, Lake Ontario. Sure there are days I can’t go out if the wind is bad, but on those days, I wouldn’t even go out in a deep V. Your boat in my opinion is too small for big water, 19ft the smallest I’d go. You need room for all your gear, decoys and dog, that 14ft will shrink in big water.
If the wind does come up when you’re out there you can get trapped between two rollers. What happens then is the roller that’s behind you will stuff your bow into the roller that’s in front of you. That’s when become a submarine, after your bow is stuffed, the roller from behind comes over your stern and fills the rest of your boat with water. (NOT FUN)
I’m not trying to scare you off from big water, but out there you need size and power. I know from experience you have to have it, or stay home. Hunting big water is what I live for nothing compares to it. You need the right gear, that starts with the right size boat and motor. Again I’m not trying to scare you off, I just don’t want to see you get your self-killed out there
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