Are you asking whether this would work in the open water, or just as a means of keeping a lower profile? I've got a gheenoe classic (boat has a very low profile) and if I'm by myself or if the wind is ripping, I'll take the blind off my boat and just use some old "fast grass" mats thrown over me and the boat. It's not as comfortable as sitting in a seat, and my field of vision is more limited since I can't really turn around, but as long as I'm pushed up in some grass/cover I feel like my boat is much better hidden. Alot of the lakes I hunt have very little cover to hide in and as the season progresses birds start to flare from pop-up blinds and anything else with a large profile. Just my .02.