It would work but I will never do it again, I had an 18' Grizzly modified V which is basically a flatbottom john. When the waves pick up you start to loose directional control and it is hard to steer the boat or keep a straight line. I am not talking white caps either but just a real good roll will push the boat all over the place. It had high sides and there was no issue with water coming over but a 45 min ride took about 2 hours fighting the waves back to the landing and that was with 40hp. We had 4 guys and gear in the boat at the time.
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