When I did go full layout in the middle of Ennis lake it was pretty flipping windy. I would imagine the waves were about 1.5 ft + and I was getting wet just from the spray of the water but waves never came into the cockpit. I put 12 lb river anchor off the front and an 8 lb round anchor off the back to keep me straight, kept the nose in the wind and was good to go. I would not have tried to hunt this way if I was in a bigger body of water that was deeper than I could touch. This boat works much better if you find a low cover bank or cattail area to blend in with. It was lights out at Freezeout, and when the birds were on Ennis it was great to get away from the blinds and hide on some points that usually don't get hunted. It sits low on the water and is easy to hide. I was nervous to go full throttle in big side waves, but learned quickly it is no issue. Definitely not a regular boat to see in MT, but those who own them can vouch for how effective they are.