I was returning to port and had to cross Tpa Bay after a wicked night of rain and wind. Like everyone you keep moving slowly forward in hopes its going to get better. It didn't, ran into 5-7 slop. The waves would take my 30ft Spectre cat from behind and use it like a surfboard right into the next wave. Water crashing over the bow and knocking the goggles off us. At one time my wife looked in the back seat and the water was up to the seat level. She started freakin thinking we were going to sink. The bilges were running and let me tell you those pumps Jay puts in throw some serious water out. Its about 2' round and gushing like a fire hose. About 20 min. later we were across and in the ICW. It was an experience for sure, but I never thought we were going to swamp. Just kept enough power to push it and steer. As for slop like this you cant even get an angle on the waves for fear of barrel rolling. It sure made a better captain out of me that day. Gotta take the good with the bad.