"you're the one that doesn't like rough water"
You got that right. Frankly, I have had enough storms at sea in an open boat. A 60 foot hatteras looks really good to me, just can't afford one right now. <gg>
With more time on the water, and lots of dollars spent for wave bashed and busted boat parts, I think eventually you will think the same: boating is best in nice weather conditions. Big waves means big scares and busted boat parts. I don't like either one.
Pic of the new Sunseeker ? above means, after a few miles of that, a broken microwave, busted stereo amps, seat components that are bent or broken etc. etc. maybe a broken nose and bruised thighs.
Talk to anyone who has battled 50 miles of big waves and my guess is they prefer boating in nice weather. I have yet to meet any experienced boater who has not been taught a painful lesson or two by King Neptune.
Oh yeah, you complained Sonics are heavy. Yep, that is why they are good sea boats, just like your old cig. A light boat, no matter what is it made of, will beat the H*&^ll out of you in big waves. You want max weight for a better ride.
Phil of Lipship......your boat is not an avil, don't beat on it!