Maybe the "experts" can chime in on this and correct me for what I am about to say...
I don't think it is ever the same.
The wave "set" is always going to be different, and from running most my life on Erie, it can depend on where your at on the water, and the depth. The water is/can be also react against the bottom, causing a different "set" in the waves.
You need to know your boat and how it will react - every boat is going to be different.
You need to learn how to read the waves, which I think can only be done by experience, and just running min them. You'll learn real quick when you take one over the bow that you did something wrong...
I'm sure this changes with larger boats, but I see you're running a 26, similar size to what I'm familiar with.
Take it all for what it's worth.
I've been caught out in some pretty bad water, and had to get home. Sometimes you just do what you can.