This question was posted on the Hull Truth boating forum with mostly non Hurricane owners replying. Many of the replies were that deck boats should not be taken into the ocean because of their shallow dead-rise (some said you need at least 20 degrees). I'd like to get some experienced Hurricane owner's take on it. I know this is a relative question because in my younger, and crazier days, I've taken a 10ft. jon boat out. So my question is... what should the conditions be to "safely" and "comfortably" take a SS 188 OB out an inlet (like Ponce Inlet, FL) to cruise or fish close to shore?