Was wondering if anybody had any pointers on how to best approach / handle ocean swell on a smaller boat, largely caused from bigger ships..
Have a 14 ft boat with 35HP 2 cycle motor. When running it in the bay there's a lot of traffic from bigger boats and they create pretty big swell waves. I usually hit them head on and let the bow rise and land back on the water but wasn't sure if this was the best way? I tried riding them which was fun but wasn't sure if that could bring the bow down and nose into the water? Sometimes they are 3-4 high and it's pretty fun but should there be any worry/real risk?
The boat has a vhull in the front and decreases to about a 10 degree V to back.