Twenty knots of wind provided a nasty chop for our test drive. It looked like it was going to be a day of spray in the face, between the size of the waves and the relentless wind. Surprisingly, it was comfortable - but even better, it was dry. The freeboard on the 220 Bay, combined with an unusually high ride, put us well above the wave tops, and even above the blowing spray. The hull came up onto plane smoothly and all at once, without the expected jump-up-and-settle-down. Scouting the island shorelines, sandbars and flats, we were able to idle into less than ten inches of water on outboard power with the motor trimmed up.