Yep. It was Clloyd's leg I was thinking of.
Define rough water. I don't go out in really rough stuff. I've been out in a small craft advisory up here, 20kt winds with a couple foot wind chop and 6-8 foot swell. I could only do low 20s mph comfortably. If you are tough enough you can go faster. Although the hull doesn't slam. I would brace for it and it would just kind of ease down. What these boats (7m) can do and what I'd ever be willing to do are two vastly different things. Guys like Ryan who use them professionally have to go places we could chose not to. My goal was a boat that could cross the channel to Catalina when the afternoon winds started blowing and was big enough for radar and to dive four people comfortably. This boat does that in spades. That being said it's more fun going 30+ in calm water in the morning