I will go with Fenlander..it should be fine in waves up to 2m tall..and I donít think you will go out in those conditions often anyhoo. ? I have with my boat..and it may even handle 3 meter high waves ? ..but my head and stomach certainly wouldnít...and I hope I never need to try it
So the ratings are tongue in cheek..so to speak.
My seago slat floor is CAT D.. which by definition is waves around 1ft high. It can handle waves around 2ft high.. then they tend to come over the sides if breaking.. so I land as soon as white horses appear...I donít like getting wet. That wont happen with the Prowave 3.8 in two foot high waves.
The Gurnard SIB is CAT C.. as mentioned .. I have no problems with it in any sea that I want to go in..and I would suspect the Prowave is similar.. it certainly didnít finch in seas approaching 2m high when I was with it.
I now recall Blootac mentioning Prowave went bust..and possibly because of a divorcesplitting the company ..so thats why you cant access the web site..its gone.
Inshore coastal estuary ?.. it means nothing .. Firth of Clyde ..cant get closer inshore ..I wouldnít be there in a B rated boat at times.
Im sure we have all seen the mighty ocean..flat calm too.. I did ..but not last year..hope this year is better
But of course..I cant comment on the strength of materials used..
Blootac was certainly happy with his...and had no problems going round Lismore in wild conditions .. 30 mile journey too..although it was calmer when we started.