That looks good, well done. When you say choppy seas, how choppy? We get pretty big waves here even with only slight wind if tide going wrong way!
My searider looks like your original, except i dont have elephants trunks and it has a seat/locker across the beam in the cntre of the boat housing battery and ropes at the moment. Mine is antifowled in cream, looks better in your colour though!
If all goes well I will post picks later today... (She who must be obeyed wants to go shopping as kids only got 1 more week off school LOL)