G'day mate, I have done huge miles in it - but mostly around Karratha / Dampier where there are islands for protection... In Exmouth we go down th bottom of the gulf, and across to the 'other side' of the gulf, and have done plenty of miles outside Ningaloo reef.... I only enjoy boating in good weather, but have battled home a few times!! The thing to remember is being a centre console, any water coming over the bow ends up in the boat (no screen to deflect it...) Most of my time is spent spearfishing, and one thing I love about the boat is the low sides for ease of getting in - especially with a big snake chasing you (I hate them!!)!! For a budget boat, that you will love, I think they are hard to beat!!