I just bought a brand new 18ft center console with a 90hp merc optimax. It has a 15 degree deadrise and was wandering how that will handle a Lake Erie chop? Now I know I am going to get wet but I want fishability. I was not going to take this thing out in 3-5 footers but was wandering if anyone knew how 1-3's would do. The dealer is still getting it ready and can't wait to break it in for some good fishing. I'll post some pics of it when they get done with it. I will use it mainly for mosquito, berlin, west branch but I will be making runs up to Erie for perch and close in walleye.