I just finished a 3000 mile trip from Naples, Fl to Washington, D.C. and back. I installed the Dinghy-Tow and left in April. The first day of the trip from Naples to Key West I ran into east winds 25-30 kts and seas 8-10 feet with the seas and wind on the port beam, the Dinghy-Tow handled them great. After a short while I was able to concentrate on handling the boat and let the Dinghy-Tow do it's job. It is a great product and I am glad I installed it on my boat. The boat is a Morgan Out Island 28.