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I had a 13 Whaler for a few years and while I loved that little boat for it's simplicity it wasn't a great skinny water boat. It squats in the back from the weight of the motor and drafts quite a bit. I'd suggest putting a good sized casting platform up front and poling the boat backwards to help level out the hull. You'll still get a lot of hull slap and it likely won't track great but it will get the job done. Being a Whaler, it will for sure get you home, albeit a little wet if it is sporty out.