I've been looking at some plans for both the Pacific power dory and the Carolina style dory and am curious as to which would be better in rough water. Rough as in 3-4 foot lake swells. I know the Pacific dory is meant to slide up over big surf, but what about the Carolina dory? Would it plow into the wave? Both have a flat bottom so no doubt there would be some pounding if you left the speed up.
For reference I am looking at the 21' Nexus, Simmons Sea Skiff (which is doryish), as well as the Spira designs around the 17'-19' range. Any help would be appreciated!