Greetings! I am looking at getting an entry level boat, say a 14-16 foot Alweld or some variant of that. What is the smallest boat you would safely take out of say Whittier or Deep Creek? I have never been to Whittier but hear it is one of the calmer places to take a smaller boat out, I have seen some people i would consider crazy out at Deep Creek in 12ft Zodiacs, but they seem to do just fine. Any opinions help is greated appreciated.