I am looking to learn more about the Eastern 24 CC. We currently own a 1988 Eastern 18, which we love. We use our Eastern 18 as a family boat for picnicing and harbor cruising (our kids are small). We would like to go bigger than our current 18, so that we can fit two families on it for day outings. We are considering a mid-2000's Eastern 24 CC (old model). I'm sure the 24 would be great for cruising around in light wind and calm waters. What I am wondering is how would an Eastern 24 CC do if we want to use it to go 3 or 4 miles, in decent seabreeze waves (3-4 feet), to get from one place to the next. Will we be banged up and wet all the time anytime we leave the harbor? We are on Long Island Sound in CT. Thanks!