When we had our first boat, a 22 ft Guy, we ended up in a gale and 6 foot waves. After 7-8 hours of that, we finally made harbor. As we came in, we were overjoyed to just have survived and were singing "Rubber Ducky, we love you, Rubber Ducky........" in praise of our little boat.
Sheeee ..it what a ride. We grilled some steaks and when the others around the grill
heard we'd been out for 7-8 hours - they looked in disbelief at the (tiny) boat. 8 hours in force 8? in a 22 footer?
I have to say we cracked 2 bottles of wine that evening, and slept like the dead.
After that, even though the boats name was Pappaguy, we just referred to her as rubber ducky