Re: The Pelican Bass Raider 10-ft boat or similar?
Those boats don't sink due to how much foam they have in them. I saw a guy make it back to the ramp in one of those during a bad windstorm at Aurora a few years back. His boat was full to the top with water and still didn't sink, I wouldn't worry about sinking. Make sure you get 2 big batteries, it helps to balance the boat if you're alone and will save you from being towed if the wind comes up at the end of the day when the battery is getting low on power.
I fish Aurora, Barr, Union, Arvada and other wakeless lakes in a 10 ft. fiberglass boat. I've had it in 4 foot waves before without a problem. I prefer it to a bigger boat on electric only waters, when the wind comes up I make it in while the bigger boats kill their batteries and have to be towed in. I take it out on Cherry Creek or Chatfield only on bad weather days or at night because the ski traffic on a nice day makes boat control impossible, it kind of makes you feel like a bobber.