DO IT! Just fucking do it and don't listen to ANYONE who tells you not to.
Let that painted trailer sit in the sun all day after being fully dunked in saltwater. and don't worry about how long carpet soaked with saltwater takes to dry.
Since youre in Ventura, maybe make a test run from ventura across to santa rosa first.
An 18' Ranger and a 17' Whaler are pretty apples and oranges.Hell man it fast, how bad can it be? I was out of Dana 13mile my 17 whaler last week. no issues due u have a marine radio?