When the first series of boat wakes approached, we quartered them carefully. No problem. We pushed the throttle harder, made some progressively sharper turns, stopped and accelerated, hit our own wakes and repeated. The rolled gunwale, or lip, along the bow turned away water. The narrow beam and sharp forward entry tamed mild chop. The back end slid through turns like a go-kart instead of catching and pitching. We wouldn't go looking for a rougher challenge, but any skepticism about running hard on the busy test lake, alertly, had been relieved.