This machine crosses water better than any machine I have ever been on put a 102.4 miles on on saterday probly 45 miles was open water. you can drop of the ice at 10 and the sled will speed up going across open water. I know 1 strech was at least 3/4 of mile it even turns great on the water. so for you guys that come up to open water you don't have to be afraid to cross it. by the way I have an f7 standerd susp with 1" lug track I would be willing to bet the sno pro would even do better.