How to simulate forces from a wave on a boat?

Basically, i have a 7.5m boat im designing, and I would like to know how much force my boat hull with have to be able to handle in a medium day at sea (6ft chop). I don't need a very accurate result just something in the ballpark.

thank you, for you help

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Boat hulls encounter high loads over a small area in very short periods of time (milliseconds). The weight of the craft, the speed, etc, will all play a part in a meaningful calculation.
Search for a paper by Allen and Jones titled, "A Simplified Method for Determining Structural Design-Limit Pressures on High Performance Marine Vehicles". I don't have the paper or I'd share it with you but I do have references to it from another design effort some years ago.

Best of luck

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