Originally Posted by UKPOWERBOAT
We have operated on a couple of lakes exactly as we plan to do so on the sea only difference is there isn't as much red tape! Kinda daft as both pose the same risk element, in as much as depth and distance from shore.......
This might be your undoing, what about-
If it goes wrong on the lake they end up on a Lee shore, at sea in offshore wind they are blown out to sea
Access for emergency services?
Other water users?
Corrosive/damage from sea water?