Originally Posted by Leming227
I've just bought a Honwave 3.0m with ally flooring, live on Guernsey so lots of places for me to take it out and do some fishing/exploring the coastline. Would anyone recommended taking it out in the open water. Lovely little island 3 miles off the coast and it would be great to get across there on flat calm days. Just wanted some opinions.
easily doable. i did 15 miles on my 3.2m SIB with 15HP engine in half an hour across open ocean. i typically do 40 or so miles every weekend.
make sure you have a ditch kit/pfd, decent motor that will plane and check the weather before you go. also file a trip plan with someone you know.
run the engine on plane at half to 3/4 throttle and dont be afraid to abort if you see rough weather coming in.