Originally Posted by Fenlander
Good to see the images.
They seem a great concept for the right use. I'd assumed mainly lake/river so really interested to hear how your coastal trips go.
I got some confidence from Youtube. Quite a few youtubers use inshore California, Malaysia, Indonesia, and UAE and some good offshore vids from a company that sells them in UK. I have only run on lakes so not tried real chop personally. I dont plan ever on rough weather and the country I am moving to next for work its entire coastline is a beach where launch and recovery can be done at any point because waves are small. So long as I stay within sight of shore if the weather picks up unexpectedly I can be on the beach in max 30 mins (12 knots / 7 miles). There is a big shelf drop off within a mile of offshore where I am going too and I dont plan on deepwater fishing with these so my only risk is motor failure combined with weather picking up. Having buddies in the other ones for a quick tow solves that. I have the oars but under no illusions they are pretty useless in a strong breeze and tide.
I am quite risk averse. Just trying to balance being on the water with avoiding damaging my back.
Will look up some of the youtubers names and post them later. Worth a look. They do look great fishing platforms out on the ocean and you will see how easy the launch and recovery is.