that is a pretty boat!I'm getting excited for the warmer weather and would like to get off the beach and into the Sound in my 14' rowing dory for some SRC and salmon fishing and crabbing. I moved out here from New England last summer and am just learning the Sound. I've never had my boat in anything but freshwater lakes, but it is stand-to-cast stable.
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A buddy and I took one out of a similar design, me on the oars and him dealing with the crab pots. It was scary in large part because the boat lacked freeboard for the Puget Sound waters. But we lived
the waters in Mukilteo get the wind from the fetch if Puget Sound. When the wind and current are opposed, it can create difficult water.
I use to fish from my 18’6” EasyRuder Kayak. Awesome boat but the distractions of fishing while dealing with conditions made it difficult to have fun, short of trolling. I usually fished Admiralty Inlet, and you should avoid these water, including Possession Point, unless you launch in a bay along the west side of whidbey.