If you want to cross choppy waters then I guess water is going to come on board and if that’s going to happen then you probably need some sort of safety net -namely, a bilge pump.
Of course a manual bilge pump is going to be hard work, so perhaps an electric one would be better? This by default needs a battery.
What happens if the battery’s not charged? – that could be an issue – far better to have a diesel pump, with a fuel tank though you would still need a battery to start it but thinking about it, with a diesel pump at least you can add a generator onto the side to charge the battery – now wouldn’t that be efficient?
One slight problem….with the weight of this equipment, you’re probably going to need a slightly bigger boat….. ok,….but it is an investment and although, because it’s bigger, it will need a bigger engine and naturally will cost more to run but it will have more than enough capacity for the job, won’t it? ……….it’s just that, how do I put it…
Well ….it won’t be quite as fast as the old little boat you had before ……………even if it did let in water.