The boat is about to leave on an excursion to a FAD (Fish Aggregating Device) which is simply a float in the sea. We experienced strong wind and waves almost nine miles offshore so we fished at the FAD for only a short time. True to Morten's word, the boat handles very nicely with an 8 hp. motor. On calmer water we can easily go 10 knots or 20 kph. The next day a nice 14 kilo tuna was taken there and I bought it. You can see the much appreciated sun shade I installed.
This boat handles very well in adverse conditions. We had 7 to 8 foot seas with wind and we did take on some spray which was easily bailed out. I was very impressed. Two of the three with me were quite nervous about conditions but they are used to riding in a native canoe with outriggers. I appreciated the water's warmth here in the tropics. Those of you with Google Earth can look up 6 53' 37.2"N, 125 53' 48.9"E to see the location off Samal Island in the Philippines.
Dan in Davao