I hear what your saying about kayaks, but I bought a tri-balance kayak and can stand up in it and fish. I also can anchor it on the mononomy flats and get out without tipping over. It really is the best of both worlds. I can take it from Hardings beach right over to north monomoy flats. I would be concerned with an inflatable to make that journey. The tri-balance is not as difficult as people say on manuverabiliy.