Sorry Art -
You were quite clear in your description, I needed to read more carefully. I've been thinking about inflatable kayaks over the last year or so, still might go for one. An inflatable boat does sound really good though, especially one with a motor, although 2hp rules out tide currents and breachways. Great for up inside places like Quonny (slack or outgoing) inside the breachway would be sweet.
The days when you venture out past the open beach breakers would have to be carefully chosen I would think(?) How do those guys you observe do it?
Standing up is usually not feasible is it?
On a related topic, I found the battery for my 3 hp SW electric trolling motor is a pain. The battery is so heavy and any contact with the terminals or corrosive fluids are definitely bad for clothing, rods, reels, etc. I guess a gas tank would be better, with a 1 gallon size tank you could probably cruise all day with a 2hp!