What a day we had!
Jman and I went to CBBT (Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA). When tautog started biting, we found a serious leak on his kayak. We hurried back to the shore. For about 1.6 miles to the shore, it took more than 3 hours (according to my video timestamp, 30 more minutes to get to the launch site).
We were calm and we both had Marine Radios. Though, each time kayak leaned when hit by waves, I thought about “Mayday” call until we got close to the shore. I knew a woman could sit on the bow of the Outback. But I doubted if a regular built man could sit on the bow of the Outback. A man is too heavy for the stern because of the rudder line holes on the stern would be submerged especially the wind was blowing at 10-12 knots. I prayed that my Outback support Jman's weight. If not, we I had to make "Mayday" call. For the "Mayday" call, you must have a marine radio - This is how I understood.
We went to Rudee, VA. We found the primary cause of the leak. And We fished and tested the kayak on the calm water (Rudee) after the temporary fix.
Anyway, Jman caught his first tautog and first puppy drum.
I was glad that I brought the Outback instead of the Revolution. This incident confirms that why I prefer Outback over Revolution for fishing overall. (I have both Outback and Revolution)