"Um, Grith, I know that Funslut suggested that you use a small boat for your travels. But he was on the west coast of Canada, where the most dangerous creature is a gang of these guys (ahhhh, how sweet ):"
It would appear that J The Landlocked Dreamer is exactly that and has very little actual experience on the west coast of Canada ,as I routinely encounter Steller Sea Lions ,which are top level carnivores that are about 10 feet long ,weigh about 2,000 lbs. and can be quite aggressive and intimidating. One of them could easily destroy my boat in seconds. I have also encountered Orcas, also known as Killer Whales but, using basic common sense around any wild animals, has always served me well, including bears and mountain lions when camping ashore in these parts.
As Chopper Reid would say, "Harden the fuck up people."
Ps. Fast boats=fast women