I have been doing some poking around and have been thinking about trying out the Atlantic Ocean - not too far offshore, maybe a mile at most. I would be putting in at Indian River Marina in Delaware near Rehoboth. I have a VHF, offshore rated life jackets and would be using the engine tether. Obviously all is weather dependent, but seeking honest opinions here on if this is a really bad idea or more of a proceed with caution. I'm well aware of by boat's capabilities and am not afraid of a little snotty weather. But also realize the Ocean can get out of hand quickly and that I am in a rather lightweight bow rider (with a tonneau for a little more protection in case God forbid the bow stuffs a wave). If people don't think this is a terrible idea, does anyone have any tips for how to handle the inlet, etc?