I'm moving from Las Vegas to Puget Sound and I am planning to take my H26. I'm wondering what issues I need to be aware of. Is this a reasonable boat for island hopping in Puget Sound or is it on the smallish size for that? Is it ok to beach when tides are rising or falling? I might upgrade from my 9.9 Honda to make sure I can fight any tidal currents. Any opinions are appreciated.