The Blueridge PW is a beauty; I get to enjoy that ride every Oct and May. Never get tired of either. We think we live in the mountains? They have the mountains! ( Nice foliage, too!)
Electric kayak? I thought 'stokerscott' was working on the ant-dust fired mini-boiler powered kayak?! He says anything that moves can be coal powered, and I'm sure that is correct. Are you guys going to use an auger to feed the mini?... or a gravity hopper above deck? If the kayak flips, have you developed any protocol for battery or boiler protection? Although I guess the steam plume would be a great 'marking device'.
The dew point is 73 here, so I can relate to the humidity issues. Warm week, but no need to shovel or plow anything!