The guy from whom I bought my boat (I won't say what size) would run out to the cobalt water alone without radar or any of that stuff. I can see the exhilarating feeling, but it's not for me. I actually enjoy fishing around other people because they are always friends and I like sometimes to watch other people fish. Calculated risk, I guess.I fished solo almost the whole time I had both of my boats and enjoyed the heck out of it. I started out trying to fish with someone on my boat but it was nearly impossible to find someone who just wanted to fish and shut the heck up. I would run out about 20-25 miles, find a good grass line and drift it most of the morning until I was well rested and relaxed enough to call it a day. Caught fish, had some peace and quiet and didn't have to rely on anyone else who would always be late, not have fuel money, forget to pickup bait, have to leave right away without helping clean the boat, would only call when THEY wanted something.........you get the picture. My only advise is have plenty of safety gear, make sure all the maintenance is up on the boat and always let someone know an approximate area you'll fish for the day. I looked at it like this, if it's my time to go there's not a thing I can do about it whether I'm fishing solo 25 miles offshore or sitting by my pool drinking a cold beer. My time is my time......until my time is done I enjoy what I can on my dime!! Good luck fishing!!