i agree with everyone and feel you ...
Don't give up on your dream. Just work your way there carefully.
here is some additional info for u & anyone else that might care to know:
Gas rigs are the smaller rigs u see near the coast. These r what u see yak anglers "paddling or peddling" out to.
Most BTB anglers do not "OFFSHORE" fish. BTB means water beyond the surf zone. So, 50-75 is BTB. 1+ miles would be offshore.
Kings can be & r often caught BTB. folks also catch them off the jetties & piers in aqua to clear colored water. I witnessed one being caught in the surf. But, the water was beautiful that day. Just about any length yak can be used for running baits out from the beach on smooth days. 12.5' plus kayaks are whats typically used for BTB. OFFSHORE yaks are usually 13.5-16' generally speaking. A good fitting bright colored paddlers jacket, VHF Radio, & flares & whistle should be with you before you attempt OFFSHORE fishing. BTB fishing can be done with lesser but not advised. Dont be the weak link or least adjudicated guy on the water. Do your homework & prep well b4 you head out with others so that they r safe fishing with you also. Ask lots of questions. Youtube BTB setup, Offshore kayak setup, BTB kayak and extreme kayak fishing. some guys just make it look easy. u should plan for the worst, prep well & ease into it. know your vessels limits as well as your own. BTB fishing is a blast! Offshore fishing is extreme!