Wow! That is a pretty impressive warranty story! It must be that when a unit is new and hasn't sold for several model years that it comes with a new warranty when purchased. Makes sense to me.
I think it could be a great fishing platform, one YouTube video several years ago showing one angler with one decked out for fishing claiming it was the best.
Do you fish with the two amas extended? Can you retract them, or one of them, while you are out in deep water?
I think several of us will be interested in hearing how things work. Hey! In windy Texas, you'll be able to do things, go places, achieve speeds others won't.
More details when you get a chance!