Originally Posted by London24
The boat is a dumb idea. They only have one tank of gas. They only have one temporary working battery. What happens when the battery dies or when the gas runs out?! They will be stuck in the middle of the ocean.
They wouldn't go any more than a few 100 meters away from land in that thing. Not that they couldn't but their would be no need.
A boat of that size will nearly always be equipped with a pair of oars tucked off in the sides too. The single most reliable piece of emergency equipment when you can only help yourself. Although I doubt the story will get far enough that the writers need to think about that.
For the most part they'll be safe because they'll have far less fights forced upon them. They can set up camps right beside an unchasable escape vehicle. Their biggest threat would be becoming sitting ducks for any bandits that are equipped for a ranged fight.