@1poet, that's totally fine! Many users plan to keep the buoy and tether onboard a boat, dock, or land to make retrieval easier if they don't need the drone's maximum range!
Good to know. Keeping the buoy tether on board my boat are in my plans too.
That's interesting to hear @mikeli. Our hope is that the buoy will function just as effectively as a tether management solution on a dock or boat as it does in the water!
Regarding the tether. I saw in the latest update that it is covered in a braided cover( Dyneema?) and I started to think about the possibility to use the tether to pull up the drone if it gets stuck hard. You could use the braided cover and ad a loop in to it close to the connector and have some kind reinforced structure in the hull so it can take the force from a strong pull. This might sacrifice the wings etc but anyway.... Just a thought.