Location: Berkeley Pier
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What you are looking at is good and will work for pier, beach, and bank. Basically, a "big spinner" will suffice for multi-purposing.
The Penn Battle is good because it has all metal interior/exterior. I believe it will endure heavy salt-water applications moreso than, say, the Penn Pursuit that is not all metal. 10' is good enough to get it done: not too tall, not to short.
Well, you lose one you rig one -Quint