I guess if you can't cast our far enough, this might be your answer! Still can't help but think that it'd be much cheaper, and easier, to get a kayak, paddle out, and fish vertically, no?
And, you wouldn't have to freeze a sabot around your bait and weight. or bring electrical tools with you. Or lug something heave around. Or.....there's just so many ors.
Do you want one?