give tray processing a go. The bigger then film, the easier it is . Yes, there is more chances to scratch your film, but with time, it can be a mastered craft!
I used a 9x11 pyrez dish I got for $1 at the thrift store before finding an 11x15 tray, even easier .
I have trays up to 16x20 so size is not an issue, but some of the film I will be using is Efke 100, and it has a very soft emulsion, I am sure I will try tray processing but a drum with roller base would be convenient too!