Sea Eagle 380x Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews
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I just took out my Explorer 380x for first time. I have been trying to decide should I purchase one for over a year, so i pulled the trigger.
I have been kayaking for many years in a hard shell kayak. My wife is not able to paddle any more, the securing of the boat to the car and lifting the kayak to the roof was becoming a hassle for me. As a result I stopped kayaking. I am in my 70's so I was looking for a solution because I wanted to get away from the masses on shore.
My biggest fears were inflating and deflating. I purchased the electric pump w/battery and it works great! Deflating was easy also. I chose carefully where I inflate and deflate. so that when it is folded, I do not have to carry the folded kayak. show full review ▼ Just lift out or back in.Just lift out or back in.
Easy to pack and unpack. Handles great.
This is a replacement for a 2000 vintage Sea Eagle. Loved the 1st boat & am enjoying this new 380X. We're "senior citizens" yet still find the boat easy to store, inflate, haul & paddle. Had it in the water twice so far: on flat water on the Comal River in TX & expect to have it on Class I, II & maybe III's on the Gunnison River in Colorado in a few days. Did not have a scag on the 1st boat & have not tried the scag on this new one. Bought the axle/wheels to make hauling the boat over longer distances. Love the portability & the way the boat handles.
My husband and I (age 60ish) have taken our new kayak out on a local lake twice now. The keel helps to propel the boat into the water easily, but we will need the shorter keel if we take it to shallower river water. It is easy to set up and take down and very stable in the water. We have found that we do need to turn it over and allow it to dry well before folding it back up for storage. The towel does not sop up water that get's trapped in little nooks. We did get the manual standing pump with it but after using it once, we decided to make a separate purchase for the battery operated pump - it makes life easier. One other suggestion. Plan on purchasing a kayak cart as the kayak alone weighs 40 lbs. Once you add seats, paddles, life jackets, water, food, etc. for easy transport, it gets heavier. With a good cart, one person can move the kayak on their own. We are looking forward to new adventures with our 380x this summer. Teri - Evergreen, CO