Sea Eagle 385ft Inflatable Kayak Reviews
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385ft Reviews (96 total, avg. review: 4.7 out of 5)
We have owned both power and sail boats and have enjoyed Seaeagle products for at least 10 years with our previous boat being a Seaeagle 435 Paddleski. Unfortunately our Paddleski developedd an unrepairable leak. We chose to go with the Fastrac as our next Seaeagle, looking for a lighter and faster tender for our trimaran adventures.show full review ▼
-Light, tracks well and marginally faster than the Paddleski 435.
-The Fastrac does not handle a seaway nearly as well as the Paddleski. Fastrac takes even small chop over the bow.
-Water from waves and paddling come in and can not be removed until ashore and partially emptied through the floor drains provided.
-Fastrac does not role up a small as the Paddleski due to the rigid inflatable front keel sections and rear keel base.
-Fastrac is slow to pack up after use since floor must be removed to swab out remaining water taken in that settles between outer and inner floors.
CONCLUSION: Would buy a Paddleski 395 in a minute if it where still availble!
My 8 year old 385ft had a seam separation. Spoke with Laura of SE and she was exceptionally helpful.
She asked for a picture and immediately offered me an outstanding deal on the new and updated 385ft! The boat was sent to me with free and very fast shipping. It actually arrived a day earlier than expected.
For over 8 years now, I have enjoyed my 385ft and Sea Eagle excellent customer service!show full review ▼
Thank you so much Sea Eagle and Laura!
We LOVE our kayak! It is so easy to set up and take down! We are having a ball!
Great Kayak. We purchased this kayak two years ago and some of the straps were pealing off. Contacted Sea Eagle and showed pictures and they replace the entire Kayak. Great customer service!
The 385ft FastTrack is wonderful!!! I have now had mine for 5 weeks and have had it out a dozen times on a large lake. The boat tracks well and is a breeze to paddle. With its 635 pound carrying capacity my wife and I can easily take the boat out without any problem. The disadvantage of inflatables is that they are impacted by winds more than rigid kayaks since the inflatable sits higher in the water. But the 385ft is incredibly stable, very hard to turn over. I had a race with a rigid white water kayak and I won!!show full review ▼
(1) When buying the 385ft package, substitute the AB40 paddle for the AB30 paddle. The AB40 has a larger blade and can move more water.
(2) Make sure you completely dry the boat after use to prevent mildew. I recommend removing the floor each time.
The only problem with the 385ft has to do with the splash skirts on the bow and stern. The skirts are permanently attached which makes is cumbersome to get one's hand under the skirts to dry the boat or to reinstall the bottom.
Easier to paddle than the older 385ft it replaced, and I like the fact that it doesn't have seams to fail like that older boat!
I've owned 3 of these. Two of the older style and 1 of the new. I loved my two kayaks and used them a lot for 4 years. Unfortunately, after 4 years the seams started coming apart, which could have been partly my fault not making sure the pressure didn't get above 3.2 pounds in the sun. I was disappointed they didn't last longer, but Sea Eagle has the best customer support I've ever encountered. They were kind enough to send a replacement boat, with the newer hull type, for the 2 broken ones. The new boat performs better (6+ mph rather than 5 mph), has a thicker hull and better seams. It should last longer, especially if more care is taken. As far as features, I don't think there is a better inflatable kayak on the market. However, I personally prefer their inflatable paddle boards. For me, it has all the benefits of the kayak and more. The 385ft seems perfect for overnight trips, which I never do. Sea Eagle is a highly innovative company. Like a Cannondale or Apple of inflatable boats.
We LOVE our Sea Eagle 385Ft. It has tons of extra room when 2 people are in it. It is easy for 2 ladies to carry to launch it. It is very sturdy in the intercostal waters of the Florida Gulf Coast.
I'm very satisfied, last summer I was in the islands of LINOSA and LAMPEDUSA south of SICILY - ITALY. Many people asked me for information and it was a pleasure to make good publicity. Next month I will make a new order of accessories.
Purchased this for use while traveling in our motorhome. It exceeds our expectations as it handles every bit as good as our sit on two seater if not better! A few extra minutes of set up and take down are a small price to pay for the portability of this kayak.