Sea Eagle 385ft Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews
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I love it... The FastTrack 385ft is a wonderful design and tracks very well. I always felt the inflatables were difficult to handle in the wind due to the flat bottom. For several year my wife and I kayaked using a Prion tantum in mostly flat water. Often heavy winds would come up, but the Prion tracked very well. One evening we were watching the Smithsonian Channel with an adventure down an unexplored river in the Amazon Jungle. They used Sea Eagle inflatable kayaks and canoes that held up extremely well through some difficult rapids. I began investigating Sea Eagle and felt the 385FT would fit our kayaking adventures. At 36lbs I can carry it anywhere. It only takes 3 minutes to inflate. Fits in the back of my SUV with all my equipment. We also RV travel using a Class B and the kayak fits in the storage area. NO more roof tops. My wife and I are 76+ yrs and my beautiful Prion kayak (85lbs) sadly sits in storage and will probably never be used again, Thank you Sea Eagle for making such a functional product.
Plusses: Easy and quick to inflate and to get going. Handles well both in lakes and ocean bays - both solo and tandem.
Minuses: The skeg (or rear fin) would be better as more of a dagger board (to be inserted from on top, once in the water) - as launching in a shorebreak situation is not ideal with the skeg dragging in the sand. (The solution is to launch stern first - not ideal.) Also, in a sandy beach situation, sand accumulates in the skeg area - making removal of the skeg difficult. Another minus: a little heavier than the 35 pounds once the seats, paddles, etc. are included (and awkward to carry, once deflated). Also, once out of the box, it is not as compact as one might wish. It occupies a lot of cargo space. Finally, given its nature (with folds and overlaps), it takes a while to clean up and dry out - especially after a sandy beach launch and landing.show full review ▼
I wish additional bailing valve at a higher position, handles at the mid portion of both pontoons.
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I looked at sea eagle inflatable boats for two or three years before I finally purchased this one. It is very stable and sturdy. I have enjoyed taking it on the lake and some calm rivers here in the Pacific Northwest. I did end up buying a wagon to transport it from trunk to shore because once it is filled with life vests and seats and oats etc., it’s too heavy for me to manage. The manual foot pump works quick and is no trouble at all and easy to Stowe on the boat. I opted to upgrade to better seats and ores and I have enjoyed that upgrade as well . The customer service was great, the shipping was fast, it was well packaged, and you can’t beat the trial period and the generous return policy. I would recommend it to anyone and I feel very safe on the water because it is so sturdy and stable.
Very satisfied, easy to inflate with foot pump. Sturdy & easy to use.
It's simply amazing! I didn't have to exert myself to navigate on the Georgian Bay, even against the wind! Also amazing in rivers where water depth is an issue for canoes.
This is our second SeaEagle kayak. The first, a SE 220, was a good beginning inflatable kayak. However the 385ft is a much different and vastly improved kayak. Apples and oranges...
The 385ft sets up quickly and is a dream to paddle. It’s a great addition to our recreation equipment and we look forward to many paddling trips in the future.show full review ▼
Love the boat, excellent design, quality product, tracks very well, easy to inflate!
The seats shift and move getting to a uncomfortable position?
Do you have a video about proper seat positioning?show full review ▼
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Here is the instructional video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3UbOhLz8L4&t=435s
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Unfortunately after only two uses my boat has a hole in it. :( Patching it but still disappointed in this!
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Used 385ft a few times. Upgraded seats, paddles and hand pump—recommend. Set up in 10-15 minutes; tear down (drying) 20-30. Can’t get the volume down to less than twice it was when it arrived in a box.show full review ▼