Sea Eagle 465ft Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews
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We've had our 3-person 465 FastTrack for two full summers and couldn't be happier with it. We primarily use it as a double on lakes and lazy rivers for myself and my near-adult daughter who experiences disability. Entering and exiting any kayak are challenging for her. However, the inflatable floor and sides are very stable, making the start and finish to our trips so much easier and safer. The risk of capsizing is minimal compared to a fiberglass or plastic double kayak. Once we're on the water, it tracks very straight and true, and it's easy to maneuver turns and reversals. Even on windy days, it holds course as well as any hard-shell kayak we've tried. The flat seats are not especially comfortable, but they sit low in the boat, which helps with stability. We supplement those with after-market gel seat-toppers to increase the cushion. The shell of this kayak is very durable - topside and underside - and holds up to repeated launches and landings. No regrets on this purchase whatsoever.
We've had our 465FT for over a year now. A couple dozen outings with no issues. Have had some minor scrapes with river blockages & cheese grater boat ramps but were pleasantly surprised to not have any marks on our kayak. Lateral stability is much greater than we expected - more stable than rental kayaks & far more stable than hard canoes. Hydro efficiency of the hull seems comparable maybe better than rental hard shells that have been on paddle groups with us. Most of the time one of us paddling is enough for us to keep pace with solo kayakers. So far we've not seen any indication of delaminations or quality issues. Friends of ours who've had quality failures with their canoe have had very commendable, positive resolution from Sea Eagle. Only regret is that we didn't order the 3rd seat at time of original purchase. Our intent for the 465FT was to have space & weight capacity for paddle camping trips. Turns out more often than expected that a 3rd person is interested in a couple hours of local sightseeing.
We really like the boat. The only thing we don’t like is when you stop paddling the turns around backwards, that makes it uncomfortable to drift with the current.
Thank you for the review. This can happen if the boat is not balanced correctly. You can try adding more weight to the center of the kayak.
My wife and I love our 465. Easy and fast to inflate, paddles and tracks well, easy to deflate and store away. No regrets!