Sea Eagle 385fta Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews
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I received my new #SeaEagle385FTA on Wednesday took it out for the maiden paddle today, the new FTA paddled even better than the #SeaEagle385FTG, it cut through the water like a hot knife through butter. The FTA has thicker overall PVC as well as Crocodile EVA on the gunnels that provides more support and stability while standing and it feels a little more rigid while paddling. I already did a little add-on with the two #RamMountBondABaseMounts, with the #YakAttackG1754 to mount the #LowranceElite5HDI and #RamTranducerMountArm. I may add two more track mounts towards the rear if rear built-in rod holders interfere with the mounts on the crate time will tell. #SeaEagle for taking this FTA to the next level, and providing great customer service (Donna).
I’ve been in the market for a 2-person fishing kayak for a while. I wanted something that would work for 2 people but could also be conveniently handled by 1 person. I will either be going out by myself or with one of my kids and they are young enough that I would still be doing most of the heavy lifting. This kayak offers a wide range of options (motor, swivel seat, integrated rod holders, etc.) which combined with the ease of transport and storage make it worth the cost. Inflating the kayak was easy and took only a few minutes. My first trip out I was amazed at how stable the kayak was when I stood up and kneeled. The skeg and keel add an enormous amount of control in wind and strong currents. I had so much fun that I completely lost interest in fishing and spent a few hours paddling around enjoying the afternoon! Deflating and drying is also a trivial matter, especially with the Auto Dual Action Pump. I am extremely happy with my purchase and I'm looking forward to using this for years to come.
Boat as advertised. Good customer service. Three points preventing the fifth star: first, the pump. The nozzles on the pump sent as part of a package didn't seal. Sea Eagle kindly send a replacement, but there were nozzle issues there too. Net net I must use two pumps in order to inflate/deflate kayak. Or pay for yet another pump. Item two, carrying case: once unpacked, it's nearly impossible to get back into the case. Case has zero ergonomics- like a giant grocery bag. Was able to find a third party case from an outdoors store that worked. Item three: Would also like to be sent a friendly summary of set up demo web links, all on on sheet or email - or better - a sturdy color picture guide for all features, including water snake motor.show full review ▼
We love the Sea Eagle FT 385 Angler. We switched from a tandem SOT kayak and no longer wanted to transport the old kayak on top of the car and thought the 385 FT A would be good for going together or solo and it has met our expectations and fulfilled our desires for a lightweight single or double that is rugged, durable, comfortable and easy to move and launch. It takes less than 10 minutes to manually inflate and we use a kayak cart to help with rolling the 385 to the launch point. This boat tracks straight and goes pretty fast. It has been very comfortable for some fishing trips to Lake Travis where we found sitting in the boat for 3 hours not to be a problem like the old hard bottom kayak. I was also happy to find I was able to easily handle the 385 on several solo trips with smart use of a standard kayak wheeled dolly and a bungee cord. I made several calls to customer service to ask pre purchase questions and I was well served and educated by the friendly staff. Thanks for a great boat.