Sea Eagle 385fta Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews
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We vacation with our camper to National Parks and it's great that we can take kayaks that don't take up a huge amount of space. They fold down into a small bundle with handles that can be stored in the camper or in the bed of the truck. To set them up, we just take them down to the shoreline, blow them up, and can be kayaking in 15 minutes or less. These kayaks are very stable, I can stand up in mine and fish, we even tried standing up and rocking them to try to tip them over and could not get them to flip. They are also a lot more comfortable than a hard plastic kayak. Instead of your legs rubbing on a hard piece of plastic, you are leaning on a soft side. We are very happy with the quality and design of the kayaks.
Love this boat. Fast to inflate/deflate, great in the water for one or two people. My biggest complaint is that the carrying bag isn’t fitted with backpack-style shoulder straps. It’s hard to carry any distance with the handles.
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Only one issue: the keel air valve is difficult to reach. I suggest an access flap in the bow cover or move the valve back. Also, the inflatable seats I bought should have the valves already installed. I have tried to get the ring on several times and have not been successful. Seems odd that it would be up to the customer to perform such a difficult part of the assembly of your product.
Thank you for the review and feedback Rand. We leave the valves off to avoid any damage during shipping and storage.
Here is a video that will help in any use or installation of your white valves:
The 385fta has performed well on several outings. No quality issues. I find that the rod holders on the rear are not very useful for the rear seating fisherman due to difficulty getting to the rods. Not a big deal but something mounted forward of the rear seat would be nice. Overall I am very satisfied and would recommend this particular boat and Sea Eagle in general.
Thank you for your review James. For further customization you can find many options on out Fishing Gear page
Great kayak all around. No complaints, very happy with the decision to buy it.
We have this and another like sized competitor to carry in our 5 th. wheel traveling. Both inflatable are in the same price range. We also own 2 SOT boats, we have had 8 different kayaks over the years. After using the inflatables, the Sea Eagle 385fta has proved to be the superior boat. This is due to less rocker and a lower profile which ensures it tracks well.Also the slightly deeper rudder keeps it on track. We also paddle w/ a 50 lb. active retriever and have been out together in 15 MPH winds w/o any fear of rolling. This is not true of the hard shell SOTs. Also the gator skin has prevented any leaks. I rate performance @ about 85% of my 15' SOT, this has better stability at the cost of speed. It is faster than expected , not bad at all..
Iam happy with my boat
Awesome kayak plenty of room for two people, very stable, easy to set up,
This is a great little boat. Assembly is quick and easy after a bit of practice. It’s stable on the water, feels solid and definitely is worth the money to me.
The swivel seat was not as comfy as hoped for my aged body. So I built my own . It incorporates a stadium seat and the motor mount all in one. For me, the result is lighter and quicker to rig than the original. - Nothing wrong though with the original. - I have been out on the water a few times now and am actually catching fish.
I love this boat! It is easy for me to set up and tear down in 10 minutes, and I’m a 135 lb woman. It’s very sturdy and resilient. I get so many questions and compliments about it when I take it out. My one criticism would be that the rod holders are too flimsy to be useful, and it seems like an easy fix would be to provided harder plastic components that can be inserted into the rod holder slots to add some strength to the setup.